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Have you booked a Wicked Camper? Looking for some rad places to check out? Well you're in the right place baby! Below is a shit load of recommended spots to check out on your travels across Australia. Whether you're travelling the East Coast, going down in South Australia, cruising through the stinkin' hot red centre, exploring the outback of the Northern Territory or soaking up the nature porn of the West Coast - we've got you covered. Discover beautiful secluded beaches, picture-postcard towns, cabins hidden high up in the tree tops, amazing restaurants and much, much more. Our campervans are here for a fucking good time. We believe in the experience!


QUEENSLAND


Great Barrier Reef

Swim with Minke Whales, Great Barrier Reef

Between May and August each year, tourists frequently visit the Great Barrier Reef in search of the beautiful Minke Whales whom swim around the area. A once in a lifetime experience man.

Daintree Rainforest

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest

A rainforest surrounded by cool streams and towering mountains, Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest is a spiritual escape for visitors to beautiful Queensland.

Granite belt Wine Country

Granite Belt Wine Country

Sprawling green vineyards dotted with granite boulders, fresh produce and boutique wineries. Fast becoming one of Australia’s premier wine regions.

Hamilton Island

Escape Beach, Hamilton Island

A 35 minute walk from the resort area and you’ll discover a true oasis. Swim with turtles and exotic fish, have the beach all to yourself and chill.the.fuck.out.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park

Surrounded by Lamington National Park, this is a family owned property consisting of high-end accommodation in a pristine setting.

Daintree National Park

Daintree Wilderness Lodge, Daintree National Park

Located in the heart of the world heritage-listed Daintree National Park, discover a beautifully crafted lodge, allowing visitors to truly immerse themselves amongst the incredible surroundings.

Opera in the Outback

Opera in the Outback, Undara Volcanic National Park

If you’re looking for something a little bit different – this is it. An annual event bringing world class opera to the Queensland Outback. Running over 3 days, this is a very unique experience.

Elim Beach Campground

Elim Beach Campground, Hopevale

Located on Elim Beach, the campground is run by Eddie Deemal – a well-respected Aboriginal elder. Offering spectacular views of Cape Bedford, Elim Beach consists of beautiful coloured sands, once quoted as ‘the reflections of the rainbow’.

Stradbroke Island

Stradbroke Island

A popular and unspoiled island with locals and tourists from all over the world, Stradbroke is a vast national park with a variety of wildlife and activities.

Cooktown

Cooktown

The site of James Cook’s first meeting with Indigenous people, Cooktown presents visitors with an abundance of fishing hotspots, long deserted beaches and sexy bushland to go hike in.

Garners Beach

Garners Beach

Tucked between two bushy headlands just north of Mission Beach. Relatively undeveloped, the beach is fringed by rocky outcrops, sandy flats and coral reefs - while the protected location means the water is consistently calm.

Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island

A tropical hideaway, discover turquoise waters, coral gardens and quiet beaches. Lying 15kms from the coast off Yeppoon along the Capricorn Coast of Central QLD, Great Keppel Island is the largest of the 18 islands in the Keppel Group.

Osprey's Restaurant

Osprey’s Restaurant, Port Douglas

Tis all about the local food and incredible views at Ospreys. With a modern Australian menu and affordable prices, the views here go beyond the private beach, to the ocean and nearby mountains.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

Up for something really different? Why not check out the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival in QLD. An exciting event where you’ll learn of cultural traditions which have been passed across from generation to generation. For more info, check out: lauradancefestival.com

Bowen

Bowen

Avoid the tourists in Airlie Beach and head north to Bowen, a picturesque town with underrated beaches and coral reefs. Not forgetting the abundance of tropical fruits, local specialty and Kensington Pride mangoes.

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Again, not so much a secret anymore, rather a hotspot with backpackers and visitors from overseas. Magnetic Island, off the Tropical North Queensland coast, boasts crystal clear waters and coral reefs.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

Park up your Wicked Camper and hop on a 60 minute ferry ride from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. Forming part of the Great Barrier Reef and Marine Park, Fitzroy Island is a haven for water sports and rainforest walk, the ideal tropical experience minus the crowds.

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

Head inland from Cairns and discover this largely rural region, filled with unexpected delights, waterfalls, charming towns and a gourmet food and wine trail.

Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Located about 70 km north of Brisbane and just a little inland from the Sunshine Coast, Glasshouse Mountains is an amazing paradise for nature lovers. There are hiking tracks, forests lookouts and beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding landscape.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Cape Range National Park

Cape Range National Park

Stunning beaches, turquoise waters, access to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, hiking, climbing, camping, water and awesome wildlife…what more could you want. Desert hits beach with an incredible reef, whilst manta rays and whale sharks glide along the Ningaloo Reef – bliss!

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park

Discover Karijini National Park deep in the heart of the red and rugged Pilbara. An ancient hothouse of crystal clear pools, deep gorges and best yet – peace and quiet. Not so much a secret anymore, Karijini is a popular area amongst locals and tourists alike.

Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand is one of Australia’s most spectacular national parks. What makes this place so special are the locals, the incredible surroundings and the kangaroos, who can be found up and down the beaches.

The Kimberley Coastline

The Kimberley Coastline

The Kimberley Coast is one of the most desired places to visit in Australia. A vast, untouched area with fewer people per square kilometre than any other place on earth. Indulge in the ancient indigenous rock art, incredible waters and over 1000 islands to explore.

Millstream-Chichester National Park

Millstream-Chichester National Park

Full in deep spirituality and natural landscapes, Millstream-Chichester National Park is a beautiful spot, far less known than its neighbour Karijini.

Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Slightly off the beaten track, the Elephant Rocks are a unique rock formation located in William Bay National Park.

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park

Not so much a secret anymore, the Pinnacles are a very popular spot with tourists travelling through Western Australia. Definitely recommended.

Point Samson

Point Samson

Point Samson is located in the Pilbara region, consisting of sandy beaches protected by coral reefs (allowing awesome snorkelling conditions!).

Denmark

Denmark

Characterised by beautiful seascapes in WA’s far south. Discover a tight-knit community passionate about top quality food and award-winning wines.

Depuch Island

Depuch Island

Witness an Uluru-like rock rising out of the sea, historic Aboriginal engravings and deep turquoise sea surrounded by beach. An out of this world experience.

Eco Beach resort, Broome

Eco Beach resort, Broome

A wilderness retreat with endless beaches and natural wonders. Park up your Wicked Camper for the night and spoil yourself rotten ya bastards.


NEW SOUTH WALES


Whites Beach, Byron Bay

Whites Beach, Byron Bay

White Beach is a truly remarkable spot and has been ranked as Australia’s number 1 secret beach. Definitely recommended during your Wicked roadtrip through Byron Bay.

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort is an amazing destination and rated highly amongst its visitors. Surrounded by beautiful Australian landscape, if you need a break from your Wicked Camper, this is it.

Shelly Beach, Sydney

Shelly Beach, Sydney

Shelly Beach is an intimate spot with clear aqua waters, popular with locals and families a like. If you’ve visited Manly Beach before, you’ll know it has nothing compared to Shelly.

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay

Hidden in the forest on the NSW south coast, you’ll notice a glow resonating amongst the bushes. Here, you’ll find an iconic treehouse restaurant by the name of Gunyah, with safari style tents complete with hardwood flooring, wraparound verandas, high thread counts and freestanding bathtubs.

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is topped as one of the most wanted destination lists. Expect a simple, relaxed and uncrowded lifestyle – you’ll feel a million miles away from the rest of the world.

Bangalow

Bangalow

Travel through the hills behind Byron Bay and you’ll discover the picturesque town of Bangalow. A riverside location with hinterland surroundings, Bungalow is the ideal location to relax amongst the beautiful NSW countryside.

Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay

Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay

The area is known for small crowds, sheltered beaches, untouched national park and rich history. What was once going to be the site of Australia’s first nuclear reactor, Murrays Beach is now a popular spot for those looking to retreat into some peace and quiet.

Roberts Restaurant, Hunter Valley

Roberts Restaurant, Hunter Valley

Recommended during winter, with the fires roaring and a warm, cosy atmosphere. A popular restaurant with incredible food and an authentic dining experience.

Newnes Valley

Newnes Valley

Head just a few hours from Sydney along the Wolgan River and you’ll discover Newnes Valley – a previous oil shale mine where you can park up your Wicked Camper amongst towering sandstone slopes and flowing rivers.

Sydney Harbour islands

Sydney Harbour islands

Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.

Milk Beach, Sydney

Milk Beach, Sydney

Venture just below Sydney’s Strickland House (featured in the blockbuster movie Australia), Milk Beach is a pocket of calm water with views to the harbour bridge. An easy escape, highly recommend on your Wicked Roadtrip.

Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park

Beaches, steep cliffs, rainforest and heathland make Bouddi National Park an outdoor playground for swimming, fishing, hiking and camping. Discover significant Aboriginal sites amongst an abundance of wildlife. Recommended.

