For some, its main draw is the opportunity to fish, swim or hike. For others, it’s the chance to sleep under the stars. But for many people, the joy of camping is actually in the cooking of a good old BBQ.
If you love to cook up a storm when you are away camping then you are in the right place. For in this guide we will showcase 7 of the Best Camping BBQs you can buy in Australia right now!
Whether you want something lightweight, which you can carry around with you in a backpack wherever you go, or a top-of-the-range model that can cook enough food to feed a small army, there is an option on this list for you.
So without further adieu, let’s get into it and have a look at the best camping BBQs out there!
The Best Camping BBQs
If you are in the market to purchase a new camping BBQ then we hope this list will provide you with some inspiration to find the right one for you.
Weber Baby Q
Weber is a household name when it comes to BBQs, and in terms of a specific model that is appropriate for camping the Weber Baby Q is a very popular option.
A lightweight model, that is very portable, this brand is perfect for those who want a small gas BBQ to cook their snags, fish and patties on.
Boasting a cast aluminium lid, which also has a handle that is cool to touch, as well as a bowl, this BBQ is easy to ignite with a single sparker. Whilst you are cooking your food, the BBQ also has control burner knobs which are very straightforward to use.
Available in a lovely range of colours, the Weber Baby Q also comes with a stainless steel single burner that has an 8,500 BTU, as well as a generous 1200 cm².
In addition, it also has a removable drip tray which will help you keep things tidy, while also ensuring you eat healthier meals that are not drenched in as much fat. Its thick porcelain coating also makes cleaning easy very easy too, with little more than a quick wipe over.
Given its compact and lightweight design, this very portable BBQ is a great companion for picnics or camping trips in the park.
It also has an excellent five-year warranty, which should give you terrific peace of mind when deciding on whether or not this is the right mode for you to purchase.
If you are travelling in a large group, you might find the Weber Baby Q isn’t quite up to the mark when it comes to cooking for you all. With that being the case it is a good idea to upgrade to the full-size Weber Q.
Offering an additional 600 cm² in cooking space this fabulous portable BBQ and camping grill should give you plenty of space to feed an army.
As well as its bigger 1800 cm² cooking surface, this BBQ also has a much more powerful heat output of 12,000 BTU/hr. Therefore it not only allows you to cook more food at the same time but also ensures it does so more evenly and effectively.
Just like the Baby Q version, this Weber camping BBQ grill has the same cast aluminium lid and bowl, as well as the single spark ignition and regulatory burner knobs.
One cool feature of this version of the Weber Q is its split grill, which enables you to remove one side of it and put in its place a hotplate – which you can buy separately if you would prefer. Another is that it has work surfaces on the side that provides you with extra space to prepare the meals. Conveniently, these side tables also fold down when you are not using them.
Available in a black or titanium colour, this excellent camping BBQ also has a five-year warranty attached to it too.
Dometic Portable BBQ
If the Weber Q sounds like the right BBQ for you, but you are put off by its price tag then, an excellent alternative to consider is the Dometic Portable BBQ.
With a powerful burner and cooking surface that is quite similar to the Weber Baby Q, as well as the convenient workspace sides, this model offers all its features at far less of a cost.
Weighing just over 9 kg, it is a very lightweight BBQ that also has removable side tables and foldable legs, which makes it very compact when they are not in use. As well as being handy for storing plates, or your cooking utensils, when you are preparing your meals.
Showcasing a steel body that is powder coated, this portable gas barbecue also has a cast iron grill and a cast aluminium lid.
Its grill part is split, between a grill and a hot plate, which means you can cook everything from steak and eggs to pancakes and chicken breasts on it. While its high dome lid enables you to roast bigger meat cuts.
Even though it is a cheaper BBQ than the Weber Q, this brand still has an impressive 11,500 BTU/hr heat output, as well as a temperature gauge that is built in. So it offers campers fantastic value for money.
Gasmate Voyager Portable BBQ
Another very good choice at the cheapest end of the scale is the Gasmate Voyage. In fact, it is the cheapest in this guide, though don’t let that fool you into thinking it is not of good quality.
As efficient and compact BBQs go, this one more than holds its own with an 11,000 BTU/hr heat output.
Weighing just 9 kg, this lightweight BBQ also features legs that fold underneath itself, which makes it compact enough to fit in a backpack and carry it around with you wherever you go.
