Travel with the campervan through Australia: The highlights...
Australia is a motorhome adventure destination par excellence. The popular land down under offers pure nature, red earth and unique animal species. White beaches make up the majority of the most popular surf hot spots in the world. On endless roads across the whole continent you are optimally equipped with a campervan in Australia. Regardless of hotels or an extensive infrastructure, you can travel the west and east coasts of Australia with a rental campervan or venture into the outback, Australia's historic red heart.
From Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands: Australia offers more highlights than travellers can discover on a trip. However, setting priorities is difficult with all the natural wonders. If you are travelling in a campervan in Australia, you should definitely take a stretch on the Great Ocean Road. The more than 400 kilometre long coastal road runs between Torquay and Portland along a large part of the east coast and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Those who prefer it a little quieter and want to get to know a pinch of New Zealand Down Under should visit Tasmania. The island in the extreme southeast of the country is probably known to most people for the Tasmanian devil named after it. It is unusually green and has a milder climate. Thus it reminds strongly of the small neighbouring country.
Australia is a country with picturesque routes and endless expanses and therefore the perfect destination for a campervan trip. In our infographics we tell you more about the country-specific characteristics of the country.
Campervan offers in Australia
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Whether city trips, beach vacations or trips through nature - with a campervan you rent the freedom to arrange your leisure time completely according to individual ideas! You can flexibly discover new places and countries and experience the country and its people up close. Plan your own route and linger to your heart's content in cities that you like, or in the midst of picturesque natural landscapes. If you rent a campervan, make your holiday your personal adventure and spend an unforgettable time with your loved ones!
Exciting itineraries in Australia
When travelling the east coast, Sydney the most famous and largest city of Australia is the best starting point. The metropolis in the southeast, often mistaken for the capital of the country, attracts visitors with its world-famous opera and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whether cultural attractions, picturesque surfer beaches or diverse culinary highlights: In Sydney every type of traveller will find what they are looking for. Here you can rent your campervan and start your Australian tour!
- Johns River
- Coffs Harbour
- Noosa Heads
From here the journey by campervan continues to the distinctly smaller port town of Newcastle, which you can get to know on a walk along the Memorial Walk. In the adjoining Hunter Valley you can either stroll through romantic vineyards or test your courage by parachuting.
The route continues to Buladelah. Various hiking trails enable you to relax and explore nature here, including delicious picnics at lunchtime. In Nabiac, a visit to the local farmers' market is a relaxing must. But if you like speed and horsepower, you shouldn't miss the National Motorcycle Museum. A stopover in Johns River should definitely be combined with a visit to the 1,830 hectare Middle Brother National Park, known for its exceptionally beautiful eucalyptus forest.
From Kempsey to Brisbane
The small town of Kempsey also offers a variety of nature. At Captain Cook's Lookout or on the Big Hill Rainforest Walking Track, you can discover breathtaking landscapes on foot and at the same time recharge your batteries.
In Coffs Harbour, animals can be admired at the Pet Porpoise Pool in the middle of the city for a change of pace. Shows with seals and dolphins in the zoo are likely to please children above all. Adults can then take a dive in the small reef on the coast.
When you arrive in Beaudesert, you have already left the first state behind you - goodbye New South Wales, hello Queensland. The city, which is by Australian standards very old and originally emerged from a single cattle farm, impressively bears witness to the country's history with numerous buildings from the 19th century.
The capital of Queensland is the next stop on the route with Brisbane. Lovingly, but not without a spark of irony, Brisbane is also called "Brisvegas" by Australians because of its gambling culture. So a trip into the nightlife is a must!
The final stage to Bundaberg
After Brisbane, the classic holiday and surf paradise begins with the Sunshine Coast. One of the most popular holiday destinations is Golden Beach, where you can practice every conceivable water sport** from jet skiing to kayaking and surfing. If you prefer a more relaxed approach, you can also opt for a tour in an amphibious vehicle.
Afterwards the tour continues to Noosa Heads, one of the most prominent surf spots. In addition to numerous beaches, the small central national park can also be explored. An absolute must here is the visit to Fraser Island, a small island: this can only be reached via a ferry from the mainland and, with crystal-clear lakes, is considered one of the most beautiful in Australia.
In Bundaberg the tour comes to its end. Visit the local rum distillery here! If you still haven't had enough, you can of course continue exploring Australia and its vastness with the campervan from here. The Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays are not far away from there!
Rent campervans worldwide
Anyone wishing to rent a campervan in Australia should of course consider in advance which type of campervan is suitable for their personal requirements and needs. Compact campervans are especially popular with couples and small groups of up to three people. They are cheap to rent, have low fuel consumption and are easy to manoeuvre.
For families or a larger travel group, classic large campervans for rent in Australia are suitable. Thanks to the separate alcove bed and convertible seating groups, several people can find a comfortable place to sleep here.
If you want to rent a campervan in Australia and enjoy the extra comfort, you should think about a luxury campervan. These are equipped to a particularly high standard, have their own sanitary facilities and offer plenty of space.
At some stations you can also rent an expedition campervan all-wheel-drive camper, which will make your way through the outback easier.
Campervan rental worldwide
By the way
If you are flying to the east coast, the international airports in Melbourne and Sydney are ideal for your journey, as there is a comprehensive route network with connections to Europe. For a trip to the west coast you should consider the airports in Cairns or Perth.
Australia has, except for some traditional routes through the Outback, only a limited train network. Long distances are more likely to be shortened with cheap flights, for shorter distances coaches are available which stop in almost every bigger city.
When planning your campervan trip in Australia you should also keep in mind that the seasons Down Under are reversed. Depending on the region, the months of January and February, i.e. the Australian late summer, are the most popular in the southeast. In the north, June to September are the best months because of the tropical climate and the lowest probability of rainfall.
You can easily apply for your holiday visa online via the e Visitor program. This allows you to discover Australia for up to three months with a campervan.