If you have a large family, you will need a big waterproof tent and awnings that can house the entire family and all your gear. The Anaconda tent range is extensive, from small swags to multi-person tents for large family camping tent fun. Check out the best tent range in Australia, including touring tents, sunroom tents, headroom tents darkroom tents and more.
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CAN I PURCHASE FAMILY TENTS AT ANACONDA?
Yes, you can! If you are planning a camping trip with the whole family, don't struggle with a tent that is too small to accommodate everyone. The Anaconda family tent range includes products from name brands such as Coleman, Oztrail, Oztent, Blackwolf and other premium tent manufacturers. Your family can choose from dome tents, touring tents and maximum headroom tents for family tent camping convenience. Additional options include instant up pop up tents for immediate all-weather protection. Your waterproof tent from Anaconda will offer excellent ventilation, mesh windows, insect protection, heavy duty construction, strong guy ropes and other high quality feature the whole family will appreciate.
WHICH SIZE FAMILY TENT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
That depends on the size of your family. If the kids are small, you can count two children as needing the same space as one adult, but teenagers require adult space. The right family tent should have easy setup features, lightweight aluminium or fibreglass construction and plenty of room to stretch out and move around during poor weather. You can easily increase the size of your family camping tent by adding canvas tent sides and a front awning plus outdoor tarps, or you can add a gazebo that can double as a waterproof storage or play area.
Australian outdoor conditions are variable, and sometimes extreme, so make sure to bring along appropriate camping gear and apparel designed for outdoor comfort.
Some people like to buy great tents with swags or awnings, to create space to sit outside the family tent to eat while still enjoying protection from the sun or the rain. Some models of family tents also come with options of add-on pieces such as a sunroom, which will be more enclosed and offer more privacy than just having an awning, but be careful - it may increase your pitch size!
It pays to think ahead too - a family tent can be quite an investment and if your family is still growing, you may need to calculate if you will all still fit inside in a couple of years' time. Some families may prefer to add an extra smaller tent, or some single swags for older children, which gives everyone some additional space and adds to the sense of adventure for the kids too.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A FAMILY TENT?
Some family tents are divided into several compartments, which can be a bonus if you have older children or teens with you on the trip, and even when you have very small ones who need to go to bed earlier than the rest of the family.
Make sure when purchasing a family tent that it is not too big to be set up by just one or two people, as you may struggle at the campsite if you do not have many helping hands! Also look at the weight and size of your tent when in transit - does it fit in the car or do you have to get a roof rack? And can you carry it from the car to the site if there is no direct vehicle access?
Check if your family tent offers sufficient ventilation. When more people share a small space, especially in hot weather, circulating air is a must. Most family tents will have mesh walls, or windows and doors to allow enough fresh air to be comfortable.
WHAT ABOUT STORAGE?
As all families know, travelling with kids means you have lots of stuff to bring with you, so make sure your family tent has sufficient storage for all your needs. Some family tents have gear lofts, which means you can store things out of kids reach and not use up valuable floor space. Alternatively, Anaconda stocks a range of camping cupboards which are easy to erect and fold flat when not in use, as well as a number of other storage solutions.
Make sure you allow space for fridges and cookers if you are planning to take care of your own meals for the family, or consider the option of a separate pop-up tent for shower or WC facilities next to your main family tent. All these products are available and in stock at Anaconda throughout the year.