One thing is for certain - there is a great quality family tent available in Australia that will tick all your boxes. The problem is, with so many great tents on the market and so much information to wade through, it can be difficult deciding exactly where your hard earned money is best spent.
Below we review what we consider to be the best family tents currently available in Australia and conclude the incredible Black Wolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 is the best of the best - super high quality, easy to put up, and perfect for families of 4-5.
Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450
10 People (recommended 4-5)
Quick set up, High quality materials and construction
Coleman Instant Up - 10P Gold
10 people (recommended 4-5)
Quick set up, premium quality at affordable price
Potential for rain to pool on awning
Coleman Instant Up - 8P Silver
8 People (recommended 3-4)
Quick set up, great value for money
Potential for rain to pool on awning
Coleman Chalet 9 CV Tent
9 People (recommended 4-5)
Amazing performance in high wind, 3 room design
Long set up time
Blackwolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450:
The Turbo Lite Cabin 450 looks, feels and behaves like the premium tent that it is. This is a tent for the family that wants to make an investment in their camping enjoyment and safety for years to come.
Packed with features and supported by the Blackwolf lifetime warranty, the Turbo Lite Cabin 450 represents one of the best options available for family camping in Australia.
Quality doesn’t come cheap, however, with this being the most expensive family tent we review at just over $1k.
Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P:
A premium tent without the premium price tag - this tent presents a very appealing balance between quality, ease of use, and affordability.
The instant up design is revolutionary, making set up and take down quick and easy, even with a tent the size of the Instant Up Gold 10P.
This, combined with a range of of impressive features, make the Instant Up Gold one of our top choices for a family tent in Australia.
Coleman Instant Up 8P:
If you are in the market for a reliable, great value, family tent, the Coleman Instant Up 8P should be one of your top contenders.
It goes up in a couple of minutes and is packed with features where it matters. The Instant Up is packed with technology where you need it, including a fully seam sealed waterproof fly, patented welded floors and inverted seams, and a waterproof rating of 1500mm.
It boasts a spacious interior that could comfortably fit 2 adults and 2 or 3 kids.
There is an issue with the awnings pooling water that means they should not be left up in heavy rain, but other than that we have struggled to find any faults.
Coleman Chalet 9 CV:
If there ever was a tent designed for family camping, the Chalet 9 CV is it.
Part of the Coleman Gold series, this tent is a mainstay of Australian family camping. The only tent we review with three separate rooms, it offers the luxury of having two bedrooms separated by a central living area.
Weatherproofing is another strong point of the Chalet 9 CV with an impressive waterproof rating and a dome style that excels in high winds.
The setup time is it’s the main drawback, but this really is the price you pay for the security this style tent offers in bad weather.
Coleman Instant Northstar Darkroom 10p:
A great looking tent with symmetrical structure, the Northstar Darkroom is packed with features we love:
- Instant up design allowing rapid pitching times,
- Dark-room technology blocking 95% of light,
- Generous internal space with 3 separate rooms and customisable set-up
Drawbacks include potential complications with the Instant Up design and the relatively high price for a Coleman tent (however still more affordable than our top choices - the Oztent RV5 and Blackwolf Turbo).