One of the more popular places to take a holiday is the Australian East coast. The white sandy beaches, blue skies and azure seas are the highlight of any holiday, and the Australian East coast has plenty of this to offer. Add to this the beautiful weather, fantastic scenery and a host of attractions you won't want to miss, and you have the makings of a holiday that you won't ever forget.
With the right itinerary and holiday, you can have an Australian adventure that is relaxing, interesting and exhilarating. A road trip is truly the way to see the best that the Australia East coast has to offer, and we have the perfect itinerary and motorhomes to choose from.
An Australian road trip adventure
Australia is made for road trips. The roads are relatively easy to drive on, and as long as you have the right support and technology, you can't go too far wrong. In fact, there is no better way to experience Australia than on the open road where you can take in the scenery and landscape as you pass through from amazing place to amazing place. Add in plenty of stops and the opportunity to make friends, and what more could you ask for?
There is always lots to think about when planning your next road trip, and an Australian road trip is no different. However, it's easier than one would think, especially when you look at our selection of fantastic Australian tours. Discover some of the most beautiful regions and exciting places that Australia has to offer.
Epic places to visit on your Australian East Coast adventure
Once you have decided that the Australia East coast is your chosen destination, then it's time to start planning the best part - the places you want to visit and stay. This is a diverse part of Australia and you are spoilt for choice of places to go. It can be daunting to narrow it down to a few. You can always take a look at our Reef, Beach & Mountains itinerary for ideas. This itinerary includes stops at the best must-see places along the way and includes plenty of time for visits and excursions while you are en route.
This holiday motorhome tour is a trip through the sunny and diverse East coast and along the Gold Coast between Cairns and Sydney. Along the way, you can marvel at the Great Barrier Reef, laze on sunny beaches, take a dip in beautiful waters and take in the spectacular mountains.
Here are just a few of the highlights and places you can visit along the way.
Cairns is where you start your holiday. This is the place you fly into and spend your first few days as you get used to the time difference. There is ample opportunity to explore the city while you are here. This city is located in the tropical North region of Queensland. We would certainly recommend a stop here to catch a glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns has much to offer, and you can take an excursion on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which will take you through incredible scenery, including dense rainforest and craggy mountains. Is there any better way to start your holiday?
Nearby is also Green Island, where you can find Marineland Croc Park. Here you can view many Melanesian tribal artefacts. If you are lucky, you can spot the largest crocodile in Australia!
Your visit to Australia's East Coast wouldn't be complete without ensuring you explored some of the Great Barrier Reef. You can do this on an excursion to Frankland Island.
This is a day trip that you can add to your holiday, ensuring you don't miss out on this natural wonder of the world. The Frankland Islands are a group of small but unspoilt islands that are a haven for wildlife and sea life. So spend time exploring on both land and sea and see what you can spot.
A few days into your holiday, you will find yourself at the beautiful Airlie Beach. This stunning peninsula is home to long stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches and a resort where you can relax and recuperate. This is another destination where you can kick back and relax in the sun. Have a bite to eat in one of the many al-fresco restaurants and make some new friends. If you feel a little more adventurous, you can head out into nature and journey on your adventure. With mountains as your backdrop and beautiful coastlines, you won't be short of hiking opportunities. Please take a look at the excursions we have available here.
If you are looking for something a little unusual, head to the Museum of Underwater Art in Townsville. This fascinating museum is different to most other museums or exhibitions you will attend - it's all underwater! The museum is located about 12m (40ft) beneath the sea. The underwater sculptures were created to raise awareness of the Great Barrier Reef and the problems it's facing.
The Blue Mountains
When you are nearing the end of your East Coast trip, you will find yourself in the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a rugged area of Australia not too far from Sydney, which is your final destination on this road trip. The Blue Mountains is a diverse region of huge beautiful mountains, sandstone cliffs and forests that will take your breath away.
This is an area worth stopping in, and on our itinerary, you spend two days exploring this sublime region. You can make the most of the area with plenty of excursion opportunities, including bushwalks and kangaroo spotting. You will stay at Katoomba falls, and from here, you can walk to the fascinating Three Sisters, which has a legend attached to it almost as wonderful as the scenery. This is just one of the walks close to Katoomba, so make sure you pack your walking boots and head out, making the most of the beautiful landscapes that surround you.
Your final destination is the beautiful city of Sydney. This is the oldest city in Australia and home to the famous opera house. You have plenty of time to explore as you return your motorhome and spend three nights in Sydney.
There are a lot of opportunities for exciting things to see and do while you are in Sydney. You can explore the nightlife and shopping opportunities or head to the harbour and soak up the atmosphere. One place that comes highly recommended is the royal botanic gardens. These gardens are located right in the heart of Sydney and have plenty of attractions and things to see.
For more ideas for things to do, take a look at our Sydney excursions. You can take a cruise around the harbour and listen to the stories of the harbour and its unique history. Want to learn a little more about Australia's Aboriginal Heritage? Join a walking tour that takes you through the area and the history of Sydney's Aboriginal past.
Choose your holiday, book your motorhome and meet your hosts
This is just a snapshot of everything available on Australia's East coast and a few of the things you can enjoy on your road trip. For further information on everything you can see and do, please look at our Reef, Beach & Mountains tour. The full itinerary is available for you to read at your leisure. You can always get in touch with us if you have any questions or help book your holiday.
It is essential to ensure that you have the perfect motorhome or caravan for a road trip. After all, this is where you will be staying and relaxing. We have two excellent motorhomes for you to choose from; the three-berth Maui Ultima plus or the four-berth Maui Beach. To find out more about our motorhomes, visit our information page.
A wonderful advantage of our East Coast holiday is that you benefit from it being an escorted motorhome tour. Your tour hosts are experienced and can offer you support and advice the whole way through your holiday. This is also a great opportunity to make some lifelong friends along the way.
If you are ready to plan your Australian East coast adventure, contact us for a chat and help book your holiday. You can also request a brochure and start dreaming of your holiday - we promise it will be one you will never forget.
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