Australia’s Best Self-Drive Destinations for Motorhoming
Hiring a camper is the perfect excuse to go in search of the country’s most scenic self-drive routes. Whether you enjoy the winding coastal roads or are more partial to the countryside, here are a few of Australia’s best self-drive destinations for your camper escape.
The Great Ocean Road
Perhaps the most scenic coastal drive in the country, the Great Ocean Road is truly an Australian travel bucket-list destination. Along this winding coastal road you will discover pristine beaches, charming sea-side villages and the renowned 12 Apostles, impressive rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean. Admire the limestone cliffs, encounter picturesque walks and certainly don’t forget your camera. This self-drive escape is ideal for your camper adventure year-round.
Red Centre Way
Many visiting Australia are in search of that true blue Aussie outback experience and the Red Centre Way in the Northern Territory offers exactly that. Along this beaten outback route you will come across some of the country’s most famed natural icons including world-renowned Uluru. Discover the unique terrain of Alice Springs and the Central Australian Landscape before driving into the depths of Watarrka National Park and the alluring Kings Canyon, a 100 metre high canyon crammed with red and rugged edges. Along the way you will come face-to-face with the country’s renowned wildlife and see some of the most spectacular rock formations and sunsets you will ever have the pleasure to see.
NSW South Coast Drive
Australia may just be home to the best coastline in the world and the NSW South Coast Drive will give you a taste of the beauty on offer. As you cruise along the coastal road you will encounter quaint water-side villages and towns and a myriad of lakes and rivers ideal for water-based activities. Explore the popular coastal towns of Bateman’s Bay and Jervis Bay or visit Blowhole Point in Kiama. This self-drive adventure is a great idea for families and allows you to kick back and relax in the Australian sunshine. Enjoy!
West Coast Wilderness, Tasmania
Tasmania’s wild west coast often gets missed off a first-time visit to the state. However, this 3-4 day drive should not be removed from any self-drive itinerary as it showcases Tasmania’s highlight attractions and wild wilderness. The drive links three spectacular World Heritage areas: Cradle Mountain, the rugged waters of the Franklin River and majestic Lake St Clair. Along the way you will encounter Tasmania’s tallest waterfall in Zeehan, the West Coast Wilderness Railway and the unique terrain surrounding the old mining town of Queenstown.
Pacific Coast Touring Route
The Pacific Coast Touring Route offers everything from lush forest areas to top food and wine encounters. It begins in the country’s famous metropolis of Sydney and finishes up in sub-tropical Brisbane. Start your journey ticking off your bucket-list activities in Sydney by exploring the famous Quay or completing the jaw-dropping bridge climb. Head up the central coast and pull over to experience some of the country’s finest wine in the Hunter Valley, absorb the laidback and alternate vibe in Byron Bay or visit the fun-filled theme parks in the Gold Coast. This self-drive adventure has something to cater to all travel requirements and is highly recommended for your motorhome adventure.
Australia is home to hundreds of prime self-drive experiences and there is no better way to experience them than from the comfort of a self-contained camping car. Contact Cruisin’ today on 1300 664 485 to take the first step of a self drive adventure that you’ll never forget.