The Great Australian Road Trip

Submitted by mumunmumun on 10 May 2014   •  Uncategorized

So you wanted to check out what Australia has to offer! But where do you start?! After all, Australia is the largest island in the world. There’s just so much to see and do – and surprisingly a lot of those things are located far from the capital cities. In order to really witness Australia’s true beauty you could start with the beaten track, and what better way than in a campervan or motor-home?! Think about it, it’s essentially a hotel room on wheels. And the best part is, you can wake up somewhere new every day. DriveNow have campervans in Australia is available to rent in all capital cities, but we’ll get to that later.

Here’s an idea. I did something similar to this when I was a kid, when my family and a few others decided to visit Dreamworld in Brisbane. You can start the trip in the picture perfect Sydney, one of the most beautiful harbour cities in the world. You can have the campervan ready to pick you up at the Sydney airport shortly after your flight lands. The pick up can be simple – just head to the car rental company kiosk, fill out the forms, present the driver’s license, and before you know it you’re heading out of Sydney up the M1 to Newcastle, a coastal town located 150KM north of Sydney. With a population just shy over half a million, Newcastle is the second most populated are in New South Wales (after Sydney, of course). Most importantly, the campervan would be your home for the night. Best to secure a spot at Hastings Point holiday resort – one of the more premium camping grounds in Newcastle – conveniently located just two minutes from Pottsville beach –where you’ll spend most of your time. Newcastle is the epitome of “coastal town” – it has a laid back atmosphere with friendly locals and lovely beaches. However, this was just the beginning of the journey. The next stop would sunny Coffs Harbour.

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Coffs Harbour is conveniently located between Sydney and Brisbane – making it the perfect stop over for anyone heading up north (or south if you hail from Queensland). Coffs Harbour is home to the infamous Big Banana – which is exactly what its name suggests it is. The Iconic banana is not only a recognisable landmark, but also home to a small amusement park and popular tourist attraction. The Big Banana is set amongst an 18 hectare banana plantation – it’s almost like a cult symbol – reminding Australians of their love for bananas.

However, the Big Banana isn’t the only thing Coffs Harbour is famous for! It’s known worldwide for its sun, surf and sand! You can set up camp at Beach Holiday Park and go exploring. There’s so much to see and do in Coffs Harbour – from the cafés and restaurants situated on the Jetty Strip to fishing at one of the many spots locals swear by – there’s something for everyone – young and old.

This will only be the first step of your journey – but you’ll already cover so much ground and experience more of Australia than many will in a hotel room. So get out there! It’s not going to see itself.

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