Picture this: you’ve booked flights, locked in your camper hire and you’re eager to discover the land down under. Stunning Sydney is Australia’s most famous city. Boasting iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It’s also the perfect place to start your self-drive holiday.
It’s an exciting time. We know you’re itching to hit the road, but there’s nothing worse than driving tired, especially after a full day’s travel. We strongly suggest booking your first night’s accommodation prior to arriving in Sydney. You’ll thank us later! It’s important to be organised on the road, as freedom camping is often prohibited.
Not only do caravan parks provide power to connect your appliances, the facilities and amenities are just as great. Depending on your travel plans, we’ve found three places to stay on your first night picking up from Sydney.
We’ve partnered with Apollo Motorhome Holidays to offer great prices on all your vehicle rentals. Just hit the vehicle hire tab on the Campstay home page to book your campervan, motorhome or car.
Staying in Sydney
Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills
Ingenia Holidays Sydney Hills is the ideal place to stay on your first night. Just out of the bustling city and home to great facilities. There are plenty of great reasons to stay:
30 minutes north-west of Sydney – one hour north of Apollo’s rental branch
Central to Sydney’s northern beaches, national parks and Blue Mountains
Variety of motorhome and camping sites to suit all budgets
Wonderful facilities – swimming pool, BBQ areas and children’s playground.
Want to kick-start your trip on absolute beachfront? Turn your aussie dreams into reality at NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort. From a variety of spacious powered sites to tropical swimming pools. You’ll never want to leave! Here are a few great reasons to stay:
Set on a stunning beachfront.
Ultimate city escape.
Variety of powered & camping sites to suit your rental campervan/motorhome hire.
Surrounded by natural bushland.
Tropical heated pool with spa and waterslide, bike hire and on-site café.
So, you’ve picked up your rental motorhome from Brisbane, and you’re excited to explore Australia. Beautiful Brisbane (also known as the river city) is the perfect gateway to sunny Queensland. Queensland is home to many tropical rain forests, picture-perfect beaches and so much more.
We strongly recommend booking your first night’s accommodation before you arrive in Brisbane. We know you’re keen to get on the road, but driving when tired can be very dangerous, particularly after a long-haul flight.
Camping on the side of the road in Brisbane is strictly prohibited; you must stay in a caravan park or designated campground. Luckily, staying at a caravan park offers many other advantages. If you book a powered site, you’ll be able to connect your camper van to electricity. You’ll also have access to amenities like camp kitchens and swimming pools.
We’ve found three places to stay on your first night after picking up your rental vehicle from Brisbane, depending on your travel plans.
While you can’t travel everywhere right now, we want to indulge your travel bug. Welcome to our virtual lap of Australia. We will show you some of our favourite places along the way, feeding your visual senses and creating some serious travel inspo.
Starting in Brisbane – Queensland we’ll work our way down through New South Wales, around Victoria, and all the way to the southernmost tip of Tasmania. We’ll head back up along the South West through South Australia and around west to Western Australia. We’ll then travel up north to the Northern Territory. Finally, we’ll go all the way back to Queensland; we’ll explore the tip-top of Australia and Cape York before heading back, ending our virtual lap of Australia on the Sunshine Coast.
Lapping Australia is definitely a goal to add to the bucket list. While you’re waiting to get started, add our virtual lap of Australia to your reading list. We hope you feel inspired to plan your next road trip when it is safe to do so. When the time is right, we encourage you to support local your communities and tourism industry. Campstay is proudly Australian owned and operated – we’d love to help book your accommodation.
Home to world class waves, ripper weather and over 50,000km of coastline, it’s no surprise Australia is the ultimate place for all things surf! We’ve picked our favourite surfing spots around oz, so be sure to check them out on your next road trip.
Welcome to part two of our epic whole-country New Zealand road trip. If you missed it, you can read part one here. We left off after travelling from the top of New Zealand’s North Island down to Wellington.