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Women camping

More women taking caravan and camping trips

Physical and mental benefits

More women turning to camping, caravanning

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MORE women are embarking on caravan and camping trips, according to the latest statistics.

Data from the Tourism Research Australia National Visitor Survey has revealed that in the year ending September 2018, 5.2 million caravan and camping trips were taken by the fairer sex.

And they chalked up a total of 24.4 million nights during their travels.

The numbers have increased significantly in the last five years.

Figures show that in the year ending September 2013, women took a total of 3.9 million caravan and camping trips and spent a cumulative total of 18.5 million nights caravan and camping in Australia.

This represents an increase of more than a million trips.

The largest age group was 30-54, with the group accounting for 48.98 percent of the trips, followed by the 55-plus group, who made up almost 29 percent of trips.

The most popular activity amongst women while caravan and camping was dining at local eateries, with three million women making the most of restaurants and cafes in the areas they visited.

This was followed by outdoor activities including going to the beach, sightseeing and bushwalking/rainforest walks.

Caravan and camping trips have also been proven to be beneficial for women’s health.

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia's Real Richness Report revealed that those who regularly go on caravan and camping trips are happier, more satisfied, optimistic and energised than non-campers.

The research revealed both physical and mental benefits, with 74 percent strongly agreeing that camping helps them 'recharge their batteries'.

Sixty-three percent strongly agreed that it relieved stress, while 51 percent strongly agreed it can make you fitter.

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