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Best Portable Camping Firepits in Australia – Enjoy Fire In The Great Outdoors!

When most of us think about heading out to go camping, images of sitting around a campfire having a yarn with our mates or family is something that springs to mind.

Given the combustible nature of most of Australia's native trees, it’s often not possible to have a large open fire pit at your campsite, especially around summer when the bush can react like a tinderbox.

But have no fear! There is a range of portable camping fire pits available that are designed primarily to allow you to enjoy an open fire but more safely than the large bonfires of yesteryear. Portable fire pits allow you to still enjoy sitting around a campfire while reducing the risk of starting a bushfire.

We have reviewed some of the best portable camping fire pits available in Australia for you, so you can take some of the guesswork out of your purchasing decisions. So read on and learn about the best portable camping fire pits for purchase in Australia.

 

Darche Stainless Steel BBQ 450 Firepit

Coast Steel Portable 600mm Fire Pit & Ember Tray Kit

BioLite FirePit+ - Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit

Fireside Portable Popup Fire Pit

BCF Fire Pit with Grill


Our Pick
Darche Stainless Steel BBQ 450 Firepit
Coast Steel Portable 600mm Fire Pit & Ember Tray Kit
smokeless
BioLite FirePit+ - Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit
Fireside Portable Popup Fire Pit
Best Value
BCF Fire Pit with Grill

45 x 45 x 44 cm

60 x 56 x 12 cm

70 x 30 x 41 cm

60 x 60 x 68 cm

63W x 40H cm

Stainless steel (grill is food grade)

BlueScope Steel

Stainless steel (grill is food grade)

Heavy-duty stainless steel

Stainless steel

Wood, heat beads

Wood

Wood, heat beads, charcoal

Wood

Wood or charcoal

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

11.5 kg

24 kg

9 kg

3.6 kg

3.9 kg

1 year

1 year

1 year

6 months

6 months

Best Portable Camping Firepits Australia

Darche Stainless Steel BBQ 450 Firepit

Darche Stainless Steel BBQ 450 Firepit

Our Pick

Pros
  • Simple set up and pack down
  • Can be used both as a BBQ and as a fire pit
  • The cooking grill uses food-grade stainless steel for additional safety
Cons
  • On the heavy side
  • The baseplate can leave marks on concrete
  • On the expensive side

Once you have decided to purchase and use a portable fire pit for your camping adventures, a secondary decision on whether you would like to cook on your fire pit as well needs to be made. If you love fire-based cooking or BBQing, then the Darche BBQ 450 Firepit could just be the unit you are looking for.

This firepit is easy to set up in a matter of seconds from its carry bag and uses a baseplate with the rest of the firepit locked down on it for a secure fire. After that, it's a case of setting and lighting your fire and waiting until the embers are suitable for cooking.

If you plan to cook, you can easily place the high-grade stainless steel grill on top and get to it. Once done, remove the grill, stoke the fire and sit back and relax.

Customer reviews are all very positive, with literally almost every review being a 5 star. It's solid, holds a great fire and is also easy to cook on. The only real downsides are its weight, coming in at over 11 kg and the fact the baseplate can leave rust marks if you're using this fire pit on a concrete base.

Regardless, the Darche Stainless steel BBQ 450 Firepit is the perfect buy if you are looking for a solid and safe fire pit that can double as a BBQ and you don't mind the weight of moving this around when you move.

Coast Steel Portable 600mm Fire Pit & Ember Tray Kit

Coast Steel Portable 600mm Fire Pit & Ember Tray Kit

Best For Your Backyard

Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Carry handles for ease of movement
  • Solid stainless steel construction
  • Burns down and holds embers very well
  • Good for larger groups
  • Australian made
Cons
  • It’s very heavy

The largest and heaviest firepit in this review is the Coast Steel Portable 600mm Firepit and Ember Tray Kit. This firepit is designed to contain a larger fire than other models, which can accommodate more people sitting around it.

It really is a simple design and it is made from BlueScope steel, which is a zero-emission made steel that is sturdy and will retain heat. This fire pit is a very stylish one that is very stable and once burning, will radiate heat out in all directions.

The biggest issue with this firepit is its weight, coming in at 24kg, which means just moving and setting it up can be a two-person job. While it's not designed for cooking, you can still place an external grill over it if needed, or collect embers from the tray for use elsewhere.

Customer reviews are very positive about this firepit, but the weight makes it less practical to take out camping with you and it's often better suited to a backyard or another semi-permanent location around your house. This is definitely worth the purchase as long as you are aware of how heavy it actually is.

BioLite FirePit+ - Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit

BioLite FirePit+ - Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit

Smokeless Option

Pros
  • Doesn’t produce any smoke
  • Uses mesh on the side to give great views of the fire
  • Has a battery that powers airflow around the firepit for increased heat and burns time
  • Compatible with Bluetooth for remote control of the fans
  • Comes with a removable grill for cooking
Cons
  • Very expensive