Camping with the family can bring everyone closer together, and camping in Western Australia means you have a diverse range of terrains and activities available without having to go too far from a nearby town.
With that in mind, here are some helpful camping tips to make your time away as stress-free as possible.
A Little Planning Goes a Long Way
A little planning and research before you leave on your camping trip can make your holiday more enjoyable for everyone.
Gather the family and consult a map of Western Australia to see where you want to go and what sights you’d like to see. Once everyone has had a say, you can plan your trip from there.
Take into consideration the amount of time you have and perhaps stay closer to home to minimise travelling time. You don’t want to spend more time in the car than you do camping and having fun.
Camping close to Perth means you’re still getting away from it all while reducing your travelling time, and there’s plenty to see not far out of the city.
If it’s been a while since you last went camping, set up your tent at home before you leave just to make sure everything is still intact.
Your first night camping in unfamiliar territory is not the time to discover that you have missing tent pegs or holes in the tent.
The same applies to other camping equipment such as lights, cooking equipment, and air beds and pumps.
Be sure to pack healthy snacks and plenty of food for everyone, as well as utensils and other kitchen necessities. Your online research can include whether there are barbecues and shops at your destination and whether you can buy ice for your portable coolers.
Book Your Site Prior to Leaving
Many people like to stay in caravan parks and organised camp sites, especially when camping with the kids. Many places now ask that you book your site online prior to leaving. This makes a lot of sense since you don’t want to arrive to find everything is booked and you’ve got nowhere to camp.
Booking online also means you can research the camp site to ensure it meets your needs.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Your online research should also cover what to expect from your surroundings once you arrive. Make sure you’re aware of any dangerous terrain, bad weather, and local fauna such as spiders, scorpions and snakes.
If you’re camping at the beach be very aware of tide times, local conditions and sea creatures such as jellyfish and sharks.
Place your tent so that any wind or rain is likely to come from behind.
Speak to Active Members of the Camping and Off-Roading Community
At PMX Campers, we’re passionate about camping and the great outdoors, and we’re active members of the camping and off-roading community. Call us on 08 9455 1454 or contact us online to enquire about our range campers, or seek advice about camping in Western Australia.