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5 Caravanning Essentials

5 MUST-HAVES FOR CARAVANNING

For many folks, caravanning is a lifestyle choice, and for those who live in a caravan full time, life can be pretty sweet. Filled with freedom and adventure, caravan living can be everything you need to experience a fun and adventurous life. It’s also an awesome way to travel and explore this big, beautiful country of ours. However, before you take the plunge and head off on your caravan trip, check you have these 5 must-have items as they will make your caravan experience that much more enjoyable.

1. Dunny Rolls

Yep, that’s right. Good ole toilet rolls. And lots of em. When you caravan full time, or if you’re intending to travel long distances for a holiday, you can’t rely on public conveniences to be around every corner. There may not be a public dunny in sight for several hundred kilometers! So when you need to go you’ve got what you need to feel comfortable. They aren’t a glamorous caravan accessory, but they’re essential for caravan life.

2. Matches and Lighters

Living in a caravan full-time or traveling in a caravan requires a lot of upfront planning. Items you don’t necessarily need at home, you’re going to want when on the road. Boxes of matches and packets of lighters are essential. You don’t want to be without the ability to light a candle in the dead of night, stoke up the barbie, or get that campfire cranking in the middle of nowhere. You’re also going to want to strike quite a few matches when Dad heads into the Dunny with his newspaper tucked under his arm. Ya know those matches are going to come in handy at that point. You know what we’re talking about… 😉

3. A Tent

Unless you intend to go completely off the grid, traveling in a caravan usually involves meeting lots of new people. On the road and when you frequent caravan parks like Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Sometimes you’ll want to invite your new mates back to your caravan for a meal or a bevvie. Most caravans aren’t huge. So having some extra space like a free-standing tent to accommodate your guests can be extremely helpful.

4. Portable WiFi Device

Having a way of staying connected is important. If you caravan full-time or are planning to take a holiday and stay close to caravan parks, caravan clubs, and caravan communities, then staying connected won’t be too difficult. But if you’re planning on heading into the woop woop or the outback, for example, having a portable WiFi device will give you access to the internet, at caravan park hotspots, as well as access to cellular data for unexpected emergencies.

5. Solar Panels

If you’re living in a caravan full-time or planning on taking a caravan holiday then you’ll want to consider solar power as a main source of energy. Especially if you plan to do some off-the-grid camping, then solar is a must. Solar can be used to run your fans, fridges, and power up devices like phones and laptops. Solar will also run all your lighting at night. However, it doesn’t take much for the panels to get a bit dusty. Especially in the outback. So throw a ladder in your caravan too and wipe them down every 3-4 days.

Caravanning can be awesome!

Let’s face it, caravan living and holidaying isn’t for everyone. But for folks who love adventure, spontaneity, saving some dosh, exploring the natural outdoors, and meeting new people caravanning can be a bloody exciting way of life or holiday. Planning and preparation are key to ensuring your time in your van is as amazing and enjoyable as it can be.

Happy Caravanning Mates!

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Reasons to Holiday in a Caravan

Are you looking for a holiday idea that will let you travel to different places without breaking the bank? A caravan holiday can be the perfect option. If this sounds like the sort of holiday you’re after, keep reading to find out more about caravan holidays and why they could be perfect for you.

Caravan Holidays: 4 Reasons You Should Go On One Right Now

#1 You Will Have Freedom

Freedom is the greatest benefit of traveling in a caravan. With a caravan holiday, you can visit anywhere that interests you and your family. There are caravan parks all across Australia. With a little bit of googling you can easily find a caravan park wherever it is you want to go. Stay for a month in one destination. A few days or a week in another. The choice is up to you.

#2 You Can Spend Time With Your Family

Caravan holidays are great for families. In fact, caravan holidays have been proven to help families bond and deepen their relationship because of the fun times and memories that get created. Spending quality time with your family is one of the best gifts you will ever experience. You can explore new places together. Play fun games on the road. Experience precious moments together and create memories that last a lifetime.

