The Australian dollar is cripplingly strong right now, making that dream trip Down Under an expensive undertaking during the summer. But on the inverse, the strong economy, coupled with the distances to be covered to make a road trip also means there’s lots going on, so rather than miss out, keep costs down and hit the road. Petrol is one-third cheaper in Australia than it is in other countries, so why not get a cheap campervan hire (and cook for yourself).
When travelling on the Australian wide open road, travellers can expect to see a good mix of coastal scenery, urban landscapes, awe-inspiring outback and quaint towns. Overall, Australian road trips set you on an adventure that’s bound for the extraordinary.
Planning a campervan itinerary obviously depends on what style a traveller you are, and what types of things you want to see. Whether you are a leisure traveller who prefers to drive your cheap campervan hire at your own pace, or a traveller who travels at a fairly swift pace, seeing as many things as possible; this post provides a general overview of the top locations when taking a road trip with your budget campervan hire in Australia.
The great ocean road runs all the way from Victoria’s Bells Beach (made famous in the cult movie Point Break) to Warrnambool and includes two major national parks – Great Otway and Port Campbell. Much of the trip exposes the driver to spectacular coastal and forest scenery.
The trip from Wollongong on the East Coast of NSW to picturesque Eden near its border with Victoria is another treat. A coastal detour can be taken via the beautiful coastal towns of Bermagui and Tathra, with several state forests, nature reserves, beaches and lagoons along the way. To the North the trip takes in the beach settlements of Batemans Bay, Ulladulla and the popular Shoalhaven region.
Country and central Australian road trip experiences include the passage from the East of New South Wales at the Central Western Slopes and Plains and take in major regional centres from the 1850s gold rush city of Bathurst to its pretty neighbour Orange. This journey continues north to Dubbo – the home of the famous Western Plains Zoo. From Dubbo one can take the Mitchell Highway into Central Western Queensland and then head west to The Northern Territory via the famous mining town of Mt Isa for a very much Australian travel experience.
In Western Australia Perth is not to be missed and the journey to Freemantle and Esperence is one of the most enjoyable journey’s on the continent for nature lovers. Freemantle’s café and restaurant strips are a must, as is the parkland in the centre of Perth itself. There are a number of routes to take southeast to Esperence but the most satisfying may be via the South Western and South Coast highways through wonderful Albany.
Tasmania is a heavily forested location separated from the mainland by the torrid waters of Bass Straight. If you have rented or purchased a cheap campervan on the mainland then a ferry is available to take you across to Tasmania’s Devonport from Melbourne in Victoria. Continue cross country to Hobart via Launceston or take the longer route via the East coast roads and The Tasman Highway through St Helens, Bincheno and Great Oyster Bay.
A 2-3 berth cheap campervan is a versatile, comfortable, fun, and cost effective way to complete all of these journeys in comfort.
With a budget campervan hire, travellers get all of the benefits of increased mobility and flexibility as well as cost savings. The road tripper that is savvy enough to use a cheap campervan hire will also get closer to Australia’s natural wonders, and be able to stop and discover more between planned destinations
About Travellers Autobarn:
Travellers Autobarn knows Australia inside out and is passionate in providing quality budget campervan hire’s for all travel enthusiasts, especially backpackers looking to take their holiday on the road.