Camping Books Australia
There are quite a few guide books about it, and if you plan any camping in Australia I strongly recommend you get one...
Camping is by far the best way to see the Australian Outback, but if you only rely on the caravan parks in towns and near the big tourist attractions you will miss out, and waste a lot of money!
Get an Australian camping guide book that tells you about the kazillions of free campsites in this wonderful part of the world! That's right, in much of Australia and in particular in the Australian Outback bushcamping is free.
(I write more about here. You'll also find info about Outback camping tours on that page.)
On this page you can find the best and the most popular Australian camping guide books.
I'll start with my absolute favourites:
This is a fantastic series of camping guide books by Jan Holland, called "Priceless Campsites & Rest Areas". It's priceless all right...
The first time I saw her guide I opened it and checked out what she wrote about the area that I live in. Since it's one of the remotest corners of the whole Australian Outback I didn't expect to find much detailed info. I couldn't have been more surprised!
Everything is there, I mean everything. You will find all the free campsites along the main highways listed, campsites within national parks and near tourist attractions and more. They are not just listed, she describes everything in great detail, the views, how dusty or shady or crowded, the facilities and, if applicable, fees. But that's not what makes her books so special.
Jan goes well beyond the usual places. The only way to find out about many of the campsites she lists is to get really friendly with the locals. She covers all our secret places that usually no tourist finds!
She gives you precise descriptions on how to get there, and if it is a 4x4 track she tells you exactly how difficult. Not just saying easy or medium, but telling you exactly how many metres from the sweeping right bend that tricky sandy spot is, or that you should stick to the left side of the track after the top of the hill because of that wash out that you won't see in time otherwise, and so on.