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Top Tips for Easter Camping Trips

Top Tips for Easter Camping Trips

Monday, March 18, 2019

It’s almost that time of year again! Yes, Easter is just around the corner and the smell of hot cross buns fills the morning air whilst the shopping market aisles are filled with chocolate goodies. If you haven’t started already, now is definitely the time to plan your long weekend getaway with family and friends. Camping seems to be the most popular Easter activity and campgrounds fill up very quickly even months in advance.
 
Most people who have been camping at Easter understand the challenges involved and promise themselves that next year they’ll be super organised and have a smooth and worry-free weekend. But, life typically gets in the way and most of the timewe find ourselves in a mad rush to stock up on food, get our camping gear in order, and find a suitable campground that isn’t already packed to the brim.
 
Don’t worry though, it’s not as difficult as you think and today we’re going to share with you our top ideas to make your Easter long weekend fun and rewarding.
 
Choosing a campsite
Your favourite campsite next to the beach was probably fully booked in May last year so it’s best to find a campsite that is a little more isolated and not as crowded. Of course, it’s best to book a campsite a few months in advance, but if you still haven’t found one then it’s pretty easy to search online and find a decent campsite that still has availability. Never forget that it’s a terrible idea to try and find a campsite without booking in advance as nothing is worse than aimlessly driving around trying to find a campsite with availability!
 
Leave early
This tip is a given as pretty much everyone is familiar with the famous Easter traffic grind. It’s always best to leave as early as possible which also makes it easier if your campsite has no booking system and has a ‘first come, first served’ policy. Many National Parks don’t accept bookings so getting there late on Thursday or early on Friday morning not only guarantees you an ideal camping spot, but you’ll also miss the worst of the traffic.
 
Give your camping gear a spring clean
Easter is the perfect time to go through all your camping gear and give everything a spring clean. There’s nothing worse than the funky smell of mould or mildew in your sleeping bag or tent, so give everything a quick clean and make sure you’re not missing any essential components such as tent pegs. While you’re at it, have a look at your repair kit to make sure it’s fully stocked and if you’re missing any items like cable ties or duct tape, you’ll have plenty of time to find replacements or spare parts before you leave.
 
Have an Easter egg hunt!
Easter just wouldn’t be the same without an Easter egg hunt for the kids, but trying to remember where you’ve hidden all the Easter eggs can be a bit puzzling. While kids are fantastic at sniffing out chocolate a mile away, it’s vital that you don’t forget any eggs which can potentially be hazardous to wildlife. It’s a great idea to write down the number of eggs you hide and take photos of their location so no eggs (and foil) is left behind for wildlife to consume.
 
Switch up the camping menu
While there’s nothing wrong with the standard camping menu, Easter is a terrific time to try something new. Damper is always a classic camping treat and to spice things up (in the spirit of the season), why not add some chocolate chips or Easter eggs in the mix? If you’ve got a camp oven, try to make some hot cross buns which are always a favourite. Of course, you’ll still want to stock up your 12V fridge or esky with plenty of seafood and fresh produce for your Easter dinner!
 
While Easter camping trips can often be a bit of a rush, following the simple steps outlined above will ensure your long weekend camping trip goes as smoothly as possible. The key to having a relaxing and memorable Easter is to be well-prepared and give yourself plenty of time to plan everything.
 
If you’re looking for a wide range of camping gear and equipment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with TJM Australia by phoning 07 3865 9999.
 
We hope you all have a fun and safe camping trip thisEaster!