Updated: Dec 19, 2021
Most of Australia is starting to open up again, which means we can get back to what we love doing - travelling! With many people still hesitant to go overseas, our team thought we’d share our favourite travel spots to visit by caravan, motorhome or camper trailer across Australia.
1. Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland
Located in Queensland’s central highlands, about a 720km drive north-west of Brisbane, Carnavon Gorge is Topargee Co-Owner, Danielle’s recommendation. The gorge is surrounded by white sandstone cliffs and Carnarvon Creek winds its way throughout. It’s home to a host of unique plants and animals, including 173 species of birds.
With a surprise hiding at every turn, Danielle suggests spending as much time as possible exploring the different walks the area has to offer. She shares that, “Where we stayed, there were plenty of caravans, motorhomes and campers and as dusk hit everyone gathered around with their drinks in hand, waiting to spot the platypus and echidnas.”
2. Great Ocean Road, Victoria
The Great Ocean Road lines Victoria’s southern coast and has something for every adventurer. It’s our Co-Owner, Christian’s top pick. As you drive down the coast, take in the beautiful scenery, stop for a swim and make time to visit the small towns along the route, each with something different to offer.
If you tire of the coastal views, make your way inland to explore a range of incredible hiking trails and waterfalls at Great Otway National Park. After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by one of the producers, wineries and breweries that are scattered along the Otway Harvest Trail. And if you have kids in tow, Christian suggests you book a zipline tour or treetop walk at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.
3. Jervis Bay, NSW
Famous for its pristine white sands and clear waters, Jervis Bay is Co-Owner, Kylie’s favourite destination to visit with the family. Only a 3 hour drive from Sydney, Jervis Bay is a traveller’s dream. With walking trails, beaches, wildlife and cafes a plenty, there is lots to keep you busy.
Booderee National Park, home to Green Patch and the beautiful Murrays Beach, is also closeby. Kylie says, “Often we pack a picnic and spend the whole day at Murrays as the water is so clear. When you are there you feel like you are in paradise.”
4. Cania Gorge National Park, Queensland
Our Co-owner and Operations Manager James, raves about Cania Gorge National Park, located about 225km west of Bundaberg in Queensland. The park is famous for its steep cliffs, ancient caves and dry rainforests.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with hiking trails, all within close proximity to the caravan park. Break out the binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for lace monitors, dollarbirds, king parrots, regent bowerbirds, platypus and whiptail wallabies, all found in this area. Alternatively, wander the old mining trails and learn more about what life was like on the Cania Goldfields.
5. Daylesford, Victoria
Daylesford is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Victoria and is my (Topargee’s blogger) favourite. While many enjoy the incredible food, relaxing spas and boutique shopping the town has to offer, my top recommendation is to take a hike. Tipperary Springs to Bryce’s Flat is an easy 6.15km walk through stunning native forest, and you’re bound to run into wildlife along the way. I suggest visiting in spring time when vibrant flowers are blooming everywhere and the bird chorus is at its peak.
Where will you be travelling this summer? Let us know your recommendations in the comments. Stock up on all your caravan, RV and motorhome needs before you go by checking out our online store.