Living in Australia we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful places to camp. We love camping, but we understand that there are some people who just aren’t sure about it. So we have put together our top reasons why you should go on a camping trip. Whether you are new to camping or a seasoned camper, we hope to inspire you to start planning your next camping trip!Great Ocean Walk. Image credit: Tourism Victoria
Best holiday for the children
It seems that kids spend a lot of time on gadgets and technology. Camping gets the children away from these gadgets and experiencing nature. They will spend their days playing, using their imaginations and learning new things…the opportunities are endless. Plus the fresh air will do wanders for them. There really is something magical about camping and it will be a holiday they wont forget.
Escape your hectic life and get back to nature
For most of us life seems to get busier by the day, camping lets you take the time to slow down and appreciate a calmer pace of life. Once your tent or camper trailer is set up you can sit back and relax without the worry of your everyday tasks. Plus there is so much beauty in the outdoors and we often don’t get the time to appreciate it. There’s nothing better than relaxing by a campfire under the stars. The first time you camp the stars will truly amaze you.
Unlike other holidays, you can bring the family pet with you to most campsites. It’s a good idea to check the site beforehand to make sure. No expensive kennel fees or trying to find someone to look after your dog. Your four-legged friend is part of the family so let them enjoy the holiday too.
Being outdoors is good for your health
If you have been feeling stressed or a little run down lately then a camping trip should be on your list of things to do. Being outdoors is great for you health! You get more vitamin D, an increase in endorphins, plus you will burn extra calories without even realising.
Camping is an economical way to have a great holiday, which means you can get away more often throughout the year. You can make your trip as basic or luxurious as you want depending on your budget. Plus Australia has loads of free campsites; in our opinion these free sites are often the best places to camp.
You can switch off and unplug from technology
Most of us don’t go anywhere without our phones, ipads or laptops these days. With camping you can literally unplug all your gadgets and chill out. It is a great opportunity to focus on your family and friends without your phone ringing or looking at emails. It might also be a surprise that you and the kids can survive without your smartphone or ipad and actually enjoy it!
It’s time to create lasting memories with your family, away from all the distractions that everyday life inevitably brings. Start planning your camping trip and head off for some much needed time away – we have certainly given you some very good reasons to do so!