If you are new to camping or it’s your fiftieth trip, there are a few golden rules you should always follow out of respect for neighbouring campers and for Australia’s beautiful landscape. Following camping etiquette guidelines help to ensure an incredible and safe experience for those you’re camping with and others around you.
We’ve put together a list of must-follow camping golden rules. Following these simple steps can help to ensure a great camping experience for everyone involved. Whether you are planning a weekend away or a month-long trip, these rules can be applied at any site for a happy and successful trip.
Respect the land and clean up after yourself
Most people camp to enjoy time with family and friends, but also to embrace the wilderness. Don’t litter. Your campsite should always be clean and clear of any rubbish, especially when you leave. Keeping your site organised also ensures wildlife and other pesky creatures don’t munch on your food or wreak havoc on your campsite.
Respect your neighbours
Personal space applies for camping too. No one likes when another camper sets up right on top of their site. Upon arriving, park your caravan in the middle of your campsite. The reason you go camping is usually to enjoy the outdoors and get away from people – so embrace that as much as you can.
Respect also applies to your noise levels. While camping trips are intended to be a fun and exciting time to spend with loved ones, it’s important to consider other campers’ schedules around you. Keep in mind not everyone rises early or stays up late. From goofing around and talking loudly to deafening music and slamming caravan doors, be respectful of your camping neighbours and keep it down!
Be a team player
Camping comes with occasional unexpected mishaps. If you notice someone on your site is struggling to pitch a tent, set up their roof tent or start a campfire, help them out. You could even make a new friend in the process.
Follow the caravan park rules
Caravan parks set rules for campers for a reason, so follow them. For example, safe driving and speed limit rules are important to ensure the safety of other campers and children. If you have a pet, you will also want to keep it on a leash to keep it from exploring other people’s campsites. There are usually explicit rules on display when arriving at a site, be sure to read through them thoroughly before setting up camp.
Contact PMX Campers for caravans and trailers
Ready to embark on your next big camping trip. Before setting the date, you’ll need the proper equipment to make it enjoyable. At PMX Campers, we provide a range of caravan and camper trailer options for couples and families. From hard floor campers to hybrid caravans, the options are endless. For additional information on our stock, products and services, reach out to your local PMX Campers today. Start your adventure now, call (08) 9455 1454 for further assistance.