Arthur McElhone Reserve, Sydney

Arthur McElhone Reserve, Sydney

A reserve located in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney’s heartland, boasting beautifully manicured gardens, koi ponds and amazing views of the harbour. Head to Arthur McElhone and expect plenty of awesome photo ops.

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a popular destination for backpackers, locals and visitors to NSW. A quick and easy getaway, the Blue Mountains get their characteristic blue haze from the mixing of sunlight, with drops of oil released by the eucalypts that blanket the region’s vast tablelands and valleys.

Barrington Tops, Gloucester

Barrington Tops, Gloucester

Snooze amongst the Antarctic beech and snoqgums atop this world heritage listed basalt plateau. A spot often missed by travellers driving north from Sydney, discover alpine wildflowers, subtropical rainforest, cool streams and waterfalls.

Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse, Blue Mountains

Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse, Blue Mountains

Now this place is very special. Imagine staying amongst 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains. Well, this can be a reality. Stay at Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse and live amongst the birds, with stunning views of the deep Bowen’s Creek Gorge and rare Blue Mountains rainforest.

Tathra

Tathra

Swimmers, thongs and beach cricket gear is all you’ll need in Tathra. A happy little community with that old-fashioned laid back attitude. Enjoy a good coffee, explore the galleries and go party in the two clubs that Tathra has to offer.

Royal National Park

Royal National Park

Head 1 hour south of the Sydney CBD and you’ll discover the Royal National Park. Discover rainforests, beaches and a wide variety of wildlife, walking tracks and awesome surf spots.

Hat Head National Park

Hat Head National Park

Head to Hat Head National Park and you’ll find beaches, sand dunes, lush rainforest and crystal lakes, each creating a beautiful and picturesque surrounding. Definitely recommend.

Bellingen

Bellingen

A great base for exploring the towering rainforest in Dorrigo National Park. Encounter a lively, passionate community, hosting music and art events for all ages to enjoy.

Kingscliff

Kingscliff

People often compare Kingscliff as the smaller and quieter version of the Gold Coast. Offering scenic beaches and rolling green parks, with plenty of delicious restaurants on offer and luxurious accommodation.

Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Head down the coast from Sydney and discover Huskisson, a natural magnet overlooking Jervis Bay Marine Park. Discover an abundance of sea life including fur seals, dolphins and humpback whales.

Central Tilba

Central Tilba

A postcard version of a small country town. Central Tilba consists of a rustic main street selling beautiful antiques and crafts - also protected by those cool mother fuckers in the National Trust.

Murray Rose Pool, Sydney

Murray Rose Pool, Sydney

A harbour side pool located in Double Bay, with stunning harbour views and a great little kiosk. Now named after the Olympic swimmer and sports commentator where his first swimming strokes were made.

Lake Conjola

Lake Conjola

Hidden amongst trees on the NSW South Coast, Lake Conjola is a beautiful little town with a deep coastal lake, provides a scenic playground for campers and couples alike.

Murrumbateman Wine Region

Murrumbateman Wine Region

With 49 boutique wineries, Murrumbateman wine region is a great day trip and just a 40 minute drive from Canberra. If you’re travelling along the East Coast, why not stop in and stock up on some grog. Get pissed already ffs.

Armidale

Armidale

Armidale is well known for good food, wine and impressive churches. Stay here for a night and let your hair down baby! There are also plenty of activities on offer, including mountain biking, canyoning and rock climbing.

The Local Italian, Bargo

The Local Italian, Bargo

The Local Italian is a family restaurant located in the tiny NSW town of Bargo. The food is second to none! Popular for the wood fired pizza, handmade pasta and home-style cuisine, The Local Italian is a must stop on your travels through NSW.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Wilpena Pound is so big, it could fit 6 Uluru’s inside. Millions of years old, the near perfect oval looks like an amphitheatre for the gods from above. With an incredible history, this is a truly special landmark best visited via scenic flight.

Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, Baird Bay

Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, Baird Bay

Swim with sea lions of the Baird Bay colony, on the western side of SA’s Eyre Peninsula. The sea lions are extremely confident with humans and often invite their young to go swimming with. It get better, bottlenose dolphins are live in the area and frequently join in the fun.

Robe

Robe

What was once a traditional fishing port village, Robe is now a popular seafood destination, with incredible views across Long Beach – one of Australia’s few beaches that can be driven across. With many restaurants and hidden treasures to discover, a visit to Robe is highly recommended.

