Australia is an island surrounded by water on all sides. To the east lies the South Pacific Ocean; west the Indian Ocean; to the north the Timor, Arafura and Coral Seas; and to the south the Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea; and the Bass Strait separating Tasmania from the mainland. Australia has some of the most stunning beaches on the planet and the vast coastline stretches for nearly 37,000 km, which includes 11,011 beaches - more than any other nation, so you're spoiled for choice!
Australia has a unique geography - it's not just a country, but an entire continent. It’s the world’s smallest continent and the sixth-largest country. The fact that it’s such a huge landmass means it encompasses almost every type of scenery – tropics, desert, snow, mountains, and plains to name a few – makes it the perfect place to visit by motorhome.
With a country as big as Australia, it’s worthwhile veering your camper off the beaten path to explore some more unusual or remote spots – and there is no shortage of them. Create some memorable experiences - who wants a cookie-cutter holiday anyway?
Australia is divided into six separate states: Queensland; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria; Western Australia; and Tasmania (the separate island off the south-east coast). It also has two major mainland territories, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
Planning a campervan itinerary obviously depends on what style of traveler you are, and what types of things you want to see. You might be a relaxed traveler who prefers to drive your motorhome at a relaxed pace, allowing yourself the time to stop at whatever river or park takes your fancy on the way, or you may want to travel at a fairly swift pace. You might be interested in scenery or hiking alone, or you may want a balance between nature, cultural attractions, and seeing the main centres.
There are so many things to see and do in Australia in your campervan that it’s impossible to list them all. Of course, there are the main ones, such as Sydney, the huge monolith Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef, but don’t forget that Australia has so much more to offer – charming towns, breathtaking beaches, rainforest villages, imposing mountains and picturesque farmland. Here are 50 highly-recommended spots.