Top 5 Tips for your next Campervan Adventure!

19/05/2022

Top 5 Tips for your next Campervan Adventure!

Imagine waking up in a different location every day, hitting the road with good company and even better scenery...

 

Embracing your spontaneous side, travelling with no limits and exploring the beauty of the world like no other...

 

We're talking going off the beaten track, discovering hidden gems and watching the sunset from epic landscapes every night…

 

Sound good? If so, then it’s time to start planning your next camper holiday. We have a wide range of trips dedicated to the Camper Crusier in you!

 

 If you’ve never been on a campervan trip before then don’t worry- we've got you covered! From finding the right van to picking the best locations to start your adventure, here are our top 5 tips for travelling on four wheels.

 

 1) Don’t plan too much

The most exciting part of a campervan trip is the ultimate freedom. We're talking a little less planning and a lot more spontaneousness!

Enjoy the opportunity to be free and go wherever the road takes you. This is the best way to discover some of the world’s most epic hidden beauty spots!

Head on your trip with a brief idea of the attractions that you want to see and the places you want to go, but remember to take a step back and and embrace being a true free-spirit!

2) Pick your season wisely

When heading to popular destinations such as Australia, campers often forget to do their research and can end up in the middle of wet season.

If you are heading to Northern parts of the country, then finding out what the weather is like in Australia is like will be important to you. The wet season starts from November and goes right through until April.

Generally speaking, the best time to visit Australia is in May and June. Make sure to take some time to research the ideal time for your trip to avoid having your window wipers on for the full duration of your roadtrip- an ultimate mood killer.

3) Avoid driving at night

Besides from the fact that driving at night is often tiring, there are potentially more reasons as to why you should avoid turning on the engine after daylight.

Animals in Oceania countries are nocturnal, meaning that kangaroos, wallaby’s and wombats come out to play when the sun goes down and they tend to like roaming on roads, which is a recipe for disaster.

As the temperature drops, the roads remain warm and made for the perfect place for wildlife to sleep. They are not known for their quick reaction times and a collision would almost always be inevitable.

Instead, set off in the sunny skies and make your journeys while it’s daylight where you can.

4) Choose the right van for you

The exciting thing about going on a camper trip is that it’s personal to you, and so your chosen van should be suitable for you and your travel buddie's needs and wishes.

Your vehicle should accommodate the amount of people on the trip, the places that you plan to visit, how long you plan to explore, how comfortable you want to be and, of course, your budget.

With so many different types of campervan out there to suit your individual needs, you are bound to find the perfect match for you.

Whereabouts offer a wide range of vehicles, and can help match you to your ideal van!

5) Tick off your destination bucket list

Overall, a campervan trip is truly an unforgettable experience. Each destination has something unique to offer, whether you want to hit the most popular tourist spots or the smaller coastal towns.

No matter where you're planning on going, having a bucket list will help you to make the most of your trip and is something amazing to look back on when your holiday comes to an end.

Go scuba diving, learn to surf or ignite your brave side by skydiving, make the most of your holiday and enjoy every second!

For more information on our camper trips, read more here!

Whereabouts has partnered with Travellers Autobarn, specialist campervan rentals in USA, Australia and new Zealand to offer customers a wide range of vans including 2 – 5 berths, with a wide range of drop off and pick up points.