Australia is a country overflowing with things to do and see, and it’s especially appealing if you’re the kind of person that likes to adventure in the outdoors. It’s a massive country with a variety of biomes and ecosystems, from incredible coastlines to thick jungles to dry, arid deserts, there’s always something new to discover in Australia.
It’s also one of the very best countries in the world when it comes to camping opportunities, and camping enthusiasts would find that Australia boasts some of the very best camping sites around. But before we start booking the next flight to Sydney, let’s first look at some helpful tips and tricks for camping in the land down under.
Australia is known to suffer from terrible wildfires, and during some parts of the year, it’s not legal to make campfires, depending on the area that you’re staying in. If you do want to make a campfire by your campsite, it’s vital that you double check with the local fire authority as to whether it’s the right season for campfires or not.
The last thing that you would want to do is start a wildfire, as they can quickly become devastating as was the case in 2019, where a lot of natural land was lost to fire, and thousands of people had to be evacuated. Fire bans typically take place during the summer months when it’s hot and dry.
In general, most parks and camping sites in Australia will not have rubbish bins, and all the rubbish that you produce during your time camping will have to be taken with you. This is an easy enough fix: just make sure to take a few extra large, black plastic bags when you go camping, and store them in the back of the car or on the roof. There are even dedicated bags that you can fit to a rear spare wheel, and functions as a portable rubbish bin until you can find a proper bin when you have returned to the nearest town or city.
Although it’s not something that a camper is likely to forget, it’s still extremely important to have enough water with you, especially if you plan on camping in the Outback, where water can be virtually impossible to find naturally.
When it’s hot in summer, water is incredibly scarce, and is the one resource that you absolutely must have with you at all times. An adult man needs around 3 litres of water every day, which can go up to as high as 5 litres per day if you also plan on doing some hiking throughout the day in hot weather.
Let People Know
Some areas of Australia are incredibly remote, so if you’re planning on camping somewhere far from civilisation, it’s worth letting someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return home – especially if you have work, family, or the latest Melbourne Cup best bets to get back to. While the odds of anything going wrong are slim, it’s always better to have a safety net when camping out in the wilderness.