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Driving in Australia

Australia is a large country, as indicated by the comparison maps. In order to enjoy your holiday, we recommend that you research your intended travelling route thoroughly, particularly your travelling distances. It is far better to travel at a leisurely pace, exploring the many attractions of Australia, rather than spend each day driving long distances. Aim to cover 150 - 250 kilometres per day and you will experience Australia in comfort.

Safe Driving In Australia

When driving in Australia, you must always drive on the left hand side of the road, obey all traffic signals and signage, and wear a seatbelt whilst in a vehicle. The driver must have their licence with them at all times when driving. It is recommended that familiarise yourself with the Australian road rules before driving in Australia to ensure you have a safe and trouble free holiday.

*Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.

Travel Restrictions

To ensure your safety, Apollo has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles. Two Wheel Drive vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 500 metres long to recognised campgrounds.

Four Wheel Drive vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Apollo: Any Islands (excluding Tasmania), Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles and any other remote area. No vehicle is permitted on the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road , the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park and the Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York.

Restriction Maps
Western Australia - Kimberley Region
Northern Territory - Top End Region

Road Maps & Extra Information

All Apollo customers are supplied with a complimentary magazine when picking up their vehicle. This magazine includes discount vouchers, campground guides, travel tips, local/regional information and other helpful information. If you would like any more information, our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you decide where to go, what to see and the best routes to travel.

Breakdown & Accident Assistance

All Apollo vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. In the event you run into mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Apollo offers 24hour roadside assistance for your peace of mind. If you require assistance, please call Apollo on 1300 798 212 and we will help to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Australian toll roads

Please be on the look-out for toll roads as you tour Australia. You will likely pass through toll roads if you are driving your campervan through metropolitan Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria.

When driving a rental vehicle in Australia, you are responsible for paying toll fees, so it is important to be aware of these roads before you travel. Refer to the table below for an overview of Australian toll roads and how to pay*. Fees and charges to travel via toll roads vary by state.

Toll Road 
How to pay
Queensland  
Gateway Bridge, Gateway Extension and Logan Motorway Call 1300 046 842
CLEM 7 Tunnel Phone: 13 13 57 
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web: www.clem7.com
Go Between Bridge Phone: 13 13 57 
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web:  www.clem7.com
Airport Link M7
Phone: 1300 11 33 30
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web: http://www.flowtoll.com.au/
New South Wales
Before you travel in New South Wales, register for an e-PASS on www.roam.com.au,
or by phoning 13 86 55, or +61 138 655 For International Callers.
Cross City Tunnel
Call 1300 555 833
Eastern Distributor
Call 1300 555 833 (for Roam e-pass) or 1300 138 107 
M2 Call 13 76 26
Lane Cove Tunnel and Falcon Street Gateway
Call 13 76 26
M4 - Western Motorway
NO PAYMENT REQUIRED (exceptions are on some Entry Roads)
M5 - South West Motorway
Call 1300 555 833
Sydney Harbour Bridge Call 13 86 55
Sydney Harbour Tunnel
Call 13 18 65
M7 - Westlink
Call 13 86 55
Victoria
Western and Southern CityLink
You can purchase a CityLink pass prior to travel or by midnight on the third day after your nominated day of travel by calling 13 26 29, or at participating Australia Post Offices and the Melbourne Airport Carpark.
East Link Toll - Breeze You can buy a trip pass from www.eastlink.com.au, by calling 13 26 29, or at participating Australia Post Offices.

If you have a valid CityLink account, it works on EastLink and you shouldn't need to buy a trip pass.

*Please note: The table above has been compiled in good faith and was correct when published. Apollo is not liable should the information above be incorrect or incomplete.


Featured Australian Touring Routes

Have an adventure with an Apollo Campervan or Motorhome today! With our great variety of Featured Australian Touring Routes. You are sure to find the perfect route for your next Australian Holiday.

10 Day ultimate road trip in Western Australia

Start: Perth
End: Exmouth
Distance: 2290km


The Ultimate Road Trip winds its way from Perth to Exmouth in Western Australia, offering you every opportunity to immerse yourself in all that Australia's Coral Coast has to offer.

