Summer is fast approaching and that means one thing… summer holidays and spending more time outdoors!
If you’re hitting the road this summer to explore the great outdoors in an Apollo campervan or motorhome, rest assured you’ll already have all the essentials (such as kitchen equipment and bedding) on board with you. However, there’s a few things you’ll need so you’re ready to make the most of the warm weather while you’re on the road.
Here’s a few things you will want to grab before you head off on your epic Aussie summer adventure:
No matter where you’re off to in Australia, it’s important to be sun smart. Make sure you pack a hat, long sleeved shirt, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bonus points for coastal travellers if your sunscreen is reef safe!
Bug repellent is a must have for those long days (and nights) over summer – whether it’s sand flies, mozzies or bush ticks, keeping bug repellent on hand is a must for your summer road trip to keep you bite free by the sea, in the outback or anywhere in between.
A re-usable water bottle is essential for your summer driving holiday. All Apollo campervans and motorhomes are fitted with a freshwater tank, so you will have access to fresh water (don’t forget to boil before drinking) no matter where you’re parked up. It’s so important to stay hydrated so you can make the most of your holiday – no one enjoys a dehydration headache!
Electrolytes can also be handy for those long days exploring – grab some electrolyte powder (rather than ready to go drinks) so you can add it to your water bottle it as needed, while also saving on precious packing space.
Swap out your heavy winter boots for some lightweight (and ideally quick dry) hiking shoes so you can get out and explore nature comfortably – quick dry shoes are ideal for all those epic waterfall chasing experiences too! You’ll also want quality socks and don’t forget a lightweight day pack, for carrying your snacks and water bottle (no one likes a hangry hiker!).
Lightweight and quick dry clothing is the way to go for summer adventures outdoors. When you’re packing for your campervan holiday, you’re packing for a smaller space, so quick dry clothing that can be hand washed, dried in the sun, and worn again the next day is ideal for longer road trips where you may not have access to a laundromat. Leave the bulky denim at home and opt for light, breathable fabrics so you’ll be cool and comfortable.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a map, book an Apollo campervan and start packing for your summer on the road!