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14 Australian Islands to Visit on your Big Lap

Australia is home to a massive 8,222 islands. Seeing them all on a Lap of Oz is unlikely but we have narrowed this list down to 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap that you really shouldn’t miss.

If you did see one island a day every day it would take over 22 years to visit them all. Can you imagine that experience, it would be amazing.

Each of them have a natural beauty all of their own. Stunning beaches, incredible sunrise and sunsets, clear crystal waters and amazing animals and marinelife to experience.

From Dingoes to Quokkas, historic lighthouses to war time relics, penguins, seals and incredible wineries, our best islands of Australia include them all.

Our 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap:

When traveling Australia ensure these islands are on your list of places to see. Queensland dominates with 8 of the 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap with 2 from Western, Australia and one each from New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

1. Penguin Island

Let’s start with the smallest and probably least well known on our list.

Situated just 600m from the beautiful town of Shoalwater near Rockingham in Western Australia is Penguin Island.

As the name suggests it is home to a declining number of Little Penguins. Over the years the number of Penguins has reduced due to predators including Australian Sea Lions and also occasional fires that effected the island.

Little Penguins at Penguin Island
Penguins at the Discovery Centre

A Discovery Centre is now located on the island looking after injured Penguins and each day there is a Feeding show at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

You can visit the island via a 5 minute ferry ride and also enjoy walking trails, beautiful beaches where you can swim and snorkel and enjoy a picnic along the beach.

How to get to Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a 45-60 minute drive south from Perth to Shoalwater. From Mersey Point at Shoalwater it is a 5 minute ride on the ferry to the island.

People risk walking to the island however it is considered dangerous and deaths have occurred attempting the crossing.

Penguin Island 1 of 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
Penguin Island looking back to the mainland

How much does it cost?

The cost for the Ferry to Penguin Island is:

$23 for an adult,
$21 Concession
$19 for a child
$65 family of 2 adults and 2 children

The cost for the Ferry to Penguin Island plus watch the penguin show at the Discovery Centre is:

$32 for an adult,
$29 Concession
$25 for a child
$89 family of 2 adults and 2 children

Visit the website for more information

2. Fraser Island

From possibly Australia’s least known island to one of the most high profile islands of the country.

Fraser Island off Queensland’s Cooloola Coast is approximately 360kms north of the city of Brisbane. It is World Heritage listed and the Largest Sand Island in the world.

The island is renowned for the most pure breed of Australian Dingoes, the shipwreck of the S.S. Maheno, incredible lakes such as Lake McKenzie and its fantastic fishing from the beaches.

The island has no sealed roads and a 4wd is necessary. Drive the incredible beaches and tracks including 75 mile beach and see pods of dolphins and Humpack Whales during the migration season.

Fraser Island one of the best 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
Fraser Island – 1 of the most high profile of the 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap

Whenever planning a trip to Fraser Island read our Ultimate Guide to Visiting Fraser Island. This will tell you everything you want and need to know to visit Fraser Island.

Read Everything to See and Do on Fraser Island for all the best places to go and fun to have while you are there.

How to get to Fraser Island:

Catch the barge from River Heads near Hervey Bay to Kingfisher Bay Resort. It is a 45 minute crossing and you do need to book ahead.

From Inskip Point the barge drops you off at the very southern end of Fraser Island. It’s a short 15 minute barge trip across and there is no need to make a booking as the barge runs regularly back and forth.

How much does it cost?

Traveling to Fraser Island from Hervey Bay, the cost for the Kingfisher Bay Ferry is $180 for a standard 4WD.

To take a 4WD on the Manta Ray Barge from Inskip Point, the cost is $130.

You will also need a vehicle pass, cost is $52.75 for one month. Camping fees are $6.55 per night per adult.

Read about: How we ended up on an Island in Lockdown

Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

3. Moreton Island

Little brother to Fraser Island, Moreton is located directly out of Brisbane.

A 90 minute barge trip will deliver you and your 4WD on to the beach to explore this spectacular island with an incredible history.

The island was a key figure in the defence of Brisbane during WWII when Japanese submarines entered Moreton Bay and were planning their attack.

Concrete bunkers and gun placements still remain as a memory of it’s place during these times.

The island has gorgeous beaches and bays and a drive around the island takes in so many incredible views. Don’t miss a visit for lunch at the Gutter Bar and sunrise and sunset from Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

Sunrise at Cape Moreton - 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
Sunrise on Cape Moreton

The fishing is superb all year around and enjoy spotting dolphins and Humpback Whales during season.

Watch our video for everything you will need to know for a trip to Moreton Island.

How to get to Moreton Island:

From the Port of Brisbane catch the Micat Ferry to the Tangalooma Wrecks.

Do a Full Day Moreton Island Tour with Australian Sunset Safaris.

How much does it cost?

The 45 minute Barge trip costs us approx $260 for our Triton 4WD, cost depends on your vehicle size.

You will need a vehicle pass, cost is $53.65 for one month. Camping fees are $6.60 a night per adult.

Website: Department of Environment and Science

Read more on: Camping Fraser Island and Moreton Island

Sunset at Cape Moreton on Moreton Island
Sunset at Cape Moreton

4. Kangaroo Island

Known locally as just KI, Kangaroo Island is a very special place in South Australia.

It is so different to anywhere else. Just 16kms from the mainland there’s only a few bitumen roads, no lights, no traffic and abundant natural beauty.

