Summer is definitely that time of the year when you’re just ready for a vacation! You’ve been dreaming of that perfect getaway with your family. You’ve planned all the places you’re gonna see, all the food your taste buds will be in for and, of course, all the fun you’re gonna have!

Now, you might be thinking that you’ve got it all your travelling plans outlined but you don’t have a car yet. So why not arrange an exciting self-drive campervan getaway with your loved ones with Apollo Motorhomes?

Don’t let this summer vacation go to waste and  rent an RV with us today!

We’ll make sure you have an scorchingly hot summer through the specials, low prices and great deals we offer!

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Image courtesy of Andy via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Top 10 Tourism Destinations for Summer 2014!

Whether it’s an adventure with the family you are looking for, a scenic tour of the country or a quick escape to relax, we’ve got you covered in this blog. And even better, here’s a list of places to go with our campervans and why you should go there:

Queensland Summer Destinations

1 Sunshine Coast, Southeast, Queensland

With a stunning collection of golden beaches, captivating and scenic drives, bountiful wildlife and anything fanciful and pleasant, the Sunshine Coast only waits for you to take in its beauty. With an average of 7 hours sunlight exposure, it truly is an ideal place for outdoor activities to refresh, relax and be revitalised.

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Image courtesy of Steve Garner via Flickr/ CC BY 2.0

If you’re arriving from the airport in Queensland, we have a campervan branch conveniently located in Brisbane, only an hour away from the Sunshine Coast. You can choose from among the many campervans and motorhomes configurations we have that will best serve your accommodation and transport needs.

2 The Great Barrier Reef

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the Great Barrier Reef from everywhere where but wouldn’t it be nice to see it in real life too? The Great Barrier Reef, which is considered to be one of the wonders of the natural world, is the only living thing that’s visible from the outer space!

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Image courtesy of Tchami via Flickr/ CC BY 2.0

The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with biodiversity with hundreds and thousands of coral, fish, bird, whale and dolphin species populating the marine life. Get in touch with nature by going bird watching, snorkelling or diving! If you’re lucky, you might even catch the spectacle of turtle hatching on the beach and as Squirt from Finding Nemo would say: “Sweeeet!”

A drive from Sunshine Coast is possible especially with by campervan hire from us. But if this is the starting point of your adventures, then our branch in Cairns is all set to assist you with any vehicle type and configuration for that much deserved Queensland summer adventure!

Western Australia

3 Coral Coast

if you haven’t had enough of the mesmerising marine life in Australia, then a drive to the Coral Coast is just the thing for you! Shark and whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and other aquatic animals are sure to pique your interest and your summer adventure will be unlike any other!

Spanning an area of more than 1,000 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, unique landscapes, world heritage sites and an amazing collections flora and fauna, Western Australia’s Coral Coast is a favourite destination among tourists and locals alike.

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Image courtesy of Trey Guinn via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Your summer adventure drive in Coral Coast will start from Cervantes and will end in Exmouth. Making your trip even cooler are splendid natural phenomenon such as the Pinnacles Desert, Stromatolites, Nature’s Window, blowholes, Shell Beach, coral reefs relaxing beaches along the coast!

If you’re around the Perth area, we have a campervan branch located there ready to help you. Get a 4WD today to fully appreciate your Coral Coast adventure.

New South Wales Summer Getaways

4 Blue Mountains

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Image courtesy of Tony Hammond via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Have you tried bushwalking? If not, then you definitely should! Bushwalking is one of the best ways to discover the area’s natural attractions. There are different approved paths and trails that are suited for all comfort levels anyone in your family can enjoy!

One of the most popular destinations you can bushwalk in Australia is in Blue Mountains! The mountains is full of events for the entire year from cultural and food-themed to nature-based bushwalks to festivals, carnivals and even Halloween parties! You can also get a dose of the region’s Aboriginal history and culture through guided walks, artwork exhibitions and traditional performances.

Start your summer campervan road-trip here by heading to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This is one of the country’s most spectacular icons. The surrounding towns Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley,Mount Victoria, Springwood, Wentworth Falls, Hartley, Lithgow and Oberon offer a lot of restaurants to choose from as well as an unending assortment of fun things to do.

5 Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park is said to be one of the best places to see when you’re in Wentworth. For a day’s trip, you can see the Mungo Lookout for a beautiful and expansive view of Lake Mungo. Many tourists say that the lake is a spiritual place as the people from the

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Image courtesy of Sylvain SECHET via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Aborigines find it very significant. Then you can head on to participate in an Aboriginal Discovery Tours for even more activities conducted by the Aboriginal rangers.

