How to convince your friends to go camping

Group out camping around camp fire

How to convince your friends and family to give camping a go?

The idea of camping can scare some people off….but there are just SO many awesome things about camping. So how to convince your friends and family to go camping??

Show them stunning pictures of the beach and bush – where they could be spending the night

Pictures tell a thousand words right?? Well get out the best images you can find and tell your friends and family – THIS is where we could be camping! So cool right! Play to their strengths – if they are beach people, plan to camp near the ocean and likewise if they are mountain people – find a campsite that reflects their loves.

Promise them plenty of wine and beer

Camping just seems to go with a cold beer or glass of wine. Make sure your friends and family know there will be plenty of drinks and plenty of time to sit back with a glass.

Start off somewhere easy with all your gear and equipment provided

An easy way to convince a new comer to camping is to book somewhere that provides all your camping gear and equipment. That way all you have to do is turn up, bring your clothes and food and you are sorted. Check out the facilities and equipment we provide at Tall Trees Camping.  Riparide and Rewildin are two other great sites to find information on glamping. BONUS – there won’t be any arguments if you have to do ZERO set up – this is why luxury camping and glamping are perfect options for the novice camper!

Tempt them with the promise of open fires and toasted marshmallows

There is something so amazing and calming about an open fire. The crackle of the sticks, the warmth of the flames and the toasted marshmallows!

Toasted marshmallows at Tall Trees Camping

Make sure there are flush toilets and hot showers

Drop toilets can be scary even for the seasoned camper..! To get your friends and family over the line make sure there are flush toilets and even hot showers!

Promise them coffee!

Coffee and tea are as important as wine and beer for my camping trips.  Plunger coffee is easy to make camping but if you and your friends are addicted to espresso coffee, just make sure you are a camping nearby to a town with cafes! It’s even better if you can walk there!

Remind your friends how relaxed and recharged they will feel after spending time in nature

There is nothing as refreshing as spending time in the outdoors. Is it the fresh air? The birds? The lack of electronic devices? I’m not sure, but I know it is TOTALLY worth doing and your friends and family will THANK you for it.


Leave me your thoughts on how you convince your friends and family to go camping?

I’d love to know!

Happy camping,

Penny and the whole Tall Trees Camping family


Ocean View Lookout


  • Luke April 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    I make sure I have plenty of wine packed and make sure there is a good coffee shop not too far away!

    • Penny Wilson April 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm Reply

      Yes! I hear you! Wine and coffee you can’t go wrong!

  • Louise April 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm Reply

    I tell them their kids will be worn out from all the fresh air and it always works!

    • Penny Wilson April 27, 2018 at 9:40 am Reply

      Hahah! Yes I love this tactic!

  • Sue April 27, 2018 at 4:36 pm Reply

    There is nothing like waking up to birdsong in the morning! A walk on the beach and a coffee at the cafe close by!! Nothing beats it! Definitely puts me in my happy place!

    • Penny Wilson April 30, 2018 at 8:36 am Reply

      Sounds perfect! And a great way to convince your friends to join you too!

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