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Van Life in Australia: East Coast vs West Coast

Australia, with its stunning coastlines is a paradise waiting to be explored. What better way to experience the beauty of the land Down Under than a road trip in a comfortable van? At Vanz Travel, we not only provide top-notch van hire but also strive to make the planning stage of your journey a straightforward process. This blog will explore the experiences offered by the East Coast and West Coast, with a few of our Road Trip Recs given along the way. 

East Coast Magic-

Australia’s East Coast is renowned for its picturesque beaches, inviting warm waters, and a laid-back atmosphere. As you cruise along the coastal highways in your Vanz Travel van, you’ll encounter some of Australia’s most iconic destinations. 

Beaches and Beyond

The East Coast boasts some of the world’s most stunning beaches. Surfers paradise in Queensland boasts golden sands that meet a high-rise skyline. Enjoy the best of both water activities, and Gold Coast shopping, cafes, and nightlife. Stay at a caravan park and make the most of this beautiful city!

The Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive is another way to include some picturesque landscapes in your road trip Down Under. With a van, you can park directly at the beach of Jarvis Bay, Batemans Bay, and Eden. Take a dip, soak up the sun, or try your hand at surfing – the choices are endless. You can find travel guides on our website for Sydney and Melbourne where cosmopolitan hubs and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House must not be missed! 

Culinary Delights

No road trip is complete without savouring local flavours. The East Coast is a foodie’s paradise, offering a diverse range of culinary delights. Indulge in fresh seafood at Sydney’s Fish Market or relish a beachfront barbecue in Brisbane. Your taste buds are in for a treat as you explore the local eateries along your journey. With Vanz Travel, scenic dining is made possible. Choose your dining backdrop, and stock up your van with local produce at each stop along the way. 

Lookouts and Wildlife Encounters

As you navigate the East Coast, be prepared for breathtaking lookouts and encounters with Australia’s diverse wildlife. The Great Ocean Road offers spectacular cliffside views, while Fraser Island provides a chance to spot dingoes and explore ancient rainforests. 

Vanz Road Trip Rec

If you enjoy hiking, why not take a fully equipped van to the Grampians in Victoria? Enjoy panoramic views along the bush trails, and retreat to nature in a home on wheels. 

West Coast Wonders-

Heading west in your Vanz Travel van brings a different set of wonders. The vast landscapes and unique wildlife of the West Coast create an unforgettable journey.

Desert Beauty

The West Coast is home to the otherworldly landscape of the Pinnacles Desert with its limestone formations and yellow sands. Drive through this mesmerising terrain to witness the uniqueness of Australia’s arid landscapes. The Nullarbor Plain is another example of the flat country of the west. Located on the Great Australian Bite where the wild ocean meets the cliffs, you can appreciate a raw, untamed beauty! 

Marine Marvels

For marine enthusiasts, the West Coast offers an opportunity to swim with dolphins in Monkey Mia or explore the vibrant underwater world of Ningaloo Reef. The pristine waters of Shark Bay and Coral Bay provide a serene setting for water-based adventures. With many secluded beaches, the West Coast is an ideal road trip to make with a van. You can enjoy home cooked food in even the most remote locations in your mobile kitchen! 

Climate and Events

The West Coast offers a diverse experience, with a mix of Mediterranean and tropical climates. Depending on your preferences, you can choose the route that aligns with your ideal weather conditions. Keep an eye on local events and festivals along your route for an added layer of excitement. 

Vanz Road Trip Rec

The laid-back nature of Perth aligns with the peace and seclusion of the West Coast. If you plan to visit this capital city, check out the Perth travel guide on our website! 

Choose Your Adventure

At Vanz Travel, we encourage you to embrace van life and explore the wonders of Australia. Whether you opt for the sun-kissed beaches of the East Coast or the rugged landscapes of the West Coast, our vans are your ticket to an unforgettable journey. With excellent customer service and assistance in trip planning, we ensure that your Australian adventure is not just a vacation but a lifetime memory. So, choose your Vanz vehicle, hit the road, and let the beauty of Australia unfold before you. Safe travels!