In May 2016 my life changed forever. I found a beautiful campervan for sale at the right price from Achtung Camper. In the last 3 years I have travelled about 50,000 kms and had a ball. My favourite campsites are at outback stations and of course our amazing beaches.
I love Australia, I love living here and exploring this beautiful and diverse country.
Last year was my biggest trip starting at the Murray with many stops along the way ending in WA at Katherine, and then making my way back home to Point Lonsdale.
I had my first ever helicopter ride which was over the Bungle Bungles. Such an amazing experience and I absolutely loved seeing everything from a bird’s eye view.
I have stayed in so many very different places but one of my favourites was Red Bluff Wilderness camp. The drive there was so bumpy I knocked off my water tank valve so had to trade tomatoes for drinking water.
At Port Neill I got a flat tyre… I tried to pump it up with my 12 volt pump but it blew the pump. Just my luck I thought.
My scariest experience? Ggetting chased by a croc at Timber Creek. I highly recommend setting up away from the river and away from the crocs!
One of my favourite things was seeing the cliffs at the Southern Ocean. They were mind blowing!
I also went snorkelling at Coral Bay, it was beautiful, I highly recommend doing this if you are ever out this way. The water was so clear and there were so many amazing fish and coral to see.
I’ve met so many friendly people, I’ve faced mechanical issues, my dog got sick, I got sick, but these were things that also happen when you stay home! I’ve enjoyed every minute of the long, long drives and have only just started exploring this amazing country.
It can be hard travelling without your daily coffee or two and without a coffee machine in the back of your van but not to worry as we’ve found the perfect alternative for you – A Wacaco Portable Espresso Machine.
A Wacaco Nanopresso is a highly functional machine and is ideal for camping as it’s very small and easy to use. There are two models: one that uses ground beans and one that uses capsules.
All you need to make your coffee the natural way is ground beans, hot water and the Wacaco Nanopresso machine – it’s that easy! Some days we think it’s better to just make our own coffee with this portable machine than walking to a coffee shop and wait for someone to make the coffee as it costs more over time and takes longer.
This portable Wacaco doesn’t require electricity as it’s push powered by hand making it easy to control and use anywhere whether you’re at the beach or in the forest.
It also holds up to 80ml of water and is only 336 grams so extremely light and useful as you can carry in your bag and take it on hikes.
We recommend you try this fantastic product on your next road trip as it’ll make your early mornings much more pleasant and enjoyable.
We are super excited about this product – the Voltronic Water Guage has a 3 colour display and is so accurate that LED lighting on the display gets slightly dimmer as water is used to show in detail and real time as the capacity diminishes.
But why is it so much better than other water gauges? It utilises one whole electrode that goes the entire length from the top to the bottom of the water tank so is able to tell you exactly how much water you have left.
Traditional water gauges used in campervans and caravans utilise an arm the length of the water tank that is fitted with 5 electrodes along the arm, meaning it is only able to tell you a vague estimate to the quarter as to how much water is remaining in the tank.
For more information on this product check out the website here:
Because everyone travels differently we’ve got quite a few cooking options so there’s something to suit everyone! Read about the different options below and find one that’s perfect for you J
A microwave would only be useful if you were planning on doing quite a lot of camping in powered campground spots (so you have 240 volt and can run it!). Without plugging into a power source, a microwave is useless.
A side note – in such a small space (and especially if you get a SWB and are more than 1 person) you’ll welcome the extra storage cupboard you get if you decide against a microwave (we’ll fit a door to the microwave cavity in the cabinetry so you can use the space for storage).
Primus Kinja Butane 2 burner cooker:
This butane cooker is top of the range, Swedish made and is safer than your traditional gas cooker and also safer than traditional butane cookers due to the fuel source not being directly attached to the cooker itself but connected with a short line.
The other positives:
It doesn’t make the bottom of your pots and pans black (as the alcohol run stoves do).
The small butane bottles are super small and last weeks (and you only need to purchase the generic butane bottles not the more expensive branded ones). As a result, it doesn’t cause issue having it inside the van
It’s super light so at 3kg you can easily carry it over to a nice picnic bench nearby.
The easily removable grill make it the easiest cooker to clean that we’ve ever used.
The only negative? You can’t cook inside with this cooker!
EcoHeat Smart Touch Induction Cooktop:
This is an option for those who want to be able to cook inside but without power. The higher price associated with this cooker is because we will fit a very large 1600 watt inverter to your van so that this cooker can be used at all times even when you aren’t plugged into 240 volts.
