Please tell us a bit of your background and your travel experience.
I’m Naomi, a California native and eternal wanderer I’ve had wanderlust since I was a kid and spent a bit of time travelling with my parents when I was younger. Once I hit high school, it seemed I was always saving for the next trip. To date, I’ve been able to visit more than 40 countries on 6 continents, and am currently in Australia after three years in Asia.
Melbourne to Adelaide or just the classical Melbourne round trip via the Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular campervan trips in Australia. Heading to Adelaide there are a few options – along the coast or or via the “hinterland” – we will focus today on the Great Ocean Drive…
First Stop – Apollo Bay (3 hour drive)
Your first destination should definitely be Apollo Bay – drive along Torquay, the beginning of the Great Ocean Road and famous for its beaches/surfing culture – until you get to your destination Apollo Bay. This is also the start of the famous 12 Apostles – from here you can even treck to the 12 Apostles. While you in Apollo Bay enjoy the famous Otway National Park (check out the Otway Fly Treetop Advenure), enjoy the water activities or just tan on the beach
Australia is a vast country…bigger then the whole of Europe. Travelling from Sydney to Darwin to Perth is like travelling from Istanbul to Oslo to Lisbon. What a journey, what an adventure!!!
While we try to avoid writing on the blog about ourselves we had to make an exception for our 20th anniversary – that is a long time in today’s campervan industry.
Initially selling cars with a guaranteed buyback to backpackers who at the time were limited to stupefying long distance bus journeys or domestic airfares to rival a return flight to London. We later diversified into campervan rental and now has a national branch network, that includes, Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Cairns & Brisbane
20 years later Travellers Autobarn is now the largest and most popular backpacker self drive company in Australia.
Summer is just around the corner and it’s times like this that our good friends up north in Airlie like to drop us a line every now and then and remind us how beautiful Queensland is at this time of the year And the best thing is, as a Travellers Autobarn customer you only pay $5/night at their campsite and be able to use all facilities the hostel has to offer! Don’t miss out on this Whitsunday Paradise resort!