Camping Activities

Top five tips for camping on a budget

Top 5 tips for camping on a budget

  1. Buy pre-loved camping gear or borrow from friends.
  2. Get Out Camp Out locally, or car pool if heading further afield.
  3. Pack home stuff - even a doona and yoga mat will do.
  4. Pre-cook and freeze a feast, and pack plenty of healthy treats.
  5. Enjoy hiking, biking and swimming - nature is free!

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How to stargaze

How to stargaze

Without city lights or pollution, the sky twinkles with opportunities for stargazing.

What you need
  • Vast, clear sky with a galaxy of stars
  • Binoculars and sleeping bag
  • Stargazing app or an Australian Sky Guide
  1. Turn off the torches and let your eyes adjust to the dark.
  2. Lie down in your sleeping bags in a row.
  3. Take it in turns to view the sky through binoculars.
  4. Use your star app or guide to help navigate the sky.
Building a blanket fort

Step 1

Push the dining room chairs to the sides of the couch facing away from each other

Step 2

Collect your pillows and place them around the inside walls of your fort

Step 3

Use your sheet as the roof of your fort and place it over the couch and chairs

How to stargaze

How to crowdsource a story

Storytelling around the campfire is tradition and fun, especially when it involves everyone.

  • Sit in a circle, or across from one another, and pick someone to start the story.
  • Open with a sentence such as, "Once upon a time..." or even, "It was a dark and stormy night..."
  • The next person continues the story with a sentence, and so on until the story ends.