Easy & Delicious Camping Meals

While cooking on the road can be a fun adventure, it can also be a lot of work. The key to camping culinary success is minimising clean up and maximising portability.  Here are some great camping meal ideas that will keep your fun levels high and your tummy rumbles at bay.

Overnight Oats

This simple make-ahead option can be thrown together at home or on the road. With minimal prep required, you can combine some simple ingredients and wake up to a scrummy breakfast ready to go!  For a delicious, pudding-like base, mix together 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt, ½ Cup Rolled Oats, 2/3 cup Milk and 1 TB Chia seeds or Flaxmeal. From there, you can add a bit of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of sweetener and your favourite fruit or flavourings to suit your tastes. Store in the fridge or chilly bin overnight – pour into individual-sized jam jars for ultimate portability! – and you’ll be in for a real treat come morning!

Walking Taco

Turn a small bag of corn chips (think individual pack Doritos) into an all-in-one meal with just a few yummy additions. You can prep taco mince or seasoned pulled pork at home or on the road to spoon directly into your personal-sized snack bag. Then mix in classic taco toppings such as shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, coriander, sour cream and salsa. Add a few drops a hot sauce for extra kick and enjoy your walking taco straight from the bag – no clean-up required!

Tin Foil Sausage and Veggies

Whether you’ve got a campfire, grill or oven on hand, tin foil packets are the answer for a quick, easy and delicious one-pack meal. Chop up onion, capsicum, courgette, potato and other grill-friendly veges and mix with a combination of olive oil, mixed herbs, and salt and pepper. Combine with cubed steak or chicken, and wrap in a few layers of tin foil, folding in edges as you go. Place on heat for 30-35 minutes, allow to cool slightly, them tear open for a tasty, self-contained meal!

Campfire Banana Boats

For a quick, easy and delightfully messy camping dessert, look no further than the Campfire Banana Boat.  To build your banana boat, take a banana with its peel on and slice length-wise about ¾ of the way through. Pull apart the sides to open slightly and add your toppings. Customise your flavour profile according to your tastes, but the best topping combinations include something melty + something sweet + something crunchy. Wrap in parchment paper and tin foil and place on heat until slightly squishy under the squeeze of your tongs. Unwrap carefully and enjoy!


North South Holiday Park is located just 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport. With excellent facilities and a serene setting, it is the perfect base for families or travellers. Check out our range of Christchurch accommodation options.
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