#3 You’ll Be Close To Nature

A caravan holiday will mean that you’re closer to nature than ever before. When you holiday in your caravan, it’s very likely you’ll be passing through beautiful landscapes and natural sites and your caravan park will be surrounded by beautiful gardens and other natural features. Like the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Whether you like natural landscapes or not, spending time in nature is extremely beneficial. Not only will it give you great relaxation but your health will improve as a result.

#4 You’ll Spend Less Dosh On Your Holiday

Finally, caravan holidays are excellent for saving some bucks. Hotel rooms over multiple days for families can get very expensive. Caravan parks aren’t as pricey as hotels and are often located near big cities and towns, which means that you won’t always have to travel far to reach them. Also, caravan holidays are generally cheaper than all other types of holidays, so you’ll be able to afford more extra curricular activities when holidaying in your caravan.

So if you’re looking for a new holiday option that’s cost effective and filled with adventure, why not give caravanning a try. You might discover, as many do, that you absolutely love it. 🙂

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Great Food Ideas for Caravanning

SNACKS AND FOOD IDEAS WHEN CARAVANNING

There are lots of things to think about when planning your holiday in your caravan. One thing you’ll want to consider is your food. What types of food and snacks are you going to take on your trip?

Here are some great food ideas to keep your belly full, your mood happy and to stay (mostly) healthy while cruising on the road in your caravan.

1. Cheese and crackers

If you have a small fridge in your caravan, you can take some cheese with a packet of crackers or water biscuits.

A triangle of blue, a wheel of brie, or a monster-size block of cheddar will do the trick.  But if cheese isn’t your thing no worries mate.  These days just about anything can go on a cracker.  Like some sardines, hummus, or heck, even last night’s leftover snags make for a tasty snack.  Chuck in a few grapes on the side and you’re good to go.

2. Sandwiches

There’s nothing like a good ole aussie sanga to wrap your laughing gear around while cruising in your van, listening to some tunes; watching the world go by.

You don’t have to get fancy with it either. Slather a few slices with some iconic Vegemite. Throw together a ham, cheese and relish. Make the mouth water with a salad sanga that has lettuce, tomato and cucumber, and a knife swipe of cream cheese. Or go fancy but delicious with the increasingly popular peanut butter and beetroot. Fair dinkum they’re gooood!

3. Finger Snacks

According to Choose Brisbane Australia, the following 6 snacks are rated in the top ten. We suggest you keep them in sealable food bags so they stay fresh longer.

  1. Fairy Bread (white bread with butter and a generous sprinkling of “hundreds and thousands”)
  2. Tim Tams (a proud aussie export and let’s face it, the best biscuit on the planet)
  3. Mini Meat Pies (easy to eat. Dip in some tomato sauce and you’re laughing)
  4. Cheezels. (always a party favourite. Especially with the kids. And who doesn’t like wearing their food as rings?)
  5. Anzac biscuits. (soft, chewy and a yummy sweet coconut-flavour. Not as delectable as the Tim Tam, but still worth a mention.)
  6. Lamingtons (a classic Australian sponge covered in chocolate sauce and dusted with coconut. These DE-LICIOUS cakes are very crumbly though. We suggest eating over a plate or outside the van.

So there you have it. Lots of great food ideas that are popular among Aussies who love to caravan and eat good tucker. 🙂

Happy travelling and eating mates!

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Karumba

5 reasons why you should check out the Outback

An Australian road trip is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors of this magnificent country.

The outback in Australia has so much to offer. From pristine beaches, incredible wildlife, beautiful landscapes, glorious sunsets, and brilliant towns and communities like Karumba where you can experience true Aussie hospitality.

Here are our top five reasons why the outback should be on your travel bucket list:

1. The Wildlife

Is there anything more Australian than visiting the outback and spotting some exotic creatures? From kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies and emus as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards, visiting the outback is a great way to see native animals in their natural habitat.

Did you know Australia is home to around 50 million kangaroos? Making it one of the best places in the world to spot them.

