Let’s go camping | Essentials for the great outdoors

With international travel on the backburner, what a great time to get out and explore your own backyard. Australians love to enjoy the great outdoors whether it is five-star glamping or old school basic camping.

What is glamping? It is short for glamourous camping. If the list of camping essentials are mattresses, real coffee and running water then this is for you. Or maybe the great Russell Coight and the Leyland Brothers approach is the way you roll. Off grid, swag, open fire and not a bathroom in sight. Get back to nature!

The Sunshine Coast has a long legacy of fabulous camping spots. Booloumba Creek, Jimna’s Peach Trees and Coochin Creek can make a great family getaway. Camping beachside includes any of the holiday parks close to Caloundra, Golden Beach, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum and Mudjimba beaches.

Library members have loaned camping themed items 32,971 times! Find out how to pop a tent like a pro with these camp friendly titles.

A beginner’s guide to camping | 4WD Supacentre


Set up camp with these eBooks:

To get started download the ePlatform by Libby and Cloud Library apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Get your gear ready with these eMagazines:

Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Listen to new stories around the campsite with these eAudiobooks:

To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. 


Stream or download eMusic with the top campfire songs your Dad will love:

Get unlimited music streaming and download five tracks per week with Freegal. Download from the Sony catalogue and thousands of smaller labels. Sign in with your library member number and password.


Tune out the kids with these Aussie podcasts:

Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.

On the web

Need more camping #inspo? Discover more:

Camping tips for beginners | Camping Downunder

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