5 Benefits of Camping

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The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how people do things, and one of the sectors significantly affected is tourism. Health concerns have made many people cut trips short and prefer indoor time. However, staying at home is becoming an unbearable routine. The only way to avoid this is to get out and about, but how can you safely do this? One option is by going camping. It provides you with the opportunity of getting some fresh air while also enjoying other activities that promote bonding as a family or group. Here are some of the benefits of a camping trip:

Credit: Cooinda Lodge is surrounded by Kakadu National Park at the gateway to the world famous Yellow Water Billabong. An ideal place to stay to witness the natural beauty of this World Heritage Listed site, the hotel boasts a variety of accommodation options. Choose from spacious superior Lodge Rooms, or camping and dorm accommodation for the budget conscious, Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Develops Independence and Confidence

This is one of the best benefits of a camping trip. When you are outdoors for days, your children will have to learn how to survive in a new environment. They don’t have all the appliances that make life smoother, and they have to try out new things, helping them gain self-confidence. 

They quickly learn how to make decisions on their own, solve problems, and learn how to do things independently. They’ll also learn how to live without gadgets, the internet, and other conveniences. You can compare Uluru tours for an option that meets your needs and budget.

Credit: Held in the breath-taking East MacDonnell Ranges at Ross River Resort, Wide Open Space celebrates contemporary and traditional culture through the high calibre music, arts and culture that the region generates, alongside a selection of national/international performers and artists that the region would not normally attract. The festival promises to feed your mind, tickle your fancy and get your body moving. It’s a chance to celebrate art, music and creativity amidst the stunning landscape, Tourism NT/Oliver Eclipse

Makes Memories 

Another benefit of a camping trip is that it creates beautiful family moments to look back to later in life. When you go camping as a family, it’s a time to bond, share stories, explore beautiful sceneries, and take memorable photos. As a result, you’re more likely to remember the event long after the trip. You’ll have stories to tell, silly things to laugh at, and it will encourage you to plan other trips in the future. 

Credit: The Devils Marbles are a collection of massive granite boulders strewn across a valley south of Tennant Creek. Standing at up to 6 metres high and formed over millions of years, they continue to crack and change, Tourism NT/Helen Orr

Health Benefits

Camping trips connect you to nature and enable you to relax and appreciate life. It’s an excellent way to keep physically fit. You’ll tend to eat healthier foods, walk more and try out other physically challenging activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, and fishing.

The mental benefits of camping are probably the most important because you’ll come back refreshed, happy, and at peace. You can focus on your responsibilities better after the trip.

Credit” Visitors pull over to take in a spectacular West MacDonnell ranges sunset. Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park stretches for 161 km west of Alice Springs. Explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of the area on foot, swim in a waterhole, or pitch a tent for a longer stay. Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox

It’s a Cheap Way to Travel

Another benefit of camping is that it’s relatively cheaper than other travel forms such as going to restaurants or staying at hotels. You don’t have to make expensive hotel bookings, and you can use your car for transport. Just buy some food, good sleeping bags, and other safety gear, and you’re off.

Credit” West MacDonnell is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia) due west of Alice Springs. It extends along the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs. Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of the most popular and picturesque camping, walking, swimming and picnic spots in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park. The spectacular waterhole is fed by the West MacDonnell Ranges (Tjoritja) and surrounded by high red cliffs and sandy Ellery Creek. It is also at the trailhead for Sections 6 and 7 of the 231 kilometre Larapinta Trail walk. Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino

It’s Fun-Filled

Camping is one of the best ways to reignite your childhood memories, have carefree fun, and enjoy great company. You’ll be able to have a lot of fun together as a family or group enjoying swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, and other activities that you wouldn’t normally do indoors. 

Camping is an excellent way to let out stress, and the best part is, you don’t have to worry about contracting the virus. You’ll not be in crowded places, and you have a more relaxed schedule. You can choose to be alone or with family or close friends, making it safer.

Credit: Cooking by the campfire while on tour with Wayoutback Australian Safaris. Wayoutback Australian Safaris has forged an enviable reputation for running authentic small group experiences, incorporating indigenous culture for adventure travellers. From Uluru (Ayers Rock), the red heart of Australia, to the Tropical waterfalls and wetlands of Kakadu National Park, Wayoutback Australian Safaris deliver quality experiences throughout the Northern Territory. Go on a drive out to Watarrka National Park, home of Kings Canyon. Walk along the red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below. Kings Canyon is a majestic destination featuring 100m-high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and views that stretch across the desert. Tourism NT/Wayoutback Australian Safaris

Cover Image: Lachlan Gardiner / Tourism NT

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