Roadtrip Australia on a 4WD Campervan

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4WD Campervan Australia

Roadtrip Australia on a budget

There are many ways to tour Australia, and they all offer attractive advantages. The most popular modes of transport include motoring in your own vehicle, travelling by a campervan, 4wd or motorhome. When touring on a 4wd campervan, all you need is a blanket to sleep under the stars. There are hundreds of caravan parks you can stop to, the choice is yours.

Motoring is a delightful way to see Australia, giving travellers flexibility and independence. You can travel as you please, explore places near and far, and stop whenever the mood takes them. Australia is serviced by a vast network of highways and roads, ranging from broad freeways to well-worn dusty tracks. A 4WD campervan is the ideal vehicle for motoring, which able to deal with the worst road conditions with ease. There are many roads that can be explored all year round, and they all pass through majestic country and lead to exciting destinations.

Travelling in a 4WD campervan allows ease of catering which adds that little bit more comfort for extended tours, without having to spend money on expensive accommodation. A 4wd campervan is fitted with all your required necessity; convertible beds, water tank, extra storage space and gas stove.

Camping grounds can be located in most towns and resort areas along highways and near the ocean. Although the standards vary from one caravan park to another, they all provide the basic amenities of electricity, hot and cold showers, toilets and laundry. However, during the busy holiday period you should make bookings in advance.

Outback Motoring Australia

Outback Motoring

Outback AWD rental

Australia’s size and remoteness deter many people from exploring it. However, properly set up and equipped, and armed with common sense and a little background knowledge, every intending traveller can explore the country’s huge open space.

If you intend travelling in the outback, planning ahead is vital, for it is possible to travel in some sections of the Australian outback and not see another vehicle or person for several days. It is possible to travel in some areas of the outback in a 2WD vehicle, but it is safer and much more practical to do so in a 4x4 vehicle suited to off-road conditions.

Since driving conditions in the outback vary greatly, you should always consider the right 4x4 hire for your travel. 4x4 rental are the best when it comes to soft sand, bulldust and mud, and crossing a creek of stream.

Critical rules that you need to pay attention when you are motoring in the outback:

  • Check intended 4x4 routes carefully
  • Check the best time of year to travel
  • Check your load; keep it to a minimum
  • Check ahead of local road conditions, weather forecasts and fuel availability
  • Check that you have essential supplies: water, food and fuel
  • Don’t forget your detailed maps
  • Respect Aboriginal sacred and cultural sites, and heritage buildings and pioneer relics
  • Protect native flora and fauna; take photographs not specimens
  • Follow restrictions on the use

Planning Ahead is Important!

backpacking Australia

There is so much to of Australia to see and so many ways to see it. Today, even the most remote sections of this vast continent are accessible, particularly to 4x4 vehicles designed for use on the bush tracks and unmade roads.

For some, exploring Australia will mean touring the made highways and staying in motels. Others will tow their accommodation with them on a 4x4 camper. Others will opt for a mobile home with sleeping and cooking facilities, and yet other group will choose to be the true adventurers, will load a tent on top of the 4x4 hire and go bush. In all cases, some careful planning will enhance the journey immeasurably.

As a traveller, you need to plan ahead:

  • Find advance information on the 4x4 area you are going to explore
  • When to go; find the best time to explore in your 4x4
  • Plan which way to go; plan your 4x4 route and itineraries
  • Locate where you would like to stay and campout in your 4wd
  • Find the right 4x4 hire that really suits your budget
  • When you book your 4x4, make sure you are covered with the right insurance

Cheap Travel Deals Australia

Cheap Travel Deals Australia

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Outback Travel Deals

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Johnny Feelgood has slashed its prices so much you'd think Freddy Krueger's been in the sales department. But he hasn't. We did it! Save up to 50% on travel tours, activities and campervan hire across Australia!! Want to feel up a camel in the desert? Johnny can get you there. Want to scuba-dive with a siamese fighting shark? Well if they exist, then Johnny can get you there! The cheapest travel deal with the sexiest tour operators, Johnny Feelgood will make you feel...good. Yay.

Trip Ideas in Australia

Do you find it hard choosing a travel destination? Me too. Sometimes I just like to get trashed and play plane-roullette. But sometimes you can end up in the ghetto, or New Zealand. So it's probably better to plan your trip. Luckily, the brain-heads at Johnny Feelgood have concocted a whole bunch of trip ideas, so you can do a bit of research before you choose where to go. Check them out, there's roadtrips and campervan hire deals across Australia - your eyes will fall out with anticipation.

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Campervan Hire New Zealand

campervan hire New Zealand

Travelling by a campervan hire in New Zealand is a great option. There are no restrictions other than those you impose on yourself, you have freedom of the open road. You get every opportunity to look for and plan for your road trip. We make sure that you take home memories of one of the greatest holidays ever! If you’re thinking about campervan hire New Zealand, Wicked Campers rental New Zealand offers you the best.

Roadtrip New Zealand

Are you planning on taking a rodadtrip in New Zealand, or maybe you’re embarking on a holiday and camping vacation in Auckland, Christchurch or Queenstown? If so, why not take the comfort and security of a camper van hire? Wicked campervan rental New Zealand, located in all major cities in New Zealand, offers camper van rental options that could make your trip a more pleasant one.

