Spring time in Australia is one of the best times to hit the road, you beat the summer heat or the top-end ‘wet’ season. Looking for inspiration? Look no further, we have the perfect road trip and the perfect SUV.
SUVs are perfect for a driving holiday, they carry more people efficiently which is important if you have a large group or family, they have extra storage, more horsepower and they’re cool. You feel like you’re on a road trip in an SUV, right?
Redspot has a great selection of SUVs at very competitive rates, including: Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Xtrail, Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Outlander.
The Northern Territory is a place full of rich experiences, culture, art, and exquisite landscapes that will take your breath away. There are some easily accessible areas you can drive to which are all accessed via sealed roads. An easy trip is Nature’s Way Drive – this scenic trip takes you through Kakadu and Nitmiluk Nationals Parks and brings you back to Darwin again. A round trip of 457 kilometres, making it a delightful 3-5 day drive. Collect your SUV from Darwin Airport.
The south coast of New South Wales, is always magnificent no matter what season, but in Spring it comes into its own. Lush green hills, the Seacliff Highway, small village towns to stop and enjoy the local bakery, pie shop or a pub grub meal or two. Fantastic national parks and dense rainforests, great beaches, beautiful sand and excellent surf – free of school holiday crowds.
The drive from Cairns to Port Douglas and Daintree is around 110kms – all major roads are sealed. Driving yourself is one of the best ways to explore this region. Plus, you can extend your return trip by driving back from Port Douglas through the Tableland National Park and experience more tropical nature. Rainy season kicks in late November to April. So be quick.
Australia’s third largest island, easily accessible by the Sea Link ferry (drive on and drive off), is one of best places to visit in Spring. Soaring cliffs and rugged coastlines, dense national parks, towering sand dunes, and untouched beaches, amazing wild life including fur seals and fairy penguins, plus the local food and wine are pretty decent as well. A marvellous place to spend a week and an SUV makes it even better.
A road trip down the east coast of Tasmania will lead you to many of Tassie’s most delicious experiences in some of its most beautiful locations. Collect your SUV from either Launceston or Hobart Airports – you can start your Great Eastern Drive road trip from St Helens in the north, or Orford in the south. Stop off along the way at the world’s best beaches, visit cellar doors to taste award-winning cool climate wines, taste the region’s wonderful produce and seafood and explore its famous national parks.
Can you ever get tire of this Australian National Heritage listed road? The short answer: NO. The Great Ocean Road is one of world’s most scenic coastal drives – take a day, take a week – this 243 klms stretch of tar does not disappoint. The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Bay of Islands, Lorne Beach, Teddy’s Lookout are just a few of the top attractions. Pick up your SUV from Melbourne CBD locations, Melbourne or Avalon Airports or Geelong.
Kalbarri National Park is a six- and a half hour drive north of Perth. This impressive national park can be found on the lower reaches of the Murchison River which has cut a magnificent 80 km gorge through the red and white sandstone creating amazing formations that make your jaw drop. Nature’s Window/The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head are spots to definitely stop at. Plus, Kalbarri’s wildflowers are at their best in spring and early summer with over 1,100 varieties of wildflowers, from Grevilleas to feather flowers.