Summer Guide: Booking Campsites for Your Achtung Campervan Trip in July 

Are you counting down the days until summer so you can hit the road in your Achtung Camper Campervan? Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or just dipping your toes into van life, proper planning is essential to make your summer trip an unforgettable and hassle-free experience. In this guide, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know on how to secure the best campsites for your Achtung Campervan adventure this upcoming summer. 

Understanding Your Achtung Campervan  

Before you rev up the engine, take a moment to get to know your campervan. These vehicles offer an abundance of features and amenities, from snug sleeping to functional kitchens. Make sure you’re well-versed with your campervan’s accommodation capacity and don’t forget to check out our essential packing tips for Achtung Campers in our blog here! 

Researching Campsites

With the abundance of online resources and booking platforms at your fingertips, researching campsites has never been easier. Dive into the world of campground amenities and facilities, paying close attention to essentials like water and electricity hookups. And don’t hesitate to tap into your social network for firsthand reviews and recommendations from fellow campers – there’s nothing quite like insider insights to guarantee a winner of a campsite! 

Factors to Consider When Choosing Campsites  

When selecting campsites there are a few key factors to keep in mind. Consider the proximity of campsites to your desired attractions and activities, as well as any campground regulations and pet policies that might impact your stay. For the Achtung Camper experts out there, remember that while setting up and packing up is a breeze, frequent moves can become tiresome if you want to kick back and relax in one spot for a few days. 

Booking Process

Early booking is key to snag the crème de la crème of campsites for your summer trip. Check out our top tips for securing reservations well in advance and some nifty options for those who thrive on spontaneity. Below is our foolproof guide to a hassle-free booking process every time: 

  1. Plan Early: Get a jump start on your trip planning several months to beat the rush. If you are heading to popular, coastal destinations then you may need to start booking sites six to 12 months in advance.
  2. Utilise Online Booking Platforms: Explore a variety of online platforms like Discovery Parks and Hipcamp for real-time availability and convenient reservations. 
  3. Stay Flexible: Keep your options open and be willing to adapt your travel plans based on campsite availability – you never know what hidden gems you might discover! 
  4. Opt for Mid-week Trips: Consider planning your weekday camping excursions to enjoy quieter campgrounds and easier access to last-minute spots. 
  5. Go Country: Beaches and coastal towns are swamped in summer. Mix it up and add a rural retreat. There are plenty to find on Hipcamp and WikiCamps.

Exploring Popular Destinations for Achtung Campervan Trips in Summer

Summer is a special time to hit the road and explore Australia’s breathtaking destinations. The air is warmer, days are longer and sun is out (well, most of the time). Whether you’re drawn to the tranquillity of national parks, the allure of coastal retreats, or the thrill of mountain getaways, here’s a few top picks for you to explore: 

  • National Parks: Experience the wonders of Mambray Creek in Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia, or soak in the natural beauty of Barmah National Park in VIC. 
  • Coastal Retreats: Revel in the coastal charm of Kennet River along the Otway Coast in Victoria or unwind at Marrawah Beach Carpark in TAS. 
  • Mountain Getaways: Embark on an adventure to Ellery Creek in West MacDonnell Range, Northern Territory, or discover the serenity of Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory. 
Mambray Creek in Mount Remarkable National Park, SA
Mambray Creek in Mount Remarkable National Park, SA

There’s over 650 national parks to explore in Australia. Some permit camping, but others are only for visiting. It’s always best to do your research and be sure you are able to enter before you arrive. For a few more recommendations we’ve written a blog highlighting some gem national parks in Australia. This is part one, there’ll be another one coming soon. This is a list you may wish to bookmark and return to time and time again and tick them off as you visit.


Right, the take aways are know your vehicle, reserve campsites as early as possible, plan your trip to ensure you do not overlook any must-see attractions, be flexible, opt for a country retreat and consider mid-week stays.

With dedicated planning and a sense of adventure, you’ll be well-equipped to create lasting memories on the open road.  

Happy vanning…