If you’re looking to save a few bucks and don’t mind carrying the extra gear, Australia is an ideal place to camp. Mild weather, enormous wide open spaces and abundant wildlife all welcome campers. Although caravan parks and campsites aren’t available in large cities such as Sydney, you can find places as little as an hour away by public transport. The Caravan Camping Network and Camping.com.au provide comprehensive listings of parks and sites throughout Oz. Don’t want to drag around a tent or feel like sleeping on the ground? Many of the “Tourist Parks” also offer small cottage rentals and/or bunkhouses.