Day 1: Perth to Geraldton - Approx 420 kilometres
Travel north along the Indian Ocean Drive via the Pinnacles Desert. Continue north to Geraldton where you can treat yourself to some of the freshest seafood in WA, particularly the famous western rock lobster. Overnight: Geraldton

Day 2: Geraldton to Carnarvon - Approx 480 kilometres
Continue north to the tropical fruit town of Carnarvon. Sample the abundance of fresh flavours at local mango and banana plantations along the Gascoyne Food Trail. Overnight: Carnarvon

Day 3: Carnarvon to Exmouth - Approx 370 kilometres
Head north along the North West Coastal Highway to the pristine Ningaloo Reef and its unspoiled beaches. Between late March and early July swim with the giant whale sharks – the world’s largest fish. Overnight: Exmouth

Day 4: Exmouth
Spend your day snorkelling the vibrant coral gardens of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Nearby, Cape Range National Park offers rugged scenery of deep canyons, limestone ranges and spectacular gorges. Overnight: Exmouth

Day 5: Exmouth to Coral Bay - Approx 150 kilometres
Discover Coral Bay – a snorkeller’s paradise with calm, protected waters and hundreds of fish and coral species. Overnight: Coral Bay

Day 6: Coral Bay to Shark Bay - Approx 590 kilometres
Head south to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Follow the interpretive signage along the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive including the Stromatolites and Shell Beach. Overnight: Denham

Day 7: Shark Bay
Spend some time at the water’s edge meeting the friendly bottlenose dolphins of Monkey Mia (first feed is from 7:30am). Unwind on a cruise aboard a magnificent catamaran before ending your day wining and dining by the beach. Overnight: Monkey Mia

Day 8: Shark Bay to Kalbarri - Approx 390 kilometres
The popular coastal holiday town of Kalbarri is located at the mouth of the Murchison River, and is the last destination on your return journey. Overnight Kalbarri

Day 9: Kalbarri
Spend the day exploring the Murchison River gorges in Kalbarri National Park. Enjoy a fishing tour, river cruise or one of the many activities on offer. Overnight: Kalbarri

Day 10: Kalbarri to Perth - Approx 590 kilometres
Stop in at Kalbarri’s coastal gorges on your way south. Break your journey at charming Northampton, declared a historic town by the national trust in 1993 before continuing your journey south to Perth.

Big4 Holiday Parks presents the North Coast of NSW - A year round Family Playground

Stretching more than 900 kilometres, The Legendary Pacific Coast offers something new to explore around each turn. The rolling green hills, enchanting towns, friendly people and tourist destinations combine to create family holiday memories that last a lifetime. Those who know the hidden gems of the North Coast like the back of their hand are BIG4 Holiday Parks, with more than 20 holiday parks located right along the coast, there are so many unique experiences to be had.

Start your journey south from the top of NSW at BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park, where you can experience the wonder of the ocean on the North Coast in winter by taking the kids on a whale watching tour, before relaxing in the Park’s heated pool while the kids show you their best whale breaching impressions.

After listening to whale song, the kids can let their hair down to music of another sort at BIG4 Saltwater @ Yamba Holiday Park’s disco under the stars. The kids can groove the night away every Saturday in the school holidays while you plan a little peace and quiet at your next stop, BIG4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park. With an onsite Tranquillity Centre, you can enjoy a calming massage as the kids burn energy and build up an appetite on the GoKarts.

Continue along the coast to BIG4 Nambucca Holiday Park for a spot of fishing straight off the park, or drive a short distance to the V-Wall for fishing there, famous for its artwork covered rocks. Reel in your dinner and create an everlasting memory by painting a rock together.

If delicious local cuisine is a holiday highlight, just a quiet 65km drive away is the inviting seaside town of South West Rocks. It’s well worth paying a visit to the road side food stalls to find distinctive local ingredients to cook up a storm at in the impressive camp kitchen at BIG4 South West Rocks whilst the kids play in the fenced pool, heated spa and playground area.

With tummies full, continue your adventure south to be entertained by the renowned buskers on the Town Green near BIG4 Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park. After grooving the day away with Port Macquarie’s local musicians, settle in for a quiet night at BIG4 Sundowner Tiona Tourist Park and watch the unbelievable sunsets that settle over Wallis Lake. Then make your way to BIG4 Karuah Jetty and experience a bird watchers paradise right outside your cabin door.

For a daring wildlife encounter, you can feed the sharks and rays only a short drive from BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park at the Australian Shark and Ray centre. An exhilarating experience and the only place in the world where you can feed the creatures while in the water with them!

