A trip like this requires significant planning and preparation and it is helpful to consider the following 5 things before you go.
Drivinga round Australia will take around 14 Days - about 15,000km. While you can drive around Australia's mainland in around 14 days with only brief overnight stops and very little sightseeing most people recommend taking at least 3 months to really make it worthwhile. The actual journey itself on Highway 1 is around 15,000 kilometres.
Australia is a large continent and as such has different climate zones with the Northern parts of the country considered tropical and humid and the Southern parts cooler and drier. There is also the Wet Season to contemplate, as this often closes roads and national parks in the Northern parts of the country during November and May. Bushfires can also be a hazard, particularly in the Southern states during summer.
Whether you are planning on taking your own car or renting the perfect vehicle from 1300 Meteor Rentals, you will need to firstly decide what type of vehicle you need. Are you planning on going off-road, so a 4WD might be required? Or are you going to tow a caravan and require a more robust vehicle?
A well-stocked first aid kit is essential. Also pack extra drinking water, fuel, fire extinguisher, spare tyre, oil, coolant and jumper leads. Hopefully, these items will never be required, but you will be pleased to have them if a situation arises. Ensure you have access to an up-to-date GPS, mapping apps on your phone and some back-up hard copy maps as well. It may also be a good idea to obtain a satellite phone.
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