If this is your first time camping then you will need a camping checklist. We have compiled one for you that includes everything you will need for that perfect camping holiday. This list may vary depending on the type of camping and activities you have planned for your trip and the places you are going to, the time of year and the length of your trip therefore you may want to add or remove items to suit your individual needs. Please feel free to leave a comment and let us know if there is something we have missed out.
Camping Checklist Australia
Tents and Shelters
Shade and Shelters
Mallet for hammering in pegs
Sleeping mat (a nice light weight one that inflates that gives you a bit of cushion on the ground. If you are car camping you can bring a air mattress to give you that extra bit of comfort)
Air bed pump if using air mattress
Foam camping mat for use under a sleeping bag to prevent coldness coming through
Torches or flashlight
Portable camping gas stove
Pots and Frying Pan
Aluminum Foil or Tray / Silicon oven mat
BBQ Brush for cleaning
Dish-washing Liquid and Scourer
Food and Plenty of Water
When you are camping you usually want to prepare your own food. If you’re in a road access campground there might be a nice BBQ pit and you can bring food to grill over the BBQ. If you are backpacking on the other hand then you’re probably going to bring a backpacking stove and your own food. Just remember that it should be lightweight as you will be carrying it all yourself.
Extra day’s supply of food
Some soup in cans
Corn cobs are ideal for outdoor grilling
Energy food (bars, gels, chews, trail mix)
Sausages are great for BBQ’s
Eggs do well on the BBQ
long life milk (we buy the 200ml packs instead of the 1 litre cartons to avoid wastage)
Plenty of water (it’s always a good idea to keep extra bottles of water with you in the car) One of our friends carried a 10L bottle in their car. You can buy it from Coles and it has a convenient spout for pouring. It was only $4.
Outdoor folding chairs
Camping cupboard/wardrobe (ideal for long trips)
Vests (thermal vests for winter)
Thermal pyjamas for those cold nights
Sensible footwear for tracking
Clothes Airer and pegs (useful for drying towels and swimming costumes)
First Aid Kit
Matches or lighter for camp fires
Repair kit and Tools (Kits for stove, mattress; duct tape strips)
Water raft – great to have if your camping near water
Please feel free to leave a comment and let us know if there is something we have missed out.
To read about some of own own personal camping experiences click here.