Welcome to my world and my love for Australia’s natural environment. It’s where I disconnect to reconnect with nature. After all, I believe Mother Nature dishes up some of the best soul medicine on Earth.
Camping Country Australia was established in 1993 by my mum and dad who wanted to create a place where they could share their love of the great outdoors with the public. We are a very proud locally owned and operated family business, that loves to mainly support Queensland family owned suppliers who have a passion for exceptional boutique quality and who share the same love of camping.
I hire my team based on three simple attributes. Great attitude, great manners and an unwavering zest for camping – ie: a love of getting back to nature! We totally understand why you love getting away and out in to the outdoors, because we live, breath and ooze the same desire ourselves… we get it! We have a team of camping enthusiasts that have lightweight travelled their way around the world, others that have fished by river banks sleeping under the stars in their favourite swag, and also staff that understand the health benefits for their young families camping and playing with Mother Nature. Camping… it’s so healthy for the mind – body and soul!
The story of our moral conscience is predominantly to reunite families (more importantly children) and nature to ensure the natural world is more deeply valued – respected and protected. To make camping easier, healthier and more sustainable by reducing risk through better products and education to nourish body, mind and soul.
Mainly dealing with stockists that are family owned and operated is something that Kerri and I are extremely proud of. This sent me on an Australian wide search, scouring this country looking for niche, independent camping brands, products, and impeccable quality. For me, it was finding a synergy of undeniable passion, purpose and importance in their families brand and ethos that I know this will always flow through to the end users (of which we are ourselves) giving a better camping experience each and every single time.
By taking us camping as kids, my parents did something incredibly special for my sisters and I, which today has given us the most wonderful appreciation of time spent with family in nature. I have no doubt these childhood camping trips was where I gained my love for the great outdoors, – it’s clearly infectious all these years later!