Reported as the most expensive Ferry in the world per distance traveled, it may just be the lack of tourists that makes KI so awesome.

Visit Remarkable Rock and Admirals Arch, call in to some amazing wineries and distilleries, find hidden beaches and watch seals in their natural surroundings.

The Remarkables on Kangaroo Island, 1 of 14 Australian Islands to visit on your big lap
Remarkable Rock, Kangaroo Island

The fishing is fantastic. Make sure you take a squid jig and catch your own fresh calamari.

We highly recommend finding time and the budget to visit Kangaroo Island.

Another option is the full day Kangaroo Island Experience tour from Adelaide

How to get to Kangaroo Island:

From Adelaide drive south on the Main South Road for approx 90 minutes to Cape Jervis.

From Cape Jervis catch the SeaLink Ferry to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

How much does it cost?

The Ferry prices to Kangaroo Island vary significantly depending on your vehicle and what you take with you. Check the Ferry prices on the Sealink website.

Read more: How much does it cost to travel to Kangaroo Island

Dudley Wines on Kangaroo Island
Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island

5. Great Keppel Island

Once a thriving tourist island destination with the famous slogan “Get wrecked on Great Keppel Island” the resort closed in 2008 and 10 years later most of the resort was demolished.

Now the island offers great day trips, camping and overnight accommodation.

We visited the island on a Sailing trip aboard the Yacht “Grace 2” with Sail Capricornia cruises.

Our day was filled with snorkeling the coral, walking over to deserted beaches and a delicious lunch on board the yacht.

Sailing around Great Keppel
Sailing Great Keppel Island

However you choose to see Great Keppel Island is definitely worth the day out.

How to get to Great Keppel Island:

The Freedom Fast Cats Ferry operates from the Rosslyn Bay Marina every day.

We took the Sail Capricornia Cruise on the Yacht “Grace II”.

How much does it cost?

The Freedom Fast Cat Ferry cost is $45 for Adults or $30 for a Child aged 4-14 yrs.

Check the website for further details.

The cost for Grace II with Sail Capricornia is $130 for adults and $85 for children under 16 years.

Read all about Sailing on Grace II here.

Read about the Yeppoon region: 13 Nights in Yeppoon and Capricorn Coast

Great Keppel - 1 of 14 Australian Islands to visit on your big lap
Great Keppel Island

6. North Stradbroke Island

Another island located off Brisbane is Straddie.

Until 1896 it was simply Stradbroke Island however a storm separated the island forming North and South Stradbroke Island. South Straddie is only accessed by boat or ferry, there are no barges to the island.

The North Stradbroke Island however has established townships and bitumen roads making it accessible to 2WDs. Camping is available in the townships or along the Ocean beach on the Eastern side of the island if you have 4WD.

Stradbroke Island
Stradbroke Island

The Stradbroke Island Hotel is famous for it’s food, drinks and great views.

Barges leave every day from Cleveland to the island.

How to get to Stradbroke Island:

Stradbroke Ferries leave from Brisbane’s bayside suburb of Cleveland every day with barges to the island.

How much does it cost?

The 45 minute Barge trip costs up to $114 to travel one way for a 4WD. Cost depends on your vehicle size and when you travel.

You will need a vehicle pass, cost is $53.65 for one month. Camping fees vary depending where you camp but are approx $20 per night.

Website: Department of Environment and Science

Sunset on Straddie
Sunset on Straddie

7. Rottnest Island

Home of the extremely cute Quokka, a native marsupial found only in very limited areas of Western Australia.

Rotto as it is locally known is just 18kms off the coastline from Fremantle in Perth Western Australia.

Take a Ferry across the Bay to Rottnest Island and enjoy the magnificent beaches. We booked the combination of the Ferry plus a tour to watch Humpback Whales and Sea Lions in their natural habitat at Cathedral Rocks.

Rottnest Island home to the Quokkas
Rottnest Island Quokka

You can hire a bicycle to ride around the island or take the bus.

There is so much to see and do on Rottnest Island we recommend staying a night or two.

How to get to Rottnest Island:

The Rottnest Express Ferry leaves from the B Shed, Victoria Quay at Fremantle, just near the WA Maritime Museum.

How much does it cost?

For costs with the Rottnest Express Ferry check their website here.

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Humpback Whale Swim in Exmouth remains one of our ultimate highlights of our time around Australia. We highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Tasmania’s best tours is the Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys out of Port Arthur. Three hours of cruising the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying an up close look at hundreds of seals as well as dolphins and birdlife.
Rottnest Island - 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
Rottnest Island – 1 of the great 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap

8. Fitzroy Island

Do you ever dream of spending a winters day on a tropical island, laying on a stunning white sandy beach with turquoise waters, swimming and snorkeling with beautiful Green Sea Turtles and enjoying a cocktail with a stunning ocean view.

Fitzroy Island near Cairns has this and so much more.

A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns brings you to this exquisite island on the Great Barrier Reef.

A short coastal walk through the rainforest will bring you to breathtaking Nudey Beach. This beach is often named in the list of World’s best beaches but despite it’s name it is not a nude beach.

Read more: Things to See and Do in Cairns

Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island
Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island

Take a tent and camp at Fitzroy Island for as little as $37 a night or enjoy a stay at the Fitzroy Island Resort.

