Brisbane to Sydney: hassle-free campervan hire adventure!

July 20, 2020

Could there be anything more Aussie than gathering up your family or a few friends and hitting the open road in a campervan hire from Brisbane to Sydney?

Tomaree National Park in New South Wales

Tomaree National Park in NSW

Hanging out with your favourite people, singing along to great tunes, unplanned detours to hidden gems, hot chocolate around the crackling campfire…. ah, the freedom!  We reckon everyone should do a great Australian road trip at least once in their life!  A road trip from Brisbane to Sydney in a campervan hire certainly ticks the box!

But… what if you’ve been dying to book in a campervan hire from Brisbane getaway but just haven’t managed to find the time? Start packing friend, a campervan hire from Brisbane – Sydney is your route!

Why you’ll love it

The gorgeous stretch between Brisbane and Sydney in a campervan hire provides a world-class road trip experience in a quick, easy, and hassle-free package.  What’s so awesome about it?  Well, it ticks every box!  You can experience an incredible diversity of landscapes within a relatively small distance in your campervan hire…the beach, the bush, the rainforest, the mountains, the outback? Tick, tick, tick!  And all easily achievable in 1-2 weeks.  The roads are great, the scenery is spectacular, there are fabulous campsites at every turn, and whether you want to relax or have an adventure holiday it’s all right there at your fingertips!

Stunning scenery near Tenterfield in New South Wales

Stunning scenery near Tenterfield in New South Wales

Which route should you choose?

There are two main routes to choose from: the coastal route, The Pacific Highway, which takes in the eastern hinterland of rugged national parks, great surf beaches, banana plantations and some of the most spectacular coastline in the country, or the lesser-travelled inland route, The New England Highway; think boutique wineries, lofty mountain ranges, old gold rush towns, country music and the red dirt of the outback.  But depending on how much time you have, you may decide to cut between the two and do a little of both!

What are some of the highlights?

Setting off from your campervan hire from Brisbane, you can take in a glowing sunset over the beach and the ocean at Byron Bay, wandering through the spectacular floral gardens of Toowoomba, winding through the picturesque hills of the Hunter Valley tasting award-winning cheeses, wine and chocolate, or maybe discovering the fabulously unique Strange Bird wines of Queensland’s Granite Belt.  Hum along to Peter Allen’s famous dedication to his ‘saddler’ grandfather in the rural town of Tenterfield, and get your yeehaw on in Tamworth, Australia’s country music capital!  Experience the buzzing urban culture, food and beaches of industrial shipping city, Newcastle, detour down the magnificent and aptly named Waterfall Way, enjoy the offerings of cute coastal towns: swim in azure rockpools at Yamba, uncover world-class diving and fascinating convict history at South West Rocks, swim with dolphins in Coffs Harbour or catch a wave at Nambucca Heads. Sample the fresh oysters and visit the koala hospital in Port Macquarie and check out jaw-dropping scenery, ancient caves, and Aboriginal culture in the Blue Mountains.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Australian native flora, birds and wildlife are always a major highlight of this stretch too, because whether you take the inland or the coastal route (or do a bit of both), you’ll be passing some of Australia’s most popular national parks such as Springbrook National Park, loved for its glow-worms and waterfalls, the Booti Booti and Myall Lakes National Park with its wonderful coastal path walks and stunning outlooks, and of course, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, famed for the panoramic views, bushwalks and towering sandstone formations.

So, if you are looking at picking up your campervan hire from Brisbane and plan on setting your sights southbound to Sydney, for a detailed look at the highlights for both routes, which include our top tips and recommendations for each stop, check out our easy to print Brisbane -Sydney Travel Routes Highlights Guide here and take a peek at the route itself here.

Now that you know where you are going, do you know what vehicle you’ll want to pick? We have a comprehensive range of campervan and motorhome hire vehicles available and you can check out those options here. Once you’ve had a look or if you have any questions, get in touch with us and we can put together a personalised information pack for your trip!

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