You can travel through Australia in several ways. A lot of travelers follow the highway by car and spend their nights in hotels, motels or hostels. But if you really want to discover and experience the country, you should go camping. When traveling off road by 4WD campervan or 4x4 motorhome in Australia, you’ll enjoy total freedom. If you like to keep it simple, a 4WD car with camping gear is a good alternative to a 4WD campervan. Australia is a perfect country to hire a 4WD and go camping, there are thousands campsites and camping areas on the continent. They are situated nearby the cities, next to the ocean, close to the rainforest or in remote areas. There are many commercial camping and caravan parks with good sanitary facilities, campers kitchens, playgrounds and perhaps even a swimming pool. You can also stay at one of the numerous National Park camping grounds with your 4WD campervan. Here you won’t have a lot of luxurious facilities but it will make you experience Australia to the fullest. If you’re lucky you might spot some native animals like kangaroos, koala’s, possum’s, blue fairy wrens, king parrots and rainbow lorikeets. In most cases there are good places to go for a walk nearby the camping grounds. And if it’s allowed you can enjoy a campfire at night and listen to the sounds of the forest under a great starry sky.
Traveling the dirt roads of Australia by 4WD campervan requires thorough preparation. At Australia Campers, you have come to the right place. Australia is home to many unpaved roads that lead to beautiful campsites. The country is a true playground for the off road enthusiast. Down Under there is a lot to discover off road. Even in the not-so-immediate areas, dirt roads or tracks lead to beautiful bush campsites or gorgeous coastlines. Are you traveling with children? They often enjoy a bush campsite just as much as a commercial campsite with various facilities! Whether traveling with children or not, after booking you will receive a guide containing lots of tips on driving a 4x4 campervan. All the information is based on our very own off road driving experiences. Several of our employees have experience traveling unpaved roads across all parts of Australia with their families (periods ranging from 6 weeks up to 6 months). For example, a colleague traveled the Perth-Darwin route four times, as well as the (often underrated) Red Centre by 4WD campervan.
Most important: please plan enough time if you decide to go on an off road trip through Australia! Are you traveling with 2 adults by 4x4? Plan at least 28-30 days for the Darwin-Perth route for example. Of course, you could travel this route in a shorter time period, but it will be pretty much impossible to visit all the highlights. Also, remember that the driving speed on 4WD tracks and gravel roads is much lower than on sealed roads! We often hear stories about people who weren’t able to visit places such as Kooljaman, the Mitchell Falls, Mornington Wilderness Camp, and parts of Kakadu NP due to a lack of time. Are you traveling with children in Australia? Then we recommend that you plan about 5 weeks for the route from Perth, via Broome, to Darwin (or vice versa), if not more. Great 4x4 campervans are the Hilux Pod 4WD, Troopcarrier 4WD, Hitop Bushcamper and Landcruiser Workmate 4WD.
Travelling through (South)East Australia? After your booking, you will receive a lot of nice and useful tips about campings, National Parks and so forth, where you get to see the most amazing indigenous animals. A valuable addition to your planning! RV rental Australia? Travelling off road by 4WD campervan or 4x4 motorhome? Contact Australia Campers!