A guide to camping in Australia


Whether you are a first-time camper, or have gone on many Australian excursions, you need to have the right supplies, and know where to go, to ensure an enjoyable adventure. There are several ways in which you can go about planning for your camping trip. Here we’ll discuss what you need, how to plan, and how to make the most of your time in Australia, when planning for your next camping trip.


Make sure you have the right supplies

Tree hammocks, camping sternos, fire starters, maps, navigation systems, and more. If you aren’t prepared, you’re going to run into hitches along the way. And, it can be extremely dangerous if you get caught in a situation where you don’t have the supplies you need and aren’t familiar with your surroundings. Australia is known for many wild animals, plant-life, and different dangerous in the wild. Preparing yourself mentally is one thing; but, you have to make sure you are prepared with the right gear as well. Plan accordingly, and make sure you have a list of all supplies to bring along with you on the trip, to avoid getting into a difficult predicament or situation, you won’t know how to get yourself out of.

camping hammock

Understand types of camping in Australia

There are a number of ways you can go “camping” in Australia. These include:

  • Ultimate adventure (hiking or multi-day walks).
  • Biking adventures and trails
  • Car camping for safety
  • 4-wheel driving
  • Caravan, RV, or motorhome camping.

Of course, every camper is at a different experience level, and will expect different levels of comfort when they go camping. For some, having a hammock and a few pairs of hiking clothing is enough. On the other end, some campers want the luxuries of home, and prefer RV camping for their enjoyment. Regardless of the type of camping you choose to do, it is important to know which sites to visit, when to plan your trip, and how to ensure you make the most of the destinations you’re visiting, when planning your Australian camping trip.


Know the camping sites

Now that you know the types of camping for Australian campers, where should you go camping? One of the beauties of Australia is the varying terrains and scenic destinations to choose from. Holiday parks, free camping sites, walk-in campsites, and National parks, are among the most popular destinations. You simply can’t enjoy the trip unless you choose the right destination. Make sure you know which one of these are intended for your level of experience. Not only for the highest levels of enjoyment, but also to ensure you and your family are safe, for the duration of your camping trip.

Camping in Australia offers something for everyone. If you want to enjoy your camping adventure, you need to plan accordingly for the type of camping and sites you are going to visit. This is a simple starter guide for those who are newer to camping and are getting ready to plan their trip to one of the many campsites which are situated throughout Australia.

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