How to get to Fitzroy Island:

We drove to the Cairns Wharf where we parked our Motorhome at the large carpark in Pier Point Road. Walk across the road to the Cruise terminals for the islands and book in for your day trip to Fitzroy Island.

How much does it cost?

We did the Fitzroy Island Full day trip with Fitzroy Island Adventures. They were fantastic and we had an awesome day on Fitzroy Island. Cost was $85 each.

Read more: A Day Trip to Fitzroy Island in Cairns

Fitzroy Island off Cairns
Fitzroy Island

9. Bribie Island

The big difference with Bribie Island to most of the other islands in this list is you can drive to Bribie at any time making it one of the easiest accessed of the 14 Australian Islands to visit on your big lap.

A bridge to the island was built in 1963 from the mainland and remains in place today.

But don’t let easy access fool you, much of Bribie Island remains uninhabited National Park.

Take a 4WD and drive the incredible pristine beaches and discover the wildlife and WWII bunkers. Bring your boat or hire one and enjoy the pristine Pumicestone Passage waterways.

Bribie Island
Being able to drive to Bribie Island makes it one of the easiest accessed of the 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap

Swimming, fishing and watersports are all very popular and quite safe. Sunsets from the Passage looking toward the Glasshouse Mountains in the distance are sensational.

Bribie Island is a 45 minute drive north of Brisbane and a very popular weekend destination for locals.

There are lots of accommodation options at Bribie Island including the recently opened Sandstone Point Hotel and Big 4 Holiday Resort.

How to get there:

Take the Bruce Highway to the Caboolture/ Bribie Island exit 152 and follow the signs to Bribie Island along Bribie Island Rd.

How much does it cost?

The cost to go to Bribie Island is Free.

To drive on the beach of Bribie Island you will require a Vehicle pass. The cost is $51.50 for a one week permit.

Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island
Pumicestone Passage, Bribie Island

10. Bruny Island

From the south of Tasmania just below Hobart lays magnificent Bruny Island, a paradise that is just waiting for you to explore.

This small island of just 50kms in length is actually two islands. North and South Bruny Island is connected by a “neck” which is a narrow sandy isthmus.

Visit wineries, Bruny Island Chocolate Co, Cheeses and Lighthouses plus see the Little Penguins as the come back at night after a long day searching for food.

Pennicott Wilderness Cruise, Bruny Island
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Cruise, Bruny Island

We can highly recommend the Pennicott Cruise of Bruny Island, an incredible day out discovering the bays and rough coastal waters of Bruny Island as well as seeing Seals, Dolphins and lots more.

The fishing is superb including squid. If you love fresh calamari you will love Bruny Island.

Tasmania is truly amazing and Bruny Island is a great place to explore while you are there.

This is one of our very favourite locations around Australia therefore it’s high on our list of 14 Australian Islands to visit and one not to be missed on your big lap. Make sure it’s on your itinerary.

How to get to Bruny Island:

The Ferry service leaves from the coastal town of Kettering in Tasmania and is a short 15 minute journey to Bruny Island.

How much does it cost?

The Ferry cost to Bruny Island is as little as $38 for a vehicle less then 6m.

Contact SeaLink Bruny Island Ferry’s on 1300 127 869 for prices if your vehicle is longer than 6m.

Read about: The Very Best of Things to See and Do in Tasmania

Bruny Island - One of our favourite 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
The Narrow Neck, Bruny Island

11. Phillip Island

Just 90 minutes drive from the bustling city of Melbourne in Victoria is Phillip Island.

The island has a huge history of Australian Motor Racing. The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit hosts V8 Supercar racing and the annual Australian Motorbike Grand Prix.

Australia’s great Motorcar race, the Armstrong 500 which is now the Bathurst 1000 originally began at Phillip Island in 1960 before moving to Bathurst in NSW.

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island Nature Parks is another fantastic experience. Watch as the penguins waddle their way up the beach past the enclosures allowing a close up view and wonderful experience of the cute little guys as they head home.

The Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
The Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

Check out the chocolate factory, visit a brewery or winery, see the Koala Conservation Reserve or go fishing from the jetty.

Don’t miss Churchill Island, a day spent living in the past where you shear sheep and milk cows and learn more about our historic days of yesteryear.

There’s so much to see and do on pristine Phillip Island.

You can buy the Phillip Island 4 Parks pass to save when visiting. Get to see:

  • Penguin Parade
  • Koala Conservation Reserve
  • Historical Churchill Island
  • Single entry to the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre

How to get to Phillip Island:

Take the Princes Highway M1 from Melbourne and turn off on to the Bass Highway M420 all the way to Phillip Island.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to visit Phillip Island.

Churchill Island, Phillip Island
Churchill Island, Phillip Island

12. Whitsunday Island

You can bring out all the superlatives you want but none ultimately will perfectly describe just how incredible is Whitsunday Island.

The Whitsundays are located off Airlie Beach in Queensland in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the World’s Seven Great Wonders.

The highlight of Whitsunday Island is Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s most spectacular beaches and often rated as one Australia’s best beach.

It’s sand is pure 98% silica and the ocean waters are crystal clear and unforgettable.

The north end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet. Take the walk through the National Park to the lookout to view the swirls in the water throughout the river. Some say this is the 3rd most photographed location in Australia.

Check out our: The Best Beaches in Australia 1-10

Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island
Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island

We loved the Ocean Rafting Tour out of Airlie Beach. They took us to the best snorkeling places, it’s fast so you spend maximum time having fun and they are the only tours allowed inside Hill Inlet.

