The open road is a sense of total freedom, and the sheer vast size of Australia means you can easily drive for miles without bumping into major traffic in the more remote parts. Towing a caravan in Australia also means you get the added bonus of more space, your own little living quarters, and you can book into camper caravan parks either ahead of time (which is advised during busy season), or as you go along. Put simply, caravan holidays were made to allow freedom.
Because Australia is huge, you might not have the first clue where to go on your expedition, but luckily there are plenty of options if you put some research hours in. To save you having to trawl the internet, here are five suggestions you might like to look into for your next Australian holiday adventure.
Lakes Entrance, Victoria
If you’re wanting a good old-fashioned seaside break then just four hours’ drive from Melbourne will bring you to the beautiful Lakes Entrance, with jaw-dropping views of the Bass Strait. A great choice for families, here you’ll find a relaxed holiday with plenty to do, and stunning sunsets to boot.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Probably Victoria’s most famous attraction is the Great Ocean Road, and luckily there are many caravan sites along the way. Checking out Melbourne as you go, as well as the iconic Twelve Apostles, is a must do, with plenty of natural sights to visit, and attractions to keep even the most fidgety mind occupied.
Gold Coast, Queensland
This part of the country is famous for sunshine beach breaks, and is perfectly situated, just an hour from Brisbane. Surfer’s Paradise is famous, and definitely worth a visit, but the beautiful natural hinterland should certainly be checked out, with lush rainforest and waterfalls to explore, and amazing views.
Atherton Tablelands, Cairns
A short drive from Cairns will bring you to one of the most unspoilt parts of Australia, the Atherton Tablelands. Everything here is natural, from amazing trees and wildlife, Mt Hypipamee National Park, lush rainforest, and Lake Eacham to name just one. Plenty of activities are here, especially outdoorsy ones, perfect for a camper van break.
Grampians National Park, Western Victoria
Another Victoria destination, the Grampians offer wonderful opportunities for getting out into nature and the fresh air, with hiking, bushwalking, and stunning scenery to check out. There are many camp sites around here, which are obviously best booked in advance, with safe roads and ease of checking out the area a little further.
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