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The first page or two of this thread should help you a bit. Any more questions feel free to ask in here.
What sort of camping do you want to do... or, how outdoorsy(or rough) do you want to go??
Best would be to start of small in regards to the amount of gear and the expense of it cause you don't want to splash out on all the top of the line $$ stuff only to find out it's not exactly what you wanted. And try not to go too far from civilisation for the 1st trip cause it's a pain when u forget things, and preferably go with some friends who have been camping a few times - there's a few here who are from QLD
I can't see it happening, but i'd love to see a family all using swags
... just a thought
But you'll probably want a 6 person tent atleast (the 4 persons are really more suited to 2 people
). Camping table (probly two, or one larger than usuall one) and 4 camping chairs. A bunch of plastic boxes to fill with cooking stuff and food, sleeping bags, and some decent mattresses. Could probly get all that for under $500 if you were on a budget, but that would be summer sleeping bags, and not really great mattreses... and a Kmart tent
BTW, only 6 months Downunder i think that deserves a welcome to Oztralia too
, where'd you come from?