New Year’s is a time for setting goals and resolutions, and for camping enthusiasts, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan new adventures and experiences. If you’re passionate about caravan and camping in Australia, here are some New Year’s camping resolutions you might want to try:
- Visit a Caravan Park in Each State: Australia is blessed with diverse landscapes and each state offers unique camping experiences. Make it a goal to stay in a caravan park in each state. From the pristine beaches of Western Australia to the lush rainforests of Queensland, explore the varying beauties of the country.
- Attend as Many Caravan and Camping Trade Shows as Possible: Trade shows are great for finding the latest gear, getting expert advice, and connecting with fellow camping enthusiasts. Make a resolution to attend as many trade shows as possible. These events are not only informative but also a lot of fun.
- Try a New Camping Activity: Whether it’s fishing, hiking, bird watching, or star gazing, try a new activity during your camping trips. It’s a great way to add excitement and learn new skills.
- Go Off-Grid: Challenge yourself to a true escape from the daily grind. Plan a trip where you go off-grid, away from the usual caravan parks and amenities. It’s a fantastic way to connect with nature and find peace.
- Join a Caravanning Community or Club: Being part of a community of like-minded individuals can enhance your camping experiences. You’ll learn from others, share stories, and maybe even find new camping buddies.
- Learn More About Sustainable Camping: Make a resolution to camp more sustainably. Learn about leaving no trace, using solar power, and minimizing waste on your trips.
- Teach Someone to Camp: Share your love for camping by teaching someone how to camp. It could be a friend, family member, or even organizing a community event.
- Upgrade Your Camping Setup: If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your caravan, tent, or camping gear, make this the year you do it. Better equipment can make camping more comfortable and enjoyable.
- Volunteer at a National Park or Campsite: Give back by volunteering. Many parks and campsites need help with maintenance, conservation, and visitor services.
- Set a ‘No Technology’ Camping Trip: Disconnect to reconnect. Plan a camping trip where you switch off phones, tablets, and other devices to enjoy the simplicity of outdoor life.
- Document Your Camping Adventures: Start a blog, a photo journal, or a vlog to document your travels. This not only keeps memories alive but could inspire others to explore.
- Improve Your Camp Cooking Skills: Challenge yourself to go beyond the basic BBQ and try new recipes or cooking methods on your trips.
- Visit a Historical Site or Landmark: Australia is rich in history. Make it a point to visit historical sites or landmarks during your camping trips.
- Plan a Solo Camping Trip: If you’ve never camped alone, this could be a transformative experience. Solo trips offer solitude and a unique way to enjoy nature.
- Participate in a Caravan and Camping Show: Go beyond attending and participate in a show, whether through a presentation, a workshop, or as an exhibitor.
Incorporating these resolutions into your camping plans for the year can make for a rewarding and adventurous year ahead. Remember, the goal is to enjoy the journey, explore new places, and create lasting memories. Happy camping!