Anyone considering motorhome hire in Australia in the
upcoming months shouldn’t miss a visit to some of the nation’s best wine
regions. Australia accounts for 4% of the world’s wine and is known for
topping the wine producer lists internationally. Bring along a
designated driver and spend your motorhome hire flitting from one wine
region to the next, drinking in the rolling green vines and unique
Australian towns and landscapes along the way.

Barossa Valley, South Australia 

There is nothing quite like a visit to Barossa Valley; one
of this fine country’s oldest and best-known wine regions. Located an
easy drive northeast of Adelaide, Barossa Valley is easily accessible
and makes for a great day trip or romantic destination on your motorhome
hire adventure in South Australia. The area is known for its rich red
wine in particular Shiraz and Cabernet. Barossa Valley is home to cellar
doors and wineries galore and there is certainly no shortage of places
to visit. Stop by Penfolds Cellar Door where you can make your own blend
or purchase a unique fortified wine at Seppeltsfield Winery. After a
long day among the vines, stay at Barossa Valley Tourist Park and enjoy your take-home purchases in a tranquil and scenic environment.


Tamar Valley, Tasmania 

Tasmania is fast-becoming a ‘foodie’s’ best friend and no
wine-enthusiast should complete their motorhome hire in Tasmania without
a visit to the wholesome Tamar Valley located just north-west of
Launceston. Drive past orchards, forests and rolling green pastures
dotted with hay bales and cows. In the heart of the Tamar you will
discover boutique galleries, historic settlements, strawberry farms and
lavender fields that will awaken the senses. But, let’s not forget the
wine. The area is home to over thirty cellar doors specialising in
Chardonnays, Sparklings, Pinot Noir and aromatic whites. Notable
wineries to visit in the area include Josef Chromy Wines nestled on
picture-perfect grounds, Goaty Hill Wines and iconic Ninth Island
Vineyard with its magnificent Sauvignon Blanc.


Margaret River, Western Australia 

Image stately homesteads, ripe green vines and
mouth-watering fresh produce and you will bring to mind Margaret River
located just a few hours’ drive from the capital of Perth. This stunning
region boasts over 215 wineries as well as an awe-inspiring coastline,
boutique galleries and a happening music scene. No trip to Western
Australia is complete without a visit to Margaret River. The area is
most conductive for producing Chardonnay which can be sampled at one of
the many cellar doors. For a fantastic experience in the region don’t
hesitate to stop by Voyager Estate Winery with its magical landscaped
grounds and grandiose homestead or Watershed Café and Restaurant with
its delectable onsite restaurant and magnificent sweeping views of the
rolling vines.


Yarra Valley, Victoria 

Situated just fifty kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD,
Yarra Valley is an easy-day trip and a must on your Australian motorhome
rental. Drive through the vibrant green of the valley and admire mist
sweeping past low floating hot air balloons that grace the valley every
morning. Autumn is the ideal time of year to visit as the green vines
transform into a golden yellow and the landscape takes on a vibrant
persona. In Autumn the area is famous for its rich mushrooms and crisp
local chestnuts. Spend the afternoon lost amid the 20 acres of Elmswood
Estate Wines nestled high in the Yarra Valley specialising in fermented
Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot, Merlot and Shiraz or visit
award-winning and family-owned Mount Mary in the heart of the Yarra
Valley. Whatever winery you choose to visit you will be rewarded with
magnificent cool climate wine and breathtaking vistas.


Hunter Valley, New South Wales 

Collect your motorhome rental from the Cruisin’ Sydney depot
and make a beeline for the beautiful Hunter Valley situated just 310
kilometres north of the capital. This rich area is Australia’s most
visited wine region and hosts over 150 eclectic wineries and cellar
doors as well as 65 restaurants. Enjoy a wine tasting tour or experience
a wine appreciation class at the Hunter Resort where you have the rare
opportunity to walk among 40 year old Shiraz vines. If you’re looking
for an all-inclusive Hunter Valley wine-tasting experience swing by the
Small Winemakers Centre providing you with the opportunity to sample the
best wine of the region in one convenient stopover. Afterwards sit out
on their veranda and enjoy a delightful cheese platter.


