There was a time when tenting out at festivals was a sleepless and smelly affair. (Albeit a heck of loads of enjoyable!) We’re completely happy to report that these pungent days of cricked necks and damp canvas are over! Take a cushty, totally kitted out and self-contained campervan rent. You might be assured all of the pageant enjoyable, with out the fatigue (or the perfume).
So, what are the most effective festivals to go to in your subsequent campervan rent vacation? Be part of us on a journey throughout Australia. We take a look at some festivals that might, nay SHOULD, characteristic in your subsequent campervan rent journey! (And do keep in mind that in 2022 a few of these dates have moved slightly and it’s not too early to plan for 2023!)
The Parkes Elvis Competition
Parkes, New South Wales (often January / April for 2022)
It could be 45 years since Elvis left the constructing, however the Parkes Elvis Competition simply retains on rising! From Sydney campervan rent depots, it’s a leisurely five-hour cruise west to the pleasant nation city of Parkes. Park up your self-contained, airconditioned home-away-from-home, and shake, rattle and roll with extra jumpsuit-ed Elvis impersonators than you possibly can shake a blue suede shoe at! All of the campgrounds in Parkes and surrounding cities are serviced by shuttle buses. This makes it straightforward to journey to the pageant.
And right here’s the place a campervan rent from Sydney comes into its personal! The pageant runs for 5 days, however should you get ‘Elvis-ed out’ there’s lots extra to do and also you’re cell! The opposite king on this city is mining. For those who’d like to take a look at the large Peak Hill open lower mine, there’s a superb viewing platform simply off the Newell Freeway. PS: There’s loads of parking there too…even should you employed an enormous 6-berth motorhome! Parkes can also be dwelling to the 64-metre-wide telescope that after saved NASA’s bacon; made well-known within the film ‘The Dish’. The Parkes Observatory is only a quick drive out of city and positively value a go to!
The Grampians Grape Escape
Halls Hole, Victoria (April/Could)
There are many meals and wine festivals throughout the nation, massive and small. The Grape Escape within the magnificent Grampians isn’t the most important, however it might’t be overwhelmed for its attractive location. And its enjoyable and pleasant environment! Indulge your senses with award-winning native and worldwide wine, artisan meals and native produce, reside music and masterclasses run by movie star cooks. And the most effective information? Type a campervan rent from Melbourne. It’s lower than three hours’ drive to Halls Hole, within the coronary heart of the Grampians Nationwide Park.
The Grampians is a motorhome-friendly area. So that you’re spoilt for alternative in relation to discovering nice locations to remain in your campervan rent vacation! Aside from the Grape Escape, this beautiful area is way beloved for its sandstone peaks, waterfalls, wildflowers and unimaginable native wildlife.
Hobart, Tasmania (June)
The lovechild of winter solstice and the controversial Museum of New and Outdated Artwork (MONA). Darkish Mofo is much out of your common pageant. It’s unusual, it’s darkish, it’s confronting…and it’s very, highly regarded! For these searching for an expertise that’s wildly totally different, that is the proper begin or end to your Hobart campervan rent vacation. Be mesmerised by the thought-provoking (and typically disturbing!) public artwork and performances. Take pleasure in late evening movies, various music, a gentle present, a nude solstice swim and the well-known Winter Feast; each foodie’s delight.
However how does Darkish Mofo tie in with a Tasmania campervan rent vacation? Winter may not be the primary season you consider for campervan rent in Hobart. Nonetheless, these keen to courageous the cool temperatures (daytime common is 3-13 °C) reap wealthy rewards! Winter campervan rent holidays in Tasmania provide an eclectic deal with of arts festivals, boutique meals and wine occasions and lovely hikes by means of surroundings that appears prefer it’s straight out of a fariytale. To not point out you’ll take pleasure in low season costs on each your Hobart campervan rent and caravan parks too. (Heads up: you will have a powered website this time of 12 months!)
