Essential Camping Trip Items

Essential Camping Trip Items

Some essential camping trip items are needed whether you have a luxury camper trailer, or a tent on an unpowered campsite. The holidays are approaching quickly, so SWAG decided our latest post will be a list of essential camping trip items to take.  Without further ado, here we go!

  • Food, something that can be cooked on a campfire or portable gas grill like sausages, steak, grilled veggies etc. You will need an esky if there is any meat. Try and get foods that won’t spoil easily if you are camping for a while. Alternately, buy food on the day if you can.  So much easier to set up, cook and clean.
  • Cooking supplies: If your area doesn’t have fire enabled campsites then some sort of portable gas grill will be required. Check out somewhere like Big W or Kmart. Outdoor stores have some great backpacking options but a cheap propane stove will suit the more budget-conscious. Make sure to bring utensils, plates, cups, and cooking materials. Camping pots and pans are useful just because they store away much smaller, but. I tend to use plastic plates, and a couple of mugs too.
  • Sleeping bag and insulated mats. Air mattresses shed heat and make you freeze in the night. If you are one of the lucky ones to own a SWAG camper trailer, you won’t need to worry about the mattress!
  • Headlamps, flashlights are awkward when you trying to do anything at night. Headlamps are far superior. Lanterns are rather nice as well for camping, you will just need to be aware of the flammability.
  • Toiletries. Even in places where they have toilets having your own supply of toilet paper and hand sanitizer is a good way to go.
  • An Esky or two. Yes, for car camping this is essential. Whiskey will also suffice. You would also need this to store food. Having a cooler for water with a spout is also very helpful. Boxed wine is also acceptable.

That’s the essentials, but there are other nice-to-have camping trip items to bring:

  • Guidebooks for things to do the next day
  • Folding Camp Chairs
  • Blankets for around the fire, and in case it gets too cold at night
  • Pillow
  • A tarp, maybe two
  • Big plastic tub for washing up plates & cutlery

This list is by no means exhaustive but is a good start for your trip. A lot will depend on your destination, camping location and facilities available. SWAG Camper trailers have some of the best-equipped camper trailers on the market and some super deals. Why not check us out today!

 

Camper Trailers Finance Available

Camper Trailers Finance Available

Camper trailers finance can be an investment worth considering. Itching to head to a camper trailer destination these upcoming holidays? You’re not the only one! It has been proven that taking holidays as a family can create stronger bonds. However, not everybody has the available cash funds to buy a camper trailer outright. This is where SWAG can help you live the dream.

SWAG Camper Trailers has established relationships with market-leading finance providers making it even more convenient and affordable to own your own Camper Trailer or Caravan.

Why should you consider buying a camper trailer on finance?

We have listed below some primary reasons:

  • Take your home with you. There are no expensive hotel room fees at each destination. If you have a slightly larger than normal family, hotel rooms can add up quickly, to hundreds of dollars a night. With a camper trailer, you will only need to worry about a small site fee, and they offer a convenient and even luxurious home away from home.
  • Camping without compromising comfort. Camper trailers combine the simple joys of camping with a range of modern conveniences including comfortable beds, built-in kitchens and plenty of storage. You have gas for cooking, water storage for drinking and showering, and decent protection from the elements.
  • Cheaper than a caravan. With prices for basic camper trailers starting from less than $5k dollars, camper trailers are much more affordable than caravans. If you are looking for higher-end camper trailers that are equivalent to a caravan, the price will increase from there.
  • They’re easy to transport – Compared to a caravan, camper trailers are lightweight and small, making them much easier to tow with the standard family car.
  • Go exploring in more remote places. Camper trailers make it easy for you and your family to access out-of-the-way holiday destinations and escape the crowds of tourists.

These reputable companies offer comparative rates, low fees and easy repayment terms. We can offer finance through a number of lenders so you get the best loan to suit you. So why wait? Just fill out the online form and a finance specialist will contact you and get your application underway.

Camper Trailer Of The Year October 2019

Camper Trailer Of The Year October 2019

Our camper trailer of the year for October is the amazing Apache Side fold camper trailer. This camper trailer is the ultimate off-road tourer. There is nothing quite like it on the market.

With a snappy 30 Second Main tent set up, the Apache Side-Fold ticks the boxes when it comes to a perfect overnighter right through to a base camp in more remote locations. For pricing and full details check out the video or call us today on 1800 SWAG CAMPERS.

Why have we picked this tailer as the camper trailer of the year?

