Backpacking and campervanning in Australia’s winter is a very different experience to backpacking there in the summer months, and many people embark on a winter trip woefully unprepared for the wide range of weather conditions – not to mention changes in temperature – that they encounter along the way. Many customers believe that Australia is a country where there is no rain or temperatures under 20°C. This is a common misbelief and they will notice soon how cold it really gets during the winter months!
We’ve compiled a list of what to pack for winter in Australia if you’re planning a backpacking trip during the winter months! We’ve also come up with more information on the climate here in Oz for all those who want to know more about the season they will be travelling in.
(Source: Instagram @the_beauty_of_it)
New Zealand is a top destination for backpackers and quite rightly so. You’ve got everything from the breathtaking scenery of places like Lake Tekapo to crazy adrenaline pumping activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting! Undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore this beautiful country is by hiring a campervan because the country is set up perfectly for campervan travel and nothing beats travelling at your own pace. As of 1st of September Travellers Autobarn will be offering its soon to launch Travellers Autobarn designed and built, game changing, Toyota Hiace, HiTOP budget rental campervan out of Christchurch & Auckland! There is so much awesome stuff to see and do here and we thought we’d start off with some top destinations in the South Island. Christchurch is a great starting point as most international airlines fly there and it’s location is the perfect place to set you off on your road trip.
South Island, NZ (Source: Google)
So you’ve decided you want to go on a road trip…awesome! … but you don’t have a vehicle…hmmmm. So you gotta ask yourself… should I buy one or should I rent one? This can be bit of a difficult decision to make and it’s important to decide on a vehicle that’s right for you and importantly, budget friendly! With over 20 years experience buying, selling and renting cars and campervans to backpackers Travellers Autobarn is a bit of a veteran when it comes to this kinda thing so we though we’d share some of our knowledge!
Whilst we are totally spoilt for possible road trips around this fascinating continent, the 4040km road trip from Perth to Darwin is the most adventurous of them all. We always recommend to take at least 21 days for this trip – and yes, there is a lot of dust in between but you will soon discover some of the most beautiful scenery Australia has to offer! To help you plan your route here’s a tried and tested itinerary.
Pinnacles – 300 KM north of Perth, WA Photo: Instagram @e_tta 20/06/2016
25% OFF CAMPERVAN HIRE
Promo Code: NLQ32016
Booking Date: 1.7 – 15.7
Discount: 25% (direct online bookings online)
Travel Dates: 1st August to 30th September
Vehicles: Kuga Campervan
Locations: Cairns, Darwin, Perth & Sydney
$150 petrol vouchers
- Print out newsletter and these terms and conditions and show during the purchase of your vehicle at Travellers Autobarn
- Must purchase vehicle between July to September