Getting back to nature – everything you need for your next camping getaway

Camping is one of the great Aussie pastimes, and we’re fortunate to have many wonderful and unique locations in our region to pitch a swag and get away from it all for a few days. Coming into Autumn, it’s a great time to start planning your next camping trip.

Whether you’re just starting to get your camping kit together or it’s time for a few upgrades or new accessories, you can find everything you need for a weekend camping getaway right here in AlburyCBD. From tents and sleeping bags to the right fit-out for your 4-wheel drive, our local retailers have you covered – many of which are also part of our AlburyCBD gift card program

Tents, swags, utensils and more

There are a few basics every campsite needs, starting with somewhere to sleep. After a day of outdoor adventures, you’ll be ready to have a rest, and the right tent or swag can make all the difference. 

Aussie Disposals, Adventure Gear Albury, and Kathmandu all have a range of tents from single and double swags up to larger family-sized tents and lightweight tents perfect for taking on an overnight hike. 

You can also grab any other equipment you might need, including sleeping bags, cooking utensils, storage bags, fridges and iceboxes, lighting and packs and bags to keep everything together. 

If you’re planning a big camp cook-up, you can’t go past picking up a camping cookbook or picnic set at Hello Darling in Myer Centrepoint. 

The Essential Ingredient is also a great place to grab a new picnic set or insulated coffee mug.

Another essential piece of equipment is something to cook on. Steak, veggies, and potatoes always taste better when cooked over an open fire or grilled perfectly on the barbecue. BBQs Galore have a wide range of portable gas and charcoal barbecues, as well as smokers and tripods for cooking over the campfire.

Clothing for all occasions

When you’re out in the bush, the weather tends to do what it wants. Warm days and cool nights and sudden rain showers mean you need to pack sensibly to enjoy your trip – no one likes to shiver through the night because they didn’t have warm enough socks! 

Call into RB Sellars to pick up a quintessentially Australian Driza-Bone jacket or vest, perfect for any sudden change in weather.

Kathmandu, Aussie Disposals, and Adventure Gear Albury also carry extensive ranges of footwear, hiking gear, outerwear, tops and pants made for the outdoors. It can be a good idea to pack a few pieces that all work together as light layers so you can easily stay comfortable if the weather changes.

Tip: Invest in quality clothing and footwear so you can be confident your items will be tough enough to last.

Going off-road and getting active

With so many 4WD tracks and mountain biking trails in the region, why not stop into ARB 4×4 Accessories, the Full Cycle or Comet Cycles before your next trip to make the most of time away. Our local experts can help you find the right gear for your needs, whether it’s a new slideout camp kitchen or mountain bikes for the kids. 

If you’re planning on doing lots of off-road driving, investing in a set of off-road or all-terrain tyres for your ute or SUV can make your drives safer and more comfortable – stop in and see the team at JAX Tyres & Auto to help you find the right set. 

Don’t forget to swing by Intersport or Sportspower for a footy to kick or a cricket set to throw in the back of the ute.

Final thoughts

With the proper clothing, accessories, and advice from the experts, camping can be a year-round activity. Our AlburyCBD retailers have the expertise and products you need to have a safe and enjoyable camping experience whenever you decide to head out on your next adventure.

Produced by Rhiannon Veness in partnership with AlburyCBD