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Hit the road for a unique SA adventure with Barossa’s Kombi Camping

Pack your PJ’s for a camping adventure like no other with Kombi Camping

Meet Tucker – a Birch green 1965 Volkswagen Beetle. One of the most unique little bugs in Australia, Tucker is part of a gang of timeless rides at Barossa Valley’s Kombi Camping.

Picture packing your PJ’s and hitting the open road, windows down and pedal to the metal in the stylish and immaculate Tucker, attracting plenty of attention as you pull into a Barossa winery or cruise the esplanade at Victor Harbor. And as night falls, climb the ladder and dive into the little love bug’s rooftop tent, staring out at the starry night sky. What is not to love about this scene!

But if camping isn’t your thing, the versatile Volksy also offers Bugs n’ Rugs – a self-drive picnic experience, with a giant picnic basket perched on top, ready for a romantic drive in the country, complete with the most gorgeous Barossa eats and the coolest picnic essentials.

Joining Tucker in the fleet is Gilbert, a blue 1978 Kombi, equipped with all the essentials for the perfect camping trip. Then there’s sunny yellow Daisy, a ’75 vintage Bay Window Kombi with automatic transmission, a stylish fit-out inside for travelling and sleeping, plus a host of compact kitchen and cooking facilities. All you have to do is find a picturesque South Aussie spot, pull out the roof-top awning and you’re all set for a uniquely retro camping experience.

If you want to make it a family adventure, you’ll need to get acquainted with Nelson. The rare ’73 Wesfalia Kombi, as orange as the bell-bottom era, with a pop top and original camping cabinetry, sleeps two adults and two children and is also known as  quite a conversation-starter.

Kombi camping is a family-owned labor of love for Gawler’s Karen Pratt and her sons Cooper and Flynn. The Kombi obsession began back when Cooper was ten. He got a job delivering junk mail, and while other kids his age were saving up for computer games, Cooper had his sites set on a rusted out, 1966 split window Kombi. “Sixty-six” became his passion project and before long the whole family knew a thing or two about Kombis!

Cooper is no longer riding around town filling letter boxes with catalogues, he owns his own vehicle restoration business at Sandy Creek – Coop’s Kombis.

When choosing a Kombi camping experience, Karen and the boys can equip you with hand-picked adventure, using their wealth of local knowledge of the Barossa and surrounds, or send you on a hidden gem to “secret locations” along the South Australian coastline, visiting wineries you may never have even know existed.

With an epic and memorable adventure like this, from just $200 a day, what are you waiting for! Book a day trip, take off for a weekend or grab a gift card and give memories that will last a lifetime.

Kombi Camping
Travel from – 
Sandy Creek or Gawler East
For bookings and information – Click here


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