It can be used inside or outside as it’s very small and light.
A grill/ BBQ plate option is available.
It doesn’t get very hot but heats up quickly in around 5 minutes.
The 1600 watt inverter means you can use this cooker for about 9 meals before you’ll run out of power. The inverter also means you can use all 240 volt power points in your van and related 240 volt appliances when not plugged into power (for example you could use a kettle, hairdryer, microwave etc).
We have the most innovative product to date – our campervan cinema has indoor and outdoor screens so the whole family can enjoy!
The custom-built screens are made to fit our campervans and are fitted inside the pop-up roof for an indoor cinema or attached to the awning for an outdoor cinema. The projector has Bluetooth and streaming capacity so you can watch any Netflix’s or movies straight from your laptop or phone.
Movies are displayed by a Nebula Capsule Portable Projector and screened onto our custom- build screen, the projector is a soda-can size and has a strong aluminium body which is light and durable. Nebula Projectors are 8 GB, have a series of controls on top, USB and HDMI port, 360-degree sound and produces a very bright and high-quality image.
On your next trip have your own personal cinema as it’s very easy and provides great entertainment for the whole family.
This Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 LWB Van 7spd.DSG comes with parking sensors and the VW Interior Comfort Package for extra driving comfort.
Fully carpeted & insulated interior
Lightwood plywood floor base with tough wearing vinyl
100% block out curtains
Privacy/Thermo Matts for front windows
Rock and roll bed with legal seating for two passengers including easily removable head rests and anchor points for child restraints
Passenger seat swivel base
Custom-built easy pack away three-piece table for inside and outside use
European style pop top roof with added storage shelf
STORAGE AND CABINETRY
Custom built cupboards and shelving with crockery storage system, custom fitted mirrors and pull out bench
2 drawers under bed accessible from tailgate
4 internal drawers in the kitchen area instead of cupboards & shelving
POWER AND SAFETY
Fully sealed deep cycle dual battery system with automatic charging
240v Power Outlet 12v Power Outlets (x3)
Touch on/off LED internal lighting LED reading lights (x2)
180 watt slimline Solar fitted to pop top roof
Battery management system with display and battery sensor
Engineer’s approval certificate valid in your state
Push lock handles on all cupboards and drawers
WATER AND APPLIANCES
Stainless steel SMEV sink with hand pump and inbuilt chopping board/work surface
55 litre drink water tank with water tank with electrode water gauge
Ecoheat slimline induction cooktop for inside and outside use Includes 1600watt inverter and other power related advantages, please talk to us for more information!
50 litre Waeco CR-50 fridge with removable freezer
Primus Kinjia 2 burner outdoor stove
Plug and Play Shower with detachable shower head/hose
Dometic Porta Potty with storage cavity
Dometic 3 metre awning
Flyscreen for sliding door
Half van vinyl wrap in retro old school kombi acqua
Thule outdoor trash bin
ACCESSORIES AND EXTRAS
Can-size projector with cinema screens for indoor and outdoor use
UE portable Bluetooth speaker with 2 x custom made speaker holders
Unique designer fittings
OPTIONAL EXTRAS AVAILABLE:
Roof racks fitted to pop to proof, Pop top roof bed with LED reading light (sleeps 1 adult or 2 children/weight restriction 100kg), 12 volt fan, 23 litre portable grey water tank.
WHY BUY AN ACHTUNG CAMPER?
SKILL -You can thank our German background for the perfectionism in everything we do from the materials and products we use to the staff that we work with. At Achtung Camper we only use the highest skilled tradespeople, all with relevant qualifications and experience working in a variety of different countries and projects, so we can keep the innovation flowing.
SAFETY -All our campervans and campervan conversions come with full volume compliance plate approval from an engineer qualified in your state. We also undertake quality control and testing when your van is complete to make sure it lives up to our high standards. Our rock and roll bed converts in one movement, includes easily removable head rests and anchor points for child restraints. What’s more, we are one of the only campervan companies in Australia with head rests on our rock and roll bed with seat belts. How do other companies sell vans WITHOUT head rests? We don’t know either…
WARRANTY AND SUPPORT -Achtung Camper provides a three year warranty on our campervans and campervan conversions and ongoing after sales assistance. We’ll stay in touch after you drive away and be there for you down the track.
QUALITY PRODUCTS -The best quality products from reputable brands mean Achtung Camper campervans will last the distance.
Total drive away price $94,750.00. ($90,890.00 ex drive away charges).