Are you outdoorsy with a craze for camping or someone who just wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Either way, we’ve got you covered. From picturesque mountains sides, deserts to pristine coastlines, some camping sites make camping much more than putting up a tent and a campfire. Here are the 8 best mind-blowing camping sites worldwide that will guarantee you a lifetime camping experience…

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

With picture-postcard views, Mount Cook National Park is a camper’s paradise. Nestled in the South Island, it features 3,724-meter-tall Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. You will get to witness a mix of captivating landscapes here including forests with celery pine, beech trees and tussocks, glaciers and snow. Mount Cook National Park also popularly known as Aoraki truly deserves its UNESCO World Heritage Site status thanks to the breathtaking views! Campers here will not run short of things to do while camping. Out of them, hiking tops the list. Some of the exciting and adventurous hiking trails are Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake, Muller Lake Lookout, Mueller Hut Route and the Trail to Tasman River Viewpoint. Apart from hiking, Mount Cook National Park is excellent for stargazing and you could also explore Mount Cook Village.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

Camping at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is sure to delight you. The valleys, charming villages, rocky peaks, forests and stunning lochs are highlights of Scotland’s first national park. Also often called the ‘Highlands in miniature’ there is so much for the campers to do and see in and around the breathtaking surroundings. You can either set up your tent along the river, along the loch shore or even do wild camping if you are up for it. With incredible views of snow-capped mountains, you can just sit back and enjoy a good meal. The adventurous ones can go on hikes to the rocky peaks towards the north end or to the glens through open stunning landscapes in the southern side. You can also go kayaking, canoeing or go sightseeing in a cruise ship on the waters of Ben Lomond and you will love the experience for sure. Don’t forget to explore the Loch Lomond Shores where you can do a bit of shopping too.

Hossa National Park, Finland

Get ready to put up a tent in the midst of immaculate lakes, rivers and lush green spruce forests at Hossa National Park in Northern Finland. A 300-kilometer drive from Kajaani Airport will take you to this impressive camping ground. Campers will find its fascinating ski trails, hiking trails and 60-kilometers of water routes exciting. Go foraging into the woods and make your camping experience more exciting. There is a high chance that you will find berries, mushrooms and herbs here. With 130 lakes in the surroundings, this park is also excellent for fishing. If you are a hiking person, embark on the Hossa Nature Trail, Olokyn Ylitys, Olokyn Ahkasy and Laukkujärven Lenkki Trails. Make sure you explore the Julma-Olkky Varikallio’s 4000-year old rock paintings made of red ochre and blood before you leave the park.

The Alps, France

The awe-inspiring mountains, glaciers, quaint villages and rivers welcome campers to the magnificent Alps. If you love snow try winter camping and if you don’t try camping in the Spring. Whether it’s Winter or Spring you will not be disappointed. If you are camping during Winter, skiing and snowboarding are options to try and if you are camping during summer hiking, rock climbing, paragliding and mountain biking are options for you. You can also explore the gorgeous lakes or just sunbathe while soaking up the stunning views around.

Devon, England

Devon, located in southwest England is a camping haven. You will find exceptional camping spots with hills and rugged coastlines in the surroundings. Exmoor and Dartmoor offer some phenomenal camping sites apart from the other camping spots on the north coast of Devon along the rocky cliffs to the Atlantic. If you are camping in Autumn, don’t miss to watch the beautiful sunsets.

Sahara Desert, Morocco

Have you ever thought of camping in a desert? Well, that’s an option too and a good one at that. It will undoubtedly give you a one-of-a-kind camping experience. Take a camel safari to reach the campsites in the desert and you will love it. While camping, spare some time exploring sand dunes on camelback and sandboarding. Checkout Berber campsites, old-fashioned campsites while on tour too. Come prepared for the hot and humid conditions and bring enough water for the whole stay.

Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia being an island in the Mediterranean offers campers unique experiences. Golden sandy beaches are just perfect for camping with a variety of campsites available. You will also come across craggy coastlines and hills that are worth exploring too. Don’t forget to enjoy mouth-watering Italian food including their cheeses while camping. Trust us, you will have a memorable camping experience like no other here.

Miyajima, Japan

Camping at Miyajima is camping at its best. Miyajima, also popularly known as ‘Island of the Gods’ can be reached by boat from Hiroshima. You can set up your tent on the water’s edge or you can pick from the rental cabin options amidst cypress trees. Camping here will surely give you a unique experience where you get to explore temples and get to learn about Japanese culture. The adrenaline junkies can go on hikes including the hike to sacred Mount Misen. One highlight of this camping site is its deer population who roam around freely. If you don’t feel like going anywhere, watch the deer roam by or enjoy the picturesque views of the pristine sun-kissed beaches and forests.

If camping is your thing, you shouldn’t hesitate to go on a camping adventure to these incredible camping sites around the world. They will let you enjoy spectacular scenery, get closer to nature and truly offer you the ultimate experience of camping. So, what are you waiting for? Plan for your camping adventure now!

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