We did the Whitehaven Beach Northern Exposure Tour and it’s a fantastic day out in the Whitsundays.

Another incredible experience is Reeflseep, a night sleeping on a pontoon under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef.

Check out prices and details for Reefsleep here.

Read more: Ocean Rafting the Great Barrier Reef in Whitsundays

How to get to Whitehaven Beach:

The only way to get to Whitehaven Beach is by private boat, tour boat or seaplane.

There are a number of tours from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach. We have done 3 different tours and they were all fantastic but our favourite was the Ocean Rafting tour as mentioned above.

Cruise Whitsundays Full Day tour is another great day out to Whitehaven Beach.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary on each tour but you can enjoy a fabulous day in the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach for $140 to $199 per adult.

Read about: Top 13 Best Things to do in Airlie Beach & Whitsundays

Whitsunday Island - 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap
Whitsunday Island – 1 of the Best 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap

13. Magnetic Island

From Townsville in North Queensland, “Maggie” Island is just 8kms and a short 20 minute ferry ride.

Go Topless and hire an open roofed car for a fantastic fun day exploring the pristine bays and beauty of the island.

The stunning beaches are lined with Palm trees and the extraordinary views are made even more spectacular as the sun rises and then sets late in the afternoon.

Keep an eye out for Koalas as the island has a large population of over 800 of our furry friends. You can also discover Rock Wallabies which are very easy to spot around the headlands.

Horsehoe Bay, Magnetic Island - 1 of 14 Australian Islands to visit
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island

Explore Picnic Bay, Geoffrey Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Honeymoon Bay and Alma Bay. Take the Forts walk to the Magnetic Battery

There is lots to do in Townsville with Magnetic Island being a genuine highlight of your time in North Queensland.

How to get to Magnetic Island:

The Ferry leaves from the Breakwater Ferry Terminal at the south end of The Strand. Parking is available for a standard vehicle at $8 a day.

How much does it cost?

Book your Townsville to Magentic Island Ferry here for $34.

Hire a topless car or mini moke on the island and enjoy a fun day exploring Magnetic Island. Contact Tropical Topless cars on 07 4758 1111 for prices and to book.

Magnetic Island Accommodation

Stay a night on Magnetic Island at Peppers Blue on Blue located on Nelly Bay and enjoy car hire, buffet breakfast, return ferry and explore all the islands magnificent 23 Bays and Beaches.

Read more: Townsville, a Big Country Town in North Queensland

Magnetic Island from Castle Hill in Townsville
Magnetic Island from Castle Hill, Townsville

14. Montague Island

Just 9kms east of Narooma in New South Wales is Montague Island.

There are no permanent residents on Montague Island except for the Muttonbirds, Little Penguins and Seal colonies.

The island is looked after by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services and access is by guided tours only.

We visited with Wozza from Montague Island Discovery tours and did the snorkeling and Montague Island tour combo and it was so awesome.

Wazza from Montague Island Discovery Tours
Wazza from Montague Island Discovery Tours

First we swam with the Seals, an amazing experience before taking a walk around the grounds and Lighthouse of Montague Island.

This is a stunning region of Australia’s coastline and a visit to Montague Island is the perfect way to enjoy New South Wales second largest island.

How to get to Montague Island:

Montague Island Discovery tours operates from Narooma in New South Wales.

Phone Wazza on 0412 312 478.

What does it cost?

Cost is $135 an adult and $110 for a child.

Snorkeling with Seals at Montague Island off Narooma - just 1 of 14 Australian Islands to visit
Snorkeling with Seals at Montague Island

Let us know if you have visited any of these islands and your thoughts.

These are just our favourite 14 Australian Islands to visit on your Big Lap. Are there any islands we have missed? Send us a comment and let us know.

Safe Travels

Kev & Adele
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I Can’t Do 4 Walls

I Can't do 4 Walls

I keep saying it, over and over, to anyone who asks and those willing to listen – I can’t do 4 walls.  Simply, I just can’t do 4 walls again.

Why I can’t do 4 walls

Although I don’t know everything about my future and I reserve the right to change my mind, after 4.5 years of living in Darwinny our Motorhome, I love it so much I don’t want it to change for my foreseeable future.

Adele is happy either way, she loves this life but could also go home. I think that’s mostly because she misses her Mum a lot and wants to be close to our sons Matt and Cameron.

Can't do 4 walls

Offers from Friends and Family

During our time whenever we do get back home to Brisbane, there were lots of times where we were invited to friend’s places, sometimes even offered a place to stay.

On a number of occasions, we received text messages from friends “I’m away for the weekend, the spare keys are under the mat, go relax in a bed and use the pool for a few days”.

Adele holding a small croc
Koorana Crocodile Farm Yeppoon

We were so grateful for their offer and thoughts for us. Plus, we love that we have so many wonderful and kind friends.

When we did a housesit for my niece, it was awesome, beautiful pool, nice home, Foxtel, heaps of room to park the Motorhome. It was perfect, except I found within just a day or two I can’t do 4 walls.

I was back doing what I used to do, sit and watch TV, stay at home and not be productive.

I wasn’t LIVING!!

I Can't do 4 walls

Everyone collects a lot of stuff

We visited family and friends in their homes and all I see is “stuff”. The same stuff we used to have. All those possessions I thought that made me happy.

