Drive the Coral Coast: Perth to Ningaloo Reef (W.A.)

Posted by Anna   April 20th, 2016

Road tripping your way from Perth to Ningaloo Reef is a bucket-list item all on its own, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Day 1: Perth to Geraldton
4.5 hours, 433 kilometres

Enjoy sneak previews of cerulean blue sea peeking through beautiful countryside vistas as you head north on Indian Ocean Drive, alongside the coastline. The views will turn to green farmland then brush before you arrive at Geraldton. The city has an inviting shopping district by the water with restaurants and beachy shops, and is a good place to fill up on supplies that will become scarce on the way north.

Must see: If you’ve got time to kill, the HMAS museum makes for an interesting afternoon. But stocking up for the journey is a bigger priority!

Tip: There are plenty of great seafood restaurants here – make the most of them.

Photo by @linniebin (via IG)

Photo by @linniebin (via IG)

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***NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH***………………………………….. Introducing the NEW KuGA HiTOP CAMPERVAN……………… Designed & Built by TRAVELLERS AUTOBARN for Australia & New Zealand

Posted by Bastian   April 15th, 2016

Travellers Autobarn’s is proud to announce the arrival of it’s new flagship model KuGA HiTOP Campervan. The result of many years of experience and feedback from customers,  we believe the new KuGA will deliver the best quality, simplicity, reliability and value of any vehicle in it’s class, and we are STOKED to be finally revealing it to the world! Kuga-Campervan-11

Following on the hugely successful design,build & launch of our own 2-berth campers – the Budgie Van (2007) & Chubby Camper (2013) – we have no doubt that our new Hitop models will be a game changer in the budget/youth/backpacker market.

Some of the key features of the new model are:

  • Newer Model TOYOTA HIACES, the absolute best light van in the WORLD!
  • MUCH Lower Kilometers
  • 100% Brand spanking new FIT-OUT
  • MORE SPACE than the older KuGA and the biggest 2-3 berth budget HiTOP camper in Australia & New Zealand
  • Extra internal height space – 20 cm more!
  • USB Plug-ins & battery saving LED lights
  • Extra storage space and much much moreKitchen - brand-new fit-out
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Vanlife D.I.Y.: How to build a bed/kitchenette in your campervan

Posted by Anna   April 13th, 2016

Are you dreaming about a sweet little campervan with your own built in bed an kitchenette? Travellers Autobarn has been selling vehicles to backpackers for over 20 years and we are well known for our “Slap N Tickle” fit outs for our vans. Read this article for tips and tricks and educate yourself on how to build the campervan of your dreams!

Photo by @zander_williment (via IG)

Photo by @zander_williment (via IG)


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The complete A to Z of backpacking in Sydney

Posted by Anna   April 7th, 2016
Most backpackers start their Australian adventure in one of the greatest cities in the world and for very good reason – Sydney is not only breathtakingly beautiful but it’s also backpacker central. Sydney can be easily explored by foot and on a small budget. Apart from checking out must see landmarks like the Opera House, Sydney is an excellent place to prepare yourself for trips to the “real Australia” Stay tuned for an introduction to Sydney.


Sydney enjoys a Mediterranean like climate with a mild winter. The average minimum temperatures in the winter months of June through to August is around 9 degrees Celsius. The summer is from December through to February and can get hot if you are inland a bit but rarely goes much above 30 degrees Celsius by the ocean.

Photo by @hitsby (via IG)

Photo by @hitsby (via IG)

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Posted by Bastian   April 4th, 2016

Travellers Autobarn is proud to announce the opening of its own operations on the other side of the Tasman Sea – New Zealand!


For years Travellers Autobarn in conjunction with it’s partner in New Zealand, Happy Campers has been offering rentals from Auckland & Christchurch mainly via our online agent portal with great success.

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 Auckland & Christchurch.

A favourite with the backpackers & budget conscious travellers from all over the world. Travellers Autobarn will be delivering the same friendly service and backpacker benefits, such as unlimited kilomteres, rentals to 18-21 year olds at no extra cost, and no cash bonds and just great value spacious campervans. Everything that made us famous in Australia, NOW IN NEW ZEALAND.

The initial launch will see 3 Campervan offerings:

  • Escape Camper – offered by NZ’s iconic Escape Campervans – The best in class 2-berth Camper, featuring designs by NZ’s best up and coming artists and the most SPACE of any 2 berth budget campervan in NEW ZEALAND
  • HiTOP Campervan – Travellers Autobarn’s traditional 2-3 berth budget campervan – a hit with all age groups
  • KuGA Campervan - ***NEW PRODUCT ALERT*** Travellers Autobarn’s very own DESIGNED & BUILT 2-3 berth budget premium HiTOP campervan – An absolute game changer for the backpacker market, built on the WORLD’S BEST LIGHT VAN the Toyota Hiace. More information on this exciting new campervan. Stay Tuned.

Travellers Autobarn aims to reach a fleet size of 300 campervans in NEW ZEALAND within a few short years and a combined fleet across Australia and New Zealand of 1000 Campervans within 5 years.

The current macro economic conditions that include low capital costs, low fuel costs and favourable exchange rates for travellers to Australia and New Zealand will make the next few years at Travellers Autobarn very exciting indeed.


For more information please contact us via our website

The Escape Camper

Hitop Campervan

Kuga Campervan



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