You can fully enjoy travelling just about any time in Australia because visitors travel in both the warmer and cooler months. Therefore, each time of year has its own special flavour, depending on when you plan to travel on the open road. To make the experience even more invigorating, think about seeing Australia by RV and consider travelling during the winter time.
Travelling Along the Coast
Whilst plenty of Australians and visitors like to cruise in a campervan or RV during the warmer times of the year, some feel that camping and cold weather are not compatible. However, most of the rewards outweigh the discomforts. The main challenge of winter travel is the cold. However, if you travel by campervan or RV through coastal areas, you will find that some of the cold spells are punctuated by periods of milder temperatures.
What’s nice about winter travel is that most of the country’s roadways are not impacted by snow or ice. However, if you go down to Tasmania or drive through the southeast in the winter, you may come across roads that are somewhat dodgy to drive. During the winter, you may need to be concerned about slippery rocks and slush or ice on the roads.
Closed Roads Due to Snow
Other roads may be closed due to the snow. These kinds of experiences can limit the amount of landscape you can see, especially if you hire one of the RVs for rent online. Rental companies can impose restrictions on travelling on gravel roads and frequently restrict the use of a vehicle in snow-prone areas. Even if there is no snow on the roadway, they can impose these kinds of restrictions. Some roads simply are too slippery and steep for campervans and RVS.
You do have to be careful and plan your winter itinerary as the roads, at times, can present safety concerns. Therefore, refer to the travel forecast before you make any travel arrangements. For example, you may be able to drive a gravel road, only to discover it has turned into a layer of mud and slushy snow. The narrowness of the road may not allow you to turn around. As a result, your driving experience can become rather intense.
RVs and Vans in the Winter Are More Comfortable Inside
However, with that being said, you can also travel without worrying that the inside of the van will get too hot. An RV that is parked in the glare of the sun on any day except the chilliest days can speedily heat up to an unbearably hot temperature. Vans and RVs can quickly turn into ovens inside when they receive this kind of exposure. As a result, the driving can be uncomfortable in the summertime. However, if you are winter camping in southern areas, you usually can enjoy a pleasantly warm vehicle during the day.
Another nice feature associated with winter driving and camping is the lack of flies and mosquitoes. Whilst some places are not completely free of insects, the bug population is still reduced and less active. You can begin and end your day sitting comfortably in your RV with the side door open. You don’t have to worry about buzzes or bites when viewing the surrounding countryside.