Every now and then you’d blow off the dust and get a broom to the cobwebs and I would use my “stuff” again but for the most part it would just sit there doing nothing.

Just money wasted which made us believe we needed to go back to work again week after week to fund the life everyone else has and we were copying.

Moreton Island Sunset
Sunset Moreton Island.

Our friends and family may read this but I’m sure they’ll understand the context of what we mean. We discussed this with them anyway.

While we passionately respect and love our family and friends, a house just isn’t where we’re at any more.

I just can’t do 4 walls.

When my Dad passed away I found myself asking the question “there has to be more to life than work and do chores”.

I Can't do 4 Walls

Brisbane will always be home

We really miss our Mums, both of us have lost our Fathers now, and we miss our sons Matthew and Cameron. Also we miss our friends plus, I miss playing cricket and hanging out with all my mates.

It’s not easy to just pack up and leave and it’s even harder to stay away.

For me, my entire life of 51 years before we left was lived in Brisbane. I grew up living in the same family home, we didn’t move house even once until I was married.

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Humpback Whale Swim in Exmouth remains one of our ultimate highlights of our time around Australia. We highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Tasmania’s best tours is the Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys out of Port Arthur. Three hours of cruising the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying an up close look at hundreds of seals as well as dolphins and birdlife.
Lara Wetlands
Full moon and a fire, Lara Wetlands

Adele has lived in Townsville and moved around different homes, but I hadn’t. Therefore, I was very used to routine and stability. Given my personality that was probably a good thing.

Recently, we spent time in Brisbane and the South East seeing everyone we could and exploring places we had never seen in our own “backyard”.

I didn’t enjoy the traffic being back home in Brisbane, the hustle and bustle doesn’t do it for me now, but it’s still home and our Family are all there.

Brisbane is home and always will be.

Can't do 4 Walls

What I miss the most

During this time back in the City was when I realised I yearned for things I learnt to love when road tripping around Oz.

3 specific things stood out that I missed.

  • Sunsets and Sunrises
  • Open fires
  • The Stars at night
Can't do 4 Walls
Sunset at Wild Horse Mountain Lookout

Nobody at home talks about seeing an amazing Sunset.

There’s something special about a magical sunset that we just love.

The colours, the differences when there’s a cloud or fire in the distance, the different views across oceans or rivers, over barren land and between mountains or ranges.

It symbolises we’re near the end of another day, an achievement that we survived and enjoyed another episode of our lives.

It resets the clock to tomorrow, when our world is once again an open book to make it another tale, another incredible memory along our journey.

They are a great time for reflection, did we achieve something wonderful today. What can we do tomorrow that is even better?

Sunsets can be so different yet all so spectacular. We just don’t appreciate them at home.

I Can't do 4 Walls

An open fire is awesome!

Cooking over an open fire, sitting around it with a Rum in hand and chatting to new friends, seriously, does it get any better than that?

I love waking up in the morning, getting the coals fired up again and cooking some bacon and eggs.

Lighting a fire in downtown Brisvegas is a sure fire way to upset the neighbours and have the local Council issuing a huge fine.

While settled in over that fire at night, it’s so wondrous to look up and absorb the big picture.

Who am I, why am I here, what else is out there, what would it be like to go to the moon, how amazing is life and how our planets work.

I really enjoy looking up to the stars at night, imagining a life where I get to choose my tomorrow. So after experiencing this magnificent lifestyle, I just feel I can’t do 4 walls now.

I Can't do 4 walls

Life on the road is so amazing. Every day is filled with adventure and experiences. So many great memories.

Yes, don’t box me in.

How does that song go:

Oh give me land, lots of land, and the starry skies above
Don’t fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don’t fence me in…….

Did I mention, I can’t do 4 walls…..

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Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Our camera equipment we use for all of our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

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Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
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What it REALLY costs to Travel Australia – everything you need to budget for!!

The REAL costs to Travel Australia over 24 months

For the first 2 years of our travels which started in February 2016 we documented everything we spent and recorded it to allow us to help give others a base idea of what it might cost to travel Australia.

We have read other Budgets online and on travel pages but we believe ours is the most accurate and fully detailed report. 

It provides all of what you need to be prepared for and to know what it really costs to travel Australia. There’s more costs than just Caravan Parks, Campgrounds, Fuel and Food.

You need to Budget for all the potential costs or at least be prepared for what might happen.

We have detailed everything that it really cost us to travel Australia for 24 months, nothing is missed. There’s also no guesses, we keep receipts for every cent we spend and record them into a spreadsheet.

We rarely pay cash for anything so it’s all able to be checked against our statements. We know exactly what it cost us to the cent.

Of course though, everyone’s travels are different and this is just what it cost us. Use our report to guide you to estimate your own potential expenses.

Ayers Rock at Sunset on Full Moon

About us and how we travel

We were 3 adults as our son who had just turned 23 travelled with us and we paid for almost all of his costs.

After 2 years, once we got back home to Brisbane, Matt moved in to his brother’s place and from now it’s just Adele and myself however for the duration of these Expenses, Matt was with us.

We drive an 8m Winnebago Motorhome RV with no tow car and therefore it was our only vehicle.

Fishing on Fraser Island at Sunrise

Kevin has run his own businesses now for 30 years and Adele did the bookkeeping for many of those years so keeping accounts and accurately recording the information is just part of our everyday life.

