Camping is such a wonderful experience and it is by far my most favourite type of holiday to take.
I have been lucky enough to drive around sleeping in tents and camper vans all around Australia and New Zealand and I have learned quite a few tips and tricks along the way.
It is important to stock up on the camping essentials well in advance of your trip. There are a number of smaller bits and pieces that you might not have thought about yet, so the earlier you start brainstorming your needs for your next trip, the better.
It’s also a good idea to read a number of high quality reviews of various types of products before you make any significant purchases too. Having got some great advice from some really good sleeping bag reviews online, I was able to choose a set for my partner and I so that we were comfortable in those cold nights in the outback.
Food supplies are also important. You’re mostly going to be picnicking if you are heading out into the middle of nowhere so make sure you have got a lot of food that will last a long time, either canned, vac-packed or otherwise safely sealed. If you have some kind of fridge in your camper van or car then all the better. Just make sure you don’t run your battery flat keeping your sausages cool.
The picture at the top of this blog post is one I took of a fellow camper as they drove along Mount Cook Road in New Zealand. It has to be one of the most stunning places to go camping on the entire planet with its immense mountains and luscious backdrops its hard to take a bad photo, no matter which direction you point your camera!
I would highly recommend this type of camping trip to anyone – so much so that I’m going back there myself in a few months because I really just can’t get enough of the open road and especially when it is in such a stunning place.