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Brisbane by 4WD

4WD Rentals Brisbane

Queensland the state with it all is just a days reach from Brisbane to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef and then Queensland’s fine grained light to beige coloured beaches, lush deep ancient rainforests and rugged Outback of Australia and it's 'Fair Dinkum' aussie folks.

Queensland offers many choices your next Australian vacation. Why not consider a drive to the Atherton Tablelands or along the coast right up to Port Douglas. Then take time out from the pace and settle back in an outback cattle station or even one of the many Queensland National Parks.

Before you commence you campervan hire onto Brisbane highways south or north consider relaxing on the greened riverside gardens of South Bank, then take time to browse the street markets and swim in South Bank lagoon. Time out to have a bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens and be adventurous and abseil the cliffs of Kangaroo Point.

My choice is to travel back in time and steam | cruise down the river on a paddle steamer. Speed it up a few notches and take a high-speed ferry to pulsating and vibrant inner-city villages like New Farm and Bulimba.

Want some culture then wander through the art galleries and museums or go classical and  watch a performance by the Queensland Ballet, Opera or Orchestra perform.

Maybe be creative and see cutting-edge theatre productions in the Powerhouse. In nearby Moreton Bay and Islands, one can swim, hire a sea kayak, snorkel coral reefs, or even toboggan down the world’s tallest sand dune, maybe hire a small sail boat. 

Travel Suggestions

You may want a room before you start your Brisbane  self-drive camper van rental or when you finish.

Brisbane in Queensland Australia has it all. With a Brisbane motorhome rental or camper hire you can travel and visit our pristine beaches, majestic mountains, incredible wildlife and fauna with a oneway or return to the same location rental package.

Oneway motorhome rental deals are much cheaper than you could think with Inclusive Packs oneway fees are included suppliers such as Britz, Apollo, Maui and Kea.

Also see the luxury motorhome rental and hire range with toilet and shower as well as many other features for you to explore Queensland in comfort and at your own leisure. Take a look at an sample 6 day itinerary from Brisbane to Brisbane in Australia in a luxury and motorhome rental, memorable places to visit and sight see in a RV or Motohrome hire and a choice of camp ground sites & tourist van parks around Queensland.

Our Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg (Optional diversion to Fraser Island)

Just north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a spectacular region stretching from the seaside town of Caloundra to Noosa’s famous Hasting Street. So take your time and do ‘brunch’ with the locals at Café LeMonde, Cato’s or countless other trendy cafes on the beach strip. Have a swim at Noosa’s famous Main Beach. Optional: on the way to Noosa, detour via Landsborough to visit Australia Zoo – home of the ‘Crocodile Hunter’. 

A 40 minute diversion from the Bruce Highway at Maryborough will take you to Hervey Bay, where you can catch a ferry to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and home to Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village. Fraser Island is a World Heritage Listed National Park with lush rainforests and clear blue-water lakes. It is suggested to take an extra 1 or 2 days to visit Fraser Island. Day tours depart from Hervey Bay, or overnight on the island.

Another ‘hour up the road’ is Bundaberg, gateway to the ‘Coral Coast’. From here you can access the Southern Great Barrier Reef including Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands by either flight or launch. Bundaberg has a rich agricultural economic base and is the home of Bundaberg Rum. Mon Repos Beach is the largest mainland turtle rookery in Australia and every year humpback whales pass close to the pristine beaches, which stretch from Woodgate to Bargara.

Day 2: Day 2: Bundaberg (or Fraser Island) to Rockhampton

Rockhampton is the gateway to the Capricorn region and bears the proud label of ‘Beef Capital of Australia’, with 2 million cattle within a 50km radius of town. Before departing Rockhampton, stop at the ‘Spire’ to record your crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn. 

Day 3: Rockhampton to Whitsundays

It’s a long drive to the Whitsundays, so break your journey with regular rest stops. The coastal town of Sarina is a good place to stop for lunch and a refreshing swim.

Day 4: Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations and home to many of the island resorts that are synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef. The main town is Airlie Beach, a major departure point for reef excursions, home to many of the sailing and diving operators, and a variety of accommodation styles to suit all budgets. To the south-west of Airlie Beach and Mackay, Eungella National Park, Queensland’s largest rainforest park, allows visitors to view platypus in the wild. The drive through the Pioneer Valley to the park provides spectacular views and many walking tracks.

Day 5: Whitsundays to Townsville

Townsville is one of Queensland’s premier event destinations, with an exciting annual line up of sporting, aquatic, historical and cultural events. Townsville also provides easy access to the islands of Magnetic, Dunk, Bedarra, Orpheus and Hinchinbrook.

Day 6: Townsville to Cairns

The route from Townsville to Cairns is known as the Great Green Way with sandy beaches, world heritage rainforests and plunging waterfalls. Some 50km to the west, Australia’s highest waterfall, Wallaman Falls, is an enchanting realm of natural beauty that captivates visitors from all around. It’s worth a detour from the highway. Stop on the way for a picnic at picturesque Josephine Falls Wooroonooran National Park, 75kms south of Cairns.

Day 7: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the gateway to Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests. Cairns has a wide range of experiences and activities. Dine at one of the many restaurants and cafes, browse at an art gallery or two or shop to your heart’s delight. If relaxation is what you’re after, visit Cairns’ Northern Beaches of Holloways, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, and Palm Cove, or Port Douglas. Here you can enjoy a village atmosphere and some great beachside dining experiences. Further north are the tropical rainforest and World Heritage Listed National Park areas of the Wet Tropics, including the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation areas. Numerous day touring options are available from Cairns on a daily basis.

Great Photo Memories spots:

  • Wallaman Falls, Australia’s longest drop near Ingham
  • Sugar Cane trains and fields while passing through Proserpine near Airlie Beach
  • The Tropic of Capricorn marked by ‘The Spire’ in Rockhampton
  • Turtle laying at Mon Repos Beach, Australia’s largest mainland Turtle Rookery (November to March)
  • Mt Coot-tha for scenic views of Brisbane
  • Clear blue lakes on Fraser Island
  • Tropical rainforest, Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation

Suggested Accommodation for customers:

  • Gateway Village Resort, Brisbane
  • Fraser Lodge Holiday Park , Hervey Bay
  • Tropical Wanderer Resort, Rockhampton
  • Cane Village Holiday Park, Bundaberg
  • Airlie Cove Resort Van Park, Airlie Beach
  • BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach
  • Beachcomber Coconut Caravan Village, Mission Beach
  • Mission Beach Hideaway Holiday Village, Mission Beach
  • Cairns Coconut Caravan Resort, Cairns
  • BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park, Cairns