Australia has some of the best scenery and wildlife, as well as great weather. But, even though Australia is an amazing place to visit, it can be difficult to get around. There are many different types of terrain, so you need a good travel route to make sure that your camping experience goes smoothly. Here are some ideas for travel routes that will take your camper trailer anywhere they want.
Great Ocean Road in Victoria
Considered one of Australia’s most famous coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road winds through the Otway Ranges and ends at the Twelve Apostles. The road is well-signposted and has many places to stop along the way, including several beaches and parks.
Spirit of Tasmania
The Spirit of Tasmania is a ferry that runs between Melbourne and Tasmania. This route offers an excellent opportunity to see the island’s wildlife and scenery, as well as its distinct culture.
The ferry leaves from Devonport in northern Tasmania and stops at Burnie on the way south, allowing you to explore the ruggedly beautiful North West Coast before continuing on to Hobart. Alternatively, you can book your tickets for a complete overnight trip that allows you time in both cities before taking off again in the morning. The ferry departs every night during peak season (June through October), but there are also day sailings available during this period as well as all year round.
Savannah Way, from Cairns to Broome
The Savannah Way, from Cairns to Broome is 1,000km long and can be driven in a day. This makes it a good travel route for camper trailers. The scenery is beautiful, and the road has lots of rest stops where you can stop and take photos. You’ll need to drive for about 10 hours to get from Cairns to Broome. You can also try to find a motel with a swimming pool so you can cool off after driving all day.
Lights Pass, NT
The Lights Pass Road is a unique, winding gravel road that goes through Arnhem Land. It’s a loop and can be driven in either direction. It’s recommended that you drive it clockwise road is long, but the scenery is beautiful. You’ll need to drive for about 10 hours to get from Cairns to Broome. Make sure you bring plenty of water and food with you on your journey. Since there are some steep climbs on the way back from the east coast to the west coast. The Lights Pass Road is mostly suitable for 4WD vehicles—camper trailers may find it difficult to traverse this route due to its rough terrain and sandy conditions at times.
Vanzetti Way, WA, from Perth to Darwin
Vanzetti Way is a sealed road that begins in Perth, Western Australia and ends in Darwin, Northern Territory. It’s approximately 1,400 kilometres long and takes about 10 days to drive if you want to see the sights along the way.
This route is perfect for travellers with camper trailers who are looking for an adventure on their journey from Perth to Darwin. Vanzetti Way has many great places to camp or stays at night such as Minda Nankurrkurr Community (which provides accommodation), Cormorant Beach Campground and Pannawonica Hotel Motel
You will need a permit before you can drive this route because it passes through Aboriginal land. If you don’t have one yet, make sure you apply early.
Australia has many travel routes for camper trailers
Australia is a great place to take your camper trailer. Whether you’re looking for a scenic route, a remote experience, or something challenging, there are plenty of options available. If you’ve been considering buying a new camper trailer but are worried about the cost, consider purchasing a second hand one.
Second hand camper trailers may have some quirks that need fixing before use but can save you thousands of dollars in the long run and allow you to get out there sooner than planned.
Travelling with a camper trailer is a great way to get to know Australia. The country has so many natural wonders and interesting people that it’s hard to see them all in one trip. Wherever you decide to go, there are plenty of places where you can camp for free and enjoy nature at its best.
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