Designed with a steel body that is powder coated, this portable BBQ also has a cast iron grill, with a half grill and a half hot plate that you can cook pancakes, crepes and eggs on, as well as a lockable roasting hood. It also has an integrated temperature gauge which means you will always be able to cook at the optimum heat.
Also equipped with a single stainless steel burner, this BBQ has an easy rotary piezo ignition that facilitates quick start-up, as well as a drip tray that is easy to remove and clean.
Given how many features this BBQ has, and its overall good level of quality, this is a terrific option for those who are novice or irregular camper.
Grillz Gas BBQ Smoker
For those who are after a double burner, the Grillz BBQ is a very good option.
Made from high quality and very durable stainless steel, this impressive BBQ comes with two 10,000 BTU burners. Despite this, it is very lightweight, weighing in at just 8 kg. It also has fold-away legs which makes it very compactible.
Thanks to its piezo electric twist start ignition, the BBQ is easy to start. It also accommodates a very handy cooking surface that is a half hot plate and half a grill, as well as an integrated thermometer which has been built into its double-layer lid.
One of the best features of this BBQ is that it has a grease collection tray that is made of stainless steel, which makes it very easy to clean.
With its large carry handle and locking lid it is also very easy to transport around, as well as store when it is not being used.
Although this BBQ is quite an expensive option, if you are looking for a top-notch two burner this is a great choice to consider.
Sizzler Deluxe 2.0 Table Top BBQ
One of the most solid and dependable options on the market currently is the Sizzler Deluxe 2.0 Table Top BBQ.
Possessing everything you could need to cook up a storm for all your camping meals, this stylish BBQ
is made from high-quality stainless steel.
As well as presenting a very good-sized cooking surface it comes with a brace of 10,000 BTU burners. Its piezo ignition ensures it is easy to turn on, while it also possesses a flame failure fitted device.
This is a great feature as it automatically shuts the gas off should the flame go out, which is a mandatory requirement for those who want to have a BBQ connected to a reticulated gas supply, that comes from a van or camper trailer.
Another excellent feature of this BBQ is that it possesses a stainless steel hot plate which can handle 21 megajoules of power. In addition, it also has adjustable height feet and a heat-resistant glass window. While arguably the best thing about it is that, as the burners are sheltered within the cavity that lies below the griller, the BBQ is completely windproof.
Weighing 11 kgs it is not exactly the lightest BBQ on the market, but as top quality and very powerful BBQs go, this one is a great choice for those looking for something to put in their van.
Ziggy by Ziegler & Brown
When it comes to BBQs for camping, most people are either team Weber Q or team Ziegler & Brown.
In terms of the latter, The Ziggy by Ziegler & Brown is the BBQ of choice for many of their supporters.
Made to a very high specification, if you believe you get what you pay for then you will be happy with what this fairly expensive model has to offer.
Boasting a cast aluminium lid, as well as a sleek body that possesses a cast iron cooking grill, the BBQ also accommodates a rollback hood lid with a very high dome, which provides you with enough room to cook everything from a pizza and large roast to a lasagne or even a cake!
To ensure you enjoy consistent cooking temperatures it also has an integrated temperature gauge. While its two stainless steel burners allow you to cook food independently of each other – at different temperatures!
At 14 kg this is one of the heaviest BBQs on this list. However, it does have cooking grills which are dishwasher safe, which means they are super easy to keep clean.
These grills also come in two distinct halves which are adaptable enough to be replaced with additional accessories like hotplates which are perfect to cook a fry-up. They also have an aluminium foil drip tray which is removable, and thus easy to clean. As well as a flame thrower ignition which pretty much guarantees your BBQ will start up immediately every time.
If you can afford it, The Ziggy is a fantastic model to buy. Not only can you take it to the park, or beach, it gives you every opportunity to cook a wide range of foods, perfectly every time.
So there you have it! Our guide to 7 of the Best Camping BBQs you can buy in Australia right now!
We hope you have found this review useful in determining the right option for you.
All of them offer a good quality make and model that can stand up to the rigours and challenges of cooking outside.
So whichever one you choose, you can rest assured of getting something which will enable you to prepare truly delicious, and fabulous grilled meat feasts, al fresco style!