3 reasons why you need to take a road trip this summer

Posted by: Cal on 23/12/2013

Category: General

The great Australian road trip is something everyone's got to experience at least once in their lives, and this summer might just be the one to uncover all that our beautiful country has to offer to drivers.

One of the most vital checks to do before setting off on your travels is a thorough inspection of your vehicle, from tyre maintenance such as air pressure and tread checks through to oil and water top-ups. Then you're ready to hit the road!

Here are three of the best reasons to get packing your bags and into your car for the adventure of a lifetime - what are you waiting for?

Experience Australia from a new perspective

From the Great Barrier Reef to Uluru and the Daintree Rainforest, Australia has so many natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. If you've limited your domestic travel to the classic capital city tourist hotspots, now's the time to experience the more unique attractions in the lucky country.

One of the most breathtaking roadtrips is along Great Ocean Road, which stretches along Victoria through lush rainforests, stunning scenic coastlines and, of course, luxurious beaches. Take this road to get to the Twelve Apostles, one of Australia's most famous and beautiful natural phenomenons, and let the salt air wash over you as you drive through a little piece of paradise.

Bond with your loved ones

All that time spent in a car with your friends or family may seem like a recipe for disaster, but if you select the right companions you'll find you bond like never before.

Before you set off, discuss expectations with your fellow travellers. Comfort levels, amount of planning and ideal destinations should all be considered and agreed on before the key's in the ignition. If your best friend wants to stay at luxurious hotels along the way but you're happy to rough it in tents at campsites, you might have a problem on your hands.

Once you agree on what you want, your trip should be one to remember forever. You can sing along to your roadtrip playlist, discuss everything and anything and share the experience of discovering some of Australia's most magical places.

Make memories to last a lifetime

Let's face it - there are times on your road trip that will be tough. But the experience itself will far outweigh any hiccups or road bumps you encounter. You'll remember the sunsets, sunrises, scenery and serenity for years to come, making any squabbles or challenges totally worth it.