Tips for Camping in Autumn

Tips for Camping in Autumn

Autumn is a fantastic season to go camping in New Zealand, especially if you're a fan of touring and off-roading. There are some epic tracks to explore during this time such as the 42 Traverse up North or the Macetown track down South. As the weather cools down and the crowds thin out, you'll have more opportunities to explore the country's beautiful landscapes and experience some truly unique adventures.

If you're planning a camping trip this autumn with your rooftop tent, here are some tips to help you make the most of your experience:

1. Plan your route carefully: Autumn weather in New Zealand can be unpredictable, so it's important to plan your route carefully and check weather forecasts regularly. Make sure you have a good understanding of the terrain you'll be traversing, and adjust your plans if necessary to avoid any potential hazards.  

Lennon Bright with the Tuatara Soft Shell Extended Rooftop Tent and 2.5x2.5m Awning

2. Pack for the cooler weather: While the days can still be pleasantly warm in autumn, the nights can get chilly. Make sure you pack plenty of warm layers and blankets to keep yourself cozy at night.  

Warming up over a contained fire

3. Bring a good quality tent: A good quality rooftop tent is essential for a comfortable camping experience in any season. Make sure your tent is well-insulated and waterproof, and that it's sturdy enough to withstand any strong winds or rain. Our Tuatara Soft Shell Extended Rooftop Tent is precisely designed for adventures in all seasons with it's unique curved frame design, storm flaps and heavy-duty frame. 

Tuatara Soft Shell Extended Rooftop Tent Lennon Bright

4. Use a high-quality sleeping bag: Investing in a high-quality sleeping bag is also crucial for staying warm and comfortable at night. Look for a sleeping bag that's rated for low temperatures such as the EPE Swag Bag; a fantastic option for this time of year. Not only is the flannel lining and oversized design super comfy, but it will keep you toasty even on the coldest of adventures. 

EPE Comas Swag Bag Sleeping Bag -5°C

5. Stock up on supplies: Autumn is generally a quieter time of year for camping in New Zealand, so it's a good idea to stock up on supplies before you hit the road. Make sure you have plenty of food, water, and fuel for your trip, as well as any other essentials you might need.

Kiwi Camping 22L Water Carrier & 55L Chilly Bin

6. Be respectful of the environment: As always, it's important to be respectful of the environment when camping in New Zealand. Make sure you follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and avoid disturbing any wildlife or natural habitats.

Setup at Port Jackson, Coromandel

By following these tips, you can enjoy a fantastic camping experience in New Zealand this autumn, whether you're touring or off-roading with your rooftop tent. Just remember to plan carefully, pack warm clothing and bedding, and be respectful of the environment, and you're sure to have a great time - roll on!

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