Travelling in Australia: The Benefits of Hiring a Campervan

When you think about visiting Australia for a holiday, you normally just think about being settled in one place. However, why go to just the one place, when you can take in so much more? This is all possible through the nostalgic campervan.

For most people, when you take a holiday to Australia, you’ll fly into one of the main airport hubs. There are plenty of companies offering campervan hire in Sydney, as well as most of the other major cities.

In terms of locations, you’re spoilt for choice. Here are just a few of the destinations on offer, made all the better through travelling the country via a campervan:

Ayer’s Rock

This is one of the gems in the Australian crown. Its popularity isn’t a coincidence. It’s recommended that you try and visit either at sunrise, or at sunset, where spectacular views will await you. If you want to explore the site in more depth, you’ll find an Aborginal centre nearby, which is great if you want to learn more about the local people and their culture.

The Great Barrier Reef

If you travel along the coast, please ensure you make enough time to stop off and take in the Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of dive sites along the way, should you want to take a boat out and swim amongst the coral and it’s wild inhabitants.

Fraser Island

Not as well-known as either Ayer’s Rock or the Great Barrier Reef, but still very much worth a visit. For those that haven’t heard of Fraser Islands, it’s the world’s largest sand island. Here you can camp, take in the lakes and hike. It’s about taking in one of Australia’s natural wonders. It’s extremely popular with both locals and tourists, so don’t be afraid to make a few friends along the way.

The Daintree

You don’t need to travel to the Amazon to take in a Rainforest. The Daintree may not be the biggest rainforest, but it’s the world’s oldest. It’s everything you’d expect from a rainforest, dense with high peaked mountains and jaw-dropping waterfalls. It’s recommended that you try and visit Cape Tribulation if you want to experience some peaceful jungle ambiance.

Melbourne

If you’ve come straight from the hustle from Sydney, Melbourne is definitely worth a visit. It’s a much more relaxed city, with laid back bars, gardens and some amazing eateries. Melbourne is Australia’s food capital, making it a must visit location for people who love their food.

The Outback

From the laid-back city of Melbourne to the desolate Australian Outback, no trip to Australia is complete without taking in its natural, brutal, yet beautiful terrain. It’s recommended that you visit the Red Centre, especially for those you want to become the next Crocodile Dundee. It’s not for the faint hearted, with its valleys, lakes and scorched red desert.

You can visit all these places, and lots more, all by campervan. So, if you’re looking at travelling to Australia soon, consider this adventure the adventure of a life time!