Organising the family for a holiday is a challenge in itself but ensuring you've packed everything on your check list is a whole different story. Whether you're camping or nestled in a luxury abode seaside or in the hinterlands, you're bound to come across the outdoors, unexpected stops and opportunities you don't want to miss. In order to be forward thinking and prepared for all things rain or shine, we've teamed up with the experts in outback adventure OZtrail to cover off on the top five essential must-haves for your long-weekend escape.
Keep the bugs at bay with a Swag
With glorious beaches and extensive hinterland at our fingertips, we are rewarded with so many incredible opportunities to take in every element of our surrounds. Whether you are sleeping under the stars or just watching the sunset over the horizon, you will likely come across a few creepy crawlies that will keep you swatting throughout the night. A camper's essential – the Swag, will provide all-weather ventilation with unparalleled insect protection to improve your sleeping experience all night long.
Cook where you want, when you want
Who doesn't love dining out under the sun or stars, taking in the fresh air? But let's face it, nobody likes to share a barbeque or go without their favourite meal on a holiday. As soon as the sun peaks, there should be nothing standing in your way. While kicking back at the beach, park or campsite, every tong-wielding pro should have their own Outback Cooker to grill and plate up a delicious culinary feast to spice up their long weekend.
Sit back, it's going to be a comfy ride
No matter where you are travelling, there will be over-populated areas buzzing with noise, and parts that are perfectly secluded with only the sounds of nature. Let's be honest, the latter is where you want to be. Holidays are the perfect time to do exactly what you want, when you want, so don't let public seating hold you back. Opt for comfort, style and unlimited choice for where you watch the sunset, rise or nature pass by with a foldable camping chair like the Galaxy 2 Seater.
Create your own shade
The Australian sun is famous for its intensity and molten glare. Nobody likes a holiday burn. Despite every effort to slip, slop, and slap, nothing will protect you more than creating your own shade. Whether you're camping all weekend or setting up for a day by the water, bringing along a family gazebo will offer much needed shade to keep you cool and sun-safe throughout the day.
Sleep is a luxury in itself. So when it comes to camping, you want to ensure you'll be able to catch up on some much needed shut eye in comfort. The average sleeping bag can be quite restricting though so before you buy we recommend doing a mini experiment… measure your height, width and do a rough estimate on your sleep movements. For those wanting that extra bit of leg room plus a bit of insulation to avoid it getting too hot, choosing a style like the Mountain View Hooded sleeping bag is the way to go.
Looking for the right essentials for your trip? Get the right inspiration from the experts at www.oztrail.com.au!