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Britz and maui share Australia's top five scenic motorhome road trip routes

5th September 2015 Print
Scenic road trip

Australia is known for its vast coastal panorama, vibrant interior landscapes and lush tropical rainforests, and what better way to really experience the country’s stunning backdrops than on a self-drive motorhome holiday, roaming free on the open road.

A motorhome holiday offers the chance to break free from a fixed itinerary, scheduled flight times and pre-booked hotel dates and indulge in the luxury of doing things at your own pace. From waking up with a new view each morning to pulling over to get that all-important sunset snap or even spontaneously staying overnight in the grounds of a working vineyard, going by camper gives travellers more room for adventure and exploration.

Australasia’s leading motorhome companies Britz and maui have teamed up to share their top five scenic road trip journeys in Australia including their favourite on-route photo spots:

Route one: The Great Barrier Reef – Brisbane to Cairns
This itinerary takes in some of the most unforgettable natural sites in the world travelling from the energetic city of Brisbane along the Sunshine Coast to the holiday shores of the Whitsunday Islands and on to the balmy climes of the tropical north and the Great Barrier Reef, before finishing off in Cairns.

Photo spots:
Sugar Cane trains and fields while passing through Proserpine near Airlie Beach
Sailing around the Whitsundays and the clear blue lakes on Fraser Island
Tropical rainforest in Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation

Route two: Nature's Way – Darwin to Darwin
The Nature’s Way route is perfect for self-drivers who want a trip steeped in nature, Aboriginal culture and off-the-beaten-track outback exploration. The route travels through the Northern Territory’s stunning and lush northern tropics including World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Nitmuluk National Park. Those seeking a real outdoors adventure can canoe down the Katherine River, swim in waterfalls at Litchfield and discover the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal rock art at Kakadu National Park.

Photo spots:
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve on the Wetlands for bridwatchers and nature lovers
The spellbinding Katherine Gorge, winding its way between red sandstone cliffs up to 70m high
The natural swimming pools of Gunlom with superb vistas across the Kakadu National Park

Route three: The Legendary Pacific Coast – Sydney to Brisbane
The Legendary Pacific Coast offers a seven-day journey that takes in the many scenic highlights of Australia’s Eastern Seaboard, from the iconic cities of Sydney and Brisbane to the natural beauty of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Nelson Bay and Byron Bay.

Photo spots:
Nature photos in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park especially during the wildflower season
The dolphins at Nelson Bay
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia’s most easterly point

Route four: Southern Cruiser – Adelaide to Melbourne
Those who experience the ‘Southern Cruiser’ route by camper will meander from Adelaide to Melbourne over seven days, getting up close and personal with the native fauna and the spectacular oceanic scenery for which this journey is so well known. Highlights include the Princess Highway, incorporating the Great Ocean Road- known to be one of the best coastal routes in the world, the Barossa, one of the New World’s greatest wine producing areas, and Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital.

Photo spots:
Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island, home to the world's largest breeding colony of sea lions
Cruising the coastal Princess Highway, through Peterborough and onto Port Campbell
The ocean scenery along the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay along the Kennett River

Route five: Western Wonderland – Perth to Perth
To explore the wonders of Western Australia and the Indian Ocean coastline Britz and maui recommend a six-day route that begins and ends in the stunning capital city of Perth. Along the way drivers will take in unforgettable landscapes in Rottnest Island, Kalbarri National Park and the Pinnacles Desert at Nambung National Park.

Photo spots:
Kalbarri National Park with its spectacular rivers, gorges and landscapes overlooking the Indian Ocean
Beautiful wildflowers (in season) and river views in Avon Valley National Park
Views of the Perth city skyline on a Swan River cruise
The unusual natural rock formations in the Pinnacles Desert which look like a sandy 'moonscape'

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Scenic road trip The Great Barrier Reef – Brisbane to Cairns Nature's Way – Darwin to Darwin The Legendary Pacific Coast – Sydney to Brisbane Southern Cruiser – Adelaide to Melbourne Western Wonderland – Perth to Perth