After a few days on the South Coast, it was time to turn north. We followed the coast towards Adelaide. Made short stops at wineries along the way, such as Cape Jaffa.
After Adelaide (which we only drove through) we headed for the mining town of Broken Hill.
This turned out to be as close to the wilderness and the outback we came on this trip. After one day in the scorching heat we decided to go for the East Coast. We longed for the rain forests and the winding roads…
The next day we were back in the forests and the mountains and spent some time with the wallabies in the Warrumbungle National Park known for being Australia’s only Dark Sky Park and perfect for stargazing.
On our way down to the south coast, we took a day in the Alpine National Park. We passed Australia’s highest mountain Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains, on really fun and winding gravel roads.
Once arrived on the south coast we spent a couple of days at Ninety Mile Beach and Wilsons Promontory, Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area.
Then it was time for The Great Ocean Road and its main attraction, The Twelve Apostles. We drove past these, as the car park was full of coaches, but I think The Razorback is just as beautiful.
By now we were experienced rooftop tent campers and set camp in about 10 mins in the evenings. And thanks to the fridge we could cool down with ice-cold beer afterwards.
After a few days in Sydney we were ready for the real adventure, in this beauty!
Four-wheel drive, roof top tent, awning and anything else you need, such as camping chairs, table, gas stove, coolbox, etc. Rented from Australian 4WD Hire.
The rough plan: To go south from Sydney and in a clockwise circle around in parts of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and ACT.
The first day we were real newbies. With the car, driving on the left again, to camp on the roof. And the weather wasn’t the best either. But all this would change …