The difference between what we spent in the second year in comparison to the first is significant.

You may be smarter and more experienced in the beginning than us and be able to keep your costs down a lot better than we did.

We are not mechanical in any way so maintaining your vehicle yourself will also save a lot on the costs we incurred to maintain ours over the 2 years.

We aren’t saying what we spent is what it will cost you, but by reviewing our Expenses you can more accurately determine how much you might need to budget to do the Big Lap with less likelihood of running out of funds half way into your trip.

Aerial view of Haycock Point in Ben Boyd National Park

Our Trip

We spent 2 years traveling around Australia and still live in our Motorhome.

The first thing we learnt is everyone’s experience is different, no two people’s trips are the same and everyone has their own budgets and travel plans.

For us, we started out with a 2 year plan before going back home. We wanted to see as much as absolutely possible as we expected we wouldn’t be back.

But something happened along the way, we fell in love with the Lifestyle!!

Our Blog Indefinite Leave also grew fast, we weren’t expecting that, and we wanted to show our followers as much of Australia as we could to inspire them to hit the road and chase their dreams.

We tried to see as much as we could and through our adventures others could make up their own itineraries.

Stunning Hyams Beach
The cost to Travel Australia doesn't matter - we just love it!

Lessons we learnt on our travels

When we left Brisbane on Feb 1, 2016 we were complete and total rookies. Basically we had no idea what we were doing and just learnt along the way.

We really learnt about our costs to travel Australia and how to manage our expenses and were able to stop staying in Caravan Parks and almost entirely Free Camp. We began catching a lot of our own food, Fish, Prawns and Squid were often filling our freezer.

Eating out stopped and Pub stays, while they might be Free or low cost, you end up having a meal and some drinks and before you know it the Free Pub stay just cost $100 or more for a night.

We rarely stay at Pubs or if we do, we prefer ones where we pay a small fee and there’s no expectation of having to eat or drink there.

Looking for ways to reduce your accommodation expenses as well as food and groceries? Read How to save money on Accommodation and How to save money on Food and Groceries

We searched for the best value Fuel and looked to conserve fuel by reducing weight.

We didn’t fill up our water tanks until we got to our destination therefore reducing weight and providing better fuel economy.

On a continual basis, we sent back to home anything we weren’t using, clothes, tools, kitchen utensils and anything that we realised we wouldn’t need or use. If we hadn’t used it in 3-6 months the likelihood was we wouldn’t need it again.

Here’s a few ways we have found that you can save money on fuel while traveling Tips on Saving Fuel Costs While Traveling

Cost to Travel Australia - On Top of Australia at Mount Kosciuszko

Our Highest Costs to travel Australia

We found the Top end of Australia was the most expensive to travel for a couple of reasons.

  1. The heat had us staying in caravan parks so we could plug in to electricity for our air con and had a pool to swim in during the day.
  2. There were so many more major attractions with tours to experience.

    From sailing the islands off 1770, Yeppoon and Whitsundays, scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns and visiting islands like Great Keppel and Fitzroy Island, staying at and seeing Lake Argyle, the incredible trip to Horizontal Falls from Broome and we didn’t even do places like Bungle Bungles which were on fire at the time we went past.

    We also spent a lot in Winton and especially Longreach, there’s so much to do there. For us, the south of Australia was easier to control the budget. Cool nights made Free camping easy and there was so much more choice for Free camping in the South.

    The sights to see weren’t nearly as hard on the budget except the cost to Tasmania and Kangaroo Island.

Here’s a few ways that you will help you save when staying in Caravan Parks: How to save Money staying at Caravan Parks

The more experienced we became the more we were able to reduce our costs.

There are tours all over the country for Lighthouses and old Gaols to visit but once you’ve seen a few it’s hard to get excited about seeing another one.

We didn’t visit any Zoo’s as we always planned to do Dubbo Zoo which we finally did near the end of the 2 year adventure. The budget frees up a bit as you go in this regard.

Costs to travel Australia - Sunset at Haycock Point in Ben Boyd National Park was Free

A couple of quick tips for traveling Oz

1.  Don’t have a washing machine

Two of the greatest issues you will face traveling Oz is space and weight and the washing machine effects both.

It will use so much water and they are so small you need to do so many loads.

I recently asked a Mum parked next to us as we discussed her washing machine in the caravan and they were a traveling family of parents and 3 children, How often do you wash? I was already expecting the answer and wasn’t surprised when she said, Every day!!

For us, we would prefer less washes in bigger machines and if we were road tripping Oz when our kids were younger that decision would be even more so.

The cost for us the whole trip to wash our clothes in Laundries and Caravan Parks turned out to be just $726 over 2 years. $360 a year ($1 a day) is a ridiculously small amount of our total overall budget and we don’t have all the issues of carting a washing machine around with us.

I know many others love their washing machine, fair enough, but we don’t expect we would ever travel with one ourselves.

For tips on how to embrace and enjoy the wonderful experience of traveling Australia: Our Best Travel Tips

2.  Pets

It’s so hard to leave your pets behind, we couldn’t do it either, MACKS had to come with us. If it were for just 3-6 months we probably would have left her at home but for 12 months or more that’s a tougher decision.

Traveling Australia though is so much easier, cheaper and less restrictive without animals.

If your goal is to really explore the country and you have a good option where they could stay, then maybe best to leave them behind.

