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Title: Motorhome (RV)across Australia
Post by: flexitdriver on November 24, 2014, 07:27:11 PM
In response to a couple of requests, posting a link to a blog of one of our travel escapes, which some may find interesting - it may even inspire you to come and have a look at this great country we live in! :D

This trip was 36 weeks, and was our first in a motorhome, following many years of travelling on various motorcycles with camper trailer, and some in a smaller Campervan towing a motorcylce.
If there is sufficient interest, I may be able to post details of later, shorter trips.

Motorhomes (RVs) are a growing trend in Australia, where Caravans (Travel Trailers) are much more prominent.  Both are available for hire or rent, some even available on an exchange basis, which makes for an inexpensive holiday (vacation).

regards
Allen and Suzanne
Title: Re: Motorhome (RV)across Australia
Post by: camperAL on November 29, 2014, 03:44:06 AM
Hi Allen and Suzanne,

Thanks for the link to your blog! I'm still going over your adventures.
Title: Re: Motorhome (RV)across Australia
Post by: Canuck57 on January 10, 2016, 08:55:39 PM
Hi everyone:

I can't see the link to the blog Allen mentioned. It sounds like great reading for a newbie,..

Planning an RV trip in Au this fall and trying to stretch the budget..
Are there locations that allow free dry camping, like Walmart does here in Canada, and I assume the US?
Never drove an RV, never been to AU, the left hand side of the road could be interesting, but couldn't be worse than Manhattan!
Title: Re: Motorhome (RV)across Australia
Post by: Wazzza on February 20, 2016, 01:26:04 AM
Hi everyone:

I can't see the link to the blog Allen mentioned. It sounds like great reading for a newbie,..

Planning an RV trip in Au this fall and trying to stretch the budget..
Are there locations that allow free dry camping, like Walmart does here in Canada, and I assume the US?
Never drove an RV, never been to AU, the left hand side of the road could be interesting, but couldn't be worse than Manhattan!
Free camping in Australia is not the same as it is in the US and Canada. Camping in shopping centre car parks is not allowed, but generally there plenty other options available. There is a large number of  country pups/hotels that will allow you to camp in their property for free, as long as you buy a meal or drink from them .  There are other areas that range from free to a small charge. Showgrounds (fair ground?) are also available in a lot of areas with all amenities such as toilets, showers and power for around $20 a night, then you have caravan parks which in most cases are more expensive.  Popular tourist areas have virtually no free camping and the only option is caravan parks.  A good app for you phone or tablet is Wiki Camps for small charge.  Good for checking what is available in the area you are visting.

The time of year you suggested is mostly fine in most parts of Australia and pleasant temperatures.

Warren