The Best Tents in Australia for 2021

We use affiliate links and may receive a commission on purchases. Read more here.

We review a lot of tents on this site and generally we group them into specific categories to assist people with their research into a certain type of tent.

But every year we like to take a look at the whole market and create a list of those that really stand out from the rest.

Below are our top picks for this year, with our number 1 pick being what has for a long time been one of the best canvas tents on the market, the Oztent RV5.

Ranking:
#1
Oztent RV5 Canvas Touring Tent
Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Sleeps :
5 People (recommended 3)
Weight:
25kg
Pros:
Super fast set up, high quality materials
Cons:
Large and heavy when packed
Ranking:
#2
Coleman Instant Up - 10P Gold
Coleman_Instant Up Gold 10P table
Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Sleeps :
10 people (recommended 4-5)
Weight:
23.5kg
Pros:
Quick set up, premium quality at affordable price
Cons:
Potential for rain to pool on awning
Ranking:
#3
Companion Pro Hiker 2
COMPANION PRO HIKER TENT
Rating:
4.5 Star Rating
Sleeps :
2 People
Weight:
1.7 kg
Pros:
Great value, spacious for a hiking tent
Ranking:
#4
Coleman Northstar Darkroom 10p
Rating:
4 Star Rating
Sleeps :
10 People (recommended 4-5)
Weight:
30.5kg
Pros:
Dark room technology, very easy set up
Cons:
Expensive for coleman brand

Top Choice:

Overall Score
%

Oztent RV5 Canvas Touring Tent:

Marketed as “the 30-second tent”, you could easily be led to believe you would be sacrificing on quality. The complete opposite is in fact the case - no-one produces quality tents like Australian owned Oztent.

The awards this tent has won speak for themselves - Silver Medal at The International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Most Innovative Camping Product from the Caravan and Camping Association, and finalist in 4x4 Australia’s Best Camping Product.

This is an amazing tent and we have no hesitation in recommending it as our top pick.

Read Full Review

Super fast set up

High quality materials

Large and heavy when packed

Runner Up:

Overall Score
%

Coleman Instant Up Gold 10P:

Super popular with families, but available in a range of sizes to suit all sizes of groups, this is a premium tent without the premium price tag. Presenting a very appealing balance between quality, ease of use, and affordability, it's easy to see why the Instant Up Gold range is a favourite of Australian campers.

The 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 impressive features, make the Instant Up Gold our runner-up pick.

Read Full Review

Great value for money

Quick set up

Potential for rain to pool on awning

Overall Score
%

Companion Pro Hiker 2:

This awesome little tent from Companion took out our award for Best Value in our hiking tent reviews. The perfect entry level hiking tent for Australian conditions, the Companion Pro Hiker provides lightweight reliability, with all the features you would expect, at an extremely affordable price.

We recommended for: 2-3 day hikes, cycle and motorcycle touring. There’s so much to love about this amazing little tent!

Read Full Review

Spacious for a 2 person hiking tent

Great value for money

Overal Score
%

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

This is an awesome tent pushing the boundaries in terms of user experience.

It is slightly more expensive than your average Coleman tent but we think well worth it given the amazing features on offer. It is also still affordable compared to other similar products on the market.
Read Full Review

Dark room technology

Expensive for Coleman brand

Very easy set up

[instagram-feed]