I'm going camping with one of my mates over the Christmas break (ie 27th Dec to 6th Jan). We are planning to start from Sydney and make our way north along the east coast, stopping off at beaches etc along the way and camping at night. Neither of us have done this before and I'm a little concerned to read a number of people say that you must book a campsite in advance! ..Does this apply to only Campervans or for tents as well? Because we don't know how far we'll be driving each day and hence, where we'll end up each night, we were planning on rocking up to the nearby camping ground and pitching a tent. I would be surprised if absolutely all the space is taken, but like I said I've never done this before! ..am I a little optimistic of our chances of finding somewhere along the coast? (BTW how much can you expect to pay for a spot to put a tent up?)
Any advise is much appreciated.
(sorry, I think I posted this question in the wrong area before - I'm a newbie)