The Australasian Circa 1858, Goolwa

The Australasian Circa 1858, Goolwa

Again, if you just want to experience a night in a hotel, then the Australasian Circa 1858 offers impressive architecture with individual themes based on Asian influences.

Gawler Ranges National Park

Gawler Ranges National Park

With a 10 year history, Gawler Ranges National Park consists of an ancient and rugged landscape. The popular attraction being Lake Gairdner, previously used in movies and commercials alike.

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Flinders Ranges

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Flinders Ranges,

A beautiful sanctuary consisting of emus at every corner. Visit Arkaroola and get a taste of Aussie wilderness.

Innamincka Hotel, Innamincka

Innamincka Hotel, Innamincka

The Innamincka Hotel attracts visitors from all over the globe. With a well celebrated Aussie menu, the hotel offers an authentic dining experience located in a humble, remote town in the Sturt Stony Desert.

Thorngrove Manor Hotel Adelaide Hills

Thorngrove Manor Hotel Adelaide Hills

A visit to Adelaide Hills is truly amazing. Why not rest up your wheels and spend a night the luxurious Throngrove Manor Hotel. A recommended retreat with your loved one!

Thorn Park, Clare Valley

Thorn Park, Clare Valley

Tucked away in the Clare Valley vineyards is Thorn Park, this underrated retreat boasts bushland and vineyard views, incredible food and an extensive library to snuggle up in.

Blue Lake, Mt Gambier

Blue Lake, Mt Gambier

An intense natural wonder, dramatically changing in colour throughout the year. Recommended during your Wicked roadtrip.

Coffin Bay

Coffin Bay

A quaint seaside town on Eyre Peninsula and best known for its divine oysters. Boasting heaps of activities, local wildlife and a stunning national park, Coffin Bay is definitely recommended during your Wicked roadtrip.

Pool of Siloam, Beachport

Pool of Siloam, Beachport

Described as seven times more salty than the seal, the Pool of Siloam allegedly possess therapeutic qualities. You can really unwind here and spend some time planning the next leg of your South Australian roadtrip.


TASMANIA


Maria Island

Maria Island

With bright white sands, turquoise water, minimal cars and no shops – Maria Island is the ideal destination for those who want minimum interaction with other tourists. Take a step back into time and drop off the grid for a few days.

Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay

Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay

If you’re chasing world class views of the ocean, top quality restaurants and a break from your Wicked Camper for the night, the accommodation at Saffire Freycinet is the place to be.

Bay of Fires Lodge, Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires Lodge, Bay of Fires

Set on a hilltop overlooking national park and glorious ocean, the Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building situated on the 20 kilometre stretch of coastal wilderness. Expect a large timber deck and open fireplace, delicious meals prepared with fresh local produce, a library and divine eco-aware suites.

Villa Howden, Hobart

Villa Howden, Hobart

This place is a little bit posh. Bubbles on arrival, antique furniture, pianos that play themselves and the most manicured gardens you’ve probably ever seen. A stay at Villa Howden and you’ll feel like a world class badman.

Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Located off Tasmania’s south coast, Bruny Island boasts abundant wildlife, stunning landscapes and rich local produce – including cheese and oysters. Yummy.

Arthur River

Arthur River

Located in Tasmania’s north-west corner, Arthur River meanders through some of the most pristine and untouched landscapes, through tall eucalypt forests, rainforests and out to the sea..

Evandale

Evandale

A Georgina village town with traditional heritage buildings, rightfully listed on the National Trust. Purchase some delicious local produce and indulge in the local specialities on offer.

Boat Harbour Beach

Boat Harbour Beach

Located in North West Tasmania, Boat Harbour Beach is a holiday makers dream. Peaceful, quiet and serene – surrounded by green hinterland, azure waters and friendly locals. Don’t skip on the local mussels either!


VICTORIA


Lake Condah

Lake Condah

Dating back thousands of years, this area has evidence of a large Aboriginal community who were farming and smoking eels.

The House at Smoko, Bright

The House at Smoko, Bright

A spectacular retreat, nestled on 28 acres between the towns of Bright and Harrietville in VIC’s high country. The House of Smoko is just 10 minutes out of Bright, one of the most famous towns in the Great Alpine Valley.

Johanna Beach Seaside Cottages, Johanna Beach

Johanna Beach Seaside Cottages, Johanna Beach

Just off the Great Ocean Road and overlooking a secluded coastal strip, lies the Johanna Beach Seaside Cottages. Chill out by the beach, get stuck into the local produce and take it sleazy baby.

