Australia is one of those countries that were seemingly created for road trips with its immense natural beauty, great roads and bountiful accommodation options that make travelling by road a treat. Many people from near and far travel to and through Australia by campervan and what better way to experience the rugged beauty of the Australian landscape than camping wherever you please? Comfortable as modern campervans are these days, sometimes after a long road trip – like one from Brisbane in Queensland to Margaret River in WA – what travellers really yearn for is a little bit of luxury, so it’s fortunate that Australia has it all on offer – comfortable campervans for hire and boutique hotels at affordable rates.
Brisbane to Margaret River
A road trip of this length isn’t something you should contemplate rushing regardless of how comfortable the accommodation awaiting you at Margaret River might be. This is a lengthy road trip; one that could be tackled from many angles, though the most popular direction would be to head south from Brisbane along the Eastern Seaboard stopping in Sydney or Melbourne en route. Whilst many travellers spend a few days in each city, others skip Australia’s two largest metropolises altogether and journey through the stunning, and at times unique, New South Wales and Victorian countryside, through South Australia – perhaps spending a couple of days in Adelaide – before heading along the South Australian coastline into Western Australia and down to Margaret River.
For a road trip of this magnitude, which at its most direct route clocks in at over 4600 kilometres, you’ll need, amongst many other things – a comfortable campervan that makes the road trip as enjoyable as possible and comfortable, well appointed accommodation awaiting you when you arrive. Whilst your campervan will no doubt prove extremely comfortable – and for many people will suffice for the trip in its entirety – what could possibly be more appealing than arranging 4 – 5 star accommodation as a treat? This would be something to look forward to upon your arrival at Margaret River, a must see destination for all visitors to Australia, and all Australians too for that matter.
Located 272 miles south of Perth, which makes it an even more popular place to stop for a few days before dropping off the campervan in the Western Australian capital (incidentally just as great a place to begin an Australian road trip as it is to end one), Margaret River is famous for, amongst many other things, its beaches and its surf breaks (Margaret River offers outstanding surfing and is known locally as Margs), as well as its wine growing region and wineries that are now as world renowned as the Barossa, the Hunter and the McLaren Valleys where Australia’s top wines are produced.
This makes the region perfect for a stay of a few days after a lengthy road trip staying in well appointed lodgings, which you’ll appreciate even more after travelling around 5000 kilometres from Brisbane in Southeast Queensland. As you’ll have your campervan with you your transportation is already arranged, so you’ll be better able to explore the stunning Margaret River Valley in comfort and style from your base at one of Margaret River’s finest boutique hotels – a great choice of accommodation after spending days, if not weeks, on the road.
Making arrangements for the road trip of a lifetime
Although there’s quite a distance involved and a road trip of this magnitude will take some planning – a wealth of information for planning a road trip from Brisbane to Margaret River can be found online including many official Australian government websites – making arrangements for accommodation in Margaret River and campervan hire in Brisbane is actually very straightforward and you can even follow the links on this website to start researching your options.
If you’re travelling from overseas you’ll find it advantageous to make some of your arrangements in advance, not so much accommodation as you might like to wait until a little closer to hand to decide what day you’ll arrive in Margaret River, but you should definitely reserve a campervan in Brisbane for your arrival in the Queensland capital. Those who’d like to take a shorter road trip to Margaret River, perhaps starting their journey in one of Australia’s largest metropolises – Sydney and Melbourne are great places to start or end an Australian road tip – will also find themselves well catered for regarding comfortable campervan hire, so wherever you start or end your Australian road trip you’ll find arrangements easy to make.