5 great caravanning road trips you can enjoy across Australia
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:13
If you're looking for a way to enjoy an extended holiday and take in all the sights Australia has to offer, there are few better ways to do it than in a caravan. Whether you're among friends, with family or simply enjoying some time to yourself, a caravan can make it easier to travel the country, see a wide range of spectacles and, when you're done for the day, pull over and rest comfortably for the night.
Many consumers choose caravanning over other modes of transportation for myriad reasons - among them ease of use, speed, safety and comfort1. They're great on the road and depending on the type of caravan, are equally reliable off it2.
“To take in all the sights Australia has to offer, there are few better ways to do it than in a caravan”
This brings us to an interesting question - what are some great road trips to take around Australia? Below is a list of a few favourites that might jump-start your imagination and get you excited about traveling around the country with a caravan.
1. Tasmania's East Coast
Tasmania has arguably the most scenic coastline in all of Australia3.Choose this route, and you're bound to see a part of the country rich in both beauty and history. You can start at the bottom and work your way up the coast, from Hobart to the Bay of Fires, and you'll see plenty along the way. Maria Island, the Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay and Bicheno are among the sights waiting for you.
2. The Big Lap
Driving "the lap" around Australia may be one of the most unforgettable experiences you'll have in your life3.Some may have fantasised about taking such a trip, but if you have a caravan and a little bit of free time, you can make it a reality. There are a couple of options for taking the "lap" trip - you can either go right around the coast and see the ocean, or cut into the interior and see more of mainland Australia. It's a sight to behold either way.
3. The Great Ocean Road
Traveling the Great Ocean Road route has been a popular option in Australia for generations3. There's a wide range of sights to take in as you go - these include quaint little towns like Port Campbell and beach areas such as Lorne. Even the lesser known locations, like Loch Ard Gorge, may also offer some hidden gems. There are plenty of stops along the road, some touristy and some that are more off the beaten path.
4. Red Centre Way
The straightforward way of travelling from Uluru to Alice Springs is to take the Stuart Highway, but there may be something to be gained from choosing the scenic route instead4. If you go along the Red Centre Way, you'll surely discover brilliant landscapes as well as canyons, gorges and attractive spots for hiking and camping adventures5. Many consider it the heart of Australia.
5. The Savannah Way
If you're in the northern part of Australia and you're looking for a scenic way to explore the area, consider Queensland's Savannah Way. It stretches far - you drive from Cairns in Queensland to Broome in Western Australia for a total of almost 4,000 kilometres6. You may not want to miss out on any of it.
Looking for the right vehicle or caravan?
All of the above trips are sure to be a thrill, but of course, you can't take any of them unless you have the right vehicle and equipment first. To get a competitive deal on a loan, begin by doing your homework and finding a financial arrangement that will fit your needs, both short-term and long.