Sick of the City? 4 Sydney Campervan Getaways

Article Sick of the City? 4 Sydney Campervan Getaways

The idea of renting a camper for an international getaway is taking off fast in New Zealand and Australia, but what if you simply live in a city and would like a domestic weekend trip? Now it's as simple as making a quick booking on SHAREaCAMPER and packing your bags!

For a change of pace from the concrete jungle to the tropical wetlands, from stuffy indoor offices to open-air picnics, there are tons of wondrous options not far from even major Australian cities. The world is yours with a free weekend and a campervan. But what if you don't want to spend most of your free days behind the wheel? You can still get out and make a great campervan getaway by heading to these nearby geological gems and staying for a night in these grounds for a city escape.

Sydney is a wonderful place to live, work and travel, but for a healthy dose of pure nature, all one needs to do is venture out of the city for a marvelous campervan getaway. Here our the top four campervan destinations for Sydney city dwellers to make their escape.

Narrabeen Lakes

Approx. driving time from the city: 30 minutes Price: $58 for a Powered Site

If you're just itching to get out into the wild, pickup your campervan and drive out to Narrabeen Lakes, a nature lover's haven that is just 30 minutes from Sydney. This place is a perfect mix of good company and the rugged outdoors. While it's not too far out from the city, you'll most likely be setting up camp next to fellow city-dwellers who love nature.

At the BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, you'll have lots of activities and outdoor adventures to choose from. The camping sites include sullage, power and a water tap as well as wireless internet.

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Durras Lake North Holiday Park

Approx. driving time from the city: 1 hour Price: $35 for Powered Camping Site, $30 for Unpowered Camping Site

If you are tired of city life, it's time you check out the marvels of the wildlife that abounds at Durras Beach. Just an hour south of the city, Kangaroos, possums, goannas and a plethora of birdlife await as well as a bevy of adventurous activities. Soak in the rays on the beach, snorkel or surf the coast, canoe the lake, head out on your mountain bike or even enjoy the open-air cinema. This place has it all!

The campsite itself is on the edge of Murramarang National Park and includes a wood-fired barbecue/fireplace for each site. Amenities include a hot shower, coin-operated washing machines and free maps of the area.

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Coledale Beach

Approx. driving time from the city: 1.25 hours Price: $30 for Powered Camping Site, $25 for Unpowered Camping Site

Settle up right next to the golden sands of Coledale Beach on your next free weekend and enjoy the sounds of the surf as well as the verdant land which it surrounds. Shake off the city life and indulge in fishing up your own dinner, catching some waves on the right and left hand breaks or even get lucky and sight a few humpback whales.

The Coledale Beach Camping Reserve offers an affordable getaway which includes electric barbecues, hot showers and toilets, a kitchen with power outlets, and sinks for washing and eating. This is deservedly a popular spot, so make sure to book your trip early!

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Seal Rocks

Approx. driving time from the city: 3 hours Price: $39 for a Powered Camping Site, $33 for an Unpowered Camping Site For a little stretch of coastal driving and to venture out into the wild a little more, grab a campervan and head north to Seal Rocks. Here you can enjoy the surf at it's best by surfing, swimming and catching your own fish dinner. Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse makes for a great walk along the water and you can venture into the bush around Myall National Park for a little forest roving.

The North Coast Holiday Park has a laid-back feel, so you can stretch out and enjoy nature at your own pace here. Soak in the ocean breeze and let down your hair as you enjoy your campervan getaway. Amenities include a camp kitchen, barbecues, laundry and free wifi.

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