Having a campervan goes a long way in Australia. The country is passionate about long, open road trips and there’s no better way to see all the hidden sights this country can offer.
Seasoned travellers and locals know their way around, but some of the most gorgeous spots are ignored. Some routes are so pristine that everyone who visits the country, or buys a van on Gumtree, deserves to see them at least once. So, here’s a list of the 9 best campervan trips in Australia.
Tasmanian East Coast
If you’re looking for something picturesque, the route from Hobart to Bay of Fires is well recommended. It’s along the eastern coast of Tasmania and you can expect to see the Hazards, Maria Bay and Freycinet Peninsula along the way. A tourist favorite is Wineglass Bay, where the kids can have a lot of fun swimming and spotting dolphins.
Queensland to Western Australia, via Northern Territory
This is a long trip, no doubt. It covers 3,700 kilometers if you start in Queensland and end up in the pleasant town of Broome. But it’s the most diverse trip you’ll ever take. Expect everything from dry plains to wetlands. There’s a bunch of great camping spots along the way so you and your camper can stop and soak in all the beautiful landscapes.
Sydney to Brisbane is popular with tourists from all over the world, and for good reason. The route is gorgeous and you’ll meet young people from all over the world trying to have good time. The beaches are a bit crowded, but absolutely worth the visit in order to dip your toes in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Northern Nature Tour
The Northern Territory is known for its natural heritage. It’s easy to appreciate the way most of the land here is untouched by humanity. Take a trip through Darwin, Katherine, Litchfield, and Kakadu National Park. Darwin is a good base for this trip because of the great food and adventure sports on offer.
Great Ocean Road
If you prefer a peaceful coastal drive that isn’t as touristy as the Pacific Coast, try the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It’s a good looking drive and many adventurous tourists love the fact that they can hop off and surf for a bit whenever they like.
The Red Center is like a spiritual journey. Red Center Way goes from Alice Springs to King’s Canyon and you can expect to see massive, clear starry skies and ancient aboriginal rock art along the way. The journey ends at the 700 million year old beating heart of the Australian outback – Uluru.
A ferry ride will get you to the idyllic Cornish-style village of Penneshaw. Kangaroo Island is perfect for quad biking and cave exploring. Kangaroo Island, as the name suggests, is a lot more fun for young kids and nature-lovers.
The alpine way through Kosciuszko National Park is really worth a visit. It stretches from Jindabyne in New South Wales to Corryong in Victoria, a 145 kilometer journey.
Tasmanian Heritage Highway
Getting a campervan really changes your perspective on travelling through Australia. There’s a lot of scenic routes that you can take once you have the freedom to drive around and camp anywhere you like.