AustraliaTravel Tips

Essential tips for your camper van trip in Australia

Australia is one of the best places in the world to explore in a camper van. With it’s long drives, never ending coastlines and impressive scenery it is no wonder that people flock here every year and get behind the wheel of a camper van. It is not just tourists that like to get behind the wheel, you will meet a lot of australian people on the road, they love to see what their fantastic country has to offer. There are numerous amounts of companies that you can choose from when selecting a camper van for your trip. The camper vans are always of a very high quality and will have all of the facilities that you require. If you’re looking for a great company, then hire a camper van in Perth from My Drive Holiday. Before you head out on to the open roads of Australia, take a look at my tips below to ensure that you get the most for your money.


 Get to grips with road tolls

If you are driving through the major cities in Australia you will more than likely find yourself on a toll road, a toll road is a road that you must pay to use. You can of course avoid toll roads, but in reality it is not worth your time to take a huge detour. The other roads will usually be quite busy and you won’t be able to travel as fast. You have to pay for the toll road before you arrive, this means that you can’t just turn up and pay at the booth. You can set up your payments if you visit the website of each state, you will be able to get a toll pass. Remember before you can do anything you have to have all the details for your vehicle.

Taking out the trash

You don’t just have to empty rubbish from your camper van, you will also have to get rid of water and septic waste, that is only if you have a toilet on board. It is relatively easy to get rid of the water, but you must remember that you shouldn’t just throw it anywhere. Usually you are able to dump your water at a gas station. For the septic waste it is a little more tricky. You have to find a place in a camper van park where you can get rid of septic waste – do your research before you leave home.

Shop smart for groceries

One of the most expensive things that you will be purchasing on your trip is fuel, the other is groceries. You can buy them both at the same time if you want to keep a strict budget. There are a lot of places that will give you a discount on your fuel if you buy over a certain amount of groceries or a lot of one chosen item. All you need to do is show your receipt when you buy the fuel. Fuel is expensive these days so you should try to save where you can.