Cairns in Tropical North Queensland offers ancient tropical forest walks, swimming holes and waterfalls, world class diving on the Great Barrier Reef, an abundance of local produce, aboriginal culture, wildlife encounters and a string of deserted white sand beaches.
The sparsely populated northern belt of Australia is one of dry red soil, termite mounds, surprising lush waterholes and isolated landscapes with not a human being in sight. Give yourself a week to explore Cairns, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wooroonooran National Park before embarking on this two week drive.
The fertile hill country behind Cairns offers a cornucopia of local produce such as organic coffee and tea, biodynamic dairy, chocolate and exotic fruit. Explore the waterfall way, lush rainforests, rolling green hills, encounter wildlife, and cool off in crystal clear crater lakes.
The artsy rainforest town behind Cairns is a great place to hike, enjoy buskers, encounter wildlife and butterflies, sample local food, buy gifts, and visit many attractions that celebrate the local wildlife and Aboriginal culture.
Magical forest swimming holes and waterfalls, palm-fringed beaches, Island day trips, verdant sugar cane fields, jungle ruins of a Spanish Castle, and a string of coastal villages make up this tropical road trip.
Beach hop up the coast to resort villages of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, meet the wildlife, camp on Ellis Beach, walk among giant fan palms at Daintree and Cape Tribulation, swim in the emerald waters of Mossman Gorge, and absorb the history and far north vibe of Cooktown.
With a Camperman depot in each city, your Cairns to Townsville road trip need only be one way. It is a coastal adventure packed with natural beauty and attractions - the reef and rainforest, hiking, waterfalls, diving, kayaking, island day trips, empty palm-fringed beaches, culture and an abundance of unique local food to try.
This University city and army base stretches out between a bald red hill and a sparking blue sea. It has excellent museums, a world-class aquarium, good scuba diving, and a vibrant nightlife and dining scene. Nearby Magnetic Island makes for a fun day trip.
Get a taste of the wide open spaces, friendly characters and historical country towns in Queensland's outback. The 1700 km between Cunnamulla near the New South Wales border to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria takes in some unique landscapes.
With a Camperman depot in each city, Cairns to Townsville can be a one way road trip. This coastal adventure is packed with attractions such as forest hikes, waterfalls, reef diving, kayaking, island day trips, palm-fringed beaches and unique local food to sample.
Rest a while floating on the calm waters of pretty Horseshoe Bay, explore the monolithic granite landscape for views of the ocean, enjoy a home-made pie, sip a cocktail and soak in the unspoiled beauty of Cape Gloucester before tootling into Airlie Beach fully relaxed and on 'island time'.
From Airlie Beach
Chill out over a long lunch at Cape Gloucester, explored the little-known beauty of Dingo Beach, swim the calm waters of Horseshoe Bay and take in the amazing views from the various lookouts, walk through huge granite boulders for views of Bowen's coast, before arriving in Townsville, the capital city of Far North Queensland.
This is a grand coastal adventure of over a thousand kilometers. with a Camperman depot at each end you can make your Airlie Beach to Brisbane drive a one way road trip. A string of national parks protect the diversity and splendour of the coastline. Highlights include Fraser Island, the Great Sandy National Park, the rich aquatic and bird life of Lady Musgrave Island, whale watching at Hervey Bay, pretty Agnes Water, the resort town of Noosa Heads, the majesty of the Glasshouse Mountains and the charming towns that surround them.
From Brisbane and Gold Coast
The scenic inland route between Brisbane and the Gold Coast winds through spectacular rural scenery and rainforests taking in jaw-dropping vistas, art galleries, a whiskey distillery, tea shops, glow worm caves, walking trails, and the world heritage listed Lamington National Park with its campervan-friendly campground.
One thousand kilometers packed with beauty and attractions. With a Camperman depot at each end you can make the Brisbane to Airlie Beach adventure a one way road trip. National parks protect the wildlife and landscapes of the coastline providing opportunities to meet kangaroos and camp within ear shot of the ocean. Highlights include the Glasshouse Mountains and the charming villages that surround them, Noosa Heads, whale watching, Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park, the rich aquatic and bird life of Lady Musgrave Island and Agnes Water.
Brisbane is a thriving capital city stradling the Brisbane River. museums, art galleries, breweries, historic neighbourhoods, antiques, cafes, world-class restaurants, cycle paths, and places to swim and chill out - you'll find it here. Day trips to Moreton Bay and Tamborine Mountain will give you a taste of beach life, cute rural towns and the rainforest.
900 kilometers of magical coastlines, iconic surf towns such as Byron Bay, the hippie haven of Nimbin, lush river valleys, ancient forests, the famous wine region of Hunter Valley, and the mosaic of interconnecting lakes, rivers, forests and beaches that make up Myall Lakes. Camperman has a depot at each end so you can make it a one way trip.
Leave the bustle of the Gold Coast and tootle up to Tamborine Mountain National Park for the best views in the region. Charming towns rich with art, grand gardens and narrow roads twisting through lush rainforest will leave a lasting impression.
With 42 km of golden unpolluted beaches, great surf, world-class nightlife, theme parks, and enough attractions to make your head spin, Australia's Gold Coast can occupy singles, couples and families alike for days on end.