Australian tours

Touring is hugely popular in Australia – what better way to explore the south coast than driving along the Great Ocean Road. Catch a boat to Penguin Island where you can watch tiny penguins coming in from the sea at night – it’s like a little parade.

Take a trip up to Cairns for the beautiful rainforest or sun yourself on one of Perth’s amazing beaches. Hold on to your hat though, as it’s a little windy there.

Top driving tip: If you’re heading to the Outback, make sure you’ve enough gas in the tank – the facilities on the roads are pretty few and far between.

Helpful contacts

For general information about touring, driving and accommodation in Australia:

Tourism Australia
PO Box 2721
1006 Sydney
New South Wales
Australia.
Telephone: (00 61) 293 60 11 11
Web: www.australia.com

Australian Automobile Association
103 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra Act 2601
Australia.
Telephone:  (00 61) 262 47 73 11
Web: www.aaa.asn.au

CMCA - The Campervan & Motor home Club of Australia Ltd
P O Box 254
HRMC, Warabrook
New South Wales 2310.
Telephone (00 61)  249 78 87 88
Web: www.cmca.net.au

A good website that includes a forum, travellers' tales, photographs and links to other websites/organisations is www.motorhomesaustralia.net.

Campervan hire companies:

Campervans.com
Web: www.campervans.com
Telephone: 01579 351332    

Motorhome Bookers Ltd
Web: www.motorhomebookers.com
Telephone: 020 7193 2873

Around Australia Motorhomes  
Web:  www.aamotorhomes.com.au
Telephone: (00 61) 298 75 36 09                    

Britz
Web: www.britz.com
Telephone (00 61) 396 87 48 44

Kea Campers
Web: www.keacampers.com
Telephone (00 61) 870 07 55 40

Outback_Xplorer Pty Ltd
Web: www.outback-xplorer.com
Telephone (00 61) 732 03 23 47