From wheels to walking, it’s easy to head off in your Australian campervan rental for some of Down Under’s most magnificent outdoor walking trails.
What better way to see some of natural wonders this summer than by foot. Here are five to ponder during your Australian road trip adventure.
The Pinnacle Lookout, The Grampians, Vic (a three hour drive north west from Melbourne on the Western Hwy) – Magnificent views await you along this 5.5km circuit. Cross rivers and pass amazing rock formations in this walker’s paradise. Park your wheels: Halls Gap Caravan and Tourist Park, powered campsites starting from $34 a night.
Emmagen Beach and Creek, Daintree Rainforest, QLD (a two and a half hour drive north of Cairns along Cape Tribulation Rd/Captain Cook Hwy) –Start your 5 hour journey from Cape Tribulation, passing through the oldest living tropical rainforest on earth, before being mesmerised by the stunning Emmagen Beach. Park your wheels: Cape Tribulation Camping, powered sites starting from $40.
Cradle Mountain summit, TAS (a two hour drive north of Queenstown along A10) – An eight hour return hike for challenge-seekers. Starting at the marvelous Dove Lake, pass through Cradle Plateau before experiencing sweeping views from the summit. Park your wheels at Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain, powered sites starting from $49.
Sacred Canyon Walk, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA (a six hour drive north of Adelaide along National Hwy A1) – a short walk, but you could spend hours admiring spectacular rock formations and Aboriginal art carved into this picturesque landscape. Park your wheels: Big4 Hawker Holiday Park, powered sites starting from $26.
Katoomba Falls walk, Blue Mountains, NSW – (a one and a half hour drive west of Sydney along the Great Western Hwy/National Route 32). This 2 hour return walk treats you to several small waterfalls cascading for 55 metres into the Jamison Valley. Park your wheels: Katoomba Falls Caravan Park, powered sites start from $36.