Camping will be fun and easy with our camping packing lists!

Camping can be so much fun with our camping packing lists! Camping can be just the thing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our packing list for camping will get you organised for car camping and camping when backpacking.

There can be a lot of gear you need to take with you, and it can be easy to forget that one essential item. Make sure you are prepared to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with our complete camping travel packing lists.

Tent Camping Checklist

The list below has all the equipment you need to put up your tent.

  • Tent
  • Tent poles
  • Tent pegs
  • Ropes
  • Tent repair kit
  • Mallet/hammer
  • Brush or whisk
  • Ground cover for under tent - plastic or canvas
  • Tarps / Tarpaulins - To give you a place to sit when its raining

Sleeping Packing List

Below is everything you need to sleep comfortably in a tent.

  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats (inflatable or self-inflatable) / sleeping roll
  • Sleep sheet
  • Travel pillow
  • Pillow case
  • Foot pump for inflatable mattresses

Cooking Packing List

Being self-sufficient when you are camping can be very rewarding.

  • Barbecue / cooking stove
  • Fuel for stove or barbecue
  • Pots and pans
  • Bowls / Collapsible bowls
  • Camping-packing-lists
  • Cooking utensils - tongs, flippers
  • Travel cutlery
  • Bottle / can opener
  • Matches / lighter
  • Sharp knife / Swiss Army Pocket Knife
  • Camp chairs
  • Table to cook on
  • Esky
  • Washing-up tub
  • Cleaning sponge
  • Washing-up liquid

Camp Fire Checklist

When sitting around campfire, make sure you have the following:

  • Firewood - soft and hard
  • Fire starters
  • Matches / lighter
  • Newspaper
  • Axe
  • Marshmallows
  • Campfire stories

Other Useful Items:

  • Mosquito netting
  • Mosquito and insect repellents
  • Torch / head torch / gas lamp
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper + small shovel

You don't need to take everything off our packing checklist, but these are the essential items needed for a great camping vacation.

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