Gazebo Buying Guide for Family Events and Camping

Celebrating a milestone birthday with your entire family? A barbecue party in your backyard? Or perhaps you are going to camp out on a long weekend? Then a quality gazebo is essential! The right gazebo will provide a comfortable space for you and your family, plus it will help protect you from the lashing of any type of weather. In today's guide, Gazebos Australia will point you towards the direction of the perfect gazebo for family and camping events.

In choosing the best gazebo for family and camping events, you should consider the following:

  • What is the event?
  • Do you have enough people to set up a large gazebo?
  • What kind of weather are you expecting?

OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo with Navy Blue Canopy

First on our list is the OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo with Navy Blue Canopy. It has the dimension of 3m x 4.5m which makes it lengthier than the gazebos used as stalls in market events. Its rectangular shape makes it a good gazebo to use for family events like birthday parties and anniversaries since it allows enough space for a long table and lots of chairs.

Rain or Shine

The OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo has 300-denier polyester canopy which is waterproof and silver-coated, providing superb protection against the sun and the rain.

Deluxe Construction

Compared to gazebos in the Standard range, the OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo has thicker legs and struts making it heavier and more stable - a feature that you will appreciate in the long run, especially if you are going to use the gazebo for other events. At around 29 kgs, you might need the help of a partner or two to set it up, though.

Add-On Ready

The OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo's frame can be readily attached with accessories such as the OZtrail lights and awning. Same goes for the canopy which is installed with hooks and Velcro that match the OZtrail walls.

Here's another look at its specs:

  • 3m x 4.5m ground and canopy coverage
  • 300 denier polyester canopy
  • Silver-coated
  • UPF rating of 50
  • Deluxe construction
  • Wall-kit ready
  • Comes with a wheeled carry bag
  • Weight: approx. 29kg
  • Maximum Peak Height: 335cm
  • Walk-In Height Positions: 190cm, 207cm and 220cm
  • Packed Size: 160cm x 32cm x 30cm

Quick Tip:You can easily extend the coverage of your gazebo with the OZtrail Solid Wall 3m with 2 Zip Doorways, by propping up the solid outer wall on poles. Better yet, you can create a partition between the inner gazebo and the extension by keeping the mesh inner wall zipped up. Neat, right?

OZtrail Standard Compact Pavilion with Green Canopy

Next up is the OZtrail Standard Compact Pavilion with Green Canopy. It has the dimension of 2.4m x 4.8m which makes it narrower but longer than the previous contender. Again, it is rectangular which makes it perfect if you plan to set it up like small dining hall, complete with chairs and tables.

Lighter Canopy

This gazebo has a lighter 150-denier canopy. Despite being thinner (compared to the Deluxe's 300D), this canopy is still waterproof, silver-coated, and has a UPF rating of 50 - meaning you still get excellent protection against any weather. However, it might not be suitable if you plan to use it frequently (read: more than once a week). For something more durable, you can check out gazebos with a Deluxe construction.

What's good About a Lighter Gazebo?

The OZtrail Standard Compact Pavilion with Green Canopy clocks in at 26 kgs (that's 3 kgs lighter than the OZtrail Mega Deluxe) due to its lighter legs and thinner canopy material. This is actually a benefit if you are low on manpower (perhaps it's just you and grandpa who'll set it up?). Also, it makes up for a gazebo that is easier to transport.

Uniform Frame

Like all OZtrail gazebos, the frame of the OZtrail Standard Compact Pavilion has a standard size so accessories such as OZtrail lights, sandbags, etc, could fit with no problem. The canopy also has an assortment of hooks and Velcro that match the OZtrail walls.

Here's another look at its specs:

  • 2.4 x 4.8m ground and canopy coverage
  • 150-denier polyester canopy
  • Two height positions; 180cm and 190cm clearance (from ground to lowest point of scissor action struts)
  • Wheeled carry bag included
  • Weight: 26kgs
  • Warranty: 12 month manufacturer warranty.
  • Walk-In Height Positions: 180cm and 190cm
  • Packed Size in Carry Bag: 97cm x 34cm x 34cm
  • Maximum Peak Height: 264cm

Quick Tip:If you are having your event on a particularly windy day, you can instantly increase the stability of your gazebo by adding an OZtrail Sandbag Kit. Each unit can be packed with between 3-5 kgs of sand, depending on your need.

Return Policy and Warranty Information

We do not offer refunds or exchange of goods simply because you change your mind, the item is not what you imagined, you ordered the wrong size, you have used the product in a way it wasn’t intended and contributed to its failure, or you didn’t read the ad clearly to see what you were buying.

OZtrail offers a 12-month warranty which covers manufacturer's defects in the canopy, walls, arms, frames, struts, legs and accessories (so make sure you thoroughly check the item upon arrival and before using it). The warranty does not cover damage from wind, rain or misuse and is void if the gazebo if proven to be used as a permanent outdoor structure.


OZtrail Gazebos come with matching accessories. Available accessories for OZtrail include: lights, walls, banner kits, and sandbag kits among others. To see the complete list, you may see our Accessories and Parts page.

Spare Parts

Replacement canopies, legs and struts are also available for OZtrail Gazebos. Whatever you may need to complete your gazebo's construction, you are sure to find it on our Spare Parts page which also has diagrams to help you identify your gazebo's parts!

Comparative Table


Ground and Canopy Coverage


Packed Size

Canopy Material/ Weight

Wall Kit and Accessory- Ready


12-Month Warranty

OZtrail Deluxe Mega Gazebo with Navy Blue Canopy

3m x 4.5m

29 kgs

160cm x 32cm x 30cm

300D silver-coated polyester




OZtrail Standard Compact Pavilion with Green Canopy

2.4 x 4.8m

26 kgs

97cm x 34cm x 34cm

300D silver-coated polyester