Cinch! Pop Up Tent Giveaway



Recently we reviewed the Cinch! Pop Up 4 person tent.

You can read the our review of the Cinch here.

Whilst we liked this tent, we have enough tents right now, so we don't have a lot of room for more.

So what to do with it?      

In the past, I have given away gear I have reviewed to people who have emailed us with their stories and questions about camping, but for this tent, it deserves a bit more attention!   So we are giving away the tent we just reviewed, and I can tell you this - it's in as-new condition because we look after our gear.


How to win?


Use the entry form below and answer the question.











The official rules (the fine print)




  • The only method of entry is via the entry form 
  • Open to Australian residents only (no post box addresses accepted).
  • We will read all comments and choose the one we like the most.
  • Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • If successful, we will contact you via email within 7 days of the competition ending to advise you and confirm your address. You will need to respond within 5 days from this email otherwise we will give to the second best comment!
  • With bonus Facebook entries, you are encouraged to like a post, but you are not obligated to like a page in order to be in the running for this giveaway.
  • Value of prize $534 - there is only one prize on offer. This tent and canopy has been opened and reviewed by us, and you fully understand that you are not getting a brand new item, but the condition is as-new. Go Camping Australia is not responsible for any faults, omissions or warranty with this tent.
  • The giveaway of this tent runs 19 Sept - 2 October 2017

The Camping Fathers Day Gift Guide





Need suggestions for Fathers Day gifts?

We rounded up a few ideas (including some of the best rated items in a few categories) to help give you some inspiration when buying for the man in your life.    

Even if you don't have a person you want to buy for, then treat yourself!     You don't need to wait for a special occasion either.......Anytime of the year works well.





Wear your love of the outdoors


17 camping gift ideas




A t-shirt that your guy can put on every camping trip if he wants. Celebrate the love of the outdoors in style.    Choose your design,  colour, and size from a large range on offer.


Purchase via Zazzle.




For the Laze Around Camp Sort of Man



17 camping gift ideas - LED hammock from ENO

17 camping gift ideas -  the LED hammock ENO

A hammock that has LED lights in it, with bright, dim and strobe functions.    This hammock is the ideal way to chill out, day or night.


Purchase via ENO Australia




The Classic Gift - Socks and Jocks



17 camping gift ideas - socks




Sock liners, that keep the foot dry and prevents blisters.  Wear under thicker socks.    Don't wear with thongs, because it's not a good look.

Purchase via Wild Earth



17 camping gift ideas -  merino jocks




Icebreaker Anatomica Briefs - merino blend.    This means with merino, you have natural odour resistance and they can be worn for days.  Perfect for the man who doesn't like changing his undies too often.

Purchase via Cotswold Outdoor



For the "I Need Caffeine now"  Dad 


17 camping gift ideas - the coffee maker


The Aeropress remains one of the best ways to get a coffee when outdoors.    There are a lot of average coffee makers out there.  This isn't one of them.

Read our review here and see what we thought.  It's one of our fave products.

Purchase information via Aeropress.com.au




For the Love of Knots Dad - an App




17 camping gift ideas - a knot app




Love knots but can't remember how to do them?  Or you want to look like you know what you are doing finally?   There's an app to make you look like a genius.

Available for Android and IOS from $5



New Down sleeping bag anyone?


17 camping gift ideas - down sleeping bag



If you are wanting a lightweight and warm sleeping bag, plus a winner of Gear of the Year, then the Klymit KSB20 Down Sleeping bag could be a great gift.


Purchase information via Wild Earth



No warm beer sort of guy

17 camping gift ideas




If you want your beer cold (because who likes warm beer?) then a Beer Blanket could do the trick.
Think of it as a little cosy blanket for your beer can, but keeping it cool as opposed to warm.

Purchase information via Rumpl


You Light Up My Life Sort of Dad



17 camping gift ideas - goal zero Lighthouse


This lantern got a lot of attention this year.  The Goal Zero Lighthouse might not be cheap, but it charges your devices, lights up camp, and looks very cute.

Outside Online voted it as one of the best lanterns of 2017.


Purchase information via Wild Earth





Or a headlamp, because if you don't have one when camping, then you are missing out on one of the handiest gadgets you can have.

How to choose a headlamp guide is here.

And this one below, the Black Diamond Storm has been voted one of the 10 best headlamps of 2017.  Just sayin'.


17 camping gift ideas - headlamp by Black Diamond





Purchase information via Wild Earth



Get all Charged Up



17 camping gift ideas - charger



Don't lose touch with the man in your life.  No excuses that the phone ran out of battery.

Try the Goal Zero Flip 30 Phone and Tablet Charger




Warm Hands, Warm Heart



17 camping gift ideas - Hot Rox


If you feel the cold (and there's plenty of cool weather still ahead), get this handwarmer which charges via USB.   Never have cold hands again, with up to 6 hours heat.

Purchase information via Cotswold Outdoors




Masterchef Male 




17 camping gift ideas - camp stove by Coleman


Looking for a new camp stove?  Then the Coleman HyperFlame FyreCadet Stove was voted one of the best new camp stoves of 2017 for the car campers amongst us.


And it looks good too.


Purchase information via Snowys Outdoors




Cuddles and More Sort of Guy



17 camping gift ideas - Klymit


If you are tired of pushing 2 sleeping pads together, get one big one!    Yes.  It's a double sleeping mat, which means no more rolling off the mat and plenty of room for two.      Bonus Feature: You can keep each other warm as well.  

This item was also voted a one of the best car camping purchases for 2017.


Purchase Information via Wild Earth




Hey Big Spender......



17 camping gift ideas - Big Agnes Flying Diamond


This Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 person tent with all the features you would expect from Big Agnes products.   Outdoor Gear Lab rated this in its top 3 tents for car campers.    

See the full list of what it has to offer here and relevant purchase information.




The Tool Man




17 camping gift ideas - Leatherman Charge

If you want 20 tools in one, and are prepared to pay for the best multi tool of them all, then the Leatherman Charge TTI is going to be a gift that will last forever.     With a 25 year guarantee, you won't need another tool.   Voted best multi tool of 2017.


Purchase Information via Leatherman Australia



Rest Your Weary Head


17 camping gift ideas - Thermarest pillows




If you take a big pillow with you when you go camping, then forget it.  Use this instead.  The Thermarest Compressible Compact Pillow.   I am a bit biased on this pillow.  I have one, and it's a must for car camping adventures.    Smaller but very comfortable.   They look lumpy and sometimes a bit unattractive, but you sure do rest well.


Purchase Information via Wild Earth








We stand by the old saying " Buy good gear, only cry once".     




Hopefully that's given you a few ideas on what you could pick up for that man in your life.    If you miss out for Fathers Day, then remember, Christmas is not that far away!





Please note:  Some of the above products are affiliate links.    To find out about our affiliates, please read our Disclosure Policy.

Write your own campsite review

Write up an amazing review of a campsite here in Australia.


If you have been to a campsite (or campground) here in Australia and want to share your opinion (good and bad) with readers of Australia, then we are accepting reviews by others.  


Before you start typing madly, we need to put it out there, that we are a little particular about campsite reviews because the whole point of our website, is to provide people with key information before they go.     It's the information we wanted when we were new, yet couldn't find online.     So we want that tradition to continue, but need your help.

So what do you need to know?

Full details are at this page  - you will need to read up to see if you are up to the challenge.

Key points are

- Detail, detail, detail.   Information that a new camper to that location would find useful
- Photos.  Everyone likes a visual idea of what they can expect
- This is different to a guest post, so different rules apply.

Remember, please read up on the campsite review information at this link before you send us anything.

Any further questions, email us.