With a couple of long weekends coming around the corner, it’s a great time to get everyone out of the house and on the next outdoors adventure. Camping is one of the ways to do this, with so many options around the South East that are family friendly, water accessible and offer heaps of other recreational activities.
Many of the dams around South East Queensland offer camping as a cheap and viable family getaway. Maroon, Wivenhoe and Moogerah dams just to name a few, have camping facilities for you to use at affordable rates. Nothing beats waking up, the mist rising off water’s edge while the billy boils away and drinking your coffee. The other thing that is great about camping at the dams is having water access is literally outside your tent. Whether it be kayaking, boating, fishing or just fun in the water, it is great for the kids to get out and splash around. With so many other different activities to do in the great outdoors, it is also a great way to get the kids out from in front of the TV and spend some quality time together. Bush walking, hiking and bird watching are great ways to get out and excite the kids with new sights to see and some very interesting animals to boot.
If you’re looking at soloing it with the kayak and just getting away from the hustle and bustle overnight, there are a great range of products for camping that will fit and store in your hatches. In doing this you can you pull up on a bank in a section of river put out your swag/tent and camp overnight, this is a great way to really explore a freshwater section of the river and get the most out it.
I know when I have planned these things in the past I have always forgotten things. Check out our kayak specific camping check list before you leave to make sure you have everything you need for your long weekend away/next outdoor adventure.