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Virtual lap of Australia

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.

Virtual Lap of Australia – part one


Let’s start our virtual lap of Australia in Queensland. Starting in Brisbane, we’ll head towards New South Wales. I know it seems as if we are leaving out a lot of great Queensland destinations. Don’t worry, we would never do such a thing! We will be looping back around and ending our tour in the sunshine state.


The beautiful and vibrant city of Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and the capital of Queensland. Some of the must-do things in this modern city include:

  • Indulging at Eat Street Markets.
  • Taking a dip in Brisbane’s man-made beach in South Bank.
  • Watching a sunset from the top of Mt. Cootha.
  • Taking a selfie by the iconic BRISBANE sign in South Bank.
  • Cuddling a koala and seeing native wildlife at Lone Pine Koala. Sanctuary.
  • Seeing the city from above by taking a ride in the Wheel of Brisbane or walking up the Story Bridge.
  • Escaping the city and hike one of the many nearby bush trails.
Virtual lap of Australia . Ariel view of Brisbane city and the Brisbane River
Image by @koheihei.1217

Spend the day exploring the beautiful Brisbane City.

Virtual lap of Australia .View of Brisbane City and the River over the Story Bridge
Image by @britinbrisbane

See the many different colours of the story bridge in Brisbane city.

Take a selfie in front of the iconic Brisbane sign in South Bank.

Virtual lap of Australia . View from The Story Bridge walk
Image by @tourismaustralia

Book a climb up the story bridge and get a spectacular view of Brisbane City from above.

Forget the diet and indulge in a variety of delicious food truck menus at Eat Street Markets.

Virtual lap of Australia . City Cat on the brisbane river
Image by @tourismaustralia

Get around along the river on one of the City Cat ferries.

Virtual lap of Australia . Streets Beach pool in South Bank
Image by @wheresstan

Take a dip in the man-made beach at Streets Beach in South Bank.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is located on Australia’s east coast and is one of Australia’s best holiday destinations. The city is famed for its long sandy beaches and surfing spots.

The Goldy is packed with high-rise hotels and offers waterfront shopping, dining and a vibrant nightlife. Get your adrenaline pumping at one of the many nearby theme parks or escape to the green lungs of the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland. Here you’ll discover waterfalls, vineyards and wonders such as Springbrook National Park’s Natural Bridge. Trail through the famous National Parks leading to hidden waterfalls and magical lookouts.

Virtual lap of Australia . Surfers Paradise Beach with the Gold Coast City in the back round and a pink sunset
Image by @_harrrryy_

Tourist hot-spot Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast.

Virtual lap of Australia . Ariel view of Tallebudgera Beach with people swimming and relaxing
Image by @_harrrryy_

Soak up some sunshine on the pristine beach of Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast.

Virtual lap of Australia. Ariel photo above forest with a road going through and a white van
Image by @wheresstan

Take a scenic drive through the Gold Coast Hinterlands.

Take a hike through the Gold Coast Hinterland and view the spectacular Purling Brook Falls.

Virtual lap of Australia. natural rock pool with water falling through gap in rock
Image by @wheresstan

Enjoy the rock pools of Springbrook National Park.

Surroundings and along the way

Virtual lap of Australia. Kangaroo standing in a field of sunflowers
Virtual lap of Australia. Orange sunset over a field of sunflowers with a windmill
Images by @swaller4

An easy enough detour from our virtual lap of Australia. We can stop and smell the sunflowers at this beautiful field of sunflowers near Toowoomba.

End of virtual lap of Australia – part one

Stay tuned for part two of our virtual lap of Australia where we take you all around New South Wales and through The Australian Capital Territory.

We can’t wait to show you more beautiful Australian destinations!