One of the first reasons to come in Australia is to travel. Australia is larger than Europe, you have so much to discover in this amazing country!

You have many ways to travel and discover Australia. You can go on a road trip, and explore the Outback, or simply take a plane a visit a new place for some holidays or simply take a weekend off somewhere around your city.

TRAVELLING BY CAR OR VAN

THE BASICS BEFORE STARTING

Travelling around Australia with a van is one of the most popular and amazing adventures! But you need to be well prepared. Here a quick checklist to help you:

 Get some basics for car mechanic (change of battery, etc.).

Be sure your van is in good shape.

Subscribe to a good insurance.

Australian Outback is really dry! Make sure to always have drinkable water.

Refill your gas every time you can. Don’t wait to have few. You cannot carry gas bottles in your car.

You can shower at the beach or at a petrol station.

Be prepared not to have a connection outside the cities. Buy some paper maps.

Use WikiCamps to know where you can park for free.

MOST POPULAR ITINERARIES

Now you are ready! Discover the most popular itineraries for your road trip.

Distance: 2,607 km

Time recommended: 3-4 weeks

Itinerary

  1. Sydney
  2. Port Stephens
  3. Anna Bay/Nelson Bay
  4. Port Macquarie
  5. Nambucca Heads
  6. Coffs Harbour
  7. Byron Bay
  8. Gold Coast/Coolangatta/Spring Brosh National Park
  9. Brisbane
  10. Sunshine Coast/Mooloolaba
  11. Noosa
  12. Rainbow Beach/Fraser Island
  13. Airlie Beach/Whitsundays
  14. Townsville/Magnetic Island
  15. Cairns

Perks

  • Awesome beaches
  • You will see a lot of other travellers
  • A lot of cities

Distance: 1,888 km

Time recommended: 2-3 weeks

Itinerary

  1. Begin of the Great Ocean Road
  2. Warrnambool
  3. Peterborough
  4. Port Campbell
  5. Princetown: 12 Apostles
  6. Apollo Bay
  7. Lorne
  8. End of the Great Ocean Road
  9. Geelong
  10. Melbourne
  11. Bairnsdale/Raymond Island
  12. Gipsy Point
  13. Eden
  14. Batemans Bay
  15. Canberra
  16. Jervis Bay
  17. Nowra
  18. Wollongong
  19. Katoomba
  20. Sydney

Perks

  • Mix of wild places and cities
  • Short trip – easy to organize
  • Visit Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra

Distance: 4,145 km

Time recommended: 5-6 weeks

Itinerary

  1. Perth
  2. Yanchep
  3. Cervantes/Pinnacles Desert
  4. Jurien Bay
  5. Gerldon
  6. Kalbari National Park
  7. Coral Bay
  8. Exmouth/Cape Range National Park
  9. Karijini National Park
  10. Millstream National Park
  11. Port Hedland
  12. Eighty Mile Beach
  13. Broome
  14. Wyndham*
  15. Kunurua
  16. Lake Argyle
  17. Nitmiluk
  18. Litchfield Park
  19. Kakadu
  20. Darwin

*The distance between Broome and Wyndham is really long. You need to stop in between.

Perks

  • Awesome beaches
  • You will see a lot of other travellers
  • A lot of cities

Distance: 3,587 km

Time recommended: 4-5 weeks

Itinerary

  1. Perth
  2. Margaret River
  3. Hamelin Bay/Augusta
  4. Denmark
  5. Albany
  6. Esperance/Cape Le Grand/Cape Arid National Park (if 4 wheels car)
  7. Desert
  8. Streaky Bay
  9. Port Augusta
  10. Adelaide
  11. Robe
  12. Grampians National Park
  13. Begin of the Great Ocean Road
  14. Port Fairy
  15. Port Campbell
  16. Great Otway National Park
  17. Appolo Bay
  18. Lorne Anglesea
  19. Bells Beach
  20. Torquay
  21. End of the Great Ocean Road
  22. Melbourne

Perks

  • Awesome beaches
  • Not a lot of people – especially between Esperance and Streaky Bay

Travelling by flight

Australia is big, really big! If you are settled in a city and you want to take some vacations in another city, your best option is the plane to avoid hours of driving.

The price of flight tickets can change a lot. Try to book your flights in advance and avoid the busy periods to be sure to get the cheapest flights. Don’t hesitate to use a flight comparator or to contact agencies specialised into backpackers travels.

Here an estimation* of ONE WAY flights.

*This is only an estimation. The prices can change according to the companies and the time of the year.

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