Kayaks, camping gear and sand-resistant speakers: Outdoor summer essentials

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Enjoy the great outdoors with the best summer staples for you and your family.

Most of us are back at work or returning the kids to school, but there's plenty of summer left in the great outdoors.

Whether you're a happy camper, prefer the pool-side inflatable or love throwing yourself into activities, get away from the crowds and enjoy some of Australia's best outdoor escapes.

From the ultimate Flamingo inflatable toys, to the easiest tents to assemble, we list the best essentials you need for summer outdoor fun.


Surfboard Float Away Lie On

When it comes to summer fun, Sunnylife get it right.

Whether you're relaxing in the pool or splashing in the outdoors, this generously sized 210cm inflatable surfboard is a fantastic option for you or anyone aged six and older.

The Surfboard Float Away Lie On is easily folded away and includes a repair patch in case of punctures.

It's on sale at The Iconic for $79.99, with 20% off at checkout, with same-day delivery available.

A peach-coloured inflatable surfboard standing upright against a beige background with a peach and orange umbrella.
Sunnylife's inflatable surfboard is a great toy to be enjoyed by the whole family. Photo: The Iconic


Babies Bubba Float Friend

One for the bubbas in the group, the Bubba Float Friend is a great transportable floaty to be enjoyed in the pool or at the beach, with adult supervision.

It's made from durable non-toxic PVC and is phthalate-free, with a canopy to keep bub out of the sun, a headrest and soft leg supports to keep bubba comfortable in the water and dual air chambers with separate safety valves.

Buy it now for $49.99 with Afterpay available and same-day delivery.


A white inflatable baby ring with a peach canopy and a white Unicorn head with a gold horn against a white background.
Babies can enjoy bobbing in the water with this durable non-toxic PVC inflatable Unicorn floaty with a canopy to keep them safe from the sun. Photo: The Iconic

Inflatable soccer set

This inflatable soccer set is perfect for getaways and can be used floating in the water and on the ground.

Once the goals are blown up, simply fill the anchor bags with sand to keep them from floating away and spend hours laughing with friends and family.

At just $34.00, this is a great investment, sure to multiply its worth with fun.

An orange inflatable soccer net with an inflatable white ball next to it on a white background.
Get the most out of the summer weather with an inflatable soccer set sure to keep the laughs going. Source: Myer


Intex Inflatable Challenger Tandem Kayak

If you love camping and are eager to start kayaking, but unsure where to begin, the Intex Challenger Tandem kayak is a great start.

Dubbed as the "ultimate in portable kayaks" this fully inflatable kayak includes two aluminium paddles, a pump and storage bag and holds two people up to 180kgs.

Enjoy paddling down lakes, rivers and dams with low-profile design and adjustable inflatable seats with backrests for extra comfort.

Pick up now for $349.99.

A green inflatable tandem kayak with grey seats against a white background.
Dubbed as "the ultimate portable kayak", this tandem kayak is perfect for two to enjoy paddles down calm waters. Photo: BCF

Kids kayaks

Get the kids involved with these fantastic kayaks designed for little outdoor fanatics.

Available in a range of fun, bright colours including pink, blue, green and yellow, there's an option for every child to splash about and explore nature.

You can pick one up for $199 or $139 if you're a BCF club member, which we highly recommend if you're an avid camper and love the outdoors life.

A green and pink plastic kids kayak against a white background.
Get the kids involved with BCF's kids kayaks in a range of fun, bright colours to enjoy in the sun. Photo: BCF



When it comes to tents, there are options galore, but don't miss out on the Wanderer Magnitude Dome Tent which is currently on sale for $279 at BCF.

With plenty of room for up to six people, this tent is perfect for families or friend getaways, making camping fun and easy.

The tent measures nearly 3.5 metres in length, allowing four people to sleep in one compartment while the other two have their own area.

It also comes with a pull-out canopy to keep your shoes and belongings protected, as well as offering a shady place for an afternoon read.

A navy and grey tent with a canopy propped up on the front againt a white background.
Grab your friends and family, as this Wanderer dome tent fits up to six people! Photo: BCF


Underwater Camera

Have you ever wanted to capture the wonders of underwater on a budget?

Let us introduce you to the Sunnylife completely waterproof underwater camera.

With a detachable waterproof casing, the camera fits a roll of 35mm film, capturing photos with the 28mm, f/90 lens.

It's a steal for $29.99 and from The Iconic, can be delivered to you today.

An olive green plastic film camera sits inside a clear waterproof casing against a white background.
Capture your underwater fun with Sunnylife's waterproof 35mm film camera. Photo: The Iconic

Sand and water-resistant speaker

Wherever you may be, this portable speaker will bring the tunes and add summer vibe.

It will perform wherever you go, being compatible with any smartphone or tablet, as well as being sand and water-resistant.

It comes packed with audio possibilities such as Bluetooth wireless technology, an MP3 speaker, high output power, master and bass volume control, AUX-in audio jack (connection cable not included) and a Micro USB DC jack.

Nab it on sale for $47.00 at The Iconic while you can.

A pale pink vintage-design portable speaker against a white background.
Compatible with any smartphone or tablet, this sand and water-resistant portable speaker will bring vibes wherever you are. Photo: The Iconic

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