If you are planning to explore the beauty of Australia, then it is always better to do it on campervan. There are several remote areas in Australia that offer splendid scenic beauty and in order to reap maximum benefit of the opportunity there is nothing better than having a classic road trip on a campervan. You should be enough self-sufficient if you really want to explore the exotic landscape beauty of Australia in the best possible manner.
However, if you want to have a budgeted trip then it is imperative to plan your travel in advance. You must plan your itinerary, fix a budget accordingly and make all the necessary bookings in advance to enjoy an inexpensive trip. In this article, we'll guide you to you're your trip easily without any hassles. You can keep these points in considerations while planning your next campervan travel in Australia.
1. Time Of The Year
This is the first considerations to prepare an itinerary for any travel. The period between May to September is generally considered to be the best time of the year to travel in campervans. Since rains can cause problems in the travelling plan, it is always advised to travel to northern part of the country with less rains and cooler temperature. On the other hand, June to August is best considered to travel to the southern part of the country. If you're looking for budgeted travel, then prefer travelling in off-peak season as the rentals for car hire are more expensive in the peak season.
2. Freedom camps
There are plenty of options for freedom camps in Australia. Most of them are low in cost, but if you are lucky then you might also find the option for free camping. These camps take you to some of the most beautiful and exotic locations in Australia and allow you to stay there for a period of twenty four hours. You should interact with your fellow travelers to know if they had discovered any hidden gems during their travel. Get to know about their travel experience so far. You can look into the guides and maps to know the location where these freedom camps are situated. This will help you to plan your route accordingly.
3. Commercial Camps
So , you are not concerned about the budget? Well, then consider going for suitable fully facilitated campgrounds that take you to higher concentrated popular tourist's places in Australia. Commercial camps are not much popular among tourists due to their high cost, so it is not necessary to book them in advance. However, it is better to book them in advance to avid last minute problems, especially if you are going on peak season.
4. Choosing Your Wheels
When we talk about campervans travel, then we are definitely talking about those big utility sized campervans that you can use to travel from one place to another while making most out of your vacation. Campervans are outfitted with all the basic essentials that are important for a comfortable and pleasurable travelling experience. These essential include beds, sinks, utensils, crockery, refrigerator, toilets, etc. However, the facilities vary on the basis of the size of the vehicle you choose. The choice of the vehicle is dependent on various factors such as number of travelers in your party, destination, budget, level of luxury you require.
There are number of car rental companies that allow you to buy or purchase the vehicle. Here are some general guidelines for hiring campervans travels in Australia:
- Since most of the campervans support manual transmission, you should prepare yourself to drive standard.
- You must be familiar with the rules of driving on the left hand side of the road.
- You must be at least 21 years old to rent a campervan.
- You could be asked to pay for insurance. However, it is not mandatory with all the companies.
- You must ask your agent to guide you about the roads that they don't allow you to travel on. Exclude them from your itinerary, if required.
As mentioned earlier, it is important to plan your travel in advance to make sure you don't have to face any kind of last minute hassles. With these considerations and small tips you can easily plan your campervan travel in Australia.
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