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Organising your road trip is easy… if you do it the right way !

At Vanz Travel, we are professionals in organising road trips in Australia and New Zealand, so we’re delivering some tips to make the journey of your dreams trouble-free!

Organising your road trip is all about anticipation!

The key to organise your road trip in Australia or New Zealand is to anticipate!

Preparing the paperwork…

Yes… organising your road trip starts well before your arrival in Australia, as you’ll need to plan some administrative steps to ensure a safe and legal journey.

An appropriate visa:

Before landing in Oceania, make sure to obtain the appropriate visa for Australia or New Zealand and check the validity of your passport before applying. It must be valid for more than 6 months after your departure from the land of kangaroos.

Insurance that protects:

Although Australia is a fairly safe country, it is still necessary to have insurance that will cover health expenses if needed. Unexpected events happen, and when you’re heading for an adventure, some precautions are a must! Therefore, it’s better to have good insurance that can help finance care if necessary, because in the down under country, the bill can quickly add up.

A valid driver’s license:

If you are driving in Australia or New Zealand, you must of course have a valid driver’s license in these countries. The waiting time in France to obtain this document can be very long! If you don’t get it in time or want a faster solution, you can have a NAATI certified translation of your French driver’s license. This will replace your international license.

Book in advance and organize your road trip

Booking your vehicle and activities:

It has become crucial to book your vehicle or activities well in advance. Indeed, since the pandemic, reservations must be made 3 to 6 months in advance depending on the season to avoid disappointment and compromises on your dreams! By getting started as early as possible, you’ll have a wide choice of vehicles to accompany your adventures and will benefit from much more advantageous prices.

The same goes for activities; don’t miss out on the best experience of your life due to poor management of your organization. The must-do activities are sometimes fully booked one or even two months in advance. Choose your providers wisely to enjoy the experience that suits your profile! Some tourist spots offer numerous tour offers, and navigating among all these options can be difficult, so don’t hesitate to use the services of a specialised agency like ours to make your life easier.

Plan your itinerary!

For more serenity on the road, plan your routes and the spots you want to stop at in advance.

  • You can either make your itinerary yourself using the apps we recommend right here.
  • Or you can also delegate this lengthy task to connoisseurs of the country.

An agency like Vanz has the expertise to help you plan your trip and see the best places to make your stay unforgettable. We can also combine your itinerary with the best vehicle offers to save you precious dollars.

Organising your road trip : solo travelers / without a driver license

Without a license but with an amazing experience!

For backpackers who don’t drive for various reasons… (too young, without a license, or on a limited budget) There are itineraries served by bus companies such as GreyHound or Premier.

These routes allow you to visit the must-see places and participate in the essential activities of a road trip in Oceania: skydiving, 4×4 on Fraser Island, cruising the Whitsundays, or diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, to name just a few.

Traveling alone but safely…

For women who are not comfortable with mixed dormitories, we recommend women-only dormitories in hostels. These dormitories exist in most establishments and are available as an option when booking. It is always interesting to book your accommodation in advance. Vanz also offers this booking service for accommodation, in addition to vehicles and activities!

Organise your road trip: the essentials

Lastly, make sure to have these essential items for traversing Australian or New Zealand roads:

  • A flashlight
  • A clothesline and pins
  • Flip-flops for the camp shower
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and a cap
  • A picnic blanket
  • A swimsuit for the many swimming opportunities

We hope these tips will be useful! At Vanz Travel, we are here to help you organize your future road trip with our expertise. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we will most likely have the answer to your questions.

Annette Rousseau