Why caravanning is a better option than camping for your next family holiday

Have you ever spent a beautiful, brightly lit morning splashing in the ocean? Barbecue lunches surrounded by clouds of mouth-watering aromas, followed by days full of beach cricket, fishing, swimming, tinnie rides, and boogie boards? A memorable family outing!

In recent years, caravanning and camping have experienced a resurgence, propelled by a desire of people to connect with nature and each other rather than material possessions. People may even use these odd times as a catalyst for planning a new future life of travel on the road as they realise life is too short. Anyone considering buying equipment for a getaway like this (or even a lifestyle change) may find it confusing if they’re unfamiliar with it. So, what is the best camping holiday for a family? Does it involve a tent, caravan, campervan, motorhome, or something else?

Camping (Tent)

An enormous inflatable tent is a must when camping with children since it has a large ‘lounge’ area as well as plenty of sleeping space – and there are no obtrusive poles to deal with. For the kids, travel bunk beds will help you to maximise the use of the floor space. Additionally, raising the kids off the floor helps them stay warmer, not to mention that it makes them super-excited! There are also the essentials such as a stove, kitchen sideboard, a BBQ, chairs, blow-up chairs, and sleeping bags for the kids. When on-site, investing in a solar-powered electric box and a gas-powered fridge is best, so you aren’t tied to an electric outlet.

All this stuff does take time to set up. Additionally, buying all this stuff will also cost you a considerable amount. However, if you can pick up the tent second-hand with extras thrown in, this could save you over $1000 on the price of a new one, so it is worth considering if you’re looking to save some money.

Children, especially, enjoy camping, and it is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with nature and spend more quality time with your family.


According to tourism operators and the caravan club, the caravanning boom in regional areas across Australia shows no signs of slowing down. Around 800,000 recreational vehicles are registered in Australia, and 1.5 million people go on holiday each year.

Motorhomes, caravans, and campers are also in high demand, with 18-month wait times on new units and long wait times on second-hand models. Many families are on the move after extensive pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. These types of travel offered freedom to many families since you could get away from people and meet others. Instead of going to the city daily, you can explore.

Caravanning- Versatile travel option

One of the reasons why caravanning is so popular is the great freedom it gives you. Caravanning is laid-back and caters to families, unlike other accommodations that may prohibit children under a certain age. Also, you can sleep in the same room as your kids, whereas finding a family room in a hotel can be difficult and you won’t have a problem taking your pets with you!

Regarding flexibility, caravanning is ideal for people who like to be spontaneous. With other types of accommodations, you must make all your reservations in advance and adhere to your itinerary. Otherwise, you might end up without a place to stay. The benefit of having your mobile home with you is that you can always stop wherever you want if you cannot find another place to stay. Additionally, some caravan parks are little towns in themselves, with all the amenities you might expect, from kid’s clubs to sports, swimming pools, and restaurants and shows.

Caravanning is an excellent way to experience Australia’s great, expansive countryside. Lyfe RV can customise any vehicle to fit your needsa family van, off-road camper, caravan, or pop-up. Lyfe RV designs and manufactures innovative, well-designed, and top-of-the-line cabins on wheels. Rather than produce RVs on a production line, they handcraft their RVs, ensuring the highest quality. If you’re looking for a brand-new or customised caravan to send you off on a holiday adventure, look no further than Lyfe RV.