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The Best Camping Gazebo for Australian camping
2020

The Best Camping Gazebos are developed and manufactured for the worst that mother nature can throw at them.

The Mission – The Best Camping Gazebo.

Camping is the activity where mother nature will try her hardest to challenge your gear. Since 2004, it has been our mission to discover the best camping gazebo for safe and confident camping in Australian conditions. Extensive research, design, engineering, Australian testing and certification start the process. But given that a lab can’t reproduce what the world will throw at your camping gazebo, we exposed our list of camping gazebos to years of real-world testing.

Protecting you and fellow campers from sun, rain, & wind.

This “sunburned country” of ours has some of the world’s highest UV ratings, making it particularly challenging on your camping shelter. We also have massive, often unexpected changes in weather, with cold fronts and cyclonic weather sweeping across campsites and campgrounds like tidal waves. It’s not unheard of that we’ve found ourselves in our PJ’s digging trenches around our tents during midnight monsoonal rains!

Avoiding disappointing Camping Gazebos.

We have witnessed too many campers being left disappointed in their throw-away camping shelters due to complete failure while camping. Integrity is frequently negated in favour of making a lightweight and cost-effective camping gazebo. Further disappointment comes from learning that most department store camping gazebos can’t be repaired. Buying the second time around usually results in a more worthy and reliable upgrade.

Our list of camping gazebos to cover all bases.

Our list is made up of what can only be regarded as heavy-duty camping gazebos. They are all robust, are thoroughly sun protective, and 100% waterproof. They all have extensive warranties and are fully rebuildable. The addition of mesh walls and shade walls are built-in and easy.

The best camping gazebo for your needs will keep you, your family, and your fellow campers covered, comfortable, and safe for many years.

Your Australian Camping Gazebo Manufacturer

The Best Camping Gazebo Needs to be particularly well designed

Needless to say, when exposed to the great (yet unpredictable) Australian outdoors, attention to detail and clever design is key to keeping you and your investment protected. Here is a short-list overview of important features for top-quality camping gazebos:

Altegra camping gazebo features image at the Grampians - All Altegra camping gazebos and camping marquees are complete with high-quality features. We develop the best camping gazebo through 15+ years of in-field testing.
Altegra camping gazebo features image at the Grampians - All Altegra camping gazebos and camping marquees are complete with high-quality features. We develop the best camping gazebos through 15+ years of in-field testing.

Our List Of Best Camping Gazebos

Altegra red Premium Steel marquee

Premium Steel camping Gazebo

The best camping gazebo for the occasional camper, focussing on affordability.

Affordability
Strength
Weight
Packable

Affordability

5/5

Strength

2.5/5

Weight

4/5

Packable

3.5/5
Altegra Premium Steel compact 3x3m camping gazebo - An innovative camping gazebo frame design that packs down to just 93cm.

Premium Steel "Compact" camping Gazebo

Pack the 3x3m Premium Steel camping gazebo to 93cm with Altegra's award-winning "Compact" frame.

Affordability
4.5/5
Strength
2.5/5
Weight
4/5
Packable
5/5

Affordability

4.5/5

Strength

2.5/5

Weight

4/5

Packable

5/5
Altegra Pro Lite 3x3m marquee with black canopy

Pro Lite Aluminium Camping Gazebo

The advanced lightweight and extremely strong camping gazebo with its 40mm hexagonal aluminium frame. Extensive strength at an easily manageable weight.

Affordability
4/5
Strength
4.5/5
Weight
5/5
Packable
3.5/5

Affordability

4/5

Strength

4.5/5

Weight

5/5

Packable

3.5/5
Altegra Pro Lite 40mm Aluminium best camping gazebo image - green UPF50+ canopy is just one of a selection of available colours for your camping gazebo.

Pro Lite "Compact" Alu Camping Gazebo

The addition of our award-winning "Compact" frame design to our advanced aluminium camping gazebo. Lightweight, extensively robust, & packs to 93cm.

Affordability
3/5
Strength
4/5
Weight
4/5
Packable
5/5

Affordability

3.5/5

Strength

3/5

Weight

4/5

Packable

5/5
Altegra 3x3 Heavy Duty Marquee

Heavy Duty Aluminium Camping Gazebo

For the serious camper who demands the most from their gear. This is the no compromise camping gazebo that has long been Australia's most reliable.

Affordability
2.5/5
Strength
5/5
Weight
3/5
Packable
3/5

Affordability

Strength

Weight

Packable

So, what is the best camping gazebo?

Your choice of camping gazebo is as unique as your choice of what’s in the esky!

Therefore, one single gazebo can’t be awarded the title of the “best camping gazebo”. Your needs almost always differ from the camper set up next to you. Your choice of camping destination usually differs from that of your neighbour’s. You may also choose to set your camping gazebo up as an open, communal space, or as a fully enclosed private haven with walls or even inner tent.

