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9 Road Trips from Airlie Beach

These road trips depart from Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsundays – and strike out on a one way journey, ending at a destination where you are able to drop off your rental campervan at one of Camperman's depots. Great places to stay in your campervan, as well as the rates and facilities, are listed for each stop, along with the local attractions with maps and photos.

  • Airlie Beach to Townsville
    277 km | 1 day

    Head north stopping at Bowen's Horseshoe Bay for a swim and walk through massive granite boulders to a lookout, before arriving in Townsville. More

  • Airlie Beach to Cairns: Far North Queensland 
    625 km | 3 - 4 days

    This coastal drive includes Horseshoe Bay, Babinda Boulders, Josephine falls, the pyramid summit climb, Paronella Park, Mission Beach, Hinchinbrook Island, empty palm-fringed beaches and national parks.

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    Bowen between Airlie Beach and Townsville
  • Airlie Beach to Brisbane: The Sunshine coast 
    1,120 km | 4 - 8 days

    Head south, stopping at Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as the humans. Explore 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. More

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    Cape Hillsborough National Park

  • Airlie Beach to Sydney: East Coast Road Trip Itinerary
     2,170 km |  10 - 17 days 

    Airlie to Brisbane | Gold Coast to Sydney
    Highlights include Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as the humans, 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 and the Gold Coast, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National park, Byron Bay, Nimbin, the Mt. Warning summit climb, the Sapphire Coast and its national parks, the ancient misty rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Myall Lakes, the Hunter Valley wine region, and the Blue Mountains before arriving in Sydney.

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    Sydney at night.
     
  • Airlie Beach to Melbourne: East Coast Road Trip Itinerary 
    3,370 km |  17 - 27 days
    Airlie to Brisbane | Brisbane to Melbourne
    This epic road trip carries on from Sydney (above). Highlights include Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as the humans, 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 and the Gold Coast, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National park, Byron Bay, Nimbin, the Mt. Warning summit climb, the Sapphire Coast and its national parks, the ancient misty rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Myall Lakes, the Hunter Valley wine region, and the Blue Mountains, a few days in Sydney, the rugged sandstone cliffs and bays of the Royal National Park, the Sea Cliff Bridge, Nan Tien Buddhist temple, Pigeon House Mountain, white sand beaches, fresh oysters and local cheese, beach camping, swimming with wild seals, the Gippsland Lakes, Wilsons Promontory, and the penguins of Phillip Island.

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    Penguins on Phillip Island, near Melbourne.
  • Airlie Beach - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide: East coast & the Great Ocean Road.
     4,870 km |  26 - 61 days

    Airlie Beach to Brisbane | Brisbane to Melbourne  | Melbourne to Adelaide
    This road trip takes you half way around Australia down the east coast and along the southern coast. Highlights include Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as the humans, 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 and the Gold Coast, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National park, Byron Bay, Nimbin, the Mt. Warning summit climb, the Sapphire Coast and its national parks, the ancient misty rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Myall Lakes, the Hunter Valley wine region, and the Blue Mountains, a few days in Sydney, the rugged sandstone cliffs and bays of the Royal National Park, the Sea Cliff Bridge, Nan Tien Buddhist temple, Pigeon House Mountain, white sand beaches, fresh oysters and local cheese, beach camping, swimming with wild seals, the Gippsland Lakes, Wilsons Promontory, and the penguins of Phillip Island. The journey between Sydney and Melbourne can either follow the coast, or veer inland to Australia's capital city Canberra and through the Snowy Mountains before rejoining the coast. From Melbourne to Adelaide you'll skirt the turquoise sea along the Great Ocean Road, visit ancient rainforests, glow worms, strange mountains and rock formations, limestone caves, wine and cheese regions, steam trains and paddle steamers. You'll meet emus, kangaroos, cockatoos, koalas, wombats, echidna's, dolphins and seals along the way. For this trip it is more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal.  

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    Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Melanie Roberts via IG

  • Airlie Beach - Sydney - Adelaide: East Coast and the Outback
    4,000 km | 19 - 32 days

    Airlie Beach to Brisbane | Brisbane to Sydney | Sydney to Adelaide
    This road trip gives you a good dose of Australia's beautiful coast plus the unique sparsely populated landscapes of the outback. Highlights include Cape Hillsborough National Park where kangaroos enjoy the beach as much as the humans, 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 and the Gold Coast, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National park, Byron Bay, Nimbin, the Mt. Warning summit climb, the Sapphire Coast and its national parks, the ancient misty rainforest of Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Myall Lakes, the Hunter Valley wine region, and the Blue Mountains, Sydney, rural towns and outback landscapes, the desert sculpture park near Broken Hill, Menindee Lakes in Kinchega National Park, Mungo National Park, the Murray River and the Barossa Valley wine region, and Adelaide.

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    Outback Sculpture Park near Broken Hill. 

  • Airlie Beach - Cairns - Darwin - Uluru - Adelaide: Australia's Red Centre 
    7,000 km |  23 - 30 days 

    Airlie Beach to Cairns | Cairns to Darwin | Darwin to Adelaide 
    Highlights of this road trip include Cairns, Hinchinbrook Island, Mission Beach, 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. 

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    Uluru

  • Airlie Beach - Cairns - Darwin - Broome - Perth - Adelaide: Around Australia
    12,000 km |  54 - 66 days

    Airlie Beach to Cairns | Cairns to Darwin | Darwin to Broome | Broome to Perth | Perth to Adelaide
    Highlights of this road trip include Cairns, Hinchinbrook Island, Mission Beach, Undara Lava Tubes, Mataranka Hot Springs, Darwin, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Litchfield National Park, Broome, the whale sharks of Ningaloo Reef, the dolphins of Monkey Mia and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, The Pinnacles Desert, carpets of wildflowers, the Dampier Archipelago, the Lancelin Sand Dunes, Perth, Margaret River, Pembroke forests, the Esperance, Lucky Bay, the Nullarbor Plain, to Great Australian Bight and the Southern Ocean, Coffin Bay National Park and Adelaide. For this trip it is more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal

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    Camel riding on Cable Beach, Broome. Photo: alaiisema via IG

Map of Road Trips Australia

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Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223

Gold Coast

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Melbourne

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Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223

Sydney

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Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223

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Queensland 4814 Phone: 1800 216 223

 

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