to make our QLD coast roadtrip amazing
June 9, 2010 8:00 PM Subscribe
Seeking advice for a north east coast Australian road trip. Planning to drive from somewhere north of Brisbane (?) up to Cairns or further, in a fairly low-fi style. Looking for tips on car/van rental, places to see and accomodation. Anyone done this? Details inside.
posted by beccyjoe to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total)
So three of us will be flying from Sydney up to somewhere in Queensland north of Brisbane, somewhere it will be warm in July. Basically our plan is to see lots of nice beaches and scenery (we love most scenery - cane plantations and old farm buildings as well as rainforest and coast) and go swimming a lot and be warm.
I am interested in renting a campervan possibly. Does anyone have experience with this? If we do, can we rent it in south QLD, drive it up and leave it in Cairns, will that cost way more?
Also no resorts or fancy accomodation. Camping is perfect, or low-key but pleasant style or eco holiday places. Backpackers okay as long as they're not too rowdy (much as we love hordes of sunburnt geezers).
We are definitely interested in the Whitsundays, does anyone know if you can camp on any of the islands? Are there ferries to the islands? If no camping, is there any non-resort style accomodation?
Anyway, I'm interested in ANY tips, advice or experiences anyone has had doing this kind of roadtrip. Activities, strange towns, nice burgers. We're not broke, just not interested in luxury holiday styles. Also any places you would recommend from north of brisbane up to wherever...
We'll be there in mid-July. Thanks peoples.