Great Destinations for Camping Abroad
Are you keen to take you tent with you on a trip around the world? If so, check out some of the destinations below and experience the stunning money-can’t-buy views on offer around the globe.
Longitude 131°, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Experience the Australian outback in luxury by staying at Longitude 131°. There are only 15 tents at the site, so overcrowding won’t be a problem. Experience 5-star luxury in an elevated tent and enjoy the immense views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock) by simply flicking a switch to activate your blinds. Luxury this good in a setting this beautiful has to be seen to be believed.
Camping Nelson, Moorea, French Polynesia
The island of Moorea is situated about 17 kilometres from its larger neighbour Tahiti, where you’ll find the main airport in Papeete. Famed for its impossibly blue sea, crystal clear waters and cloudless skies, the island of Moorea is an incredibly beautiful place to spend a few days that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Camping Nelson on the west of the island offers visitors a cheap way to experience paradise without spending an arm and a leg on accommodation. Just bear in mind when the sun gets up in the morning, you’ll want to be out of your tent early, but with the sea just 20 metres or so away you won’t mind so much!
Green Point Campground, British Columbia, Canada
Let the waves of the Pacific crashing against the shore send you to sleep in your tent at the Green Point Campground in British Colombia. The site is situated on a shelf above Long Beach, the largest and longest beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, situated on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Take a walk along the beach, head into the waves if you’re feeling brave or perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to spot one of the Grey whales that tend to spend their summers off the shore. (Photo of Pacific Rim National Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor)
The Dune Field, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
It’s not abroad if your home is the United States, but it’s still great. According to Backpacker.com if you choose to pitch your tent at The Dune Field, then you’ll have chosen one of the top ten camping spots in the whole of the United States. You’ll find yourself within 30-square-mile mass of dunes, with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains acting as a breathtaking backdrop. While there are no official campsites within the dune field, you can be assured of the experience of a lifetime nonetheless.
Wilderness Bush Camp, Wilderness, South Africa
Head along the Garden Route and be sure to pay a visit to Wilderness Bush Camp. The Wilderness National Park covers an area of 2,500 Ha and is home to five rivers, as many lakes, two estuaries and 18 km of coastline that has to be regarded as some of the most beautiful to be found anywhere in the world. Forget your tent for the night and step into one of the self-catering units. Offing stunning views across the ocean and the famous Wilderness Beach, this is one night’s accommodation that you will not forget in a hurry.
Adrianna Short is a writer for Go Outdoors.co.uk who takes a particular interest in camping and travelling the globe.
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