20 of Australia's Best Camping Stores & Outdoor Equipment Suppliers
Tuesday 6th June 2017
By Cam Donovan
Having the proper kit is one of the most important factors when heading out into the great outdoors. Whether this is your first go at setting up a tent or your hundredth outing, it never hurts to be well prepared. Here’s our list of the top caravanning and camping stores in Australia, by state, for all of your outdoor gear needs.
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Outdoor Equipment & Camping Stores in New South Wales
Amazon Outdoors Amazon Outdoors is a family owned business that started in 2000 with a focus on providing quality camping equipment. They’ve recently made the switch to operating solely online, with a great website offering tents, sleeping bags, shelters, boating equipment and fishing gear to boot - All at seriously competitive prices.
AdventureCo AdventureCo combines a love of the outdoors with quality adventure gear and environmental sustainability. What’s more, their hand-picked range of footwear, accessories and essentials comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Browse their site or swing by their store for some of the best brands across the globe, many of which work with charities to protect our natural environment.
Adventure Shack Adventure Shack is a locally owned and run business that sells and hires out various adventure equipment. Luke, the owner of Adventure Shack, prides himself on delivering excellent service and quality products to customers. One of the best things about Luke's store is that you can hire camper trailers, kayaks, stand up paddle boards before you decide to buy one. The store also sells PFD life jackets, LED lights, camping accessories and much more.
Addresses: Unit 4, 1422 New Cleveland Rd, Chandler, QLD 4155 and 32 Myron St, Chermside, QLD 4032
Down Under Camping You’ll find everything you need for any outdoor adventure at Down Under Camping. In addition to traditional camping equipment, they also carry accessories for caravanning and four-wheelers, including plumbing systems and rooftop tents.
Addresses: 87 Redland Bay Rd, Capalaba, QLD 4157 and 25 Moss St, Slacks Creek, QLD 4127
Great Escape Camping Great Escape Camping has a carefully curated selection of brands and a knowledgeable crew made up of outdoor enthusiasts, so go on in and maybe you’ll pick up a trick or two to go with your new kit.
Brisbane Disposals & Camping The staff at Brisbane Disposals & Camping pride themselves on their customer service and will do everything they can to get you ready for your camping trip. They lay claim to being Australia's largest genuine disposal store. It's a family owned business with over 40 years of experience. Plenty of advice floating around this store!
Paddy Pallin Paddy Pallin is a result of a young man’s dissatisfaction with the bushwalking equipment industry in the early 1900s, so he took it upon himself to design and create his own gear. His products turned out to be a hit, and his business grew into the retail chain it is today. Although anyone can shop at Paddy Pallin, they also offer a paid membership for access to discounts, exclusive sales, and events.
Address: 360 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
There are 2 more locations in Victoria, and another 10 scattered across Australia. Check out their website to find a store near you.
Anaconda Anaconda, another impressive outdoor retail chain, supplies equipment for a wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, cycling, fishing, and other recreational sports. As a strong proponent of community engagement, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved through their special in-store initiatives.
Outdoor Equipment & Camping Stores in South Australia
Scout Outdoor CentreThe official Scout uniform and accessories supplier in South Australia, the Scout Outdoor Centre also sells camping equipment, specialized rock climbing gear, and an assortment of non-perishable food items to help you meal plan even when you’re out in the woods.
Gawler Fishing & Outdoors The guys at Gawler Fishing & Outdoors are seriously passionate about high-quality gear without breaking the bank. Specializing in camping and fishing equipment, their expertise is highly regarded and sought out by even the most seasoned outdoorsmen.
Macpac Born in New Zealand, Macpac started out as a small independent endeavour to create technical and sustainable equipment for anyone who wanted to go from the city to the mountains using the same kit. Everything from clothing to backpacks is made with the environment in mind, so you can rest assured that you’re doing your part in reducing our carbon footprint.
Address: 187 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA 5000
Macpac products are sold in more than 30 countries around the world. Check out their website to find a store or authorized retailer near you.
Outdoor Equipment & Camping Stores in Canberra, ACT
Mont Adventure Equipment A premium apparel and equipment brand, Mont is trusted all over the world to provide champions of the outdoors with the best gear, no matter what obstacles Mother Nature has in store for them.
Address: 18 Pirie St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609
There are 50 authorized Mont retailers across Australia. Check out their website to find one near you.
Kathmandu Another brand native to our neighbouring Kiwis, Kathmandu embraces the many challenges that emerge while you’re on the road by designing innovative gear that adapts to any scenario. Not only do they create new concepts, but they also play an integral role in the development of the materials that make up their products.
Address: Shop FF01, Canberra Centre, Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2608
With retail outlets in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, check out their website to find a store or authorized dealer near you.
Tassie Tackle & Outdoor Tassie Tackle & Outdoor is a nature lover's paradise exclusively in Tasmania. They carry professional grade fishing gear, along with a comprehensive array of outdoor travel and paddle sports equipment. To top it all off, they have qualified pros in-house to answer any questions you may have.
Outdoor Equipment & Camping Stores in the Northern Territory
BCF One of the largest suppliers of outdoor goods in Australia, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at BCF. As their name implies, BCF offers the latest gear for any boating, camping, or fishing adventure.
Address: 356-366 Bagot Rd, Millner, NT 0810
There are 100+ BCF retailers across Australia. Check out their website to find a store near you.
Desert Dwellers Newly relocated to a larger store, Desert Dwellers is the go-to camping equipment retailer in Central Australia. The folks here are familiar with the local camping spots and can provide a wealth of advice to make your experience the best it can be.
Address: Cnr Milner Rd & Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, NT 0870