Camping is definitely a form of travel that divides people. You either:
Because of this, we generally find that there are two markets for being out in nature –
My question is: Why isn’t there a market for comfort camping?
Good camping gear combined with an awesome camp-site is the definition of “comfort camping”. And it really isn’t too far-off from what you’d call glamping –except for the expensive price tag, of course.
What’s more, “comfort camping” comes naturally to us, Aussies. Most of us have gone camping for long weekends with friends or family at some stage in our lives. Those that embrace it, start investing in their own camping gear. They can do this because, generally, they have a large vehicle (AWD/SUV) that can be packed to the brim, driven straight to the campsite, and unloaded to set-up camp, on-the spot.
And once you have these two covered -good camping-gear and good camp-site – you have everything you need to be comfortable. You can spend your time enjoying the awesome nature, sights, and surrounds. AND you end-up paying a very small price tag.
Quite often for two people, you will see the following:
The other thing that makes comfort camping is where you choose to set up camp. Around Grampians there are plenty of private campgrounds that are decked out really well. These camp-site offer creature comforts, like:
Obviously the issue with comfort camping is when you don’t own the camping equipment. Our solution at Hop To It Tours is to offer a tour that provides everything we described above* – great camping gear combined with great camp-sites. In fact, we even have our own solar panels and battery for power, along with 4G WIFI and fridge to make sure everything is as comfortable as possible for our campers.
And that’s not all. We won’t sit around camp all day. We’ll go out and explore everything the area has to offer and then relax back at camp after
* With the exception of using swags instead of mattresses (which are super comfortable as are 60mm thick), our set up is pretty much as described above.
Hop To It Tours 4 Day campout through the Grampians, Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles will balance the perfect highlights sightseeing package with a great comfort camping experience.