This is about you, how you enjoy camping, and the investment that you’re prepared to make. Therefore, the design and construction of the best camping gazebo should be purpose-built for how you intend to use it.

The design and manufacture of reliable camping gazebos should follow the format that is covered in our 7 must-have design elements of a camping gazebo document. A deeper dive into the particular components of a gazebo design that results in successful camping trips. And that is how we’ve put together the best camping gazebos for Australian camping.

In this overview of Australian camping gazebos, we’ll highlight four of those aspects:

  • Strength
  • Weight
  • Packability and,
  • Affordability

The following is a varied list of choice camping gazebos based on what’s essential for each general type of Australian camper that we’ve come across. All these gazebos are designed to keep you, your family, and fellow campers safe in all weather conditions for many years of fantastic camping adventures!

Premium Steel Camping Gazebo

Best camping gazebo for Affordable Quality

Are you a camper who values affordability over all else but can’t compromise on reliability? This could be the best camping gazebo for you. The Altegra Premium Steel 3x3m camping gazebo represents the most affordable, high-quality camping gazebo in Australia.

This affordable, weatherproof steel camping gazebo is graced with numerous premium quality features that are designed to be exposed to all weather. The frame is constructed using sturdy, powder-coated steel and is set on 29mm square legs. Frame strength is achieved through lightweight but extensively strong polymer joints. Anchoring to the ground is through the robust footplates and from the upper frame through the brass eyelets in the canopy using included guy ropes & pegs.

The most important part of your camping gazebo, the canopy, is an ultra-premium quality, Altegra Elite canopy. Be shielded by 550denier fabric, UPF 50+ Excellent sun protection and 100% PVC lined, full seam-sealed waterproofing. A standout feature at this affordable level.

Altegra Premium Steel 29mm powder-coated frame image - our affordable weather-proof gazebo solution that delivers quality and reliability where others fail.

29mm Square Steel Frame

Sizes: 3x3m, 3x4.5m

Colours: Up to 7

Packs to: 153cm+

(Size dependent)

Learn more about the Premium Steel 3x3m Camping Gazebo:

Premium Steel "Compact" 3x3m Camping Gazebo

Best camping gazebo for packability AND affordability

Do you try to pack all your camping gear, your family, and the kitchen sink into a hatchback and only camp occasionally? If so, the Premium Steel Compact 3x3m may well be the camping gazebo that’s best suited to you.

Pack the 3x3m Premium Steel camping gazebo down to a tiny 93cm with an innovative frame design that has won the prestigious international innovation award. This is a really clever offering for the camper who struggles to find space for everything and is shopping on a budget.

The Premium Steel “Compact” 3x3m camping gazebo has the same features as its advanced aluminium brother. Additional upper joints and an added telescoping leg make the compact frame possible. 

All 3x3m gazebo accessories for camping also fit the compact camping tent without issue.

Altegra Premium Steel 29mm powder-coated frame image - our affordable weather-proof gazebo solution that delivers quality and reliability where others fail.

29mm Square Steel Frame

Size: 3x3m

Colours: 7

Packs to: 93cm

Learn more about the Premium "Compact" 3x3m Camping Gazebo:

Pro Lite 40mm Aluminium Camping Gazebo

Lightweight and immensely STRONG camping gazebo

Obtaining the balance between maximal strength and portability is the camping gazebo manufacturer’s primary formula. And we’re confident that this camping gazebo delivers on both.

If you’re the camper who values supreme quality and expects a lot from your gear, then this is a solution that should be at the top of your list of camping gazebos.

The Pro Lite 40mm Aluminium Gazebo is a harmony of a burly, heavy-duty gazebo that avoids excessive weight. Its 40mm (45mm diagonal) hexagonal aluminium frame delivers the strength and rigidity to combat extreme camping conditions. And while the aluminium frame is reinforced from the ground-up, it’s balanced with lightweight features to keep it portable and easy to set up.

Add an unheard of and confidence-inspiring Lifetime Warranty for the win!

The Altegra Hexagonal Aluminium frame is functional, robust, and adds to the aesthetics of our gazebos and marquees - available in our Pro Lite and Heavy Duty gazebos and marquees.

40mm Hexagonal Aluminium Frame

Sizes: 2.4x2.4m, 3x3m,
3x4.5m, & 3x6m

Colours: 2 - 7

(Size dependent)

Packs to: 153cm+

(Size dependent)

Learn more about the Pro Lite 3x3m Camping Gazebo:

Pro Lite 40mm Aluminium "Compact" Camping Gazebo

Not the best camping gazebo.
The ultimate 3x3m camping gazebo.

The Barry White of camping gazebos – perfect harmony, balanced strength, longevity, and portability, as well as low weight. Covered with a Lifetime Warranty as well?! Beautiful.

