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Australia is scenic and vast. So how can one see the best-kept secrets without the restrictions of a guided tour? DIY drive with a rental vehicle!
When you take to the road, spend more time where you like and change the schedule to suit your style. While a range of vehicles will get you there, if you want reliable accommodation, motorhome hire is where it’s at.
Whether a campervan, caravan, or motorhome hire, take your bed with you and see the best ogf the sites. Forget major cities, here are eleven of our favorite adventures in Australia.
1. Northern Territory
The ultimate camping holiday, Start in Darwin and pick from a variety of campervan models from your rental company and make your way to Kakadu, Katherine, Lake Argyle, Halls Creek and Broome. Highlights include Mataranka Falls, Cutta Cutta caves and Cable Beach at sunset.
2. Greater Blue Mountains
Over 1 million hectares of world heritage bushland including rives, waterfalls and sandstone valleys. Hit up the Kings Tablelands, Katoomba, Kurrajong and the Blue Mountains themselves across 5-6 days.
3. North Kimberly
Between Gibb River Road and Drysdale River Station you’ll get a swim at the Gibb River crossing, 6km day hike from the Mitchell Falls camping area to the falls or the Surveyors Pool in Mitchell River National Park in Western Australia.
4. Byron Bay
Between a hippie camper or two, these days Byron has it all: pristine beaches, a serious wellness-based culture and is a foodie mecca for anyone who wants sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine.
5. South Australian Wineries
When you have a motorhome, you don’t have to decide between the 18 wine regions around Adelaide. Raise a glass in world-renowned areas like Barossa, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Maclaren Vale and Coonawarra to name a few.
6. Great Ocean Road
This windy ocean track has the most impressive ocean cliffs, coastal views, rainforests and the 12 Apostles rock formation. From Torquay to Port Fairy is a 664km drive that can be leisurely split over 3 or 4 days.
7. Great Barrier Reef Drive
Cairns to Cape Tribulation in North Queensland is tropical, lush and laid back drive. Some beaches offer spectacular dive spots or take in the beautiful rainforest that is the Daintree.
9. Red Centre
You can do a short version of the full 1000+km loop in Central Australia. Witness the beauty of Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and the West Macdonnell Ranges
10. Victorian High Country
Mountains and valleys make it popular during the snow season, but equally stunning in warmer months for bushwalking.
Don’t forget Australia’s most southern state. To do a full island loop allow for at least 7 days – Hobart to Strahan, Devonport, Launceston, St Helens and Port Arthur. Highlights include Wine Glass Bay, a trip out to experience all things delicious on Bruny Island and the beauty of Cradle Mountain.
Road trips are one of the best ways to explore Australia. So keep an eye out for motorhome or campervan rental companies that have special offers. So, what are you waiting for? Your perfect motorhome awaits. Get inspired and go on your own adventure soon!