5 great reasons why roadtripping is the best way to see Australia

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I met up with my buddy Jacob from Cynic Abroad in Australia to see what the land down under was like. We decided that the best way to see this wild country and its crazy animals would be to roadtrip through it.

In all, we did 3 tours. One all around Tasmania, another from Melbourne to Sydney, and final one from Brisbane to Cairns (for this leg we actually got an RV for FREE and you can learn how to do so yourself in this post).

After these incredible experiences we both agreed that roadtrips really are the best way to see Australia, and here’s why:

1. You get to experience a lot more of their awesome wildlife

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Our first encounter with one of my favorite Australian wildlife, the (AWESOME) possum.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Jacob chillin with a chilled out wallaby at Wineglass bay. A seagull stopped by to hang too.

2. Lunch breaks get a lot more interesting

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Cooking, working, and traveling all at the same time. KILLIN’ IT!!!

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Having a snack on top of Cradle Mountain.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

It just so happened to be Valentine’s day 🙂

3. Getting around to different spots is super easy

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

The Twelve Apostles.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Opera house in Sydney, Australia

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

The Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Whitsundays

4. You stop in a lot of random places and make your own fun

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

We found this random great white shark museum with some fun stuff outside.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Jacob suggested we pose so it looks like I was holding it. This was the extent of my compliance.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Waking up and pretending we know how to do yoga.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Random swimming hole up by Cairns.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Some lady was making a sign for their store and I offered to help.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

It was a Reef and Beef special which meant shrimp and steak. I drew a prawn high fiving a cow 🙂

5. You get to see a lot of unplanned beauty

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

This was easily one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Photo captures about 50% of it’s awesomeness.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures
Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Ok, the window streaks suck, but the view was nice.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

But if Im completely honest with you, it does have a few downsides…

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Gas isn’t cheap.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Road hair.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Really bad traffic and one lane roads.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Some “bogan” was moving his whole house (see this post for definition of bogan).

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Jacob’s stuck-in-traffic face.

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My stuck-in-traffic face.

Roadtrip through Australia | Abatures

Inevitably, the trip has to come to an end…

Still, I think the good outweighs the bad by a LONG shot.

If you’re interested in doing a roadtrip of your own and you want some really awesome tips and links for Australia, New Zealand, and USA, check out my post on it: “Free roadtrips through Australia, New Zealand, and United States

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3 Responses to “5 great reasons why roadtripping is the best way to see Australia”

    • Michela, I spent like 4 months there so I had plenty of time for adventures. These were just some shots I grabbed on my phone mostly while we were on the road. There’s a ton more I got from other adventures that Im looking forward to posting. Thanks for the props 🙂

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