Wicked budget camper rental, AWDs and cars are not only economical, but also allows you the freedom and autonomy by putting you in the driver’s seat. Instead of following the strict timetables you’d have on a group tour, on the New Zealand self-drive holiday you get to choose what time you leave, where you want to stay, who you want to hang out with, and what you want to see!

For a great start to your holiday book a Wicked campervan! Here you will find quality, cheap and perfect campervan offers. We offer great specials that would amaze your desire. Regardless if what you think you know, what you have seen or done so far, nothing will prepare you for, can be compared to, or will come close to what your are about to experience in a Wicked roadtrip adventure!

Budget Campervan Rental Auckland, New Zealand

Start your roadtrip in New Zealand on a campervan rental in Auckland. The best part about hiring a campervan is that you have your transportation and accommodation all in one. Don’t worry about lugging your luggage out of buses everyday, checking into new hostels and sharing dorm rooms with strangers; when you’re in our New Zealand campervans you can simply stop driving when you get tired, or when you find your own little piece of paradise. With no set itineraries you can roam the stunning landscape, whenever, wherever and with whomever you please.

Budget Campervan Rental Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand is made for campervan travel with campsites and Department of Conservation Parks conveniently located across all tourist destinations, giving you the opportunity to travel around on the very, very cheap. You can save all your money on hotels and bus tickets if rent our camper vans, plus you get that awesome experiences. Dont worry about lugging your backpacks out of buses everyday/checking into new hostels/sharing dorm rooms with strangers; cause when you’re travelling in our New Zealand campervans simply stop driving when you find your own little piece of paradise. With no set itineraries you can roam the stunning landscape, whenever, wherever and with whomever you please.

Budget Campervan Rental Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown has it all – the best party culture, the best ski resorts, blue skies, wineries, lake-side walks and hundreds of adventures on offer such as sailing, hiking, climbing, cycling, golfing, mountain-biking and skiing. The town goes OFF all-year around and is surrounded by majestic, awe-inspiring mountains and the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu – you can’t afford to miss it on your next wicked roadtrip.

The whole of New Zealand can be your slice of heaven, with convenient rest stops, Department of Conservation Parks and campsites sprinkled across all the major roads and tourist tracks. You’ll save a fortune on hostels and bus tickets, meaning you’ll have more cash in your pocket for all the awesome experiences on offer in Queenstown and beyond. With no set itineraries you can roam the stunning landscape, whenever, wherever and with whomever you please.

Festival Around Australia

Nothing beats live music in the summer sun and there is no better place to do this than down under baby! Australia is home to a shit load of dance and live music festivals and over the summer it can get quite hectic with so much on offer.

Expect heaps of internationals acts plus an outstanding selection of local Australian dj’s and producers - the line-up on offer is really nothing short of spectacular. Hint - for the latest info on line-up changes, etc., it’s worth keeping an eye on In the Mix, pretty much the number 1 source for Australian music events.

Keep an eye out for our a Wicked Vans too! We often get people hiring for events such as Strawberry Fields, Splendour in the Grass and various bush doofs up and down the country. If this is something you’d be interested in, then get in touch: 1800 24 68 69.

Here’s a list of some of the most popular festivals to check out, (I’ve also included a calendar to help you out a bit). Whether you’re a complete novice to the scene or a seasoned veteran, there will be something here to tickle ya fancy.

Big Day Out
The original daddy of Australian music festivals. Big Day Out is seen as the king of the summer festival circuit, with main stages focusing on rock, hip-hop, alternative and electronic music.

Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass, located near Byron Bay in NSW, is arguably one of Australia’s biggest music festivals to date. Since its very beginnings in 2001, the festival has evolved from a 1 day, two day, and now three day event - with numbers of up to 30,000 in attendance. Holy crap it’s big.

Byron Bay Blues Fest
The Byron Bay Bluesfest, formerly known as the East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival, is an annual music festival held for five days over the Easter long weekend in NSW. Featuring a large selection of blues and roots musicians from across the globe, Bluesfest has grown solidly into one of the world’s leading contemporary music festivals.

Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields is renowned for hosting fresh up and coming electronic music from Australia and overseas. With an attention for detail, eclectic market stalls, art installations, workshops and much more, Strawberry Fields is extremely popular with the indie, creative types, but also with people from all walks of life. Held annually over three days in November, I’d highly recommend checking this one out.

Future Music Festival
Future Music Festival is held every year, featuring events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and now further afield in Kuala Lumpur. Notable acts include The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, New Order and The Stone Roses. Another very popular festival here in Australia!

Listen Out
Listen Out is a boutique national music event, presenting the finest dance music across 4 of Australia’s dopest venues. The festival prides to be different from its competitors, with a carefully selected line-up rarely seen on these shores. You won’t need to worry about timetable clashes or ridiculous missions to see your favourite artists - Listen Out provides a unique space different from the rest of ‘em.

Field Day
Synonymous with New Year’s Day, Field Day is Sydney’s original multi-stage outdoor party. 25,000 people going wild. An eclectic, non-stop buzzing experience with an array of artists and musicians from across the globe. Artists include SBTRKT, Cashmere Cat, Action Bronson and Jamie XX to name a few.

Running for over a decade, Breakfest is one of Perth’s most popular Boxing Day festivals. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the Belvoir Amphitheatre, the boutique festival is organised by party crew Boomtick, notorious for hosting some of the sickest club nights and events Perth has to offer.
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