The outback is home to these iconic marsupials which, can be seen hopping around, well just about everywhere. They will often hop right into the park where guests are able to experience them up close and snap some memorable photos.

2. Stunning Landscapes & Sunsets

Australia is a country with an extremely diverse landscape. From lush rainforest to red desert and more.

You can explore a completely different side of the country in just a matter of hours. No matter where you go, one thing you can rely on is that Australia’s landscapes will never fail to take your breath away.

The colors of the outback are unique – vivid and spectacular. With its earthy reds and orange landscape dotted with green and golden trees, the rich grounded feel of the outback is sure to draw you in and captivate all your senses.

The sunsets here are some of the best in the world. The sky turns into a beautiful canvas as the sun slowly sets for another day. The pinks, oranges, purples and reds paint a picture in the sky that will remain in your heart and memory forever.

One of the best places for viewing magnificent sunsets is right here at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Pull up a chair and a cold one and watch the magic unfold.

3. Laid Back Lifestyle

Aussies are renowned for their relaxed attitude, which is something that can be seen throughout the country. The outback is no different, with friendly locals always happy to show you around or recommend a great spot for something to eat, drink or do.

This is especially true for the community of Karumba. Our friendly locals and staff at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park are always eager to say ‘G’day’ and lend a hand where they can.

4. The Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is a rare meteorological event where the sky is filled with a swirling ball of cloud that resembles long rolls of colorful cotton wool.

It usually occurs just before dawn in the outback around September to November. The colors are so intense, it looks like the sun is rising from an unusual direction.

There are very few places in the world where you can view the Morning Glory. The best place in the world to see the phenomenon is the town of Cunnamulla, around 350 kilometers west of Karumba.

5. The Nightlife

Visiting the outback would not be complete without enjoying a beer (or two) at one of many popular watering holes.

The outback has a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Australian drink and cuisine like the always popular fish ‘n’ chips, fresh prawn salads and scrumptious shrimp cocktails.

A great place to frequent great Aussie food when in Karumba is The Sunset Tavern. A 2 minute walk from Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park.

So you see, the Outback has a lot of great gifts to offer.

Whether you want to relax in the great outdoors, go fishing, crabbing, take a scenic flight or explore the off-beaten track, visiting the outback in Australia is definitely one of the best ways to explore this incredible country!

So, what are you waiting for?

Come check out Karumba!

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Ways to Store Items in your Caravan

GREAT WAYS TO STORE ITEMS IN YOUR CARAVAN AND KEEP YOUR SPACE CLEAN AND TIDY

Travelling in a caravan means reducing your livable space. Here are some innovative ways to store your items and make the best use of your space.

  1. Use storage bins to store clothes, linen and towels you don’t need immediately. Place cushions on top and use as extra seating.
  2. Put food in sealable plastic bags instead of bulky containers. Containers take up more space in the fridge. If you have a freezer, press down on the bags you want to freeze to flatten them out. They’ll take up less space this way.
  3. Use wall nets to store shoes, small toys or socks and underwear. They are inexpensive, easy to install and remove. Attach them to walls and behind doors. You can also peg storage nets on the inside of your cupboards.
  4. Add storage racks underneath the sink in your kitchenette. Great for storing plates, cutleries, pots and pans.
  5. Use storage bags for electrical wires, chargers or other small gadgets and store under the beds.
  6. To keep bathrooms areas tidy keep your bathroom items in small baskets or containers. Keep under the bed or inside a cupboard. Pull out only when you need to use.
  7. Vacuum sealed bags are amazing space savers! Pop in bulky items like sleeping bags, and when you need them, just take them out. Simply suck out the air with a vacuum cleaner before you begin your trip.
  8. Bags on hooks are another simple storage solution that keep things tidy and accessible. From handbags to beach bags, backpacks and grocery bags, hooks will keep items off the ground and out from under people’s feet.

Now that you know how to keep your caravan neat and tidy you’re ready to book that next trip. 🙂

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