Hooray For Summer: Cool Off in AU!

Oh summer; it’s a great time of the year. There are so many things that you can do when the weather is warm. From spending time at the beach to exploring the outdoors, road tripping in an Australian campervan hire during the summer is an experience that you won’t regret. You’ll undoubtedly make memories that will last a lifetime.

From the fun cities to the gorgeous landscapes, Australia definitely has some iconic destinations that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a place with friendly people, fun yet wild nature, and beautiful beaches.

Of course, it’s probably going to get a little too hot for comfort once the temperatures peak. So when it gets stinking hot, where do you go to cool off? Well, the following are some great spots for staying cool during the summer in Australia:

  • The Great Ocean Road

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The Great Ocean road is a gorgeous area that is well known for beautiful views and spectacular destinations. It’s a fabulous spot to visit when you’re travelling in the summer and just need to cool off. There are several different beaches to visit along the way. Torquay Beach, Anglesea Beach, Bells Beach, and the 12 Apostles are all amazing places to visit while in the area. From surfing to breathtaking views, there are plenty of reasons to travel on the Great Ocean Road to these beach destinations.

  • 75 Mile Beach
    When there never seems to be enough beach for you, visit the 75 Mile Beach. From driving in a 4WD to see the beauty to walks and landing in an airplane, 75 Mile Beach is a gorgeous strip of sand and water on Fraser Island in Queensland. Just be aware that you may only want to wade into the water, as sharks call this place their home. Also, the currents are pretty rough during certain times of the year. Some highlights are Indian Head and the Maheno Shipwreck.
  • Hyams Beach

"Hyams Beach" BY Christopher Eden via flickr.com/photos/chriseden/5213620467 under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 2.0. Full license terms at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0If you’re looking for clear water that you can wade in and sand that is as white as can be, don’t hesitate to visit Hyams Beach. It’s a great spot for relaxing and swimming with the kids. It’s Australia’s version of paradise and it’s definitely a place that you’ll want to include on your itinerary while traveling in a campervan hire.

  • Laughing Waters
    A fitting name for a great place to cool off, Laughing Waters is a set of water pools near Eltham. Surrounded by the bush with water rapids nearby, this is a fun spot for relaxing in nature and for getting a glimpse of Australian nature. If you’re traveling with children, Laughing Waters is an ideal location for water fun that isn’t a beach. But, as with any river rapids, exercise caution with them.
  • Figure Eight Pools

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It isn’t the safest place to go and you shouldn’t try to visit with kids, but if you’re up to adventure, try exploring the area and go to Figure Eight Pools. These pools are gorgeous and fun to sit in, plus they look pretty cool! Just be careful to only visit in low-tide and to be cautious when walking in the area. Make sure to check conditions before going to avoid having to get air-lifted out of the area.

  • Gunlom Infinity Pools
    This natural “infinity” pool is gorgeous, cool, and will reward you with stunning views of the scenery below. You can hike up to the Gunlom Infinity pools at Gunlom Falls and find a place to cool off after putting in some effort. Not only is the park worth visiting any time of the year with gorgeous views and nature, but in the summer, it’s the perfect spot for a dip.  Bring your camera and enjoy a cool swim as you look at the landscape below. Be aware that you can’t just swim anywhere in Gunlom; crocodiles call this area their home.
  • Wineglass Bay
    Freycinet National Park is already a place that you should plan to visit, but if you’re looking for a “water hole” for cooling off in during the summer, go to Wineglass Bay. A gorgeous bay with clear waters and white sand making it a romantic little spot that is easy to swim in and perfect for pictures.


While it may get quite hot in Australia, the country has some iconic beaches and water pools that are worth your time. Gorgeous views, fascinating landscapes, and interesting experiences are waiting for you in the Down Under. The weather is warm and the sun is scorching, making this a perfect time to visit the beautiful waters of Australia.

If you’ve been wanting to road trip in a campervan hire around Australia, summer is a fun time to do so. It’s a great time to enjoy some of Australia’s most popular spots when the weather is warm enough for a day in the water.

Hippie Camper Tips For Budget-Friendly NZ Travel

With the holidays  just around the corner, you may be wondering how you can travel on a budget while still enjoying the comfort that comes from  traveling in a camper van hire. After all, you shouldn’t have to put off your road trip throughout a beautiful country such as New Zealand due to budget constraints.

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5 Epic Reasons to Road Trip in Your 20’s

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You’ve probably heard older people tell you what you should and shouldn’t do in your youth, but one tip that you should listen to is to travel while you’re young. Your twenties are the best time to get out, experience the world and try new things. A time will come for you to do the more serious things in life, but for now you should take advantage of your energy and youth, and go on road trips in a camper van hire.

