Basics of Camping in Australia for Tourists and Newbies 

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Australia is just full of destinations to go camping. The Aussie coastline is much favoured among campers. Not only will you be able to get stunning coastal views, you can witness major natural events like whale and dolphin migrations. Australia also has the vast Outback that is unlike anywhere else in the world to explore. You can explore the craggy land, see kangaroos, and sleep under a dome-like open sky. If you are interested in enjoying an amazing camping adventure in Australia, here is a list of basic tips to keep in mind:

Plan to Travel with an RV

Some places in Australia can be unpredictable. The weather, for example, can be notoriously unpredictable in places like Victoria. Therefore, travelling in an RV is the safest way to camp. You will be protected from heavy rainfall or harsh sunshine if either occurs on your trip. If you are going camping for the first time, doing so in an RV is highly recommended. You can try trekking or hiking the second time around. 

Get the Right Gear for RV-Free Camping

Of course, it’s not impossible to camp without an RV in Australia, and some people might prefer just that. However, make sure you pack the right gear and hardware when you are camping without one. Mainly, you will need a tough tent that can withstand various weather conditions and top-quality sleeping bags. You would also need to pack hardware like stoves for cooking on the go and first aid kits that can go inside a backpack. Do your research before travelling without an RV. 

Holiday Parks are Great for “Glamping”

“Glamping” is an Aussie term for camping at paid holiday sites where facilities are available. Hardcore campers do consider camping at a site where power and a kitchen are available as “glamorous” camping. If you are a solo traveller or a family of campers, glamping is the safest and most convenient option. You may not get the super rustic experience, but the sights will be the same. There are loads of holiday parks where you can camp with facilities in Australia. Only exceptions will be very rural areas, such as in the Outback

Get Lunch Boxes to Keep Campsites Safe

If you are setting up a tent in a wild area, take plastic lunch storage boxes with you.  Put food leftovers in the lunch boxes and place them away from where you sleep. This is a neat trick that will keep the wildlife away from where the people are sleeping. Many animals in parks are lured in by the smell of food.  

Pack Insect Repellent 

Don’t underestimate the importance of packing enough insect repellent. The Australian wilderness is notorious for little flying creatures, critters, and giant mosquitoes that campers definitely don’t want to put up with on a trip. Therefore, make room in your luggage for plenty of spray cans of insect repellent.  

Be Aware of Dehydration

Australia is mostly a dry country. The weather shifts can be unexpected. Most campers, therefore, are at risk of dehydration when travelling without adequate amounts of water. Don’t plan on buying water from a fuel station. In some areas, fuel stations may be under provisioned. Pack loads of water bottles. Water purification equipment is also highly recommended, especially for travelling light and for extended periods. Understand that dehydration is a risk and pack as needed. 

All in all, do your research well, and you will be able to enjoy Australian camping to its fullest. 

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