Unveiling the Best DIY Camping Cooking Tips for a Memorable Australian Adventure

Travel to our Bpro Parks across Australia and cook up a storm!

Are you ready to take your Australian camping experience to the next level? Whether you’re exploring the picturesque coastlines at Dalmeny Campground, wandering Otways at Forrest Holiday Park, or revelling in the beauty of the Australian bush at Lake Wivenhoe Campground, nothing complements a camping adventure quite like delicious homemade meals. Embrace the culinary joy of DIY cooking while basking in the great outdoors with these handy tips and a mouth-watering recipe to top it off!

DIY Camping Cooking Tips:

  1. Plan Ahead: Prepare a meal plan with simple yet diverse recipes. Opt for dishes that use minimal utensils and ingredients to minimise hassle.
  2. Pre-cut Ingredients: Pre-cut vegetables, marinate meats, and pre-pack spices in small containers to save time and space while cooking.
  3. One-Pot Wonders: Embrace one-pot meals like stews, chili, or curries that merge flavours and reduce clean-up efforts.
  4. Campfire Cooking: Master the art of campfire cooking. Invest in cast-iron skillets or Dutch ovens for versatile cooking options over an open flame.
  5. Creative Wraps: Explore the world of wraps – from breakfast burritos to savoury lunch wraps, these are easy to make and eat on the go.
  6. Foil Packet Delights: Wrap seasoned ingredients in foil packets for easy cooking over coals, creating delectable and mess-free dishes.

Recipe – Aussie Campfire Damper:


  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Butter or jam (for serving)


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and salt. Gradually add water, stirring to form a dough.
  2. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it becomes smooth.
  3. Shape the dough into a round loaf, flattening it slightly. Make a deep cross-shaped incision on top.
  4. Heat a campfire or use a covered barbecue. Place the damper on a greased skillet or wrap it in foil and put it on the coals.
  5. Cook for about 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally, until the damper sounds hollow when tapped.
  6. Serve slices of warm damper with butter or jam, enjoying this Aussie camping classic!

Crafting meals while camping in Australia can be an adventure in itself. Embrace these tips and savour the satisfaction of enjoying homemade delights against the backdrop of Australia’s breathtaking landscapes. So, pack your gear, get ready to explore, and elevate your camping experience with the joy of DIY campfire cooking!

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