Get inspired and trade your boring office job for the dusty roads of the outback, the laid-back cities or the beautiful beaches of Australia. Welcome to our series ‘On the road with’, where we chat to customers about their experience with a Travellers Autobarn campervan. This time we caught up with Brian, a German travel photographer that just returned from his epic road trip down the East Coast of Australia.
Name: Brian B.
Country of residence: Hamburg, Germany.
Total days on the road: 60 days.
My name is Brian, I’m 29 years old and originally from Hamburg, Germany. I usually go on holidays in Europe but my girlfriend took some time off after she finished studying. She asked me if I wanted to travel Australia and New Zealand with her for 2 months. How can I say no to that?
Are you planning a gap year Down Under? Not sure where to travel to yet, or if you can even afford it?
There’s lots of information floating around online about how much it costs to spend a gap year in Oz and how much you need to survive.
To help you out we’ve put together a list of our most popular questions and answers that cover what you need to know about how much it costs to spend your gap year in Australia.
The steering wheel in Australia is located on the right hand side of the car, so the gear stick and other instruments will feel reversed if you come from Europe or the U.S.A. where the steering wheel is on the left hand side. This will take some time getting used to, though most Australian cars have automatic transmission versus manual (or stick shift) gears.
To avoid fatal injuries and accidents we’ll give you a short course on Driving in Australia. From how to drive in Australia to standard etiquettes/rules/tips and tricks.
1. Stay left! Left, left left! Did we already say LEFT?!
Most accidents happen on more isolated and windy roads where it’s easy to forget what side you’re driving on. A simple tip is to always make sure you, as driver sitting on the right hand side, are:
- always situated closest to the middle of the road, and
- you have oncoming traffic passing on your driver’s side.
If you’re thinking about travelling but need a bit of a push, below are 20 great travel quotes in the hope that they will inspire you to pack up everything and head out into the unknown.
1.“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
Photo by @la_swim (via IG)
Sydney is one of Australia’s largest cities and is best known for its Opera House and Bondi Beach. It’s easy to visit the essential experiences but to experience the real Sydney please consider our top 10 things that should be on your Sydney Bucket List.
1. Visit Chinatown
Visit the heart of Sydney’s Asian Community, just 2 minutes off Pitt St in the city centre. Chinatown is a bustling spot for handmade Chinese noodles and dumplings amid kitsch grapevines and tapestries.