In our busy, modern-day world where we expect everything to happen instantly, travel time is so often seen as an inconvenience and a waste, rather than an opportunity to take it easy, relax, stop and smell the roses. If you are one of those people to whom the journey is as important as the destination, these are the iconic drives across all Australian states and territories that will not only enhance your travel experience, but could well be the highlight of your travels. They include a variety of journeys, from single day trips to cross country treks.
If you are considering renting a vehicle, purchasing an older vehicle is a viable alternative, thanks to websites like Cars 4 Backbackers and Travellers Auto Barn which provide a useful service for travellers wishing to take up this travel option. Travellers can purchase a cheap car, campervan, station wagon or 4wd through the website, and when they have finished with it when they are ready to leave Australia, they simply sell it back or advertise it on the website and sell it to another traveller seeking their own set of wheels during their visit to Australia.
For thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of Australia have used a network of tracks to get from one part of the island continent of Australia to another. Following British colonisation, camels and horses were introduced to make these epic journeys easier for the explorers and pioneers. Today, thanks to 4-wheel drive vehicles, the outback has become accessible to just about anyone. These are the major highways and tracks – some of which are sealed (paved) and some of which are mere dirt tracks – favoured by 4-wheel drivers.
Australia For Everyone takes a wander down Australia’s motoring memory lane. Following the changing face of motoring, from the 1950s through until the1990s, we look at the history of car manufacturing in Australia, the makes and models that have come and gone, and the iconic vehicles of each decade.