You’re on an Australian road trip. You’ve got the sunshine beating down onto the dashboard and you’re heading for the ocean. Your surfboard is in the back and you’ve just a few bikinis and beers stashed into a weekend bag. But, you don’t need much, just the company of your friend in the passenger seat and the open road ahead. You’re heading for a freedom camping adventure and you’ve not a care in the world.
Sound like somewhere you’d like to be? Get yourself over to Australia. It’s a thing.
Road trips in Australia are every bit as dreamy as Instagram tells you they are. I’ve done a few now and daydreaming about the time I’ve spent on the road down under is not an uncommon occurrence. Particularly so as I sit here in the depths of the English winter, where both daylight and temperatures are at an absolute minimum.
They are quotes from a blog called Where’s Mollie, and she catches the dream of a road trip just perfectly.
She also gives valuable advice on free camping in Australia.
The bit I particularly like was
“Wherever you opt to freedom camp for the evening, the golden rule is to NEVER leave a trace.
Leave nothing but footprints and take only memories!
Leave no trace means: ‘dispose of waste properly, respect wildlife, don’t tip liquid waste into lakes or rivers, double-check your campsite and always respect cultural heritage sites.’”
I just wish all freedom campers would take that advice.