30 July, 2018
Last updated on 13 November, 2021
Posted by Spaceships Crew
Australia is a diverse country with many different varieties of localities. If you have never been to Brisbane, you should consider making Brisbane a jumping-off point for a fantastic road trip throughout Australia with campervan hire in Brisbane.
Brisbane is a natural choice for your starting point as it is home to many different attractions like beautifully designed gardens and walking paths, shops, museums and natural areas. Getting to Brisbane is easy with the wide choice of airlines that service Brisbane Airport, such as Qantas, Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Emirates and many others!
Dining in Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane is home to an eclectic mix of dining options that range from fine dining to casual street food. Places like Miel Container with its award-winning Miel beef patty burger and Izakaya Kotobuk with its tasty fusion sushi rolls offer inexpensive and varied dining experiences.
If fine dining is your chosen mode, then Urbane is a wonderful path through subtle dishes in a sampling style, and diners can enjoy viewing the twin peaks of the Story Bridge while enjoying delicious Australian interpretations of Italian cuisine.
Enjoy Brisbane before you start your campervan hire trip | image: Aristocrats-hat (Flickr)
Enjoy the outdoors
Climbing the historic Story Bridge is a must while in Brisbane. Visitors can walk across the bridge or choose to try the Story Bridge Climb, and you can take a guided climb up the bridge's infrastructure. Walking around Brisbane is a truly refreshing and pleasant experience with its beautifully maintained parks and gardens. Many of these gardens are adjacent to the river, and some have manmade pools that are simply delightful. Just outside of Brisbane are several natural waterfalls and swimming holes, all waiting to be enjoyed.
Hop on and hop off the bus
It is very easy to see both natural and more urbane attractions when you take the Brisbane & Mt Coot-tha Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. This bus route takes visitors through the business district, alongside the Brisbane River, on to Mt Coot-tha and then across the river. At many points along the route, you can transfer to a CityCat ferry and cruise the ferry routes.
Koalas and more
Brisbane is close to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can visit the koalas and even get your picture taken with one! This sanctuary is the first koala sanctuary in the world, is currently the largest and has 130 koalas.
Besides the koalas, there are other inhabitants such as kangaroos, platypuses, Tasmanian devils, wombats and many more. There is even a sheepdog show that takes place at scheduled times. You will not only enjoy watching the sheepdogs herd the sheep, but you will also learn about the history of sheep farming in Australia and see the sheep up close after the show. With a campervan hire in Brisbane, it is easy to access areas nearby.
Brisbane is a natural choice for the beginning of your road trip in Australia. Both urban and rural, Brisbane has something for everyone to do. Brisbane is located on the Brisbane River and is very close to the coast, so it is easy to fly in from other countries.
Once you have visited all the sites you want to see in Brisbane, there are many other areas of Australia to visit with your campervan hire from Brisbane, such as Bunya Mountains National Park and Girraween National Park in Queensland, south to the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, west to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, then up north to Cairns and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
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All systems are go: it's road trip time!
Now that you have picked up your campervan hire the fun can start. Which way will you go from Brisbane? North, toward Cairns? Or South, towards Sydney or Melbourne. It doesn't matter as Spaceships doesn't charge a one-way fee so you can easily drop off at another depot. Just make sure you have booked it in.
Check out our suggested itineraries for inspiration and see the routes you can take from Brisbane. At Spaceships, we like to make your campervan hire in Brisbane as easy as possible. Our travel blog is packed with road trip inspiration.