Campervan relocation Australia
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Mar 3, 2008 11:07 PM Last Post By: ianw6705
Mar 3, 2008 6:13 PM
Mar 3, 2008 6:51 PM
16For anyone interested in doing a Campervan Relocation from one who has done a few rather than just looked at a web site about it.
. Campervanning in an overnight location is akin to comfortable camping, and the birds or urban noise will easily awaken you early.
. Early as any some travellers can tell you is a great way to start, either an early breke or an hour or so on the road if needing to get away from a heavy traffic area.
. So a couple of hundred kilometres or so to next pitstop is done easy early morning, and add on another hundred or so and you do not have to do too many in afternoon to achieve 500.
And then there's this:
" You can travel for years here hoping against hope, but ultimately accept that Australia is like wallpaper - the pattern repeats every 100 km. " from another.
Interpreting that sensibly on the longer haul locations can in fact mean that there will be lengthy stretches for which a half hour stop here and there to stretch your legs is all you'll possibly do.
. Days like that could see you covering close to a 1000 km., and then you have a whole drive free day up your sleeve you can allocate to more interesting areas.
Just a bit of simple planning involved.
Mar 3, 2008 7:11 PM
17It is 4,245 km Perth to Darwin on the highways - let's add 1600 km for diversions to Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay / Exmouth, Karijini NP. And standbycars.com.au allows nine days Perth > Darwin, so that is 650 km per day - every day - without stopping anywhere. Anywhere at all - just driving until your eyes pop, and you want to kill your partner.
How many days is Kalbarri worth "larc"? Or Shark Bay? Ningaloo Reef, or Karijini NP or Nitmiluk or ...?
You are talking nonsense if you think you can do a standard relocation along this coast and enjoy anything of it. You can't even do it on 500 km a day average and get there on time. And if you don't see the things listed, then just fly. There is no free lunch - standard relocations (even if you can find one that suits and actually score it) are for tick-a-box tourists. Nothing wrong with it I guess, but to suggest it is anything otherwise is very misleading.
Ask someone who has driven the coast.
Mar 3, 2008 10:28 PM
18The first part of any travelling planning is usually to determine what you want to see and how far you want to travel for it, making out yes, a plan.
Again : You can't even do it on 500 km a day average and get there on time.
Perth to Darwin has Broome in between you might know, and I've said enough times here that you're best to look at doing the trips in steps and getting additional days where possible and so your nine can grow for the side trips.
But at the end of the day, I'm not making it out to be something that it isn't but if there are relocations that suit people, then they do - quite simple.
Have a look but do not consider that you are being force fed as ianw likes to do often.
Mar 3, 2008 11:07 PM
19So you have driven the West Coast "larc"? Had a snorkel at Ningaloo Reef? Done the Loop Walk at Kalbarri? Marvelled at the stromatolites of Hamlyn Pool? Fed the dolphins at Monkey Mia? Checked the barren landscapes of Wyndham? Seen the Karijini NP gorges?
Until you have done any of things you know nothing of which you speak. Perhaps answer the 1770 questions - there's a good lad.
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