Camping in the ACT
The ACT is small, but over 60% of it is covered in bushland and native reserves with plenty of paid and free campgrounds to stay at.
The territory is in a great part of Australia for camping, it’s about 150 kms inland from the east coast, roughly half way between Melbourne and Sydney on the northern edge of the Australian Alps.
The ACT is a small place that’s less than one one-hundredth of Western Australia and around 1/4 of the size of Melbourne, plus it’s home to Australia’s capital city, but because of its location, there are loads of places to go hiking and camping as there’s an abundance of mountains, creeks and rivers covered by eucalyptus trees.
Most of the area to the south-east of Canberra is covered in a dense forest and has a bunch of both paid and free campgrounds, some providing distance views back at the nations capital.
Here are a couple of campgrounds in the ACT that have been mentioned in the WAY&FARER Blog. One is a caravan park in the centre of Canberra, the other is pristine campground to the south of the city that’s right at the start of nice, short hiking trail.