If you know you are planning to go traveling and thinking of getting a dog, our advice would be wait until your trip is over and get your puppy then.

There’s no right or wrong decision here, just the right one for you.

You may enjoy reading: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS and A Tribute to MACKS the Best Dog I’ve ever known

Vet & Dog Sitting costs are one of the costs to travel Australia with a pet

If your plan is to travel long term then there are plenty of options to travel with your best friend and see everything there is to see.

We traveled Australia with our beautiful Golden Retriever Macks for the first 16 months of our adventure!

3. Phone coverage

Telstra has the best coverage by far. If you rely on phone reception choose Telstra or possibly Boost.

Optus and Vodafone are not going to be suitable if phone coverage is important for you. Our videos of everywhere we have stayed let you know what phone coverage was available.

4. WiFi

Matt managed to find lots of Free WiFi all around the country. Maccas, Cafes, Bunnings, Info Centres and more.

When Caravan Parks say they have Free WiFi, it’s a miracle if it’s anything useful. Usually it’s terribly slow, very limited in the amount you can use and that’s assuming it actually works.

Don’t rely on Caravan park WiFi, many of them should be ashamed of their claims of having Free WiFi.

Ok, let’s look at all our costs of traveling Australia over 24 months

What it really costs to travel Australia - Includes visits to Kimberley Rum Factory in Swan Valley

Here is what is really costs to travel Australia for us over 24 months:

Groceries 🍞🍉🥪🧀

$21,999.65
That’s $916.65 per month or $211.54 per week
The last 3 months without Matt it is $1539.68 per month or $118.45 per week.

This suggests it costs $60pw each for Adele and I.

Takeaways 🍟🍕🌭

$3,561.61

We didn’t tend to do a lot of takeaway, we preferred to create our own meals. We would rather spend our budget on places to see.

This equates to an overall cost of $34pw for takeaway.

Dining Out 🍽️🍸

$6,391.69
Last 6 months $162

Like Takeaway, we didn’t dine out very often. In the last 6 months our weekly budget for Dining out was just $6.23pw.

Overall our total Dining Out expense was $61.46pw

You may enjoy finding out our ways on saving money on food and groceries:
How to save Money on Food and Groceries

Accommodation 🚎🎪♨️

$13,453.63
$18.98 Average per night

$6880.70 First 6 months
$4572.83 Second 6 months
$1310.10 Third 6 months
$690 Last 6 months. This equates to $3.79 per night 🤣🤑😴

This involved almost exclusively Free camping and staying with friends and relatives where we traveled.

As you can see, there’s considerable savings to be had on our budget by way of reduced costs in Accommodation.

We could no doubt reduce our first 12 months by $3000 – $5000 now if we did it again but our budget will always be higher in the north than it is in the south.

Fuel is just one of the costs to travel Australia

Our Website and YouTube channel has 230+ videos of every Free Camp, Campground, Caravan Park, Pub Stay, Station Stay and RV Parks we stayed in across Australia.

Fuel

$13,163.72
Most expensive was Kings Creek Station at Kings Canyon @ 199.9c
Uluru was 190.9c and Barkleys Homestead 179.9c

We have found United Fuel to be consistently the cheapest and almost always use them. Metro in some areas is great also.

We use the Fuel Map app to find the cheapest fuel.

Our fuel costs were probably higher than for someone towing a caravan as we always had to drive the Motorhome as opposed to being able to explore and run around town in a Car.

Our fuel costs over 2 years averages out to $126.57pw. We did approx. 55,000 kms during those 2 years.

Winnebago

Costs related to the Motorhome part of our vehicle was:
$5,226.39

Some of the big costs were:
$699 for a new Waeco 40L fridge that we keep in the Motorhome for our drinks
$680 for 2 new house batteries

Iveco

This is the Costs related to the mechanical part of the Motorhome.
$6,594.44

This includes
3 Services
8 new tyres
1 new windscreen and 1 repair
1 Radiator

Our biggest unexpected Bill shock was $2,882.80 for new Radiator, Coolant Hose and Windscreen in Perth

Entertainment 🏊‍♂️🎣⛰️🏝️🚁🚡

$18,429.31

We wanted to see as much of Australia as we could, have lots of fun and experience adventures so we did do quite a few tours.

There’s no regrets with this cost, we wanted to see all of Australia that we could and many of our greatest memories have been the incredible tours we did.

First 6 months

$8,258.40 – Brisbane to Cooktown to Katherine. Included 3 fishing charters, Hummer 4wd on Fraser Island, 1770, Lady Musgrave Island, Keppel Island, Whitsundays and Cairns Scenic Flights, Kuranda Railway & Skyway and Katherine Gorge were just some of the adventures.

Here are some of our highlights in the first 6 months:
Sleeping in a Swag on the Great Barrier reef
13 Must do in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays
Best Things to See in Cairns

Second 6 months

$5,733.90 – Darwin to WA to Tasmania. Included Horizontal Falls, Swimming with Humpback Whales, Broome Fishing Charter, Rottnest Island

Our Second 6 months highlights included:
Best of Broome
Things to See and do in Darwin

Third 6 months

$2,113 – Tasmania to Great Ocean Road to Uluru to Darwin to Mt Isa. This also Includes Tasman Island Cruise and Bruny Island Cruise plus Gordon River Cruise

During our third 6 months, Tasmania and Kangaroo Island were both highlights:
The Very Best Things to See and Do in Tasmania Kangaroo Island
https://youtu.be/sWDhpoK7U3A

Fourth 6 months

$2324 – Karumba to Cairns to Longreach to Murray River to Gold Coast. Incl Fishing Charter, Cobbold Gorge, Qantas Museum, Stockmans Hall of Fame, Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience and Thompson River Cruise.