As you reach the final stop along your North Coast adventure, re-live all the exciting moments in the tropical resort pool complex at BIG4 NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park and plan your next holiday knowing that whatever getaway you choose, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime with BIG4.

Tasmania's Adventure Island 9 nights/10 days

Start & End: Hobart

Distance: 1135km

Day 1 - Hobart - Explore historic Battery Point and Salamanca Place. Experience the thrill of a downhill bike ride on Mt Wellington with Island Cycle Tours. Overnight Hobart.

Day 2 - Bruny Island eco-cruise - Spend the day with Bruny Island Charters and enjoy an amazing cruise from Adventure Bay along the coastline of South Bruny. See sheer-faced sea cliffs, seals, dolphins and sea eagles. Overnight Hobart.

Day 3 - Tasman Peninsula - (93km, 1 ½ hours). Explore the spectacular Tasman Peninsula and the convict history of Port Arthur. Take a cruise or an evening ghost tour. Overnight Port Arthur.

Day 4 - East Coast - (237 km, 3 hrs). Drive north along the East Coast to Freycinet National Park. Walk to Wineglass Bay, try abseiling, sea kayaking or a four-wheel motorbike tour. Overnight Freycinet.

Day 5 - East Coast to Launceston - (173 km, 2 ½ hours). Travel to Launceston. Take the chairlift ride across Cataract Gorge and discover the innovative Inveresk Cultural Precinct and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Overnight Launceston.

Day 6 - Launceston to Cradle Mountain (181 km, 2 ½ hours). Travel west to Cradle Mountain. On the way, get close to a Tasmanian devil at Trowunna Wildlife Park and tour the Marakoopa Caves to see the glow worms. Overnight Cradle Mountain.

Day 7 - Cradle Mountain - Enjoy a walk in Cradle Valley - circumnavigate Dove Lake or climb to the summit of Cradle Mountain. Indulge in a luxurious spa experience at Cradle Mountain Lodge. In the evening, take a wildlife-viewing tour. Overnight Cradle Mountain.

Day 8 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan (151km, 2 hours) Drive to Strahan - pause at Rosebery to walk to Montezuma Falls, the highest waterfall in the state. From Starhan, take an all-terrain vehicle tour to Henty Dunes or a scenic flight over the wilderness. Overnight Strahan.

Day 9 - Strahan
- Take an inspiring Gordon River cruise across Macquarie Harbour - or ride the West Coast Wilderness Railway through the King River Gorge and pristine wilderness to Queenstown. Overnight Strahan.

Day 10 - Strahan to Hobart (300km, 4 hours) Start early to drive through Queenstown to Hobart. Stretch your legs at Lake St Clair. Detour to Mt Field National Park and get close to a platypus at the Something Wild Wildlife Sanctuary. End in Hobart.

Helpful links

Apollo helps you discover Australia's best attractions

Outback Queensland Travellers' Guide 2013 
Planning a self-drive holiday to Outback Queensland? Be sure to read the Outback Queensland Travellers Guide before you go for all the inside tips and tricks to make your motorhome holiday an outback adventure to remember.
Visit Guide 
Motorhomes Australia 
Motorhomes for sale, tourist park information and other motorhome details.
Visit Site
RV Living
Detailed information on RV living in the US and Canada, including campground sites, sale vehicles and handy hints and feedback.
Visit Site
Aussie Outback Safaris 
Aussie Outback Safaris offers guided 4WD and 2WD tours around Australia. Choose from various itineraries.
Visit Site
OZ Outback
The Australian Outback is one of the last frontiers of the modern world: a vast land, often harsh and unforgiving, but with great beauty and variety.
Visit Site
www.Maps.com.au
Please visit maps.com.au for Maps, Guides and Holiday & Tourist Information.
Visit Site
Daintree - Cape Tribulation Heritage Lodge Rainforest Resort & Spa
Daintree Cape Tribulation Heritage Lodge & Spa is an Australian Daintree rainforest spa resort offering luxury boutique accommodation for that perfect getaway or retreat. Heritage Lodge is located at the base of majestic Thornton Peak and consists of 16 acres of pristine Rainforest. It adjoins Cooper Creek, and the rear border is the Daintree Cape Tribulation National Park.
Visit Site
Nintendo on the Road
Nintendo are touring the East and West Coasts of Australia. We are stopping at many locations as we go, allowing travellers to experience our products first hand. Photos and diary notes will be regularly updated. If you have seen us out on the road, you may see your picture pop up!
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