Your road trip starts in Sydney! This is both Australia's largest city and Australia's cultural capital. Almost all travels in Australia begins and ends in Sydney. We can help you find the perfect campervan or car for your road trip in Australia, but if you are planning on buying a car Sydney will have the most options, as well. Buying is a great option if you are planning on driving around for a long time (more than just some months) and know your way around and engine in case it breaks down on a backroad or in the bush. If you plan to get off the A1 and experience some more rural parts of Australia, we also advice that you either buy or rent a 4 wheel-drive. Some roads in Australia are gravel roads, so renting a powerful car can be a good idea.
Take a few days to explore Sydney. Visit the opera house, the Olympic city and Bondi Beach. Enjoy the sunshine and if you throw down a cold Foster's or two down, you're guaranteed to get a sense of the Aussie vibe. Once you have a car or a campervan it's time to hit the roads. The end target of the trip is Cairns in the north, Australia's action sports and diving capital.
Your best friend on the trip will be the A1 main road that takes you all the way up to Cairns. But remember to take plenty of detours from the A1 to the smaller side roads. It's rarely on the highway that the greatest experiences await. It is not unusual to see a kangaroo or two crossing your way on an Australian road trip, so be aware!