The Apache by SWAG Camper Trailers will make you rethink the way you look at Camper Trailers.  With a 30 second main tent set up, massive master bed, full kitchen and loaded with features to get you completely off-grid. This camper trailer is a stand out performer that is suited for singles, couples or families with older kids that are now in their own Swags. The Apache is super tough yet lightweight, Rugged yet head-turning and so simple to operate.

And did we mention easy to set up?

Why Is This Camper Trailer So Good?

  • Battery Management system with water level gauge, rocker switches, and battery isolator
  • Multiple Internal & External USB & 12v sockets
  • External Water & Gas outlets
  • 1 x 120ltr S/S Rear tank, fed from Seaflo water pump & John Guest Fittings
  • 2 x Gas bottles holders
  • 2 x 20l Jerry Can holders

If you are in the market for a camper trailer, the Apache Side-fold is definitely one to consider. Right now you can score this at our PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE PRICE of $20,990*. With $6000 worth of extras, you can’t go wrong with this trailer! Come and see us today or contact us via this website.

* excludes dealer delivery and registration charges

Camper Trailer SA Destinations

Continuing our travel around Australia, this article will be camper trailer sa destinations. 3 amazing places to consider visiting on your next trip.

Cable Bay Campground – Innes National Park

For those people who enjoy camping on a beach with the sun, surf and sand, Cable Bay Campground is the first choice! Located just over 3 hours away from Adelaide, Innes National Park has many beautiful, natural features to investigate which include tucked away beaches, incredible limestone cliffs and dense bushland perfect for hiking. There is also a marine park and a shipwreck!

There are many activities you can do at this campground, including:

  • fishing
  • surfing
  • snorkelling
  • canoeing
  • bushwalking

If you’re looking for a non-crowded area to get away for quiet rest and relaxation, this should be your first stop with your camper trailer sa.

 

 

Stringybark Campground – Deep Creek National Park

This campground is found about an hour south of Adelaide. Home to a multitude of natural wildlife, it is best suited for tents and camper trailer sa. This is one of the best areas for bushwalking and enjoying nature. While you’re on your walks, you can even play games of eye spy to search for locals such as

  • western grey kangaroos
  • echidnas
  • a wide variety of bird species

Facilities include toilets and hot water showers and there is a low entry fee for this area. There are no powered sites, so you will need to take this into consideration. You will also need to bring your own drinking water.

Particular spots to check out include Blowhole Beach (you will need a 4WD), Cobbler Hill and the spectacular view to Kangaroo Island.

 

Talia Caves

Talia Caves is located on the Eyre Peninsula, 2 hours south of Port Lincoln. This place is a true bush camping experience with no toilets or water facilities. Its main talking point is the monsterous sandstone cliffs known as “The Tub” and “The Woolshed”. Fishing is possible, however you will need to take caution as the beaches and the ocean can be quite rough.

This is a site for more experienced campers, therefore less family-friendly as the previously mentioned camper trailer sa destinations above.

 

Visit our website to see our previous article of camper trailer nsw destinations here.

Camper Trailer Western Australia Destinations

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Camper Trailer Western Australia Destinations

Western Australia is a beautiful state that covers a third of the entire country. The one state taking up 2.6 million square kilometres. It’s made up mostly of parched, dry outback. But, that just gives it the reputation of being known for it’s amazing landscapes. Also, most of the population lives in the south-west corner of the large state. This time in this article, there will be four locations instead of three.

 

Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef

Our first area for Camper Trailer Western Australia is Coral Bay located in Ningaloo Reef. And, just by the name you can tell it is a marine paradise. Known for it’s spectacular coral gardens and white beaches. Coral Bay hosts a small seaside town. The great thing about Coral Bay is the all year round beach weather. And for good reason. Such as, floating around with the local manta rays or swimming along with sea turtles. there is also opportunities to learn how to dive or if you’re more of a land person there is quad bike trekking.

 

Kalbarri

Like Coral Bay, This place is all about the stunning ocean views. Kalbarri is located six hundred kilometres North of Perth. Known for the seaside cliffs and rocky gorges and the local dolphins and Humpback Whales that like to hang around. Hawkes head lookout is definitely one place to visit whilst in Kalbarri. The most important place to visit is the very famous Pink Lake, that is, yes pink. Also has a boardwalk beside the Island rock and natural bridge.

 

Francois Peron National Park

Francois Peron National Park was once a pastoral station. The park’s northerly tip, has picnic tables, toilets, interpretive signs and beach access. An impressive array of marine life can be seen from two lookouts perched on the cliff at nearby Skipjack Point Lookout. Which is unmissable. large red dunes and thirsty shrub land next to light clear blue water. This place offers remote camping sites and access to beaches and fishing spots.

