Sporting the convenience of a car with all the creature-comforts of a home, a campervan or motorhome is an easy and stress-free way to travel around Australia. If you've never considered hiring a campervan for your next holiday, here are seven reasons why you should:
A campervan gives you the freedom to explore the open road at your leisure. With a motorhome, there are no flight or hotel check-in times to cause you stress. You can travel wherever you want, whenever you want. If something captures your interest along the way, you can stop and explore it without having to worry about sticking to a strict schedule.
Freedom also means not having to worry about your luggage or your personal belongings in a hotel room. With a campervan, your luggage, bed, kitchen, bathroom and car are always with you. The only thing you need to worry about when you wake up in the morning is 'where do you want to go to today?'
The old proverb "it's not about the destination, it's about the journey" has never been truer for those travelling in a campervan. Often the best stories on holiday come from those who have explored off the beaten track or have decided to take that hidden detour.
Unlike taking a bus tour, a campervan is not bound by an itinerary. You can stay as long as you want at that look-out point, explore than hidden mining town that's off the map, or take that afternoon nap at the winery. The world is your oyster when you are in a campervan.
3. Personal Experience
People hire campervans for lots of reasons: music festivals, an interstate journey with the family, exploring a new country or to have their dream retirement holiday. Travelling in a campervan is all about making the journey your own. You can bring your own pillows and blankets from home as well as any other items to make your home-away-from-home a personal retreat whilst on the road.
Likewise, campgrounds are great places to make new friends. Strike up a conversation and share travel stories while lingering around the barbecue.
With conveniences such as a comfy bed, a hot shower to kick start your day and a kitchen to cook up a hearty meal, a campervan has everything you need and is conveniently located with you wherever you go.
With the kitchen cupboards stocked, pulling over in a picturesque rest area for a bite to eat is as convenient as much as it is comfortable. Likewise, curl up in the evenings with your warm, secure camper and enjoy a good book while those in their tents outside get soaked from the rain. In summer you can enjoy the benefits of an air-conditioned van while everyone outside is complaining of the heat.
Staying in a campervan is much easier on your purse-strings than you may realise. Caravan park fees are a fraction of the cost of a hotel, while campervan hire costs are about the same as hiring as a car. For those on a tight holiday budget, being able to cook your own meals will further reduce your outgoings. Taking advantage of the Britz Hot Deals to make your holiday budget stretch even further.
Experience nature like never before. From golden sunrises and fiery sunsets, to the millions of stars illuminating the night sky and the sound of wind in the trees, to the woody smells of rainforest or the saltiness of the seaside. There are few other forms of travel that offer so much daily interaction with the natural world.
Culture vultures will also have the chance to
experience indigenous culture in Australia in regions such as Arnhem Land, Far North Queensland and outback New South Wales.
7. A Room With A View
Watch an incredible sunset, go to sleep under a sky of stars and wake up to the sound of crashing waves, to the calling of whip-birds and morning fog in a bush campsite, or a glorious sunrise over the vineyards. Every morning when you draw the curtain back on your campervan window, you'll be greeted with another spectacular view.
Wake up to a new view every day or fall in love with the same view for a few days in a row, the choice is yours. Either way, you won't pay a premium to wake up in such a magnificent location.
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