Camping is without doubt one of the best things you can do when you have a couple of nights free to get away from the "big smoke" and get amongst nature. It's inexpensive, fun, and perhaps most importantly, gives you the opportunity to disconnect from your regular Monday to Friday cares and digital distractions.
I've had some pretty amazing camping experiences in North America set amongst gorgeous lake-littered landscapes, with the odd encounter with some unique critters. When it comes to full-on, near guaranteed wildlife viewing, however, you simply CANNOT beat camping "Down Under". Camping in Australia is AWESOME!
Take this weekend, for example. Kirsten and I took the opportunity to tag along with my sister and her family to a really neat camping area known as Peach Trees – set in the Jimna State Forest, about a 2 hour drive north west of Brisbane.
Within minutes of arriving and setting up camp, we already had grey kangaroos hopping around us as kookaburras laughed in trees above, competing with the screeches of dozens of cockatoos, stirred up by the presence of large lace monitors slinking around on the bush floor.
Links & Credits
- All images // Rob Masefield
- Jimna State Forest Information // parks.des.qld.gov.au