Brisbane is one of the most popular “drive-through” destinations in Australia – which is great as there is lots to see and lots to do within a short radius of the city. You’re guaranteed to want to spend some time exploring regardless of whether you’re travelling up, or down the coast. Here are a few of our faves:
1. SURFERS PARADISE
Just an hour south of Brisbane you find the #1 party & holiday destination for Australians – Surfers Paradise! Lots of restaurants, entertainment and a beach strip of over 3 km awaits. Surfers Paradise is also famous for being the theme park capital of Australia with Movie World, Dreamworld, SeaWorld as well as water parks all within reach of Surfers Paradise – these are extremely popular with campervaners and it certainly helps that the sun is mostly shining in Surfers Paradise – or as we Aussies call it – “Surfers”.
2. BYRON BAY
Just a couple of hours south of Brisbane you arrive at popular Byron Bay – you might also call it the #1 Hippie City of Australia. Surounded by beautiful beaches, water activities, restaurants & markets this is a must stop for all travellers!
Two hours north of Brisbane you find the “posh” city of Noosa. Famous for its upper class restaurants/shops, beautiful beaches & stunning national parks this is a great stop not to be missed. It is also extremely popular with surfers – so get your surf board and head to Noosa! And while you are heading there don’t forget to visit Australia Zoo – home to the crocodile hunter Steve Irwin!
4. LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK
Around 90 minutes south of Brisbane this national park is a “must see” destination! Rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this an outstanding place to visit. They also feature an awesome campground site!
5. BRIBIE ISLAND
Less than an hour away from Brisbane this is the perfect weekend getaway! Its famous for its wildlife – dolphines, turtles, birds – and its impressive national park. Its the perfect place to forget about your worries and just relax. It also features its own caravan park!
Travellers Autobarn Brisbane Campervan Hire can assist in finding the right campervan for your trip around Brisbane – simply call us on 1800 674 374.
If you want to read more of our Brisbane adventures, come and explore the dedicated Brisbane Road Trips. Happy Exploring!
Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.