Do more with LESS

Scrap­ing the bot­tom of the bar­rel? check out these tips for tour­ing on a bud­get and our top se­crets to sniff­ing out that elu­sive free camp.

Camper Trailer Australia - - BUDGET TOURING - Words MICHAEL BORG

Aus­tralia has got some ut­terly spec­tac­u­lar lo­ca­tions to visit and re­gions to tour. It is home to some of the most mes­meris­ing coun­try on the planet, and when it comes to wide open spa­ces and epic 4WD ex­pe­di­tions, well, we’re in a league of our own. The only prob­lem is, this is­land we call home is pretty darn big, and get­ting to all of these awe­some places we keep hear­ing about can be an ab­so­lute mis­sion. Ask most peo­ple why they haven’t ex­plored their dream des­ti­na­tion yet and the an­swer is prob­a­bly the same...money! Ad­ven­tur­ing isn’t al­ways cheap, and it’s the fear of the un­known costs in­volved that usu­ally keep those epic dreams at the bot­tom of the too-hard bas­ket.

But the good news is: we’ve got you cov­ered. We’ve been hot on the heels of some of the most trusted ex­perts in the in­dus­try to ex­pose some tricks of the trade that can help save you money on your camp­ing trips.

So, if you’ve been dream­ing of an epic ad­ven­ture on the cheap, here are some proven tips and tricks that’ll help save you a few bob.

Above: State for­est camp­sites are of­ten free. be­LoW RIGHT: A qual­ity wa­ter fil­ter af­fords you the free­dom to top up your tanks in con­fi­dence closer to camp, for less load and im­proved fuel ef­fi­ciency on long-haul trips.

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