The campervan drop-off and pick-up location for Camperman Australia is now available at SURFERS RENT A CAR
2/11 Northview St, Mermaid Waters , Queensland 4218 (map)
‘Famous for Fun’ is the Gold Coast slogan and it applies to all ages. The gold Coast is a theme park extravaganza. Here you can visit theme parks, markets, wildlife sanctuaries, art galleries, catch some live music, get your adrenalin pumping, snorkel with marine life, or get back to nature on one of many hikes. For a complete list, visit our article, Things to do on the Gold Coast.
Things to do in Gold Coast
If you need an antidote to the liveliness of the Gold Coast, escape to the lush forested hinterland or an undeveloped sand island.
We have a complete list of the most highly-rated and well-located campervan friendly Gold Coast caravan parks in which to stay. Some are family friendly and some are quiet. Some are near the theme parks and some are right on the beach. There's a place to suit everyone.
For more information, read our article The 7 Best Caravan Parks on the Gold Coast for Campervans
Distance: 1,198 km
Drive Time: 13 h
Tour Time: 4 – 8 days
After visiting Brisbane, head north passed the seemingly endless beaches of the Sunshine Coast calling in at beautiful Noosa Beach and its sophisticated coastal town. At Rainbow Beach you can park your campervan and join a tour to world Heritage listed Fraser Island to enjoy freshwater lakes, clear forest streams, sweeping beaches, rolling sand dunes, and bountiful wildlife, especially the island’s iconic dingoes.
Watch turtles lay their eggs at Mon Repos beach near Bundaberg, or spot migrating whales at Hervey Bay. Call in at the picturesque town of 1770 where you can tour to pristine Lady Musgrave Island or Lady Elliot Island for some spectacular reef snorkeling and diving. The waters are crystal clear and the temperatures sublime. Dolphins, turtles, nesting birds, manta rays and humpback whales are common sights here.
Near the coastal village of Yepoon you can explore the Capricorn Caves, then enjoy the beaches and wildlife of Cape Hillsborough National Park before winding through the verdant sugar cane fields of Mackay to reach Airlie Beach. From here you can add on the Airlie Beach to Townsville drive and the Townsville to Cairns drive.
Distance: 900 km (with detours)
Drive Time: 10 hr
Tour Time: 4 – 8 days
Travel south along the legendary Pacific Coast, Australia’s top touring drive. Venture off the highway and explore some of Australia’s most beautiful tourist drives. It’s a paradise for swimming, fishing, surfing, dolphin-watching and boating. You pass through dozens of national parks, which offer diverse landscapes, wildlife, rewarding hikes and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Highlights include the colourful hippy town of Nimbin and Byron Bay, a pleasant blend of barefoot beach culture and cashed-up hippies that is worth a stay in your campervan. In October and November, detour through Grafton when the streets are strewn with the purple blossoms of Jacaranda trees. Pose in front of the big banana at Coffs Harbour before heading to Bellingen, an alternative lifestyle town of misty mornings, a healthy bat population, crystal clear rivers and poetic place names like The Promised Land and Never Never River.
Myall Lakes National Parks is an extravagantly pretty mosaic of lakes, rivers, rainforests and secluded coastlines. It’s rich in birdlife and the changing hues of sunset and sunrise are reflected in the still water surfaces. Kayak, boat, hike, swim and spot migrating humpback whales.
Head inland to the Hunter Valley to visit Australia’s oldest wineries for some attitude-free wine tastings (novices welcome!) before heading to Sydney.
Campervan Hire Gold Coast drop-off and pick-up for Camperman Australia is now available at SURFERS RENT A CAR
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