Creating happy memories 

through camping

We are the only camping resource in Australia dedicated to helping beginner campers and families to equip themselves for car camping - trailer free.

About Set to Camp

Making comfortable, safe and responsible car camping possible for anyone

It can be hard to comprehend how a family can camp comfortably without a trailer, camper trailer, caravan or RV - or at least a second car to help carry everything and everyone to the campsite.

Once children come along, you realise that camping has just become a lot more complicated, and as you strive to safely transport everyone and everything to the campsite, you realise the car of your youth is no longer big enough, and neither is your tent.

We're going to show you how to put together a comfortable trailer-free camping setup that can be transported by some mid-size and many larger cars on the market.

We cover everything you will need for trailer-free camping for a family or group of up to five, from choosing your car and tent right down to the ideal kitchen and cooking utensils, and everything in between. We also have tools to help you to pack, pitch and pack up, and lots more.

Our mission

To help you and your family to camp comfortably and travel safely

the makings of a

Great Camping Setup

Your Car

The right car is essential for comfortable trailer-free camping and the safe transportation of you, your family and your gear.


We will help you find the right tent and shelter for your circumstances and budget, without the usual trial and error and unnecessary costs.

Camping Tools

Setting up and maintaining a campsite doesn't require a lot of bulky and heavy tools, but you will need some carefully chosen items.

Power & Fuel

Power and fuel options for your camp site can vary depending on your requirements. We'll help you figure out what you need.


A good lighting setup will provide a mixture of general illumination for your campsite and task lighting for cooking, reading and playing games.

Camp Kitchen

Camping in the great outdoors is a hungry business and you'll find meals from our camp kitchen can be easy, stress-free and just plain delicious!

First Aid

Knowing what to do in an emergency is only half the battle. Being organised and properly equipped can really give you peace of mind.


Don't be afraid to leave your own bathroom! If you are well prepared, you can keep beautifully clean and fresh while camping.


Furniture needs to be functional, comfortable, light-weight and easily transported. We'll help you decide what to buy.


Going camping doesn't mean missing out on a good night's sleep. We will help you choose the right gear and sleeping essentials.


Choose durable clothing to suit the weather and your planned activities when you're camping, and you'll stay comfortable in the great outdoors.


Your refrigeration options range from a basic esky and ice to the more power-intensive fridges with freezing functions.


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our camping code

Comfortable, safe and responsible camping

  • We care about the environment and aim to leave no trace
  • We aim to buy well and buy once
  • We are considerate of local cultures and communities, fellow campers and our hosts
  • We are safety and1 budget conscious, and resourceful
  • We love the great outdoors and enjoy the simple pleasures
  • We like to have fun and focus on family and friends and meeting new like-minded people

camping in all kinds of weather

What to do when the weather goes wild

There are certain things you need to know about the weather and camping. Get our FREE comprehensive guide to camping in all kinds of weather.