The Otway Ranges

The Otway Ranges

I definitely recommend the Otway Ranges. They have an awesome fly-top adventure, where you soar from tree to tree whilst screaming like tarzan. The Ranges consist of the most breathtaking waterfalls & scenery in the region.

Port Fairy District

Port Fairy District

Port Fairy is sandwiched right between Warrnambool and Portland along the Great Ocean Road. Although lesser known of the three, the quaint coastal village boasts beautiful beaches and an impressive folk festival.

Kyneton

Kyneton

Located about an hour out of Melbourne, Kyneton is a small country town full of many local wineries and produce, including delicious restaurants set amongst beautiful surroundings. Drive through with your Wicked Camper and raise a through eyebrows!

Milawa

Milawa

Milawa is dedicated to top food and wine producers, including the Brown Brothers and Milawa Cheese Factory. If this tickles your fancy, then pass through Milawa on your travels through glorious Victoria.

The Cascades, Otway Ranges

The Cascades, Otway Ranges

The Otway Ranges produce some of the most incredible waterfalls, many of which you can discover off the beaten track. Explore the ranges and keep your camera handy, as they’ll be plenty of photo ops at every corner.

‘Quarters’ at the Flinders Hotel, Flinders

‘Quarters’ at the Flinders Hotel, Flinders

Part of the iconic Flinders Hotel, Quarters is architecturally designed accommodation, inspired by the natural bushland surroundings. The rooms are contemporary and elegant, worlds away from the typical pub-style hotel.

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Cape Liptrap consists of many secluded beaches and shipwrecks. The weather changes dramatically through the seasons - from mild and peaceful to wild, stormy conditions!

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park

A quiet beach with pristine white sand and incredible rock formations. Wilsons Prom is another popular destination in Victoria, but Squeaky Beach is a hidden gem with less people – recommended.

Villa Gusto, Buckland

Villa Gusto, Buckland

The Tuscan inspired Villa Gusto offers award winning Italian cuisine and luxurious accommodation, set amongst a divine setting with Victoria’s Mt Buffalo in the background.


NORTHERN TERRITORY


Secret bush camps of Arnhem Land

Secret bush camps of Arnhem Land

Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a total lack of pretension – the camps have developed rather a cult following over the years. The heritage, wildlife, fishing, wilderness and starry skies of Arnhem Land are truly breathtaking.

Elsey Station

Elsey Station

A pastoral lease, once operated as a cattle station in the Northern Territory. Do not a permit is required to visit, but if you consider yourself a history buff then this is a destination worth researching.

Muk Muk Fine Art, Alice Springs

Muk Muk Fine Art, Alice Springs

Tucked away in an old butcher shop in Alice Springs, Muk Muk Fine Art contains some of the best commercial collection of Indigenous art on the planet. Discover contemporary art, emerging artists and renowned Indigenous names.

Mataranka Thermal Pool, Mataranka

Mataranka Thermal Pool, Mataranka

A magical spring at around 34 degrees and surrounded by beautiful forest – you really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.

MacDonnell Ranges

MacDonnell Ranges

The mountain range consists of many spectacular gaps and gorges, as well as rich areas of aboriginal significance. Stretching almost 650 kilometres through the Red Centre, the MacDonnell Ranges are a truly incredible sight.

Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands

With a rich history and Indigenous culture, the Tiwi Islands are leading the ranks as one of the Northern Territory’s biggest unique art and craft community.

Buley Rock Pools, Litchfield National Park

Buley Rock Pools, Litchfield National Park

Consisting of beautiful freshwater, gushing waterfalls and plenty of greenery, the Buley Rock Pools are truly stunning. Spend a day driving between rock pools and live it up baby.

Darwin in the wet season

Darwin in the wet season

Typically most tourists will keep out of Darwin during the wet season. However, those who brave the conditions are in for a treat. Expect spectacular lightning shows and beautiful sunsets – nature porn at its most dramatic baby.

Jarrangbarnmi, Kakadu National Park

Jarrangbarnmi, Kakadu National Park

A rugged and remote location set in Kakadu National Park. The park is located in a culturally sensitive area, with only 40 people allowed access at a time. It's an interesting place where you can learn all about the local lawoyn culture.

Hot air ballooning in the MacDonell Ranges

Hot air ballooning in the MacDonell Ranges

Get a rush and try some hot ballooning over the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges. Like most hot balloon events, its best experienced at dawn. Take in the outback in all her red, rugged glory – a mesmerising experience.

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