The Ultimate Checklist for an Aussie Camping Trip

Camping and 4WDing go together like bangers and mash or beer and sunshine. Camping can be a fun way to take a holiday away from civilisation, or an essential part of a long 4x4 trek. Whatever type of camping you’re doing, it’s essential to have the right gear and supplies.



There’s plenty of flashy camping gear out there, but make sure you’ve got the basics covered first. You need good tents or swags, a first aid kit, enough food and water, lots of sunscreen and insect repellant, and clothes that will protect you from UV rays or the cold, depending on the season.

 We’ve put together a comprehensive camping checklist at the end of this article, but here are some highlights you can grab from Australia Wide Camping.


Crashpad Gear Swags

Crashpad Swags

The double and single swags from Crashpad are ideal for Australia’s harsh conditions. These swags feature high-performing 410 gsm hard coat waterproofed canvas, full-length storm flaps to keep you dry in the rain, and ventilation windows with canvas flaps at each end.



Crashpad Gear Sleep System

This amazing sleeping bag from Crashpad offers seven unique functions:

  • 1 single winter sleeping bag rated to -10ºc
  • 1 double winter doona
  • 1 double summer sleeping bag rated to +5ºc
  • 2 double summer doona's
  • 2 single summer sleeping bags rated to +5ºc


Dometic Fridge and Freezer

Dometic Fridge

This portable fridge/freezer is really amazing. As well as keeping your drinks and food cool, it also covers deep freeze capabilities, getting down to -22 degrees. This cooler has a huge capacity – 113 cans of beer anyone? – and you can control the temperature over WiFi.



Coleman Australia Fyreknight Cooker

Coleman FyreKnight

Coleman Australia’s Fyreknight camping stoves are really a step above the competition. They have a great wind-block design around the burners so you can cook even on blustery days. There’s also a lot more room on the cooktop for using larger pots and pans. The stove is lightweight but very robust, so you’ll get many years of use out of it.




  • Tent
  • Hammer
  • Pegs
  • Tarp or gazebo
  • Rope & poles
  • Flooring
  • Dustpan & brush


  • Mattress/bed
  • Pillow
  • Sheets
  • Sleeping bag


  • Camp chairs
  • Table
  • Cupboard
  • Clothing line


  • Battery or rechargeable operated lantern
  • Battery or rechargeable operated torch


  • Solar shower/ RV shower/ hot water unit
  • Shower tent
  • Shower pole
  • Shower mats
  • Bucket/tub


  • Plates, cups & utensils
  • Pots & pans
  • Dishwashing bucket, detergent & sponge
  • Bin & bin bags
  • Paper towel & tea towels
  • Cooler/ esky
  • Portable fridge
  • Bbq/stove
  • Gas cylinder
  • Matches/lighter
  • Cobb cooker


  • Microfibre towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • First aid kit


  • Thermals
  • Jacket & fleece
  • Beanie
  • Sublimated polo
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/thongs


  • Cricket set
  • Football/soccer
  • Playing cards
  • Board games


  • Maxtrax
  • Air compressor
  • Hi-lift jack
  • Recovery gear
  • Shovel
  • Puncture repair
  • Ulp/diesel jerry
  • Water jerry


  • Generator & oil
  • Powerboards
  • Extension leads
  • Battery charger
  • Device chargers
  • Jump starter pack
  • Inverter (pure or modified)


  • Rods
  • Reels
  • Tacklebox
  • Bait
  • Filleting knife
  • Brag mat
  • Bucket
  • Rod holder


  • Oct 04, 2019
  • Category: 4WD Club
  • Comment: 1
Mike Hunt November 27, 2019

Top article, saving this for the summer.

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