Sydney is one of the most popular arrival points for travellers undertaking a campervan hire holiday in Australia. Sydney is home to many iconic attractions such as the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House inland to the west of Sydney. It also hosts around 30 different campervan hire companies any of
Sydney is one of the most popular arrival points for travellers undertaking a campervan hire holiday in Australia. Sydney is home to many iconic attractions such as the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House inland to the west of Sydney. It also hosts around 30 different campervan hire companies any of which can rent you a campervan and set you on your merry way to a vacation to remember forever.
The Blue Mountains
Even if a coastal trip north or south is planned the traveller should allow time for a visit to the Blue Mountains. A drive along the western motorway through metropolitan Sydney will take about 1.5 hours to reach the base of the mountains; depending on traffic at the time.
A visit to Euroka Clearing in the Blue MountainsNational Park at Glenbrook will reward the traveller with views of the local kangaroo population that inhabit the picnic area. More information on parks in the mountain area is available from any National Parks office but it is easy to find a free or low cost place to park up your campervan for the night and experience some time in the Aussie bush.
The Blue Mountains area features many historic towns and natural attractions such as Echo Point and the Three Sisters rock formations, spectacular views of sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and deep eucalypt lined valleys. Bushwalking tracks for all levels of activity are in abundance and for the truly adventurous spirits, guided canyon tours are available. Transport in the are can be sporadic so you are going to save a lot of time if you are driving around in your own motorhome or campervan.
Having hired their campervan in Sydney many travellers will wish to set off on their holiday by heading north or south along the coast. The New South Wales coastline is spectacular and the traveller will be rewarded with a great Australian experience in either direction.
The most popular itinerary for a campervan hire is to travel from Sydney to Queensland and return the camper at Brisbane or Cairns. This is especially popular during the cooler, drier winter months; the best time to visit northern Queensland. The highway north will travel past dozens of delightful coastal towns so the traveller should allow time to visit some of these.
If you are looking for a great outback adventure you are going to want to take your campervan further west than the Blue Mountains and head out through Dubbo on to Broken Hill. When in Dubbo, stop in the world famous Western Plains Zoo where you can walk amongst the animals, drive, ride a bike or even dive around in a golf cart! There are heaps of things for both the kids and adults to do including meeting a koala or even staying overnight in the zoo.
Broken Hill is most famous for the filming of the Mad Max movie series and being the founding town for Australia’s biggest mining company – now the biggest mining company in the world (BHP-Billiton). Visit the museums and sights about the mining industry and then grab a cold beer in the pub – reportedly the most photographed pub in Australia. Broken Hill is the center of the NSW outback and is an absolute must for anyone wanting to experience the outback without having to go all the way to Alice Springs and Uluru. Consider 4wd campervan hire for this region and you will be able to get really off road and into the kind of regions that most tourists can’t get to.
There are so many places to visit in a campervan hired from Sydney. The best thing about a campervan is that the accommodation and transport are all rolled into one vehicle giving you the freedom to go where you want went you want. There is no freedom in travel that comes close to renting a campervan or motorhome when you are visiting Sydney or anywhere in Australia.