Why I always hate the first week of camping 

My non-camping friends when I tell them we’re going away with our campervan and toddler:  “Oh how relaxing, have a lovely holiday!”   Is it relaxing?  Some of the time.  Is it a holiday?  About as much as backpacking is a holiday.  Or a stopover in a random city.  It can be the time of your …

CAMPING WITH A TODDLER – TOP TIPS 

We’ve now spent a total of 12 months (on and off or we wouldn’t have a job!) with our toddler in our campervan.  Some of the time I wished we’d stayed home.  Some of the time I had to admit the way we travelled ‘before’ had to change.  It was tough but when we made …

CAMPING REVIEW – ULLADULLA AND SURROUNDS 

One thing you probably already know about the Achtung Camper team, we prefer free/national park camping – and there’s no-where else in the world that it is easier to do this in than in Australia.    Having said that, a great paid campground during a quiet camping period can beat a free camping spot anytime – …

Camping breakfast
Healthy camping recipe – MEXICAN BREAKFAST SALAD 

Another great camping recipe that ticks all our boxes, it’s super tasty, super easy and super healthy.  It also includes ingredients that can be bought almost anywhere and are mostly shelf items.     The recipe is from Green Kitchen Travels by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl.  Although it’s called a breakfast salad but we’ve made it for lunch and dinner.  When on the road we’ve …

HOW TO ALWAYS SLEEP IN THE BEST CAMPING SPOT IN YOUR LOCATION

This does require a little bit of research pre-trip and you’ll need to invest a short amount of time checking out spots when you arrive at your destination but you’ll be rewarded in knowing you are definitely camping in the best spot there is and can unearth some hidden gems in the process!  Look on google maps before you leave to zoom …

HEALTHY EATING ON THE ROAD

Stuck with what food to pack for your road trip?  Check out our list below for some inspiration!  Healthy food doesn’t have to be fresh!  Wholemeal or legume pasta  Black rice  Tins of chopped organic tomatoes  Tinned beans (including black beans and refried beans), chickpeas, corn  Tinned tuna (great in a sandwich or wrap for lunch or in …

Our Personal Packing List

This is our personal camping packing list which I print out each time before we leave and then cross off each item as it’s packed (so as not to forget anything!). It may help you create your own packing checklist or add some bits to yours that are always forgotten! MASTER CAMPING PACKING LIST: Pack …

Healthy Camping Recipe – Lentil and Cashew Curry with Yoghurt

Did we mention we’re working on a ‘non campervan building but still campervan related’ long term project?  That’s right, some of us at Achtung Camper are pooling together our knowledge and love of healthy cooking, nutrition and campervan living to eventually publish a healthy eating campervan cookbook.  The requirements?  Meals have to be super nutritious, …

Rolling Solo

Have we told you about the best thing we’ve discovered since our new Helinox Chair (another blog for this product!)?  If you are of female gender and love camping/campervanning and the great outdoors you are lucky enough to be eligible to join just about the best exclusive/inclusive community group in Australia.  Rolling Solo is online, offline …

Camping Spot Review – Walhalla, Victoria.

Firstly and most importantly, wow what a strange place… I’m going to say it again, what a VERY STRANGE place Walhalla is. We’d read about the pub, always a good solid reason to make a small town a destination for a weekend away – a good local pub.  And to be fair, the pub exceeded …

Top Camping Spot Review – Badgers Creek, Healesville, Victoria (Healesville camping!)

The Yarra Valley has always been a favourite for this Achtung Camping pair pre-baby.  Now with child, things have changed slightly.  Undoubtedly one of the best attractions of the Yarra Valley are the wineries – from which we were only able to visit one this time with toddler in toe and spend the rest of …

Top Camping Spot Review – Cumberland River

This is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking spots to camp in Victoria, with shear cliffs framing a river upon which you can camp on it’s bank.  The perfect beach is only a minute walk away (although you need to cross the busy Great Ocean Road so take care with children!). There are a number …