In the brink of the Corona Virus outbreak, you are most likely wondering what is allowed when it comes to camping. Are you allowed to go camping, what are the restrictions and rules associated with going camping during the Corona outbreak?
Coronavirus: What you can and also can’t do under the new lockdown measures
What camping is out due to the Corona Virus lockdown?
If the Government’s brand-new referrals on abandoning all interstate travel plans hasn’t put you off the suggestion of scheduling a campground in an additional state, consider this: borders have started shutting. Tasmania was the initial state to shut its boundaries and also Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Lord Howe Island and also Norfolk Island are readied to adhere to.
Numerous prominent camping sites around Australia such as the Gumma Reserve Camping Ground in Macksville, Queensland as well as Mornington Peninsula Shire Foreshore Camping in Victoria have actually already closed their entrances due to COVID-19 with a lot more camping areas predicted to follow in the coming weeks.
According to new social distancing laws, holiday parks, camping areas with common facilities and also those where outdoors tents as well as cabins are positioned within close distance of each other ought to be prevented as need to any type of premises where it is typical for households to blend as well as play together.
So what camping can you do during the Corona Virus lockdown?
Lastly, some great news: there are lots of remote as well as isolated camping areas out there for those willing to take a trip that additional mile (or added hundred, as the case may be). Thankfully Smart Camper is a great resource to find some of these amazing remote campsites (unbelievably remote, pet-friendly, near a waterway etc).
Each state’s National Parks site has a detailed listing of camping areas which continue to be open and also this is one of the better places to start investigating a place that collaborates with the government officials. In New South Wales, for example, Dangars Gorge camping site in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale, and the primary camping area in Mungo National Park, near Pooncarie.
For those that are seeking something adventurous and consider day after day of hardcore travelling a ‘fun’ means to have a holiday, there are lots of routes still open– every one of which provide numerous possibilities for tent-pitching. Think about Victoria‘s the Grampians: 30+ treking and strolling tracks full with remote campsites such as Borough Huts and Boreang camping areas, and also Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland‘s considerable woodlands, wetlands as well as sandy coastlines– once again with plenty of remote spots to camp overnight.
Over in Coorong National Park, South Australia, a stay at Southern Ocean Beach Campground is feasible for those who work with a 4WD to drive the 130km stretch of saltwater lagoons. In these remote parts, it’s totally possible to enjoy your vacation without seeing an additional spirit. Simply don’t neglect to bring your own supplies, from food and water to video games as well as amusement choices.
And if camping simply isn’t camping unless there is a cushion as well as great goose down quilt included, there is always Glampinghub.com. Just enter your desired destination as well as the type of lodging you call for (the website has every little thing from safari camping tents to tiny houses) and publication a luxurious ‘outdoor camping lite’ keep.
If you choose to go camping Take preventative measures.
The very same safety and security regulations as well as regulations use, even in one of the most remote campgrounds. Remain to clean your hands with soap and also water as well as utilize hand sanitiser when you’re not able to gain access to soap. Traveling and do any type of purchasing throughout peaceful periods of the day (for instance, first thing in the morning or late during the night) to avoid groups and practice social distancing when in the company of others such as when you’re queuing up to pay for gas.
If you come to be ill throughout your camp trip, speak to the National Coronavirus Helpline (open 24/7) on 1800 020 080 or call your GP for advice.