5 Things You Should Never Do On A Road Trip

Posted by Anna   October 8th, 2015

Road trips can be great fun but it can also be a highway to hell. Travellers Autobarn has listed the top 5 things not to do if you want a fun, seamless journey. Enjoy!

1. Don’t pick a boring travel buddy.

Having road-trip partners who are great with directions, enthusiastic, and share the same road-trip “vision” as you do can make a trip more memorable and less frustrating.

Photo by @stephflockhart Photo by @stephflockhart

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On The Bucket List: Drive the Outback Wildflower Trails in Western Australia!

Posted by Anna   September 30th, 2015

Wildflower season is here! Forget grey days and bleak landscapes. From July in the warmer parts of the state through to November in the South, more than 12,000 wildflower species explode across Western Australia.

The wildflower trails lead you through some of W.A.’s most breathtaking displays of wildflowers. More than 12,000 wildflower species form carpets of pink, yellow and white everlastings stretching as far as the eye can see. Not conviced yet? Look at these stunning photos!

Australian wildflowers can often be seen from the roadside, many interesting species can be found a short distance off the road and the local visitor centres will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Photo by @mynameisjosim Photo by @mynameisjosim

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Top Backpacker FAQ’s: What you need to know about Car Rego and Pink Slip

Posted by Ruth   September 24th, 2015

Being the proud owner of a car or campervan on a trip Down Under gives you the complete freedom to travel when and where you want. Whether you are travelling with a group of friends or on your own, owning your own set of wheels can be a cost effective way to get out and about to explore the real Aus.

car rego pink sip faqs

But with the freedom comes a little responsibility, and you should be aware of the paperwork that goes hand in hand with owning a car in Aus.

To help you out, here are the top questions backpackers ask around all things rego and pink slip:

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The Ultimate Australia Bucket List 2015

Posted by Anna   September 16th, 2015

Australia is a goldmine when it comes to bucket list experiences. Due to the sheer size of the country there is something for everyone. If you like water, sand, mountains or alcohol there is a wide variety of things to do, see or drink. To make your life easier we have created The Ultimate Aussie Bucket List.

1. Swim with whale sharks in Exmouth, Western Australia.

The whale shark is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. Experience them up close and personal in Exmouth, Western Australia. Prices start from $200.


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15 Must Eat Aussie Roadtrip Foods

Posted by Anna   September 10th, 2015

What exactly is Australian food? Good question! Vegemite on toast for breakfast and a piece of homegrown roo on the barbie for dinner? Let’s find out! Travellers Autobarn has listed the 15 must eat Australian foods you have to eat during your upcoming roadtrip. Cheers!

1. Kangaroo meat
The kangaroo has been historically a staple source of protein for indigenous Australians. Kangaroo meat is high in protein and low in fat (about 2%). The issue of whether or not it is ethical to kill and eat kangaroos is an extremely controversial one. What does it taste like? Author of the blog ‘The Tasting Buds’ described it perfectly acurate: ‘It’s a cross between venison and buffalo meat. Not quite as dry as deer but still leaner than buffalo. It has a wonderful gamey taste (because roos live in the wild and feed on grass and shrubs) that adds a lot of flavor without being overpowering.’

Kangaroo meat by @christianoguerra

Kangaroo meat by @christianoguerra

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