The best camp table can make or break a camping trip. Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, but given the table is one of the most used pieces of equipment during a camping trip, it really does pay to invest in the best camping table Australia has.
While for your first few camping trips, any old table will suffice, after you have a few trips under your belt, you’ll start to know what kind of camper you are and which tables for camping will suit you best.
We used one of those old white Bunnings tables for years and years. While they do the job, they certainly aren’t the best lightweight camping table, nor are they a compact camp table. After a few years of various camping trips and checking out all the other folding camping tables everyone else had, we realised there were better options.
The thing with camping is whether you’re a tent camper, camper trailer camper, or caravan camper – space and weight are usually at a premium. So the best folding camp table is something that is both lightweight and compact when packed away. But, of course, you also want a camp folding table that is the perfect size, and height, within budget and will last many years.
If you’re on the hunt for the best camping tables, 2024 has, then this guide is for you. In these best folding camping table reviews, I take you through all the things you need to consider to purchase the best portable camping table. Then in the best camping table review section, I’ll talk you through some of the most popular folding camp tables currently on the Aussie market.
No matter what sort of foldable camping table you’re after, whether it be a large or small camping table, a folding aluminium camping table, the best roll up camping table, a height adjustable camping table, a camping table with storage, a camping kitchen table, a camping dining table or something else, hopefully after reading this guide, you’ll be well on your way to buying one that’s right for you.
So let’s get into it and find you the best camping table 2024 has!
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- 1 Our Pick for the Best Camping Table Australia 2024: OZtrail Ironside Range
- 2 Best Camping Tables 2024 Australia Comparison Chart
- 3 Choosing the Best Camp Table
- 4 The Best Camping Table Reviews
- 4.1 Coleman Camping Table Review
- 4.2 Wanderer BCF Camping Tables Review
- 4.3 Zempire Slatpac Camping Tables Review
- 4.4 Lifetime Camping Table Review
- 4.5 Oztrail Camping Table with Storage Review
- 4.6 Trekology Small Camping Table Review
- 4.7 Kings Aluminium Camping Table Review
- 4.8 Darche Traka Tables for Camping Review
- 4.9 OzTrail Ironside Table Review
- 4.10 Wanderer Camping Table Review
- 4.11 Related posts:
Our Pick for the Best Camping Table Australia 2024: OZtrail Ironside Range
Don’t fancy reading our entire best portable camping table reviews and just want to know our recommendation for the best table for camping? We recommend the OZtrail Ironside range of tables. These tables are made from heavy duty materials and are extremely sturdy, making them ideal for various purposes. They also have a huge weight capacity so that you can put all your camping gear on this table. The OZtrail Ironside tables are also lightweight, compact and height adjustable. Coming in a range of sizes, you’ll find the perfect sized portable folding table for your camping needs.
Keep reading below for our full OZtrail Ironside table review, or click here to check it out now.
Best Camping Tables 2024 Australia Comparison Chart
In the chart below, we’ve listed all the fold up camping table options that we review in this guide. The chart is a quick way to compare each of the fold out camping table options and their features side by side.
For further detail, keep reading the camping folding table review section below.
(L x W x H)
(L x W x H)
|100 x 51 x 71 cm
|50 x 51 x 6 cm
|120 x 60 x 70 cm
|64 x 19 x 30 cm
|183 x 76 x 74 cm
121 x 61 x 74 cm
94 x 49 x 10 cm
66 x 45 x 66 cm
|95 x 76 x 10 cm
61 x 61 x 7 cm
94 x 25 x 5 cm
103 x 46 x 5 cm
|90 x 52 x 70 cm
120 x 70 x 70 cm
|92 x 17 x 12 cm
122 x 24 x 14 cm
|120 x 60 x 81 cm
|62 x 61 x 8 cm
|40 x 35 x 33 cm
|59 x 10 x 10
|94 x 55 x 68 cm
|68 x 23 cm
|120 x 60 x 70 cm
180 x 70 x 70 cm
|60 x 60 x 7 cm
70 x 60 x 11 cm
|66 x 46 x 71 cm
102 x 52 x 71 cm
122 x 61 x 71 cm
183 x 76 x 73 cm
|99 x 46 x 35 cm
52 x 51 x 7 cm
62 x 64 x 7 cm
92 x 76 x 7 cm
|90 x 70 x 69 cm
|90 x 45 x 7 cm
Choosing the Best Camp Table
There really is no best folding table for camping, as it really depends on your camping style and what you’re going to use it for. So that you buy the perfect outdoor camping table for you, consider the following factors.
One of the most important things about a collapsible camping table is its size. Are you looking for a small folding camping table or a large camping table? To answer this question, you really need to know what you intend to use the table for.
