Australian Adventures: What You Need To Know Before Your Road Trip
There is no better place than Australia to take the best road trip with your partner, friends, or relatives. The outback provides a diverse range of road trips, from adventurous and rough terrains to scenic coastlines and historic towns.
However, before you start planning your Australian road trip and look at Burswood car rental, there are some things that you need to bear in mind. Here, we look at some of them.
Take note of the speed limits
You should be doing this in any country that you intend to drive in, but Australia is particularly strict in this regard: always drive within the speed limit. You are now expected to pay about AUD 162 if you exceed the assigned speed limit by 13 km/h. And as the speed limit is increased, the price increases even further.
Aside from keeping an eye out for speed limit signs, make sure your rental car has GPS. In most cases, they notify you of the speed limit so you can adjust your driving accordingly.
Research where the campsites are
After you have decided which state or territory you want to visit, you will notice that there are several parks and reserves that campers can visit. Safe camping areas, charging stations, private showers, and picnic shelters are all generally available at these locations. If you find yourself on the road for an extended period of time, you can stop at any of the places for a small fee.
Research typical weather conditions
In Australia, as you can imagine, it is extremely hot, with some areas being hotter than others. For a more pleasant road trip, visit the southern and middle territories in the summer when it is cooler, and the northern territories in the winter.
Be prepared for poor cellphone service
If you are planning on going for hikes and long walks in remote areas, be prepared to lose cellphone signal regularly – if you get it at all. It is important to let someone know where you will be going, the route you intend on taking and what time you expect to be back. If you can get one, a satellite phone is always a good idea.
Think about the wildlife
Australia has more than its fair share of interesting wildlife and creatures, and while most, if you leave them alone will not cause you any harm at all, it is important to be aware of them and what to do if you are bitten. You also need to be prepared for animals to wander into the road, especially in more remote areas. It is not unusual for a kangaroo or an emu to take a walk in front of you in some places!
If you are taking kids, this is essential. While Australia is an incredibly beautiful and interesting place, it is also extremely big, and there may be hours and hours of driving in remote areas. Making sure you have some things to do in the car for those long drive is vital.