Camping: Last Minute Easter Getaways
Achtung Camper
by tania
3d ago
Unbelievable, it has crept around again… Easter holidays are only a few weeks away. Are you organised, if not do not panic, there are plenty of last minute opportunities that would pleasantly surprise? Our super sleuths found a few gems that were still available at the time of writing this blog. Coastal Farm Camp in Torquay, Victoria. Matthew’s Creek Farm in Murroon, Victoria. Dalli’s Campground in Capertee, New South Wales. Big 4 Mount Compass Park, South Australia. Big 4 Lucinda Wanderers Caravan Park, Queensland. Nambung Station Stay in Nambung, Western Australia. That in mind, there are a ..read more
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Camping Shows: Achtung Camper are Hitting the Expos
Achtung Camper
by tania
2w ago
It’s almost that time of the year, when the wave of camping expos kick into gear in Australia, and as usual Achtung Camper are on board. We are hitting the road and set to steal the spotlight at two upcoming shows – one in South Australia and the other in Victoria. These events are without doubt a celebration of camping, and at both events we will have two top of the line vans on display – a converted Volkswagen Transporter Campervan and Volkswagen Crafter Motorhome. First stop for us is Let’s GO SA Caravan, Camping & Outdoor Show at Adelaide Showgrounds that is on from 14th to 18th Febru ..read more
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Van Features: Bull Bar Versus Nudge Bar
Achtung Camper
by tania
1M ago
Choosing a bull bar or nudge bar for your campervan or motorhome – what is the difference and which one is right for you? One thing is for sure, they increase the safety of your van and they are one of the most popular van modifications. It’s van protection at its best! Most people do not realise that there is a difference between a bull bar and nudge bar and they serve different purposes. If you are heading out on a road trip around Australia, then it is worth considering adding one to your van. The last thing you want is an unwanted bump… Let’s take a look at both. Bull Bar Bull bars are des ..read more
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Power Source: What are the Differences Between AGM and Lithium Batteries?
Achtung Camper
by tania
2M ago
Believe it or not, there are two different leisure battery options for powering your appliances in your Achtung Camper Campervan or Motorhome. Battery selection is a technical, but important decision. It is one that will affect the quality of your road trip and hopefully ensure it is a smooth experience. The two leisure batteries on offer at Achtung Camper are absorbent glass mat (AGM) or lithium battery, and below we highlight the pros and cons of both. AGM (absorbent glass mat) BatteryAGM stands for absorbent glass mat and refers to the fine glass fibre separator between the positive and neg ..read more
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Beyond the Horizon: A Closer Look at Flinders Island
Achtung Camper
by tania
3M ago
Two Actung Campervanners recently zipped across to Flinders Island, and were kind enough to supply us with the following documentation of their getaway. Words by Chris and Graeme We booked our Achtung Camper on the Matthew Flinders IV ferry, connecting Tasmania’s mainland to Flinders Island. Operated by Bass Strait Freight, this weekly ferry’s schedule is intricately tied to tides, especially in Bridport, where the estuary channel experiences significant fluctuations. Our eight hour overnight journey to the island felt like a roller coaster in the unpredictable conditions of Bass Strait. Howe ..read more
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Power Source: Step-by-Step Guide to Using an Inverter
Achtung Camper
by tania
4M ago
An inverter is an option for both the Achtung Camper Campervan and Motorhome, but one that we highly recommend. It is an independent power source and keeps you cooking and charging, even when you cannot plug in anywhere. However, it does depend on how you camp and what you are powering. If you only stay at powered sites at campgrounds and caravan parks then an inverter would not be an essential feature. Let’s break down its significance, step-by-step. Firstly, why would I need an inverter? If you prefer to camp at national parks, free camping or off-grid with no power source, then an inverter ..read more
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Campervan Cooking: Tips for Meal Preparation on the Go
Achtung Camper
by tania
4M ago
Campervan Cooking Tips make all the difference when it comes to cooking on the road. Managing limited space and storage from the get-go is essential. By being well-prepared and adhering to some of our campervan cooking tips  and suggestions, you’ll find the experience more enjoyable, rewarding, and, most importantly, nourishing. There’s actually ample kitchen space in Achtung Camper Campervans and Motorhomes, but let’s face it they are not the size of what you are used to at home and therefore, you do need to adapt your culinary ways. To get you started and on the right path, we have comp ..read more
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Manners Please: Responsible Camping and Camping Etiquette Tips
Achtung Camper
by tania
4M ago
Now that you’ve got your Achtung Camper Campervan or Motorhome, the question prevails – how do you camp responsibly? Camping is a favoured pastime for Australians and one that grew in popularity both during and post-COVID 19 entering our worlds, but it is vital that we embrace this activity with respect and accountability. Camping should be done in a way that avoids long-term damage and ultimately protects our environment.   Here are a few things to keep in mind once you are out there. EXCESSIVE NOISE Be aware of other campers and keep the volume down. Everyone enjoys playing their favo ..read more
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Holiday Time: Go-to Check List Before Each Getaway
Achtung Camper
by tania
5M ago
Are you not sure what to pack or bring with you on a road trip? Well, before you drive out the driveway, it is worth ticking off a few things regarding your campervan or motorhome and restocking your essential supplies. This regular check is as vital as mapping out your journey. Everyone’s list will be slightly different, but this is the Achtung Camper team’s go-to guide and we highly recommend you review it prior to each getaway. VEHICLE CHECKIdeally, organise a vehicle service within a reasonable timeframe Consider carrying a few essential spare parts Ensure the vehicle has plenty of fuel ..read more
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Help! I’m Road Trippin’ With Kiddos Part 2
Achtung Camper
by tania
5M ago
Summer holidays are around the corner, and let me guess you’ve got a road trip planned in your Achtung Camper Campervan but you are already dreading the drive and the constant ‘Are we there yet? How much longer?’. We feel you! How do you keep the kids happy on a lengthy drive, as well as avoid overindulging on those blasted screens? Take a deep sigh of relief, aaah! We have a few handy tips for you to put in your back pocket, call on when you need and ensure you have a good and relaxed start to your holiday with big and small kids. It is worth noting that we have touched on this topic before ..read more
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