If you love the sun and the sea, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria is somewhere where you cannot only take in the beach, but you can also take in majestic views of the wildlife, waterfalls and other scenic sites. For those who want to camp and just take in the scenery of the country, Gibb River Road offers adventures an exhilarating ride through one of the country’s longest roads where a backpack, supplies, and good conversation are only things necessary.
For those visiting Australia for an extended time, consider leasing a vehicle that will allow you to both drive and take respite along Australia’s scenic route. In addition to the many minivans that can be rented, car loan providers can get you into a vehicle that allows you to speed down the country highways or sail along the splendid scenic beaches that make up Australia’s stunning landscape. However you decide to roll, the road trip of your dreams lies ahead in the vast Australian landscape.
Continue reading to learn more about some simple things you can to ensure you have the road trip of your dreams.
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Plan A Route Ahead Of Time
More than just planning what to pack, consider the route you will take to your destination. Australia’s terrain is diverse, and while there is a lot of scenery, there are many places that are isolated. Have an idea of how long it might take you to get to your destination, and more importantly, whether there are any gas stations, rest stops or restaurants in the area.
The best thing about the online world is you can find anything online, so before travelling, take a peek at all the possible routes you can take, considering the mileage between destinations. Also, consider downloading any one of the excellent travel apps available online that can assist you with routes and travel time. Finally, make sure your car is supplied with things that make any road trip comfortable, such as food, games and music. And, don’t forget the practical things that make the trip run smoothly too like, jumper cables, tire iron and jack and a portable battery charger.
If Going By The Beach….
If going to the beach, then consider taking advantage of the opportunities to dive at The Great Barrier reef, the largest in the world, or surfing any one of Australia’s popular breaks around the country. Australia’s stunning coastline offers travelers a range of amazing beaches to explore no matter what your interests are. One word of caution, though, is that, while the beaches are breathtakingly beautiful, you should only swim in areas that are clearly marked, as there can be wild surf in places and wildlife to be respectful of.
If Going By The Outback….
If road tripping in the Australian outback, make sure to fill up with gas when you can and plan a route that will get you to your destination as directly as possible as the country is large and travel can take up quite a bit of time. When travelling in the outback, remember some of the roads are isolated, and it is not uncommon to find wildlife wandering into the roads, especially after dark. Just take care to drive carefully and slowly to avoid any mishaps on the road and avoid driving at night if at all possible.
The Australian landscape is one that takes months to thoroughly travel and explore. Adventurers planning a trip through just some of the continent should take into account that it can take days to visit one place, so plan accordingly. Take an online map or use an app to get you to your intended destination safe and sound and enjoy every moment of your Aussie road trip.