There are a lot of campsites to choose from once you’ve decided to have your campervan hire with us. You can go to the Main Camp which is only 2 kilometres away from the Visitor Centre or the Belah Camp for those who want to be nearer the Mungo track,

Also, get ready to be amazed as you witness the distinctly light, desert landscapes and an oasis of lakes around Broken Hill, historically known as Silver City-the former mining town.

6 Hunter Valley

Take full advantage of a camping holiday in Hunter Valley. The oldest wine growing region, it is home to a lot of world-class wineries, vineyards, health spas and up to 150 cellar doors. Sample elegant wines from cellar doors and partner it with local cheeses, visit the historic 1866 Audrey Wilkinson winery that has a museum with original wine making equipment.

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Image courtesy of Matthew Perkins via Flickr/ CC BY NC 2.0

Outdoor summer activities that can be enjoyed in Hunter Valley includes golf, walking, biking or probably just spending a refreshing spa in one of the valley’s many offerings.

If you’re in the vicinity of Sydney, which is two hours away from Hunter Valley, we have a branch there ready to assist you plan the best campervan experience for you and your loved ones this summer!

Summer Adventure in Adelaide

7 Adelaide Hills

Summer in Adelaide Hills is definitely something that you must do through a campervan getaway! A summer drive to Adelaide City will take you to a warm and dry haven that is Adelaide Hills. Tour cellar doors and spend the day visiting them and sampling world-renowned wine varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Image courtesy of _sam_I_am_ via Flickr/ CC -NC-SA BY 2.0

There are event throughout the summer that you can go to like wine appreciations and festivals. You can even have a pre-luncheon tasting or better yet, savour the wine served while you dine in one of the restaurants here. Sounds mighty tempting right?

8 Barossa Valley

Like much of the valleys in Adelaide, Barossa Valley is no exception to being full of vineyards as it offers an exciting opportunity to visit more than 70 cellar doors and 150 wineries nestled here. The Barossa Valley is famous for its fresh produce and award-winning restaurants that you’ll surely want your tastebuds to revel in.

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Image courtesy of Richard Ellis via Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY NC 2.0

Make sure you’ll be able to drive through food and wine trails that are carefully and intricately designed. The Barossa Valley is not only a place for wine, but it is also a place for relaxation and unwinding with golf courses and day spas.

Ready for a summer campervan adventure in Adelaide? Our campervan branch in Adelaide is ready to assist you pick out the best mode of transportation and accommodation available from our roster that will enable you to fully enjoy any of the locations mentioned above.

Victoria Summer Destinations

9 Grampians National Park

The spanning craggy and rugged mountain terrain of Grampians is as old as Dreamtime but your adventure here does not need to be just a dream. Turn it into reality this to a fun-filled summer and get ready to view beautiful wildflower displays, along with a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, and an abundance of Aboriginal rock art sites.

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Image courtesy of Rexness via Flickr/ CC BY SA 2.0

Activities that you can do here are trekking, fishing or canoeing and discover and see Australian Wildlife such as emus, koalas, kangaroos and wedge-tailed eagles and other fauna in their natural habitat as well while exploring the national park. You can also explore the expansive sandstone mountains and scale the dramatic rock formations.

10 The Great Ocean Road Adventure

Now this is the drive where you’ll get to see a lot of natural landscapes, flora and fauna and world-class surfing location!  This Australian National heritage will allow you to see breathtaking coastline and see and even ride monster waves of Bells Beach and Apollo bay or laze away in the sandy beach of Lorne. Get a closer look on the wildlife and take in majestic views and natural marvels like the Twelve Apostles!

Image courtesy of LBDphotos (Elizabeth & Graeme) via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Image courtesy of LBDphotos (Elizabeth & Graeme) via Flickr/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Our motorhome branch in Melbourne is always available to help you arrange your self-drive campervan summer getaway in the Victoria region today.

There is so much to see and enjoy every summer in Australia. The real trick is to plan ahead so you won’t be wasting precious time with the whole family,  get-together and enjoy the great outdoors. So, whatever your choice maybe, be sure to pack a lot of enthusiasm, energy and enjoy your summer to the max!

All you have to do is book a campervan with us. If you need any transportation for any of these tourist destinations (and are feeling a mid-year holiday coming on) get in touch by clicking this link!