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Melbourne In Full Bloom: Spring Activities You Shouldn’t Miss

Spring in Australia is as beautiful as you could imagine. From the incredible weather to the gorgeous landscapes, it’s the ideal place and time for a road trip in a campervan. One of the best places to visit during the spring is Melbourne.

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Say Farewell to Winter in Rotorua

Winter has had its glorious time in the spotlight, but now it’s time to start saying farewell to this beautiful time of the year in New Zealand with some hot springs in Rotorua. If you are on a road trip in a campervan hire, New Zealand will not run out of things that would definitely take your breath away.

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There are so many incredible things about winter in Rotorua – or any season for that matter – and we have compiled some of our favourite reasons why everyone should experience what this area has to offer This region is perfect regardless of rain or shine – or snow.


A Bit of History

While you can see evidence of a rich Maori culture throughout New Zealand, nowhere else is quite like Rotorua. Rotorua is where you can still catch a glimpse of the Maori customs and traditions and even visit some historical locations.

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The first people to make this area their home were the Maori people, in the 14th century, and they still live in the area. A man named Ihenga is believed to have been the first person to discover this part of New Zealand. The area has seen eruptions of both volcanoes and geysers throughout its history, but this has resulted in a unique and gorgeous landscape that welcomes thousands of visitors a year.

Since its beginnings, Rotorua has always been a special region that has drawn people from all over the world to visit. It’s unique location, culture, and beauty made it a popular spot then and a much-coveted vacation destination today.

Why Should You Visit?

If you have yet to visit Rotorua in a campervan hire New Zealand has some of the most reliable rental van companies you can work with. In any case you wouldn’t want to miss checking out this geothermal destination on a road trip in the country. Here’s why:

  • The hot springs. With the weather still a bit cold, why not go warm up in the hot springs that Rotorua is known for."New Zealand: Polynesian Thermal Spa in Rotorua" BY Eli Duke via flickr.com/photos/elisfanclub/6188201982 under a Creative Commons attribution CC BY-SA 2.0. Full license terms at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    You will be sure to enjoy the relaxing sensation of the cool air outside while soaking in the warm waters of the Rotorua hot-springs.


  • The people. Visit Te Puia, where you will find amazing remnants of the Maori culture. From houses to weaponry, there is plenty for you to learn about this interesting culture. Also, Kiwis are, as a rule, a friendly and welcoming people, so you can be sure you will feel at home in this area.


  • The beauty. The area is full of incredible natural beauty."Lake Rotoiti" BY Sid Mosdell via flickr.com/photos/sidm/5807765796. Under a Creative Commons attribution CC BY 2.0. Full license terms at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0

    From the lakes (Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti) to the rivers, the Rotorua area is made up of natural wonders that will make you want to take as many pictures as possible to capture the beauty, forever.


  • The mountain biking trails. Rotorua is well-known for being a great place to go mountain biking. With the Whakarewarewa Forest as one of its main cycling destinations and plenty of bike competitions and festivals throughout the year, it’s no wonder that cyclists come from all over the world to visit this amazing place, no matter the weather.


  • The white water rafting. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little chilly out. Winter doesn’t stop people from having fun in Rotorua."South island rafting" BY Flying Kiwi Tours via flickr.com/photos/flyingkiwitours/14119422182 under a Creative Commons attribution CC BY 2.0. Full license terms at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0

    White water rafting is a fun river activity that many people participate in on the Kaituna River, no matter what season it is. Are you brave enough for it?

What to Bring?

To ensure that you go to Rotorua fully prepared for all the fun to be had, the weather, and your planned activities, following are some things that you want to make sure to pack for a satisfactory Rotorua visit:

  • Swimming gear. From bathing suits to sandals, you want to be sure to bring anything you could think of needing for water fun. Also, be sure to bring sunscreen. While it may be winter, the sun still shines here and you will be happy you brought it.
  • Cycling gear. If you are planning on enjoying some mountain biking while in Rotorua, make sure to bring the right clothing and shoes for it. While you may not have to bring your own bike (you can rent one here), you want to make sure to be comfortable for mountain biking.
  • Sweaters and jackets. While winter is on its way out, there may still be some cool days. It doesn’t hurt to come with some things to keep you warm should a chilly day happen. The last thing that you want to do is get sick on your trip.
  • Plenty of outdoor clothing. You will be sure to be spending a lot of time outdoors, so go ahead and pack your outdoor clothing for your Rotorua trip.
  • Nice clothing. Of course, you will want to get to know more than just the outdoors, so make sure to bring clothing for dinners and nights out.


If you are planning a road trip in a camper van hire New Zealand, you don’t want to miss out on visiting Rotorua. It’s interesting, beautiful, and full of fun things to do.