Tips for happy campers: part four

Going camping? In the last blog of the series we cover online bookings, mobile phone coverage and campground hosts.

South Australia has some wonderful bush camping, with campgrounds in more than 40 of our national parks and reserves.

You can camp at whatever level suits you, from the most basic to an ultra-comfy set up, but there’s a few things to consider when organising your site.

We’ve previously covered organising your tent, cooking and packing all the extras. Here’s some important information about booking your campsite and mobile phone coverage.

Campsite bookings

Some popular campgrounds book out quickly during peak periods like school holidays and long weekends. You now need to book online for selected campsites, meaning you need to book and pay before you go.

Mobile phone coverage

Some of our national parks have little or no mobile coverage, so are great for a digital detox. If phone signal is important to you, make sure you check before you go. If you’re alone in a remote place, like one of the desert parks, you might want to consider hiring a satellite phone or locator for safety.

Campground hosts

Campground hosts are wonderful national parks volunteers who stay at some campgrounds to provide advice and assistance to campers. They know the area, so if there’s a host at your campground and you need information, they’ll be happy to help.

Is it your first time camping? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

This story was originally posted in September 2015.


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