Luke and Jess aka @AsWeWander have been living on the road since 2017 and sharing their travels online in the hopes to inspire others to set out on the road around Australia.
The iconic Aussie Road trip; something that everyone needs to tick off their travel bucket list. Whether you are heading on a weekend away or have decided to go out and see more of your home soil full time, the best way to see Australia is by hitting the road. With Australia offering some of the most iconic road trip destinations in the world such as the Great Ocean Road, the Daintree Rainforest and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Road tripping allows you to not only enjoy the destination but the journey it takes to get there.
The beauty of road tripping is the variety of vehicles you can travel in that suit both your budget and travel style. Whether you want the luxuries of travelling with a caravan in tow, are looking for an off-road adventure in a well-equipped 4x4, you want to travel slow and stick to the bitumen in a campervan or you are just looking to get away for the weekend, there is an option for everyone.
Before hitting the road, you want to ensure you are equipped with what you need to make your trip run smoothly. Although a great music playlist and snacks always seem important, you want to make sure you are as well prepared as possible before setting off.
The first step is choosing your destination, you will want an idea of which direction you want to head in as well as some must-see places. If you are planning on setting off on a longer adventure, it can be easy to chase the warmer weather all year round by spending the winter months up north and the summer months down south. If you are just heading off for the weekend, there are so many wonderful places that are worth a visit and loads of great travel books and travel blogs that provide inspiration. A few favourite travel books are Ultimate Road Trips: Australia, Australia’s Ultimate Bucket List and Explore Australia 2022: Australia’s Essential Travel Guide.
When planning your road trip you may notice that some parts of Australia are quite remote and there can be long distances between towns, with some fuel stops being hundreds of kilometers away from each other. Always make sure you note down where your next fuel station will be as sometimes they can be few and far between. Using a map on either your phone or GPS is a great way to mark places you want to visit as well as important stops such as towns to refuel along the journey. Once leaving populated areas, sometimes service can be intermittent or even non-existent, so make sure to download all maps for use offline so you always have access to them.
Before any road trip it is important to make sure that your car is up to date with servicing and is safe to hit the road. Having the ability to service your own car prior to travelling will come in handy on the road, especially when your car may be due for another service during your travels. Once you have hit the road, having spare parts available is also a must when road tripping. You never know when you may need to change a tyre, check your oil or replace wear and tear parts on your car such as windscreen wipers.
Amazon Australia has launched Automotive Part Finder, designed to make it easier for you to shop for your vehicle needs to have your car road trip ready. You simply add your vehicle’s year, make and model and can browse all vehicle products designed specifically for your vehicle. By using the Automotive Part Finder feature on Amazon Australia you can find these parts as well as have them delivered, making finding the right parts for your vehicle less stressful while on the road.
Some recommended parts to keep on hand while on the road are windscreen wipers, fan belts, radiator hoses, spare lights, and air filters. These are all items that can be changed with ease and will allow you to complete basic servicing as well as keeping you and your vehicle safe for the road ahead.
So, if you are planning to head out onto the open road soon or are already on your journey, make sure to use Amazon Australia’s Automotive Part Finder to easily find the parts you need as well as have them delivered.
For more information head to www.amazon.com.au/aussieroadtrip.