Camping Tips

Whether you are new at camping or have done it for years, pointers are always welcomed. The handy hints for campers listed below should help you in having a practical, fun and safe camping holiday.

* Be sure to consider your neighbours and surroundings at the camping ground. There is a distinct etiquette with camping that allows everyone to enjoy their holiday without creating unpleasant disturbances

* Dig a trench on the 'up' side of the camping spot to divert any water away from your tent

* Ensure you have checked out your tent before departing for the holiday destination. This includes checking for any rips, tears and assuring that you have enough pegs, rope etc

* Fill up your water bottle with hot water before bed, this then acts as a hot water bottle

* If camping in the cold, clothes made from wool or synthetic materials will keep you the warmest - even when wet

* If lighting a camp fire, ensure that there are no fire restrictions in the area. You should also be well aware of the fire regulations

* If you are travelling with kids and the forecast is for rain, pack some board games to keep them entertained

* If you're planning on taking a portable fridge on your camping trip, turn it on and run it for approximately 24 hours before leaving - this will help it be nice and cold when you arrive

* Investigate the likely temperatures you are going to face, especially night-time temperatures. this way you can ensure you have appropriate bedding and clothing to stay warm

* Know the area where you will be staying. This allows you to come prepared for the likely conditions

* Make sure you take the appropriate precautions so that you stay safe on your holiday, this includes such things as beach safety, checking for ticks etc

* Never pack tents or camping equipment away when wet, mildew can attack your expensive gear and destroy it

* Plan ahead with a camping checklist so that you don't get stuck in the middle of nowhere without the necessary equipment

* When setting up your tent ensure that you are not located in an area where water will be directed in heavy rain, or a natural waterway

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Camping

CampingAustralian Explorer has selected a number of camping tours that will be perfect for anybody who loves camping and exploring. If you have always wanted to camp in the Outback why not take a look at our 3 Day Alice Springs camping trip.

We have a number of trips that offer camping and backpackers accommodation as well as comfortable permanent tents. We have camping trips that last for 2 days but for those who are game we even offer a range of 12 day camping trips. So for your next holiday grab a group of friends together for a memorable camping trip.

Camping Featured Experiences

7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Safari
Rates from $995.00 : South Australia

From Adelaide to Alice in a week. Travel the Red Centre and see the Flinders Ranges, Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Olgas, Coober Pedy and so much more! Highlights include Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Guided Mala Walk, Coober Pedy, Flinders Ranges, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, The Breakaways, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru Sunrise and Wilpena Pound.


9 Day 4WD Broome To Darwin Safari

Rates from $1950.00 : Western Australia

Surf Pass - Brisbane or Byron Bay to Sydney

Rates from $280.00 : Queensland

3 Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) Tour

Rates from $595.00 : Northern Territory

Bruce Cobber Pass from Sydney to CairnsBruce Cobber Pass from Sydney to Cairns (EX943)
New South Wales : $564.00
This is the most popular pass. Start in Sydney and travel up the wicked East Coast of Australia to C
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Knobs and Bells Pass - AnticlockwiseKnobs and Bells Pass - Anticlockwise (EX970)
New South Wales : $1495.00
Enjoy this fantastic journey between Alice Springs and Cairns (via Sydney) and experience a tour of
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Big Rock Pass - Alice Springs to Alice SpringsBig Rock Pass - Alice Springs to Alice Springs (EX946)
Northern Territory : $325.00
On this amazing tour you travel from Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and onto Uluru. This is where you c
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3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Unleashed Safari3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Unleashed Safari (EX1165)
Northern Territory : $495.00
Explore areas that can only be accessed by 4WDs like the magnificent Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu Nationa
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Bruce Cobber Pass from Cairns to SydneyBruce Cobber Pass from Cairns to Sydney (EX949)
Queensland : $565.00
Start in Cairns and finish in Sydney. You would do this pass if you want some cool included activiti
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Wide Selection to Choose From

2 Day Moreton Island Camping Tour (EX1516)
Queensland : $259.00
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2 Day Kings Canyon, Uluru and Olgas Tour (EX3448)
Northern Territory : $535.00
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Wild Sleep-Out Camping Adventure (EX2973)
New South Wales : $195.00
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6 Day Overland Track (EX1505)
Tasmania : $1995.00
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6 Days Secrets of Esperance Tour (EX130)
Western Australia : $770.00
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6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Rock 2 Water Adventure (EX3526)
Northern Territory : $795.00
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9 Day Perth to Adelaide (EX128)
Western Australia : $1350.00
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3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Explorer (EX3536)
Northern Territory : $625.00
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9 Day 4WD Darwin To Broome Safari (EX1173)
Northern Territory : $1950.00
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Two Day Kimberley Gorges Escape Tour (EX1927)
Western Australia : $525.00
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Whipper Snapper Pass - Adelaide to Darwin (EX983)
South Australia : $1900.00
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4 Day 4WD Red Centre Safari in Style (EX1015)
Northern Territory : $895.00
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