Drive North or South: 14-16 days
Now, after soaking up the Sydney life, you might encounter a fork in the road in whether to travel north to Cairns and the home of the Great Barrier Reef or head south to Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Both trips are similar distances and offer multiple stops on the way. Heading north along the coast down the A1 and M1, you will encounter Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and Brisbane before reaching the Sunshine Coast into Queensland and Cairns.
This route is a popular camper road trip for good reason and can be achieved at relative leisure within three weeks after spending some days in Sydney.
Expect captivating coastlines, surfing paradises and constant good times. And with some beachside locations providing free campervan parking [Link to ‘Campervan Parking Australia’ blog], you can save money as you travel to afford a few more cold ones as you sit back and savour the experience.
In the other direction from Sydney, you can drive South to Melbourne, visiting a few national parks along the way. From one metropolis to the next, you’ll arrive in (arguably) Australia’s trendiest city, where you can enjoy a similar city lifestyle to what you had in Sydney.
From Melbourne, you can head down the iconic Great Ocean Road, marvelling at the 12 apostles and sunning some stunning beaches on your way to Adelaide.
Perth or Uluru (Ayres Rock) 3-4 days
Finally, with just a few days left, it’s up to you whether you want to go west for some more incredible coastline or travel inland to Uluru and see one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.
Because after travelling the East Coast, you probably won’t have enough time to visit the Northern Territory and West Coast unless you break up your campervan hire with flights along the way.
Standing taller than the Eiffel Tower at 348 meters high above the surrounding plain, Uluru remains one of Australia’s most recognisable icons. From Melbourne or Cairns, you can fly to Alice Springs, where you can enjoy a night or two in a lively outback town before making your way to Uluru.
Alternatively, you can experience some of the clearest water and whitest sandy beaches in the world with another road trip but this time along the West Coast, starting in Perth and heading north or south.
Either way, get stoked for a sick time!