Explore adventure: Campervan road trip around Australia

“Driving, sleeping and eating on the road for a couple of months or more is an invaluable experience that can actually change your life.”

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JULY, 2016

Road Trip

Heading off to the trip around Australia in a campervan can be a great adventure for everyone who likes trying out new things. Driving, sleeping and eating on the road for a couple of months or more is an invaluable experience that can actually change your life.

Like every trip, this one calls for many preparations and research about the life on the road. Make the most of your campervan adventure by planning some essential parts of the journey ahead.

The Vehicle

If you are heading out to the road trip with someone else, a campervan is the perfect vehicle for the two of you. Campervan will make you feel at home, after some time, considering it has a fridge, gas stove, and a kitchen sink. It is perfect for living while exploring the wonders of a country. Furthermore, it provides you with comfortable beds, so you will be rested and ready for every new day of your adventure.

When it comes to the dilemma about renting or buying a campervan, you should consider a few things before making a decision. The time you will spend on the road is the most important factor on which you should decide. Three to four months of exploring the country call for a rental. You will be provided with a vehicle that is fully equipped with the essential kits, you will have a 24/7 road assistance, access to free campgrounds, and toll free service number. On the other hand, if you plan to stay on the trip more than four months, buying is a much better option. A year or two long trip will require you to eventually find a job, and with a vehicle, this will be much easier for you.

“Cereal bars, nuts and dried fruit is great for trips, because it will not go bad, and it is very nutritional.”

The Supplies

Before you head off to the adventure of a lifetime, stop at the supermarket and stock up on food, medicines, and all the essentials you will need for the trip. It is essential you have four to five litres of water a day per person. What is more, feel free to bring even more, in case you experience a malfunction and you are stuck in the middle of nowhere overnight. Cereal bars, nuts and dried fruit is great for trips, because it will not go bad, and it is very nutritional. Avoid any salty snacks that will make you thirsty. The temperature in a campervan can go really high if there is no air-conditioning, so you do not need another thing that will make you thirsty aside the heat.

Some of the campervans come without a shower, so investing in a solar shower bag would be a great idea. Furthermore, do not forget to bring books and music for entertainment. What is more, if you love board games, they can be a great way to spend evenings under the stars. Plenty of bedding is also necessary on a road trip, alongside roo whistles, rechargeable head torch and lantern. Additionally, high quality personalised backpacks will be a very useful piece of equipment when you decide to stop by the woods, or explore some interesting sights you run into.

“4pm is the time when kangaroos are most likely to jump in front of you on the road, so make sure to pay extra attention at that time.”

A Route

Considering Australia is huge and looking at the map will not help you estimate how long you will need to travel from one place to another, try to get a rough idea about where you would like to go first. Research online the route you will need to take, so you do not get lost on the trip. Furthermore, ask around about the places you will stay at, visit, and stop by.

Bear in mind that Australia is the home of kangaroos which will jump in front of you in the middle of the road. Therefore, you must be more careful during your drive, than usually. Adjust your speed to the conditions of the road, and do not go too fast. If you hit a kangaroo, it can be very dangerous because they are huge, and the damage could be enormous.

Additionally, make sure you make several short breaks every few hours. Driving for hours can be exhausting, and you do not even realize it until you take a break. Prolonged driving can have a negative effect on your reflexes and alertness, which can lead to terrible accidents. 4pm is the time when kangaroos are most likely to jump in front of you on the road, so make sure to pay extra attention at that time.

Conclusion

Going on a road trip in a campervan can be the best experience in your life. Bring along people you will have a good time with, and those who like to explore so that you could enjoy the adventure to the most. Bear in mind all the previous suggestions, stock up on supplies, get a good vehicle and this trip will definitely be the one you will remember for the rest of your life.

About Arron Hiddleson

About Arron Hiddleson

Guest Blogger

Arron is a self-employed life coach from Sydney and fashion newcomer who loves upcycled pieces and enjoys browsing the web in search of fresh ideas. Loves: all things spicy, barbecue, winter vacations. Doesn`t like: bad manners and narcissism.