Top 6 Aussie Road Trips in Your Caravan

Would you like to go on a road trip holiday this year and are wondering which direction to go? Then check out our top six Aussie road trips to do in your caravan for some ideas!

Grand Pacific Drive; Photo Credit – Tourism Australia

1. Grand Pacific Drive, NSW

The Grand Pacific Drive official route starts in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, and travels down south to the Shoalhaven region, east of Canberra. The ‘beyond route’ travels further south to the Sapphire Coast which is in the far south coast region of New South Wales.

A highlight on this Drive is the Sea Cliff Bridge which is 665 meters long and looks like a picturesque scene from a movie! You’ll also have the opportunity on the Drive to experience local culture and customs, have fun at treetop adventures, enjoy coastal walks, snorkel with seals, take a motorcycle tour, plus much more.

There are multiple caravan, camping, and holiday park options available. Some of these include the NRMA Shellharbour Beachside Holiday Park, the Discovery Parks Gerroa, and the multi award winning park at Holiday Haven Shoalhaven Heads.

Find out all the things to see and do, where to enjoy food and wine, and the places to stay along the Grand Pacific Drive here:

2. The Savannah Way, QLD-NT-WA (4WD recommended but not essential)

The Savannah Way is a 3700km route from Cairns in northern Queensland, via Katherine in the Northern Territory, through to Broome in northern Western Australia,Boating, canoeing, golfing, mountain bike riding, bushwalking, birdwatching, and fishing are just some of the varieties of sports and activities that you can do on this route. There are also caves to explore, museums to visit, and attractions to see like the Mataranka Thermal Pools, Cobbold Gorge (which also offers accommodation), and the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which is one of Australia’s most unique rail journeys through a world heritage-listed rainforest!

Another accommodation option is the Undara Experience. There are powered van and motorhome sites, and unpowered van and camp sites available. The Undara resort also offers activities like hiking, biking, and tours of the Undara Lava Tubes.

Find out more things to see and do, adventures to take, alternate routes, travel tools and tips, and where to stay on the Savannah Way here:

Red Centre Way; Photo Credit – Tourism Australia/Tourism NT

3. Red Centre Way, NT (4WD recommended but not essential)

The Red Centre Way is a road trip in the Northern Territory that takes you through three main locations – Alice Springs, Uluru, and Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).Alice Springs offers plenty of things to see and do, like a hot air balloon ride to watch the sunrise, or a camel ride through the MacDonnell Ranges. Uluru is a natural wonder and an iconic Australian landmark. You can walk around the base of Uluru, join a guided tour, watch the sunrise and sunset, and have a unique dining experience under a canopy of stars. The route also offers the opportunity to see Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and has breathtaking views.

Some places to stay with your caravan include the Wanngardi Caravan Park, and the Ayres Rock Campground.

Find out more things to see and do, eating options, places to stay, and a suggested itinerary for the Red Centre Way here:

4. Great Alpine Road, VIC

The Great Alpine Road is another well-known road trip in Victoria. It stretches from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale, and showcases diverse landscapes. Just make note that “the Great Alpine Road between Harrietville and Omeo is not suitable for those towing caravans during the declared snow season.”

This road trip offers you the opportunity to sample the local food and wine, visit national parks and museums, go swimming and fishing, and have fun horse-riding. There are also plenty of walks and hikes to do, like the Tabletop Walk located off the main road and near a town called Dinner Plain. And if you’re not afraid of heights, you can also have a Cliff Picnic at Mt Buffalo where you abseil over the edge of the cliff and remain suspended 300 meters above the valley floor whilst you enjoy your picnic!

Some of the accommodation options that are suitable for caravans on this route include Harrietville Cabins & Caravan ParkBright Accommodation Park, and Ardern’s Caravan Park.

Find out more about this route and some different itinerary options here:

And check out the ‘Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide’ online magazine here:

Eyre Highway, Nullarbor; Photo Credit – Greg Snell

5. The Nullarbor, WA-SA

The Nullarbor road trip takes you on the Eyre Highway which is one of the longest and flattest roads in Australia. This drive stretches from Western Australia to South Australia, and runs adjacent to the Great Australian Bight.

Although it’s a long, straight drive, the Nullarbor is not short of things to see and do! Whale watching, cattle stations, lookouts, the Nuytsland Nature Reserve, the Caiguna Blowhole, and ‘Bruce’, the biggest windmill in Australia, are just some of the attractions and experiences on the road trip. And not to mention the chance to “play the world’s longest golf course – an unbelievable 1,365 kilometres (848 miles) long, with a hole at each town or roadhouse along the way”!

The Nullarbor Roadhouse is an accommodation option located in South Australia. It has both powered and unpowered caravan sites, a camping ground, motel rooms, a shop (with freshly brewed espresso style coffee!), a restaurant and bar, and also the essential fuel and petrol station. Another accommodation option is the Border Village Roadhouse. Check out all their details, as well as an interactive map with things to see and do on the trip, here:

Find out more about the Nullarbor road trip here:

Gibson Steps, Great Ocean Road; Photo Credit – Tourism Australia

6. Great Ocean Road, VIC

The Great Ocean Road is a renowned tourist destination and road trip. It starts in the seaside town of Torquay, located southwest of Melbourne, and finishes at the town of Allansford that is in the city of Warrnambool.

The list of things to see and do on the Great Ocean Road is endless – from visiting museums, seeing the iconic 12 Apostles, embarking on wildlife tours, enjoying art trails, experiencing local wineries, and exploring moonscapes and mystical caves.

There are multiple caravan, camping, and holiday parks to stay at too. Some of these include the Torquay Holiday Park, the Mortlake Caravan Park, and the Surfside Holiday Parks, which are all family and pet friendly (just make sure to enquire before taking your pets along).

Find out all the destinations, places to stay at, outdoor activities, attractions, and experiences that the Great Ocean Road has to offer here:

Services & Repairs

If you’re needing a service for your van before heading away on your road trip, make sure to book in now!

Please contact us direct at Winjana RV, and we will be very happy to assist and answer any questions.

Winjana RV (Adventure RV P/L)
Contact: Andrew Brennen on (07) 4638 3576

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