DO’S & DON’TS OF
DO’S AND DON’TS OF CAMPERVANING
While you might make every effort to plan your whole holiday down to the last minute, the beauty of a campervan holiday is the fact you don’t need to be so time strict on yourself…sure, there will be the must-do experiences that can’t be missed and we advise if travelling in the peak periods you do book ahead. We’ve come up with a quick guide for first time/rookie campervanners that we think if you take on board, will make your holiday experience that much more enjoyable and memorable!
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR YOUR CAMPERVAN HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE
- Get lost. The best parts of an adventure tend to happen in the places that aren’t planned.
- Change your mind. Make a plan – then break it. Adventure awaits.Â Let the road be your guide!
- Freedom camp in designated locations. It’s one of the greatest benefits of having your accommodation with you as you go – just make sure you have a fully self-contained campervan (has a toilet and shower)!
- Pre-book ahead of time the must-do experiences and activities you don’t want to miss and any campground accommodation especially if travelling in peak holiday periods
- Pack your belongings in soft bags as opposed to bulky suitcases – you’ll give yourself more room for other essential items
- Familiarise yourself with local road rules – take your time
- Be careful when reversing – use your mirrors, look out for overhanging branches and if in doubt ask someone to guide you
- Have a plan – if you have too much of one, you may miss the magic that locals and other travellers will offer up and suggest to you
- Underestimate driving distances and times – give yourself plenty of time to travel between locations, fill up with petrol and stop for food before it’s too late!
- Attempt undercover car parks – you could damage the roof of your vehicle and no-one wants that
- Drive a 2WD on dirt roads or outback driving – make sure you have a campervan that will handle the road conditions of where you want to go
- Drive on the beach. Don’t be tempted if you see other cars doing it, campervans and motorhomes are HEAVY and you will sink like stone into the sand and get bogged