As the scorching Australian summer sun lights up the skies, it’s time to embrace the great outdoors and embark on an unforgettable camping adventure.
With Christmas coinciding with the warm summer months, Australia offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the festive season in a way that’s a world apart from the traditional snow-filled scenes.
So come with us as we unpack some of our favourite summer camping activities for you, your family & friends to enjoy.
Cricket: A quintessential Australian pastime, cricket is the perfect game to play on the campgrounds. Set up a friendly match with fellow campers and enjoy the camaraderie and competitiveness that this beloved sport brings.
Beach Volleyball: If you’re camping near a beach, beach volleyball is a fantastic way to stay active and have fun. The soft sands add an extra challenge, making each point all the more rewarding.
Bushwalking Bingo: Create bingo cards with pictures of local flora and fauna you might encounter during your bushwalks. Spotting these creatures in their natural habitat adds an educational twist to the game.
Glow-in-the-Dark Frisbee: As the sun sets and the stars come out, play frisbee with glow-in-the-dark discs for an enchanting experience that’ll have you laughing and running around the campsite.
Outdoor Movie Nights: Set up a makeshift outdoor movie theatre by hanging a white sheet and using a portable projector. Enjoy classic films or your favourite holiday-themed movies under the stars.
A Warm Campfire Meal
BBQ Bonanza: Fire up the Barbie and indulge in a traditional Aussie BBQ feast. Cook up sausages, steak, seafood, and roasted veggies, creating a mouthwatering aroma that lingers in the air.
Christmas Lunch: Since Christmas falls during Australia’s summer, why not celebrate your Christmas lunch while camping? Prepare a festive feast with roast meats, cranberry sauce, and a pavlova dessert.
Campfire Pizza: Bring pre-made pizza dough and a variety of toppings to customize your own campfire pizzas. Cooking them over an open flame adds a rustic touch to this crowd-pleasing meal.
S’mores Galore: No camping trip is complete without s’mores! Roast marshmallows and sandwich them between graham crackers and chocolate for the ultimate sweet treat.
Damper and Bush Tea: Embrace Australian heritage by making damper, a traditional campfire bread, and pairing it with bush tea brewed from native herbs and leaves.
Keeping Cool in Style
Cooling Towels: Beat the heat with cooling towels that provide instant relief when draped around your neck or forehead.
Portable Fans and Misters: Invest in portable fans and misting devices to create a refreshing oasis within your campsite.