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Probe proves campers are a happy bunch
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THERE'S no doubt about it, campers are a happy bunch ... and
Australia's peak national body for the caravanning and camping industry
can prove it.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has conducted a study which
proves the term “happy campers” is founded on fact.
The "Real Richness" probe was intended to better understand the emotional
and social benefits of camping and the value it provides for current and
future generations of travellers.
The exercise included everything from trips in swags, tents, tent
trailers, camper trailers, caravans, campervans, motorhomes to cabin
It showed that Australians who go camping are more satisfied, happy,
optimistic and energised than those who do not.
They say that camping makes them more productive, more grounded, more in
touch with nature, healthier and gives them the time they need to gather
What's more, they are also less stressed, frustrated, bored and lonely.
The association revealed that when the study's respondents talked about
camping, the most common words they used were love, time and family.
"This is testament to the value of a camping trip given these days
everyone seems to need a good digital detox so they can reconnect to the
real world – whether that means reconnecting to yourself, your loved ones
or nature," the association said.
And it doesn’t stop there.
The benefits to children are powerful, with study respondents adding that
it teaches kids many important life skills and allows them to build strong
relationships with their families.
More than seven million Australians, in groups of all
shapes and sizes, have experienced caravanning or camping holidays in the
last two years..
And 79 percent of all Australians intend enjoying this kind of trip in the
next two years.
It seems camping adds great richness to our lives, allowing us to
reconnect with loved ones in a relaxed environment, free from modern
The study showed that camping gives people the opportunity to spend
quality time with the people who are most important to them.
The responses revealed that campers feel closer to their partners,
children, friends, grandchildren, parents and even their community when
compared to non-campers.
So, it's true! "Happy campers" really are happier than non-campers.
Australian campers are happier and closer to their loved ones than those
who do not camp.
The value of camping and a good adventure in the great outdoors can’t be
And lucky for us, Australia has some of the most diverse, unique and
picturesque places in the world.
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