It’s no secret that Australia is big and beautiful. With so much to see it’s no wonder you have made the decision to pack up everything and hit the road. From beautiful beaches to varse outback scenery, rainforest tranquility and city life – you can see it all right here in Australia.
We are assuming you are almost kitted up and ready to start your trip, but looking for ideas on the extra things you can take around Australia to make your trip that much more enjoyable.
So what are the top 5 things we believe are a MUST for you to take around Australia with you?
A Body Board!
Hear us out before you breeze past this must have on your trip around Australia. You might be thinking, “why on earth would I take a body board?!”. Well, there is good reason! As you know there are many beautiful beaches around Australia which are definitely suitable for some ‘Boogy Boarding’. Another reason to take a body board is for the countless fresh water streams you will come across. A Body board is perfect for floating in the water on a hot summer day! Especially when there is a bit of flow in the river, you can relax on your body board down the stream while taking in the beautiful scenery. The last reason is for the Sand Dunes you will come across in Australia. Nothing beats a fun filled traditional Aussie Beach day than sliding down some sand dunes on your Body Board!
This might seem like a no brainer to some, but for those who aren’t used to Australia and it’s critters, it might slip your mind! A good Aussie favourite is Bushman’s Mosquito Repellent, which you can get from just about anywhere. Definitely stock up on a few of these cans, especially if you’re camping around creeks and fresh water streams when the weather is hot. Mosquito’s love damp, hot areas – which are frequent around Australia!
A Pack of Cards!
Although Australia is full of fun activities to do and see, sometimes you will just crave a little down time with the family. A pack of cards is the perfect companion for some tech-free fun! Get your mind thinking with some games like ‘Gin Rummy’, or take it easy with ‘Go Fish’. A favourite around the camping grounds these days is Cards Against Humanity. If you have a big group of people and love a good laugh, this is definitely for you!
A Guide to Free Camping!
There is nothing quite like finding the perfect campsite. If you are setup to be ‘off grid’ with your own solar panels and water, then you should definitely get your hand on one of many Free Camping Guides for Australia. Not only will you come across some of the most beautiful places in Australia – you save money too! One of our favourite books is ‘AFN Guide to Free Campsites’.
It’s full of some great spots around Australia and you can pick it up from your local BCF before you get on your way. There is great info about where you have cell reception and what the free camps have feature wise.
And last but not least…
A 12V TV !
We live in a great time – a time where you can take your favourite entertainment with you, wherever you go! You might think that taking a TV camping is cheating – it’s not. It’s smart. Like we mentioned earlier, there can be a lot of down time in between activities, so making sure everyone is entertained and happy can be a little overwhelming. Taking one of our 12V SMART Caravan TV’s around Australia is the perfect solution for your entertainment needs. You can watch Netflix, check your emails, hook it up to a satellite dish and watch the Football – all in the comfort of your own campervan or boat!
Our current favorite is our just released 32″ SMART TV for your caravan or boat. It is packed with the following features:
- Full HD 1080P Widescreen Display
- Built-in DVD Player
- Build-in Wifi
- Wide Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): 178/170 degrees
- Voltage Range (V): 240V AV / 12V DC (with build-in extra Voltage Protection support 10~30V)
- Low Power Consumption
- VESA Compatible
We believe if you take each and every one of these items around Australia with you then you will be bound to have some fun filled days!
We have a range of TV’s in different sizes to suit your space that you need. Follow the link below to our website and see what will work best for you. If you have any questions or need advice on the best way to get your TV setup and working – shoot us an email, we would love to help!
Stay tuned for more blogs about Camping around Australia and more!