Take a memorable overnight road trip in amazing Australia
A quick trip to a beautiful place is sometimes all you need to feel like you’ve escaped. We love to hit the highways in a motorhome for an extended day trip, and we think you will too - especially in beautiful Australia. Whether you are an Aussie or a visitor who wants to mix up their city break with a little road trip, take a look at our ideas. The places we have carefully picked are close enough to the city that you won’t spend many hours on the road, yet far enough away to feel like a real destination - and all motorhome friendly so you can take your accommodation with you, making it easy to stretch your day trip into an overnight!
The Blue Mountains from Sydney
Lying inland from bustling Sydney are the Blue Mountains, a stunningly scenic range with plenty of tranquil towns, amazing vistas and opportunities to get amongst Australia’s flora and fauna. It’s also a top ecotourism destination! A short drive will get you into the Blue Mountains National Park, where you can gaze upon the Three Sisters rock formation, visit aboriginal historical and cultural sites, go hiking amongst the eucalyptus trees, and soak in the charming atmosphere of the friendly small towns along the way. There are plenty of campsites too, so you’ll have somewhere to park for the night.
Pick up a motorhome rental from Sydney and explore the Blue Mountains for a breath of fresh air and a whole lot of fun.
Bribie Island from Brisbane
While many consider the Gold Coast to be the ultimate short trip destination from Brisbane, Bribie Island in the other direction is a much more relaxing getaway and an escape from city life. The island has a national park with camping options and boasts gorgeous surf and swimming beaches, golf courses, and tourism operators offering activities like 4WD safaris. It also has an abundance of various markets held on Saturdays and Sundays, providing that quintessential weekend activity of drinking coffee and browsing the stalls - before brunch in a waterfront cafe!
A campervan hire from Brisbane will get you to Bribie Island in no time, for a few days of sun and sand.
Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne
This peninsula near Melbourne is packed full of activities and attractions - so you’ll have to pick just a few things to do during your quick getaway. It’s famous for its wineries, and we highly recommend visiting one or two - just ensure you have a sober driver, or park up and take alternative transport. In the evening, a soak in the Peninsula Hot Springs is a treat. Try to plan a visit to the fascinating McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery before you leave. There are plenty of camping options along the foreshore reserve between Rye and Sorrento, a great place to base yourself for the night.
You’ll be at the very tip of the peninsula in less than two hours’ drive when you pick up a Melbourne campervan rental.
The Pinnacles from Perth
It’s a 2-hour drive north from Perth to the Pinnacles Desert, and not only will you get to see some idyllic coastline along the way, but you’ll also end up at an otherworldly area of fantastic rock formations in the desert landscape of Nambung National Park. There is a four-kilometre loop through the pinnacles that you can walk or drive to view the formations, and on the coast, you’ll find gorgeous beaches at Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay. The lovely town of Cervantes is nearby, and it’s considered the rock lobster capital - so you should definitely enjoy a seafood dinner while you’re there.
Pick up a Perth campervan rental to head out for your overnight trip to the Pinnacles - and don’t forget to bring a camera!
Port Arthur from Hobart
This one’s for the history lovers! A few hours’ drive from Hobart will get you to the town and historic site of Port Arthur all the way out on the Tasman Peninsula, a beautiful spot and a fascinating one. The location is a former convict settlement in a gorgeous setting, and comprises more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored homes which will easily keep you occupied and entertained for your two-day trip. Take an after-dark tour for spooky effect, and during the drive to and from, enjoy the scenery, empty beaches and plentiful wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula.
Get your motorhome rental from Hobart and set out on an historical journey.