Some of our favourite experiences on our adventure have been during our fourth 6 months: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Our Highest Entertainment Costs

Our biggest adventure costs were:

$1,707 for Adele and I to go to Horizontal Falls.

$1,366 for the three of us to do Reefsleep in the Whitsundays

Your costs for these tours and adventures is going to be dependent upon your budget and what your plans are that you want to experience.

For us these were incredible experiences that we will never forget, but they do cost money and often don’t come cheap.

This is our second largest expense of our adventure after food.

For some great places to stay around Australia, check out our Best Free Camps, Campgrounds and Caravan Parks and save them to your own list: Our 22 Best Free Camps in Australia Our 29 Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia

FishCosts to travel Australia included Fishing Charters in our Entertainment Expenses
Horizontal Falls was the highest tour cost while traveling Australia

Gas

$897
Such a small part of the budget.
We have 2 x 4kg bottles.

We find BCF works best for us, they are in most places and the cost is consistent at mostly $13.99 for our 4kg bottles.
Otherwise we check the website at https://gasbottlerefills.com/ for the cheapest local retailer.

Alcohol 🍾🍷🥃🍻🍸

$4,926.90

It is what it is, we do enjoy Happy Hour but aren’t big drinkers. We drink often but not a lot.
When I see Bundy Rum on special I tend to buy a few bottles and I buy Cider by the carton. Adele is happy drinking the $5 bottles of wine.

Cost is $47.37pw

You may enjoy finding out our ways on saving money on food and groceries and alcohol: How to Save Money on Alcohol

MACKS, our dog  

$3,373.04 in vet and medications etc

Sadly we had to let her go 14th June 2017 so no costs since then.
She did make it for 16 months of our trip.

Dog Sitting

$959

We used Dog Sitters wherever possible to allow us to visit National Parks and do tours wherever we wanted to go.

Read all about our experience of traveling Australia with a Dog: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

Gorge Tours were part of our Entertainment Cost to Travel Australia

Adele’s Nails

$959

Some things a girl just has to do lol

Clothes

$2,488.41

We bought some new clothes along the way as we needed. We took very little winter gear with us as we spent the first 12 months in hot conditions but Tasmania quickly meant some winter shopping was required.

$23.93pw was spent on clothing

Fishing

New rods, tackle, bait and gear
$1,452.90

$13.97 pw was spent on fishing.

Laundry

$726
This is such a small cost. We started with a washing machine, never used it, found it way too small to wash our clothes yet takes space and becomes a weight issue.

Also commits you to staying at places that cost money to access so much water. We use Laundries and find it easy to do.

Our laundry costs were $6.98pw or $1 per day.

National Parks

$250
Such a minuscule cost. Don’t worry about the cost for Kakadu, just do it, it’s amazing and a very small amount when looking at your total expenses to travel.

Medical

$1,401.05

It’s inevitable that you will need some medical supplies along the way. There was also a Dentist visit for a toothache. This includes Adele’s regular prescription medication.

$13.47pw is our cost for medical attention along the way over the 2 years.

Miscellaneous

$2,909.52

This is the lots of little things you buy along the way. On their own they don’t cost much but then they all add up. Batteries, presents, sunscreen, insect sprays, a new camp chair, bits of hardware and the list goes on.

This is an expense of $27.98pw

Adele under the Adels Grove Sign

Hair & Beauty

$370.90

Adele looks after her own hair so no extravagant costs there and Kevin has no hair, definitely no contribution from him!!

Our Total Costs to travel Australia

Total amount = $109,534.16

Total average per week = $1,053.21

How to reduce your costs to travel Australia

In summary, could you do it cheaper, Absolutely!!

Your costs to travel Australia could be much lower than it was for us!

As mentioned, we could probably shave $3000-5000 off our first 12 months accommodation if we did it now. We were such rookies!!

With more mechanical and handyman skills than I have you could save a lot of what I spent on servicing and repairs.

You could choose not to do the tours and fishing charters but most of them were our greatest highlights of the adventure so far. So many memories.

If you don’t have a dog you would save almost $4500 on our costs to travel Australia.

You may save a little on us in fuel if you are towing a caravan or camper trailer as you would have your vehicle to drive around in. If you’re in a Campervan (Whizzbang) you’d likely save a lot more than us in fuel.

There it is, our complete guide on what it really costs to travel Australia and what type of expenses are involved. We hope this helps you in your research and planning of your trip.

Safe travels and please say Hello if you see us on the road.

Our Story

We are Kevin & Adele, originally from Brisbane in Queensland Australia.

Adele has visited 24 countries and since Feb 2016 we have been driving around Australia exploring all there is to see. Our passion is to assist you to plan your adventures.

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Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

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Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/34thTP1  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Mackay – Whitsundays region, so much to see and do

The Mackay to Whitsundays drive is so full of fun and exciting things to see and explore, we love it every time.

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With the help of some friends who live in Mackay, we received some great tips on what to see and do.  Our caravan park manager, Macca from Bucasia Beach in Mackay, was such a chilled dude and helped us out with ideas too.

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