Coal River Valley, Tasmania 

Conveniently located just moments from our Cruisin’ Hobart
depot lies the Coal River Valley wine region; a must on your Tasmanian
motorhome hire adventure. Drive amid lush paddocks, through historic
towns and marvel at the oldest bridge in Australia. Stop at Frogmore
Creek Wine to sample the area’s finest cool climate wine including their
unbeatable Pinot Noir and Riesling. Try multi-award winning Tasmanian
cheese at Wicked Cheese including their delicious Triple Cream Brie and
Wicked Cheese Brie. Visit the cellar door at Pooley Premium Tasmanian
Wines and sample their Pinot Grigio and selection of Pinot Noir. Stop by
the delightful town of Richmond and admire original buildings and enjoy
a delightful Devonshire tea with home-made scones.


Clare Valley, South Australia 

South Australia is no doubt a prime destination for
exploring Australia’s oldest wine regions and Clare Valley certainly
won’t disappoint you on your camper hire holiday. The first grapes were
planted in this unique area back in 1841 and the region has expanded to
accommodate more than forty cellar doors along forty kilometres between
Auburn and Clare. This charming area is scattered with charismatic pubs,
hidden antique stores, stately wineries, cellar doors and magnificent
rolling green vines stretching off to the horizon. You can explore the
area by bike or flit from winery to winery in the comfort of your
motorhome or campervan. While you’re exploring this charismatic region
don’t hesitate to stopover at Mount Horrocks Wines set among stunning
landscaped gardens, Sevenhill Wines; the regions oldest winery founded
by Austrian priests and Annie’s Lane with their award-winning 2000
Annie’s Lane Copper Trail Shiraz.


McLaren Vale, South Australia 

You will find warm hospitality and a lively atmosphere in
McLaren Vale, South Australia. This delightful wine region has more than
70 cellar doors and is just a short drive from the scenic capital of
Adelaide. The region is famous for its Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet as
well as a multitude of Spanish and Italian varieties. While you’re here,
don’t miss Hugh Hamilton Wines; one of the most beautiful wineries in
the area offering panoramic views as well as Coriole Vineyards; an
original 1860’s farmhouse nestled high in the hills. Here you can sample
some of the area’s best Shiraz and Italian varietals such as Sangiovese
and Barbera.  Explore the region on your own or take a cycling tour and
witness the magnificent Onkaparinga Gorge. Sample a variety of cheese,
drink in the fantastic surrounds and appreciate the unique beauty of
this old wine region.


Rutherglen, Victoria 

Nestled between the breathtaking Victorian Alps and Murray
River you will find the wine region of Rutherglen. Located just over
three hours’ drive north of Melbourne this region is dominated by
charming family-owned boutique wineries and top-notch restaurants. With
just over twenty wineries and cellar doors in the area you have time to
relax and enjoy all that Rutherglen has to offer. Visit the Rutherglen
Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre for friendly advice and a
map before delving into the best that this region can provide including
traditional favourites; Shiraz and Cabernet. Notable wineries include
Morris Wines with world-class and award-winning fortified and red table
wines and charismatic All Saints Estate with its sheer elegance and
magnificent old world charm.


Riverina, New South Wales 

If you enjoy sweeping views, vibrant orange sunsets, a
Mediterranean climate and unique fresh produce, Riverina in New South
Wales is a must for your motorhome itinerary. The relatively new region
is comprised of family-owned businesses and boutique cellar doors.
Explore the hidden gem of Burk Salter Wines and enjoy sweeping views of
the surrounding rivers and cliffs. Mallee Estate is also a fantastic
option and is home to rich Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo.
Take home some fresh olives, dukka and quandongs to enjoy in the comfort
of your motorhome. Explore the river Murray by bike and try a range of
award winning Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet varieties.