Autumn has all the colours of the rainbow on show, particularly highlighting the iconic burnt oranges and fiery reds of the Australian outdoors. Prepare to see perfect sunsets and magnificent exhibits of golden horizons in one of the most magical times of year.
Of course, with the right camping gear (just speak to us), you can enjoy camping at any time of the year, but here’s why we think Autumn is the prime time.
1. AUTUMN WEATHER IS THE BEST FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
In autumn, the weather is consistently pleasant, and you will be less likely to be bothered by insects. Not too hot and not too cold, temperatures are ideal for active daytime adventures like hiking, exploring, biking, fishing, kayaking and even swimming (if you’re lucky).
2. SLEEP COMFORTABLY UNDER COOL NIGHTS
The sun and temperature tend to rise early on summer days, but in autumn the late sunrise and crisp morning air means you’ll be less likely to be woken by heat and more likely to sleep in longer. Waking up to the sound of wildlife and beautiful views after a good night’s sleep has to be the best possible way to start a day.
3. CAMPING GROUNDS ARE NOT AS BUSY
Popular campsites are usually fully booked well in advance over summer but, in autumn, spontaneous camping adventures are easier to organise. Plus, with fewer people at your camping ground, you will more likely get a larger, quieter, and more private site.
4. SAY “GOODBYE!” TO CAMP CRITTERS
Insects usually retreat over the colder months. There are fewer mosquitoes, flies and sandflies, so if bugs turn you off the outdoors, then autumn is the time to embark on a camping trip.
5. CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED
One of the best things about camping is sitting around the campfire with good people and good food. In autumn the temperatures are cooler and therefore the threat of bushfires is lower. Make sure you check the fire restrictions at your campsite before lighting a fire.
It’s also cool enough to rug up in a few warm layers or with a blanket under the stars!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR CAMPING IN AUTUMN: