There was a time when tenting out at festivals was a sleepless and smelly affair. (Albeit a heck of lots of enjoyable!) We’re glad to report that these pungent days of cricked necks and damp canvas are over! Take a snug, totally kitted out and self-contained campervan rent. You’re assured all of the competition 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 a part of us on a journey throughout Australia. We take a look at some festivals that would, nay SHOULD, characteristic in your subsequent campervan rent journey! (And do keep in mind that in 2022 a few of these dates have moved somewhat and it’s not too early to plan for 2023!)
The Parkes Elvis Pageant
Parkes, New South Wales (normally January / April for 2022)
It could be 45 years since Elvis left the constructing, however the Parkes Elvis Pageant 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’ll be able to shake a blue suede shoe at! All of the campgrounds in Parkes and surrounding cities are serviced by shuttle buses. This makes it simple to journey to the competition.
And right here’s the place a campervan rent from Sydney comes into its personal! The competition runs for 5 days, however in the event you get ‘Elvis-ed out’ there’s lots extra to do and also you’re cell! The opposite king on this city is mining. If you happen to’d like to take a look at the big 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 in the event you employed a giant 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 brief drive out of city and undoubtedly value a go to!
The Grampians Grape Escape
Halls Hole, Victoria (April/Might)
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 may possibly’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, stay music and masterclasses run by movie star cooks. And the most effective information? Kind 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 selection in terms of discovering nice locations to remain in your campervan rent vacation! Other than the Grape Escape, this gorgeous 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 competition. It’s unusual, it’s darkish, it’s confronting…and it’s very, highly regarded! For these on the lookout for an expertise that’s wildly completely different, that is the proper begin or end to your Hobart campervan rent vacation. Be mesmerised by the thought-provoking (and generally disturbing!) public artwork and performances. Take pleasure in late evening movies, various music, a mild 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. Nevertheless, these prepared to courageous the cool temperatures (daytime common is 3-13 °C) reap wealthy rewards! Winter campervan rent holidays in Tasmania supply an eclectic deal with of arts festivals, boutique meals and wine occasions and lovely hikes via 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 want a powered web site this time of yr!)
The Large Crimson Bash
Birdsville, Queensland (July)
You may’t get rather more distant or rather more iconic than this competition! The family-friendly Large Crimson 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 midst of bloody nowhere!’ It attracts practically 10,000 competition goers annually, eager for an journey and to expertise a legendary line-up of Aussie artists.
Make no mistake mates, attending to this competition isn’t 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 want time, and also you’re going to want to rent a 4WD campervan rent to drive over 300 km of unsealed roads! Fortunately, the Large Crimson Bash takes place over the winter faculty 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 competition? Why sure there’s. Resembling trying out the hat assortment within the Birdsville Resort, munching your means via a camel pie, or dune browsing within the desert. There’s additionally the Burke and Wills Tree. Standing 3 km south of Birdsville, this outdated 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 thought of a distant outback competition 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 Pageant 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 best way!
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 recent sand Flintstone-style, carrying brightly colored ‘boats’ customary from all method of supplies! Then, on the ultimate day of the competition, 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 suggest staying in caravan parks in Alice Springs as you’ll need easy accessibility to energy, water and safety (in case of petty crime). There are additionally a variety of fabulous sights in Alice, because it’s fondly recognized. A must-do is Alice Springs Desert Park, to be launched to the range and great thing about the Australian desert, its folks, vegetation and animals. Surrounding Alice, the magnificent East and West MacDonnell Ranges, whose glowing purple canyons and picturesque waterholes have been made well-known by beloved Australian artist Albert Namatjira.
Shinju Matsuri ‘Pageant 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 Pageant in Broome? Japanese for ‘Pageant of the Pearl’, Shinju Matsuri is the proud celebration of Broome’s distinctive origins, historical past, and cultural variety. Be a part of within the festivities because the city bursts right into a fiesta of color, mild, sounds and flavours in over 20 separate occasions. The highlights are the Wake the Dragon Ceremony, Sundown Lengthy Desk and for a mesmerizingly lovely Floating Lantern Matsuri.
Seize a campervan rent in Perth to embark on one of many world’s biggest street journeys: Perth to Darwin. Or in the event you plan to rent a campervan in Darwin for an epic journey to Broome or Perth, August/September is a superb time to do it! And the Shinju Matsuri competition is only one good cause! This time of yr 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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