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Our Ultimate Road Trip Bucket List
Anyone can plan the perfect road trip but not everyone can plan the ultimate road trip.
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Here at KEA we know a thing or two about experiencing the great outdoors, so when it comes to hitting the road we don’t do things by halves.

For all of our fellow wanderers out there who are wondering what our all-time favourite spots are, wonder no more. This month, we’re sharing our very own road trip bucket list and we dare you not to try it.

Whether you’re a camper or a little bit more of a ‘glamper’, there are a wide variety of campervans that will no doubt suit your needs. Enjoy the luxury of a fully equipped kitchen, taking your bed with you, and best of all, no  luggage restrictions! KEA has thought of everything you need for the perfect, no fuss adventure holiday.

Now that you’re packed, let’s talk itinerary! Whether you’re a backpacker, a local or a regular to the great outdoors, we know you’ll love our list.

The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, at 243 kilometers long. Home to the famous 12 Apostles, the Otway Ranges, and some of the state’s coziest little beach towns, the road’s landscapes are amongst some of the most unique in Australia. KEA recommends: Stretching the legs and taking the Great Ocean Road Trek from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Along the  way you will meet the native wildlife, wander the rugged coastline and discover deserted beaches. 

Whale Watching, The Great Australian Bight, South Australia

If you haven’t witnessed the magic of this beautiful species before, we guarantee you will be in awe. North of Antarctica, Australia is one of the best places in the world for whale sighting and The Great Australian Bight is home to a third of the regions mating whales. With great mountainous views of the Bight you can see the species mating, calving and nursing their young in the wild – a rare and unique experience. KEA recommends: Take a pit stop at Eyre Peninsula for a sneaky swim! The bays are  full of friendly dolphins that love to swim with their visitors.

Sunrise over Byron Bay, New South Wales

Known for it’s bohemian culture, Byron Bay is the perfect combination of sun, sand and surf. Beyond its daytime serenity and buzzing nightlife, one of our favourite things to do is visit the lighthouse in the early hours of the morning. Here you will find yourself standing at the most easterly point of Australia, and when 5am comes around you’ll be the first to see the sunrise, before anyone else in the country. When the amber sun hits those endless waters we know you’ll be impressed so make sure that camera battery is fully charged! KEA recommends: Explore the sleepy town’s cafés and bric-a-brac, and mingle with the locals! Everything and everyone is uniquely ‘Byron’.

Visit Uluru, Northern Territory

Known as the red centre of Australia, Uluru is one of the great wonders of the world. It has a spiritual significance to its Aboriginal landowners and from simply standing before it you will understand why. KEA recommends: Sunset over Uluru. Witness the magic of sunset in the middle of the desert and spend the evening listening to dreamtime stories from tribal elders.

Explore Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain is no ordinary national park. Unlike others, it has a distinguishable ‘rocky’ landscape separating it from Australia’s otherwise rolling hills. Surrounded by glacial lakes, it is the perfect juxtaposition of rugged land and still waters, a true rarity down under. KEA recommends: If you have the time, stay six days and trek the world famous Overland Track. Here you’ll experience some of the best rugged terrain in Australia and be spoilt with breathtaking views.

See, we told you we don’t do things by halves! If this hasn’t inspired you, visit the team at KEA campervans and we can help you discover your road trip needs. Otherwise, conquer this bucket list and set free your inner wanderer. 

We dare you!

Tags: Road Trip Great Ocean Road South Australia Victoria Whale Watching Camping Tour Motorhome Byron Bay Sunset Sunrise Aboriginal Tasmania Uluru Eyre Peninsula Swimming
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Written: Thu 01 Aug 2013
Printed: August, 2013
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