If you’re looking for a folding camping dining table with a large family, you obviously won’t be buying a mini camping table. However, perhaps you have a few kids and want to have a separate kids camping table, while the adults can make do with something smaller. A camping table and chairs set could be ideal for the kids, while adults might even get away with a camping side table each.
Or maybe you’re after a camp cooking table – somewhere to prepare food and have your camp stove or BBQ on? In this case, perhaps a camp table with storage might be what you’re after.
As you can see, there is a bit to consider before deciding what is the perfect size fold up camp table, and it’s not necessarily just how many people you’re camping with; it will also depend on what you intend to use it for.
In our experience, we find we like to have one foldable camp table for everyone to eat around, which also doubles as the food prep area and then one lightweight folding table to store food and cooking equipment.
Although not as important as size, you may wish to consider the height of the table. For example, you might like a higher camping cooking table you use while standing up compared to a camping dinner table where you sit down. Then again, if you’re looking for something inside a camper trailer or caravan, you might be looking for a low camping table as a coffee table.
The good news is that some of the best portable tables for camping are height adjustable. Usually, an adjustable leg camping table comes with the ability to set it at two or three different heights. This makes them super versatile, as you can use the table for various purposes. Set it low if you’re using it as a kid’s camping picnic table or high if you’re using it as a camp stove table.
Weight capacity means how much weight will the table hold. This may not be an issue if you just plan on using it as a camping picnic table or a bit of food prep, but if you’re planning on using it as a camping BBQ table, you may want to ensure the table can handle the weight – particularly if your BBQ is heavy.
Given this is a table for camping, portability is super important. The best portable folding camping table for sale is reasonably lightweight, packs down nice and compactly and comes in a carry bag or has some handles built into it to make it easy to carry.
In terms of packability, there are pretty much two styles of camp tables—those with a flat tabletop that folds together versus those with a slatted tabletop that rolls up. With the tables that fold, the legs usually fold up under the tabletop, and then the table top folds in half or sometimes even in threes. On the other hand, with a roll up camp table, the legs are removed and you simply roll the top of the table – these are usually far more compact than a foldable table.
So in terms of portability, an aluminium folding camping table will be lighter than a stainless steel or plastic camping table of the same size and a roll up aluminium camping table will be more compact once packed down than an aluminium folding camping table.
Remember that everyone’s needs will be different when it comes to portability. For example, if you have a small car and minimal space, the best compact camping table (like a camping roll up table) will be more important than the best lightweight folding camping table. In contrast, if you have a camper trailer or caravan and weight limits are a concern, you’ll want to consider an ultralight camping table.
Generally, camping tables don’t come with any storage; however, a few will have a pocket or shelf underneath the tabletop. A portable camping table with storage is perfect for storing plates or other cooking equipment when not in use. If you need some additional storage for your camping setup, consider a table with storage underneath.
Camping folding tables are built using materials such as aluminium, plastic, metal, and sometimes even wood. Most people start with a plastic folding camping table, as many may even have one at home already, plus they are usually the cheapest option. There is nothing wrong with plastic tables; however, for a lightweight and long lasting table, aluminium is best. However, an aluminium camping table is generally more expensive.
The Best Camping Table Reviews
Hopefully, after reading the above, you have a better understanding of what the ideal collapsible camp table is for you. Below I’ve provided a detailed review of some of the best folding table for camping options currently available in Australia.
This Coleman camping table is great for those after a good size table that is also super lightweight – plus, it folds down reasonably compactly AND is height adjustable.
The best things about these Coleman camp tables are how light they are. Made from vacuum moulded polyethylene, these Coleman camping tables Australia has are among the most lightweight tables of this size in these reviews. While not the biggest table – they are a decent size at 100L x 51W x 71H cm and have an excellent weight capacity of 120kgs, so they are perfect for being used as a dining table or even a cooking table for your BBQ.
The Coleman camp table is also height adjustable so that it can be used as a standard dining table or for a lower coffee table. This makes the Coleman folding table super versatile, whether you’re after a camping cooking table or a camping coffee table.
The lightweight foldable camping table folds in half for transporting and storage and has a built in carry handle, making it easy to move from car to campsite. They also feature a pinch free safety lock, so the table isn’t going to collapse on you accidentally.
The surface of these foldable tables is durable with UV protection, so it will last you for years to come.
This is certainly a pretty cheap camping table too, so you’re getting a lot for your money with this folding portable camping table. So if you’re after a large lightweight camping table that will last for years and years, you can’t go wrong with these Coleman camping tables.
At 1.2 metres long, this Wanderer BCF camping table is a good size for your camp set up – perfect for eating your meals and preparing them. At just under 8 kg, the Wanderer folding table with storage certainly isn’t lightweight; however, given its storage and lightweight aluminium frame, this table is lighter than many in this guide. Although it only has a 30 kg weight capacity, so you’ll want to be mindful of putting too many heavy items on it, such as a portable BBQ. However, this Wanderer camping table is perfect for everything else.
