How will you travel Australia? Whether you are flying in from overseas, or from another state, you will no doubt ponder the question of how you are going to get around this big brown island.
Getting there and away in Australia can be more complicated than it first appears. It is true that we have buses, trains and planes, but if you truly want to experience all there is to offer, a car or campervan may be your best option.
Did you know that places such as Wilson’s Prom (left) and Lake Mungo, are not accessible by public transport? Yet these are two of the most stunning and unique places you can visit in Australia.
Think about the freedom you will have if you had control of your own transport? Suddenly the whole of Australia opens up to you, allowing you to access almost all areas!
There are three key options to choose from:
Which is going to be right for your journey, really depends on where you want to go. Some locations are not accessible to any vehicle (such as the majority of Wilson’s Prom) so if you are planning to head here, then you will need a hiking tent.
The tent is likely your key to cheap or free accommodation all around Australia. Many National Parks offer free camping or a nominal cost of $10-$15 per night. So hiring a car enables you to bring along your camping gear, stuff it all in the boot and tour around. You may choose to bring or purchase a camping tent when you arrive. That way you can see most of Australia at the lowest price.
However, if you decide that you don't want to buy too much camping gear, you may choose to rent a campervan or rent a camper trailer. It all depends on the type of camping you intend to do, the time you have as you travel Australia, the time you want to spend in each holiday spot.
How do you want to travel Australia?
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