There’s simply no better way to see Australia than to load up the caravan and hit the road. You don’t even need a destination in mind, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure and a willingness to take things as they come. You never know what you’ll come across during a caravan trip, and with Australia home to some of the most pristine beaches, incredible natural wonders and array of native wildlife; you’re bound to enjoy some unforgettable experiences which you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world.
Perhaps you are new to camping and caravanning, or maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past. Don’t worry, in this blog post we’ll be highlighting some top tips to make your trip unforgettable, and we’ll also highlight some of the most popular destinations worthy of your consideration.
Here at Sydney Caravans and Campers, we want to inspire your adventurous spirit and help you find true freedom on the open road. No matter whether you opt for a motorhome, camper or caravan these all have one thing in common – they allow unlimited freedom. Because you’re free to explore at your own pace, you can choose when, where and how you go about setting up camp.
Perhaps you’d like to play it safe and stick to designated campgrounds, and that’s great! If you’re up for an adventure, you can seek out your own spots off the beaten path. The choice is up to you, and before long we’re sure you’ll start to appreciate the many benefits of caravanning in Australia. Here are a few reasons why we’re such big fans:
Some of the most popular caravan destinations in Australia include:
All of the above sites offer stunning scenery and a uniquely Australian experience, and they’re just perfect for exploring by caravan. Whilst much of eastern Australia has experienced bushfire, there are many areas now reopening for business, and these communities could sure use your support.
The Keep on Camping website has been established to provide current information on the status of caravan parks in fire affected regions. This resource will prove invaluable in the planning of your caravan or camping trip, and it’s also a great place to read some local stories from fellow travellers to fire affected regions.
You should never rush your decision to head out on a caravan trip or purchase a caravan. You should always take the following into account:
Planning – You don’t have to have a destination in mind just yet, but it’s still a good idea to think about the areas you would like to see, some of the campgrounds you’d like to stay at, who will be coming on the trip and what time of year you’ll be heading out. Once you’ve got a rough itinerary in place, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed and confident about heading out.
Type of Caravan and Tow Vehicle – Think about the type and size of caravan you need. Some caravans are purpose built to go off-road, which generally means heavy duty tyres and solid construction. Think about the features you want, for example toilet/shower facilities. You also need to consider your vehicle – is it capable of towing the caravan you’re looking at?
The best thing to do is head along to a caravan and camping expo. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with choice, pick up the phone and give us a call and one of our friendly team members will help find the right model for your needs.
Safety – Ensure you have a strong understanding of all safety regulations, towing guidelines and the weight/dimensions of your caravan. You should also ensure you’ve got First Aid and emergency equipment ready to pack, such as a satellite phone and GPS system. Keeping up to date with safety regulations will ensure a safe and happy trip for you and all other road users.
The above considerations are by no means exhaustive, and you’ll no doubt have a million thoughts running through your brain before you embark on your adventure. The important thing is not to worry. Remember that everyone was a first-time camper/caravanner and that you’ll figure things out on the road. Before you know it, you’ll be a seasoned caravanner providing all the best advice to your friends and family.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore this amazing country by caravan, your next adventure is calling!
We’re passionate about helping customers find the right caravan for their lifestyle and budget, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 02 9832 4372. We’ll give you the time and respect you deserve, and we promise to make the buying experience a pleasant one.