The best part of this aluminium camp table though is, of course, the hanging storage cupboard underneath. The cupboard has a zippered mesh front to keep your things safe and secure and not have to worry about insects or other wildlife getting into it. The end of the cupboard also has various pockets, which are great for storing items like your phone, sunnies or sunscreen.
This Wanderer aluminium folding table folds in half for easy transporting and storage and is also an adjustable height camping table.
This Wanderer table is awesome for campers not only looking for a fold away camping table but also a bit of storage. This folding aluminium camping table not only provides you somewhere for prepping meals and dining but also somewhere to store all your gear too.
These Zempire Slatpac tables are perfect when you need a decent size table that is also lightweight and compact once packed away. Being a slat camping table, these are among the most compact tables once packed up in this guide.
These lightweight camp tables Australia offers feature a super lightweight aluminium frame and come in two sizes. You’ve got the option of either a 120cm x 70 cm or a 90 cm x 52 cm, with both sizes having an adjustable height of up to 70cm. When not in use, the Zempire camping tables fold down super compact because, unlike most tables, the slat table top rolls up. This makes the table super easy to store and transport in the smallest spaces.
Setting up this lightweight camp table is easy too. No assembly is required, simply open up the frame and connect the tabletop. An advantage to these tables is each leg can be individually adjusted, so even if you have uneven ground, you can have a flat table top.
The aluminium frame of these tables makes the Zempire among the lightest tables in these reviews despite their decent size. The aluminium frame is rust proof and sturdy, making for a top quality, long lasting table. This aluminium camp table range also comes with a 1 year warranty.
If you’re looking for a great quality, fold down camping table which won’t take up too much space in the back of the car, you definitely want to consider the Zempire Slatpac range of camping tables. They come in a great range of sizes, perfect for various purposes.
The Lifetime camping table is a product most of you would be familiar with – in fact, you’ve probably got one in the shed at home. Do you know the solid white tables often referred to as Bunning’s tables? These make good reliable, and cheap camping tables and are ideal where space or weight is not an issue.
Coming in a huge range of sizes, whatever the reason you need a table for camping, there is the perfect size for you. These camping tables Australia has are so versatile that you’ll undoubtedly use them for many reasons, even when you’re not camping.
These are really solid tables made with high density polyethylene. They have a huge weight capacity of up to 7 times more than other tables in these reviews. This makes them ideal if you’re looking for a strong camping table to put your heavy BBQ while camping or even if you’re doing jobs at home in the shed.
The main downside with these as a camping foldable table is they are heavy. This may not be a huge issue for you, but if your load is already close to the limit or you’re looking for ways to cut back, these tables are not for you. You’ll be able to get tables of similar size at almost half the weight – but also close to double the price too!.
If you’re after a good all rounder campsite table that is reasonably cheap and super strong, you can’t go wrong with a Lifetime folding camping table – as the name suggests – they really will last you a “lifetime”. However, if weight is an issue, you should consider one of the other tables in these reviews.
This OZtrail camping table is another great option for campers after both a portable camp table and some storage space. It’s a smudge bit bigger but lighter than the other Wanderer camping table with shelves reviewed above and a little bit cheaper too.
This is a good all rounder table with a length of 1.2 metres. It’s perfect as a camping food prep table, camping cook table as well as somewhere for the family to eat. With a weight capacity of 30kgs, you’ll be able to store all your camping gear on top, although you’ll probably need to leave off any heavy portable BBQs.
The table features a lightweight and sturdy aluminium frame and has an MDF melamine top. It is also height adjustable, giving you the versatility of a low coffee table or standard picnic camping table.
The best part about this adjustable camping table is the fabric pantry underneath the tabletop. The fabric is made from strong double 600D polyester and features MDF shelving. In addition, the cupboard has mesh windows that ensure good ventilation while preventing insects or other wildlife from getting inside. At the end of the table, there are also a couple of additional pockets for storing things you want to access quickly.
The table folds in half when not used and has safety clips to keep it together. It also has a built in carry handle so you can easily get it from the car to your campsite.
Keep in mind that you won’t be able to pull your chairs under the table while the cupboards are in use, so it won’t be ideal if you’re after a traditional dining table. However, it would make an awesome camping utility table or for eating meals if you’re not fussed about not being able to pull your chair right under.
Overall, the OZtrail and Wanderer tables are very similar, with very little difference. So whether you’re after an all purpose table for the centre of your camp set up or somewhere for prepping and storing food, the Oztrail table with storage is a great option.
If super lightweight and compact is the priority, you’ll love this small folding camping table by Trekology. At just under 1 kg, this is by far the most light weight camping table in these reviews, but also by far the smallest at just 40cm in length. Nevertheless, this is a great small camp table when you don’t need much space.