 

Visit our website to see our previous articles of different camping spots in different states here.

Or browse our website if you’re interested in shopping for high quality camper trailers, here.

Camper Trailer NSW Destination

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Following our previous blog post, this article will be camper trailer nsw destinations. 3 amazing places to consider visiting on your next trip.

Diamond Head Campground

First up is one for the hikers and explorers. Diamond Head is a beautiful beach side campsite with stunning views of the water and surrounding forest and mountains. It includes caravan sites and picnic amenities, making this a very popular destination around the Crowdy Bay National Park area. This place provides barbecue facilities, showers, toilets, amenities block and picnic tables.

After all the site seeing you can do from the comfort of your own camping grounds, there are plenty of other hiking tracks to check out.Such as the Diamond Head loop walk that shows off Crowdy Bays amazing coastline. And also the Forest walk track for a more rain forest, waterfall and rivers kind of scenery.

 

Trial Bay Gaol Campground

This campground is found on a point called Arakoon National Park in the north coast region. Another beach side camping ground with spots for tents, motorhomes and camper trailer nsw. Trial Bay Gaol offers an amenities block, picnic table, toilets, barbecue facilities, boat ramp, cafe/kiosk, car park, drinking water, showers and electric power. Bring your boat along if you have one, to take advantage of the great fishing this place offers. Come between the months of Jan and Apr for marlin season. There is also swimming at the front beach. Or visit the historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol and learn about the prison constructed in the late 1800’s. And as well, this place provides stunning hiking tracks. A couple of them taking you out to the Trial Bay lighthouse.

Overall, this place is highly rated. And if you don’t want to go at a really busy time, avoid school holidays. Places like this are always busy on school holidays, this one can be to the extent of being booked out.

 

Mungo Brush Campground

Mungo Brush is located in the Myall Lakes National Park again in the north coast region. This place includes picnic tables, barbecue facilities, boat ramp and of course toilets. It is right next to the lake which mean there are great opportunities for a kayak or canoe. Which can take you down the Myall river to Hawkes Nest. There is also fishing either on land or as mentioned before there is a boat ramp. swimming is also on the table being just a short walk from the campgrounds. Also a popular place to fish and sailboard.

You could also visit the Point Stephens lighthouse on Fingal Island, which is only accessible by water transport. There you can learn about the historic ruins. At Tomaree National Park you can visit the WWII gun emplacements. Where you can discover the military history of Port Stephens on a free guided tour. And once again there is also plenty of hiking tracks.

 

Visit our website to see our previous article of camper trailer qld destinations here.

Camper trailer destinations, QLD

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Camper trailer destinations, QLD

Camping in Queensland can be the most beautiful thing with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. So finding the right spot is very important. Different locations give you different opportunities of various activities. By going over places in Queensland and their info, this should answer your question of “where should I take my camper trailer and my family?”.

Beerwah Caravan Park

This caravan park also has a tent site which is available on application only. They also are pet friendly. Beerwah caravan park has many places to go and see such as Australia Zoo which is just 5km away as well as the glass house mountains being just 7km away. In addition, Golden beach and the amazing beaches of Caloundra are only 20 minutes away. for booking ring  0416678694.

1770

1770 is a town on the coast of Queensland in between Rockhampton and Bundaberg. Whether you are into boating and fishing or surf beaches and national parks, this town has multiple camper trailer parks that offer those to you. there are two waterside camping places at Middle beach and Bustard bay if you were looking at boating and fishing. A couple of kilometres south of 1770 is Deepwater National Park which has a number of camping places that are in amongst the trees that are a short walk from a surf beach, exclusive to the park. If you have have a pet, unfortunately Captain Cook holiday park is the only caravan park that accepts pets around the town of 1770. All caravan parks have flush toilets and all national parks have drop toilets.

Byfield National Park

Byfield is located in Farnborough which is 70km north-east of Rockhampton. Along with beautiful coastal views and scenery, you will never run out of things to do around this place. First of all, it has all the basics. Toilets, showers, BBQ, and an open fireplace with camp fires and generators also permitted. As far as activities go, the list is quite a length longer. There is swimming, boating, fishing, sailing canoeing and kayaking. And that’s just for the water lovers. There is also hiking, cycling, horse riding tracks, trail bike tracks and lookouts. To sum it up, this place is not just about the pretty scenery. Byfield is definitely a great place to go for a brilliant vacation packed with plenty of things to do.

For any information on camper trailers please feel free to contact us or see our offers on our store website here. And any questions on prices or reviews of places you would like to go, see wotif.com