Camping in Australia is a soulful experience. The feeling of getting away from it all, of peace and tranquility resets your mind to where it is supposed to be.

The team at RedSands Campers has many favourite locations around Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Picture this in your mind……you have set up camp on your own private section of beach. The warm breeze sweeps past your skin. You are standing in water so crystal clear and calm you can see the sand whiting flash past your toes.  You look to the east and see rugged red ranges that contrast against the lilac sky at sunset. The following morning, Mother Nature works her magic and transforms these same hills into a beautiful sunrise. All this is yours when you stay at Ningaloo Station on Australia’s Coral Coast.

Next picture…..You turn off the sealed road onto a red track. The surrounding scrub is golden, yet green and the knotted trees with their white trunks offer shade and respite to the unique wildlife that have adapted to this landscape. You park your camper and start to make your way down the path and the earth appears to open up, to reveal its inner secrets. Red cliffs shoot down into the earth but then you notice as oasis of running water, spectacular waterfalls, ferns, gumtrees and birds. At the end of your short trek you come across Fern Pool, Karijini. This place is spiritual to Aboriginal People and it is easy to understand why. This place is best experienced very early in the morning, before the crowds. It is a quiet sanctuary like no other. Trust us, the early morning is worth it when you have this place all to yourself.

Last but certainly not least (as we have so many other favourites!), you wake before dawn (with the help of some cheeky and noisy cockatoos) and make your way to the nearest gorge. You are the first to arrive at the car park and so follow the path that winds through spectacular beehive formations to your destination. The sight stops you dead in your tracks. You feel overwhelmed, looking up at Cathedral Gorge in awe. Mother Nature is an amazing artist. This place is so ancient it makes you realise how tiny a blip our lives are in the context of this world. They say you should enjoy every minute you have on this planet. We are sure you will want to stay here a while to enjoy quite a few of those minutes.

The only way to get to some of our favourite places is a 4WD. We have camped for many years, visiting all of these places many times. It doesn’t mean we have ‘done it rough’ though. You just need to have the right equipment and be prepared, and camping turns into the most relaxing holiday you've had.

There are not too many campers that come as well equipped as a RedSands Camper. Our fleet of reliable Toyota 4WDs are designed to be easy to use, quick to set up and have all the comforts to make your trip a pleasurable and memorable experience.

 The sun setting on the Cape Range near Ningaloo Station on Australia's Coral Coast.

The sun setting on the Cape Range near Ningaloo Station on Australia's Coral Coast.