Easter Camping: How to Plan the Ultimate Camping Holiday

Easter is always a great time to head outdoors with family and friends. The weather is perfect for it, with cooler nights and warm days and a much needed break from the busyness of the first quarter of the year. If you’re dreaming of an idyllic time away in the great Australian outdoors with loved ones, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate camping holiday this Easter.

Today we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to plan the ultimate Easter camping trip in Australia. From finding the perfect Easter campsites to essential camp gear, what to eat while camping and creating a memorable Easter egg hunt, we've got you covered.

Woman laying back near the campfire

Camplify and Free Camping this Easter 

One of the first steps in planning your Easter camping adventure is choosing the right campsite. Fortunately for us, Australia has many stunning camping locations to choose from, from beachside escapes to rugged bushland retreats. Here are some top picks for campsites:

  • Camplify: For those seeking a unique camping experience, consider renting a caravan or camper trailer through Camplify. With Camplify Australia, you can browse a wide selection of privately owned RVs and campervans, allowing you to explore the country in comfort and style.
  • Free Camping in NSW: If you're looking to save on accommodation costs, NSW offers numerous free camping options in picturesque locations. Be sure to check out sites like Full Range Camping or Camps Australia Wide for free camping maps and resources to find the perfect spot for your Easter getaway. 
  • National Parks: Australia's national parks are teeming with camping opportunities, ranging from basic bush campsites to fully equipped campgrounds. Explore iconic parks like the Blue Mountains or Kosciuszko National Park for a truly immersive outdoor experience.

Essential Camping Gear and Checklist

Now you’ve chosen your campsite, and you know where you are going, it's time to pull together your camping essentials and create a checklist to ensure nothing is overlooked. Here's a list of must-have camp gear for your Easter adventure:

  • Tent: A sturdy tent is essential for providing shelter and protection from the elements. Choose a tent size suitable for your group and consider factors such as weather resistance and ease of setup.
  • Sleeping Gear: Ensure a comfortable night's sleep with sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and pillows. Opt for insulated sleeping gear to stay warm during chilly Easter nights.
  • Cooking Equipment: From portable stoves to cookware and utensils, having the right cooking equipment is essential for preparing delicious meals at your campsite. Don't forget essentials like matches or a lighter.
  • Campsite Essentials: Pack items such as a first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a multi-tool for any unforeseen situations.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Supplies: Get into the Easter spirit by organising an egg hunt at your campsite. Pack plastic eggs, chocolates, and festive decorations to create a memorable experience for family and friends, no matter your age!


Camping Food: How to eat well when camping

Cooking while camping can be a time-sapping task. To make your camping experience more enjoyable, we recommend bringing pre-made food with you.This not only reduces the amount of cooking equipment you need, but it also takes the stress out of cooking before you go away and trying to cook while camping.

You can prepare food in advance, like salads that can be stored in an esky, or you can pack ready-made food such as our FoodSt range of homemade dishes; imagine pulling up at the end of the day to an authentic Cambodian Chicken Rendang, Italian Meatballs or a Butter Chicken with Naanon the BBQ... yum! 

These meals are delicious and gourmet, and can be easily heated up over the campfire. By bringing pre-made food, you can eat well and have a great time camping without worrying too much about cooking.

Butter Chicken with Naan
Butter Chicken with Naan heated on the BBQ

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs, perfect for a Meatball sandwich we think!

Creating the Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

No Easter camping trip is complete without a fun egg hunt for the whole family to enjoy. Here are some tips for planning a successful Easter egg hunt at your campsite:

  • Scout the Area: Explore your campsite to identify hiding spots for Easter eggs. Consider natural landmarks such as trees, bushes, and rocks, as well as any designated activity areas.
  • Set the Rules: Establish clear rules for the egg hunt, including the number of eggs each person can find and any boundaries or restrictions.
  • Get Creative: Mix things up by hiding eggs in unexpected places or incorporating themed challenges and clues into the hunt. Have fun with making it competitive!
  • Prizes and Rewards: Offer prizes for participants who find the most eggs or solve bonus challenges. 
  • Capture the Moment: Don't forget to capture photos and videos of the Easter egg hunt to share with everyone. 

In summary

So many of us spend the Easter holidays camping with loved ones, and it really is the perfect time of year to be out and enjoying nature. Camping over Easter in Australia offers the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and quality time with your family and friends. With the right Easter campsites, essential camp gear, some FoodSt pre-made meals and a fun-filled Easter egg hunt, you're well on your way to planning the best camping holiday this Easter. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable camping journey amidst the natural beauty of Australia's landscapes. Happy camping and happy Easter!

As you plan your Easter camping adventure, remember to prioritise safety, respect the environment, and leave no trace behind. By following these guidelines and you're sure to create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

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