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Queensland Road Trip Planner

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Queensland Road Trip and Day Trip Planner

We've listed Queensland's best road trips, weekend trips and day trips out of Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast. For each road trip we include an itinerary, map, drive times, great camping spots, and things to do. It's the perfect trip planner for campervan travelers.

Camperman has campervan hire depots at each of the road trip start and end points, so you don't have to back track. Simply pick up your campervan at the beginning of your journey and drop it off at the end.

Option 1: Choose a departure Point.

Option 2: Pick Road Trips from the Map

Option 3: Choose from our faves:

  • Airlie Beach to Brisbane 
    1,120 km | 7 days
    Highlights include Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as you will, Capricorn Caves, Agnes Water, Lady Musgrave Island, the whales of Hervey Bay, World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Rainbow Beach and the Great Sandy National Park, Noosa, the Hinterland and the Glasshouse Mountains.  

  • Brisbane to Townsville OUTBACK
    2,900 | 7 days
    Brisbane to Cunnamulla | Cunnamulla to Townsville
    Detour west to travel through Queensland's outback before returning to the coast. This drive traverses a broad range of mostly uninhabited landscapes and you'll never see stars like it at night. 

  • Brisbane to Cairns drive
    1,740 km  | 11 days

    Brisbane to Airlie Beach | Airlie Beach to Townsville | Townsville to Cairns
    In addition to everything listed above this coastal drive includes Babinda Boulders, Josephine falls, the pyramid hike, Paronella Park, Mission Beach, Hinchinbrook Island, empty palm-fringed beaches and lots of coastal national parks.


  • Brisbane to Sydney drive 
    1,300 km | 10 - 15 days
    Detour via Lamington National park to Byron Bay and Nimbin, climb Mt. Warning, explore the Sapphire Coast and its national parks, walk through the ancient misty rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, take a scenic drive of Bellingen, kayak Myall Lakes, taste wine in the Hunter Valley and hike the Blue Mountains before arriving in Sydney.

    sydney opera house

  • Cairns to Sydney drive 
    3,050 km | 21 - 26 days

    Cairns to Townsville | Townsville to Airlie Beach | Airlie Beach to Brisbane | Brisbane to Sydney
    Add all the above road trips together and you end up with this epic adventure of Australia's beautiful east coast. This journey gives you a diverse range of climates, landscapes and cultures from tropical laid-back north Queensland to the subtropics of Sydney, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city.

  • Cairns to Adelaide via Darwin and Uluru
    6,000 km | 24 days

    Cairns to Darwin | Darwin to Adelaide
    The sparsely populated outback of Australia's north and centre is like  no place on earth. Highlights include Undara Lava Tubes, Mataranka Hot Springs, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Litchfield National Park, Darwin, Devils Marbles, Uluru, the Olgas, the underground town of Coober Pedy and the city of Adelaide.


  • Brisbane to Melbourne drive
    2,610 km | 19 - 30 days

    Brisbane to Sydney | Sydney to Melbourne coast or Sydney to Melbourne mountains
    This journey of a life time carries on from Cairns to Sydney road trip (above) before driving out over the ocean on the Sea Cliff Bridge and visiting the southern hemisphere's largest Buddhist temple. Climb Pigeon House Mountain, explore beaches, cast a line and catch your dinner, eat fresh local oysters and cheese, camp on the beach, swim with wild seals, explore the Gippsland Lakes and Wilsons Promontory, and see the penguins of Phillip Island. 

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Campervan Hire Depots


18 Main Terrace, Richmond,
South Australia 5033 Phone: 1800 216 223

Airlie Beach

344 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Phone: 1800 216 223


20 Noble Avenue, Northgate, Queensland 4013
Phone: 1800 216 223


440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223

Gold Coast

2/11 Northview St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 Phone: 1800 216 223


273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223


23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223


14 Langton Street, Garbutt,
Queensland 4814 Phone: 1800 216 223


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