A 4WD Adventure is a must-do when you’re travelling around Australia. There is after all, no better way to immerse oneself in the wild beauty the country is so famous for. If you’re still undecided what type of 4WD to rent for your holiday, Apollo Motorhome Holidays can help you choose the best vehicle for your needs.
But scoring the perfect vehicle is just the first step towards your great Australian adventure. Not sure where to go? No Worries! We’ve listed some of our favourite travel routes you can take our 4WDs to!
From Alice Springs To Uluru
You really can’t say you’ve experienced Australia’s outback without driving the length of the Red Centre, which starts in Alice Springs and commences in the majestic surrounds of Kings Canyon, Kota Tjuta and of course, Uluru. The trip would take at least 5 days to complete, but we promise that the beauty of the region is worth the drive. In fact, we won’t be surprised if you’d choose to stay longer!
From Alice Springs, you’ll come across breathtaking canyons, waterholes and hot air balloon rides during sunrise,. Once you arrive at Uluru, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied: from riding quad bikes and camels across the desert to watching Aboriginal dance performances and visiting art galleries. Regardless of how you decide to spend your time in the area, a 4WD adventure to the Red Centre is one you will never forget.
Do The NT! Drive From Darwin To Katharine
The Northern Territory is home to a particular 4WD scenic route, and it starts from Darwin, ending in Katherine. This route is popularly known as Australia’s Nature’s Way, which is a 550-kilometre drive that is best broken down in 7 days, although you’d easily find other routes that allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
Do not miss stopping at Adelaide River for their famous croc riverboat cruise, on your way to Katharine. Ditto in Kakadu, so you can marvel at the region’s wealth of wildlife, rock art galleries and Buley Rockhole. When you arrive at Katharine, take a dip in the region’s natural hot springs. There are also several national parks you can set up camp in.
Brave The Gibb River Road
For a truly one-of-a-kind adventure, take on the Gibb River Road 4WD route and be rewarded with gorgeous canyons, ancient Aboriginal culture and cattle stations stretching for several kilometres in all directions. If you’re looking for adventures, this famous 660-kilometre stock route will never disappoint. Make sure though, that you’ve stocked up on food, water, fuel and other camping essentials before you go on your way.
BY Phil Whitehouse
From Broome, stop at Windjana Gorge National Park, which is part of a 350-million year old reef system in the Napier ranges. Explore the area’s rich wildlife and cool wading pools. Tunnel Creek National park is next, which is home to Western Australia’s oldest caves. Go on torch-lit walks to experience the underground world of freshwater crocodiles and bats. Cap off your trip with a stop at Bell Gorge, the 100-metre tumbling waterfall with gorgeous views from its cliff tops.
Now that you know where to go, all there’s left to do is secure a 4WD to take you to these off the beaten track locations. So say goodbye to the crowds and rushing to keep up with tour groups. The road less travelled is more exciting and memorable with reliable 4WD vehicles from Apollo Motorhomes. Check out our website to book your vehicle today!