The Huge Pink Bash
Birdsville, Queensland (July)
You possibly can’t get way more distant or way more iconic than this pageant! The family-friendly Huge Pink Bash takes place each July on the sting of the Simpson Desert, previous Birdsville within the very centre of Australia. Or, to cite the organisers, ‘In the course of bloody nowhere!’ It attracts practically 10,000 pageant goers every year, eager for an journey and to expertise a legendary line-up of Aussie artists.
Make no mistake pals, attending to this pageant is not any leisurely drive – it’s an epic outback journey! Eager to deal with the 1,900 km from Sydney, 1,200 km from Adelaide, 1,500 km from Brisbane or 2,100 km from Melbourne? You’re going to wish time, and also you’re going to wish to rent a 4WD campervan rent to drive over 300 km of unsealed roads! Fortunately, the Huge Pink Bash takes place over the winter college holidays. So, households have time to get there, and we’ve bought the 4WD camper to get you there in! Get in early to keep away from disappointment with 4WD campervan rent.
Is there extra to do right here than the pageant? Why sure there may be. Similar to testing the hat assortment within the Birdsville Lodge, munching your method by means of a camel pie, or dune browsing within the desert. There’s additionally the Burke and Wills Tree. Standing 3 km south of Birdsville, this previous Coolibah tree bears the marking ‘BW-C76 1860’. This was one of many remaining camps of the extremely intrepid and famously ill-fated explorers.
*Love the concept of a distant outback pageant however would like to rent a 2WD campervan from Brisbane with all of the bells and whistles? Why not take a look at the Mundi Mundi Competition that takes place in Damaged Hill each April. You continue to get an superior line-up of artists, an outback street journey, attractive surroundings, fascinating historical past…however with sealed roads all the way in which!
Alice Springs, Northern Territory (August)
In a superb show of infamous Territorian humour, this outback regatta on the bone-dry River Todd is the NT’s model of London’s well-known Henley-on-Thames Regatta. The groups of ‘rowers’ race throughout the new sand Flintstone-style, carrying brightly colored ‘boats’ usual from all method of supplies! Then, on the ultimate day of the pageant, The Battle of the Boats entails a raucous vibrant water combat with water cannons and water bombs!
Seize both a 2WD or a 4WD campervan rent from Alice Springs depots, or take the unimaginable street journey from Adelaide or Darwin. We advocate staying in caravan parks in Alice Springs as you’ll need quick access to energy, water and safety (in case of petty crime). There are additionally a range of fabulous sights in Alice, because it’s fondly recognized. A must-do is Alice Springs Desert Park, to be launched to the variety and fantastic thing about the Australian desert, its individuals, vegetation and animals. Surrounding Alice, the magnificent East and West MacDonnell Ranges, whose glowing purple canyons and picturesque waterholes had been made well-known by beloved Australian artist Albert Namatjira.
Shinju Matsuri ‘Competition of the Pearl’
Broome, Western Australia (August/September)
Planning a campervan rent to journey from Perth to Broome, or Perth to Darwin? Why not time your journey to coincide with the colourful Shinju Matsuri Competition in Broome? Japanese for ‘Competition of the Pearl’, Shinju Matsuri is the proud celebration of Broome’s distinctive origins, historical past, and cultural range. Be part of within the festivities because the city bursts right into a fiesta of color, gentle, sounds and flavours in over 20 separate occasions. The highlights are the Wake the Dragon Ceremony, Sundown Lengthy Desk and for a mesmerizingly stunning Floating Lantern Matsuri.
Seize a campervan rent in Perth to embark on one of many world’s best street journeys: Perth to Darwin. Or should you plan to rent a campervan in Darwin for an epic journey to Broome or Perth, August/September is a good time to do it! And the Shinju Matsuri pageant is only one good purpose! This time of 12 months wildflowers carpet nationwide parks, humpbacks and whale sharks are migrating up the coast and the times are heat and sunny. Time it proper and you may even catch that particular deal with staged by mom nature within the Kimberley; the magnificent Staircase to the Moon!
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