If it’s about supreme quality and the Pro Lite 40mm Camping Gazebo piques your interest but you don’t have the space to carry a standard camping gazebo, this is for you. This is our favourite camping gazebo and is the compact gazebo design that won Altegra international acclaim.

The Pro Lite 40mm compact 3x3m takes all the features of the standard Pro Lite frame, then adds functional design elements to shrink it to a tiny 93cm. Pack your camping gazebo straight into your car boot ready for the road.

We love this camping gazebo for the quick getaway and for its advanced features. Did we mention Lifetime Warranty?

Our Pick

The Altegra Hexagonal Aluminium frame is functional, robust, and adds to the aesthetics of our gazebos and marquees - available in our Pro Lite and Heavy Duty gazebos and marquees.

40mm Hexagonal Aluminium Frame

Size: 3x3m

Colours: 7

Packs to: 93cm

Take a closer look at the Pro Lite "Compact" Camping Gazebo:

Heavy Duty 50mm Aluminium Camping Gazebo

The best camping gazebo when strength is the priority.

You have a serious camp setup. You camp for long periods of time. And you’re exposed to the harshest conditions mother nature can throw at you. Then the Heavy Duty 50mm is a camping gazebo that is purpose-built for your camping style.

The highest-demand users in Australia love the Altegra 50mm Heavy Duty range, which is refined for Australia’s Hire and Rental community. No-compromise 50mm (58mm diagonal) hexagonal reinforced aluminium frame is joined by massively robust aluminium joints, finished perfectly with a high-denier, reinforced UPF50+ canopy.

This is the camping gazebo that has been exposed to the most extensive real-world testing of all. And as a result, it carries a genuine Lifetime Warranty as well.

The Altegra Hexagonal Aluminium frame is functional, robust, and adds to the aesthetics of our gazebos and marquees - available in our Pro Lite and Heavy Duty gazebos and marquees.

50mm Hexagonal Aluminium Frame

Sizes: 3x3m, 3x4.5m, 3x6m,
4x4m, 4x8m

Colours: 1 - 7

(Size dependent)

Packs to: 153cm+

(Size dependent)

Learn more about the Heavy Duty 3x3m Camping Gazebo:

Camping Gazebo Accessories

Altegra 20kg Steel gazebo leg weight image - Stackable steel leg weights for your gazebo or marquee with handles to make setup easier.

20kg Gazebo Leg Weights

Safely anchor your camping gazebo to the ground with the addition of 20kg stackable leg weights.

The Altegra Inner Tent - attached to the 3x3 Compact Pro Lite gazebo in royal blue.

3x3m Inner Tent

A full internal tent for a completely consolidated camping gazebo solution. Connects to the underside of your gazebo.

Altegra 3 metre foldable aluminium table - a heavy duty compact table for easy packing and transport.

2.8m Folding Aluminium Table

The robust, heat-proof alternative to your camping trestle table that's easy to clean and is more compact! Another clever camping solution!

Altegra Gazebo Mesh Walls attaching to the gazebo with heavy duty velcro along the top edge of the wall.

Bug-proof Mesh Walls

Our no-see-um mesh walls provide a barrier between you and your family and annoying bugs. A simple and safe addition to your camping gazebo.

Our accessories are purpose-fit to your camping gazebo size and type. They can be reviewed and added in our Marquee Builder.

Who is Altegra?

Here are just some of the things we’ve done for the Australian camping gazebo and folding marquee industry.

Heavy-Duty Hexagonal Aluminium Marquee frame

The Altegra Hexagonal Aluminium frame is functional, robust, and adds to the aesthetics of our gazebos and marquees - available in our Pro Lite and Heavy Duty gazebos and marquees.

It was Altegra who introduced the ever-popular and super strong hexagonal aluminium frame to Australia.

In our Pro Lite and Heavy Duty gazebo range

The Compact 3mx3m Gazebo Frame

Compact Altegra marquee vs. standard Altegra marquee packed heights.

We invested over 2 years of R&D and testing to develop the “Compact” 3mx3m gazebo design. An internationally awarded innovation.

Found in our Pro Lite and Premium Steel 3x3m camping gazebos

Industry Preferred Gazebo Solutions

We have consistently improved our campng gazebo range to support Australia’s highest-demand industry users..

Our entire best camping gazebo range is for heavy-duty use.

Genuine Customer Service

Google Reviews from Altegra gazebo and marquee customers. 4.9 stars out of 5.
Trustpilot Excellent logo - Altegra reviewers love the service and product standards that they receive. A reflection of our dedication to the quality of our gazebos, marquees, and our customers.

We have a genuine interest in positive experiences. Our quality range will always be backed by real customer service.

We've built our reputation on performance.

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