What to Pack for Camping ? (10 Essential Items!)

Camping in Australia is one of the most pleasant experiences to be had, even if you’re in a designated campground or Caravan Park camping zone. We think it’s the best way to forget about the work, unwanted social obligations and all of those mundane chores on the “to-do list”.


Just know that every camping trip has its fair share of chores, and this is where knowing what to pack for camping can be the difference between a hellish getaway, and a relaxing romp.


When deciding what to pack for camping, the two most important things to consider are:


  • Where you are staying; and
  • What sort of facilities does your camping spot have?


Power, water and ablutions are the basics that determine what sort of infrastructure you need with you. There’s no point carrying a massive generator and 500 liters of fresh water if it’s all there waiting for you.


Of course, having extension cords that allow you to tap into the power and containers to carry the water from the source to your, the campsite will be required, but we will get to this shortly.


Before we get stuck into things, there are a few other factors to consider before deciding what to pack for camping in Australia:


  • Comfort – it’s never advisable to make your camping trip so uncomfortable that the best part of the holiday was returning home.
  • Safety – it’s worth considering the fact you really do need to get home in one piece…
  • Convenience – I don’t know about you, but I get really annoyed when my life could be easier (such as seeing in the dark) if I’d only remembered to pack the spare batteries for the torch!


Okay, let’s give you a hand knowing what to pack for camping in Australia to ensure a successful getaway for all involved.


If there’s anything obvious we’ve missed from our list of things that you find handy to have when you’re on your camping trips, be sure to share this with us in the comments section below.


1. Bedding

We’re all so lucky today because there’s an amazing variety of mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, linens, rugs, etc. to choose from to ensure you have the right bedding option for any camping location.


Remember, comfort is the key and a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors sets your body and mind ready to tackle all those fun experiences.

2. Shelter

Whether it’s a top-of-the-wozza swag on an elevated bed/mattress, a roof-top camper, or a massive family tent, the quality and design of your shelter are crucial to ensure you’re not exposed to elements that carry the potential to ruin your holiday.

There’s rain, dew, heat, sun and creepy crawlies (if they bother you) that could cause some significant issues unless you have got the appropriate shelter for your surroundings.

3. Tucker & Water (or other drinks)