Despite its size, this is a sturdy camping table with both the frame and tabletop made from aluminium. The rubber feet keep the table securely in place in a range of terrains, so it’s perfect for camping tasks such as meal prepping, cooking or eating meals. Keep in mind these small camping tables only have a weight capacity of just under 14 kg.
It’s a low camp table with a height of 32 cm, which helps make the table so compact and lightweight. The tabletop rolls up, and the main table frame collapses down compactly. Then you can pop both in the carry bag for easy transporting. So this aluminium roll up camping table is awesome whether you’re camping next to your car, hiking to your campsite or even kayaking to your site.
The Trekology table is one of the most lightweight camping tables around. While it won’t suit most standard campers, it’s perfect when you don’t have a lot of space and just need a small collapsible camping table.
If the previous roll up slatted camping table is a little on the small side for you, this lightweight roll top camping table from Kings may just be what you’re looking for. It is the perfect compact folding camping table with a length of almost 1 metre and a standard height.
This aluminium roll up camping table comes in two pieces, the frame and the roll up tabletop. The powder coated alloy frame collapses together, kind of like a gazebo or camping chair. Then you have the aluminium tabletop, which simply rolls away. Both pieces easily click and lock into place and go in the compact carry bag when not in use.
The aluminium slatted camping table weighs just over 5 kg, which makes it pretty lightweight and once packed away, the table is compact, so easy to throw in the boot of the car. It’s also relatively cheap compared to other outdoor camp tables listed in these reviews, so perfect if you do not want to spend a small fortune.
This portable Kings table is awesome as a camping table for two, a small group of campers or even a large family looking for an additional camping table that won’t take up too much space. Lightweight, compact and made with quality materials, this Kings folding table is a great table that will last for years.
Darche is a well known brand for making top quality camping gear, so it’s no surprise they make great quality camping tables too. The Darche Traka table range comes with a choice of two sizes.
This table features an alloy top that resists heat sources, making it ideal for prepping meals and cooking. You’ll be able to pop your gas cookers on this heat resistant camping table, making it the best camping table for cooking. It also has a smooth surface, making it super easy to clean. Thanks to its heavy duty steel frame, the table is sturdy and perfect for slicing and dicing.
When it’s time to pack it away, the legs fold up underneath the table, and the table then folds in half. The table has a built in handle, and it also comes in its own carry bag, which makes it easy to transport and store away when not in use.
If you’re already a loyal fan of Darche camping gear, you’ll certainly want to consider the Darche Traka camping tables. These are sturdy and heavy duty tables, as well as being lightweight and compact, making them ideal camping tables.
OzTrail Ironside Table Review
Another great range of camping tables is these Ironside tables from OZtrail. They come in a range of sizes perfect for all different camping groups, are lightweight, compact, relatively inexpensive and height adjustable! These camping tables really do tick all the boxes.
This adjustable camp table range features a heavy duty steel frame with a powder coated steel reinforcing band around the entire edge for added durability. The thick tabletop is made from polypropylene resin and has a huge weight capacity of 250kg! This makes these tables perfect for prepping, cooking and eating your meals. In addition, you’ll be able to store all your heavy camping gear on this table.
One of the great features of this range of tables is the three height settings. So no matter what you’re using the table for, you can adjust it to the perfect height. Whether it be a low table for sunset drinks, a table for the family to gather around for dinner or even a kids table for the little ones to play, just note that the largest size is not height adjustable.
When not in use, simply click the locking mechanism underneath the table. The table legs then fold up, and the entire frame folds in half. It also has a carry handle for making it easy to transport from your car to the campsite.
This range of camping tables from OZtrail really is the perfect all rounder tables for all kinds of camping trips. It features everything you need with its adjustable heights, heavy duty construction, and a huge weight capacity, and there are a range of sizes to choose from so you can buy the perfect size to meet your camping needs.
This Wanderer camping table is another good all rounder table for camping trips. It’s a good sized table that is lightweight and compact and perfect whether you’re going camping or to the park for a picnic with friends.
This Wanderer camp table features a strong aluminium frame that is lightweight and durable. The table has a weight capacity of just 30kgs, which is pretty low compared to other tables in these reviews. However, this is more than enough if you’re just looking for a camping prep table or somewhere to eat.
For easy storage and transport, the table folds in half and, at just 4kgs, is super lightweight.
If you’re after a good all rounder, lightweight camping table Australia offers, you can’t go wrong with this Wanderer table. It doesn’t have a huge weight capacity, nor is it height adjustable, but if these features aren’t necessary for you, it’s a great one to consider.
And there you have it, our ultimate guide to the best camping tables. Of course, we have plenty of other guides to help you with camping, including how to choose a pop up tent, how to choose a camp stove, and we even have the ultimate camping checklist here.
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