Victoria Brewood was the winner of WorldNomads Vantastic South Australia, which means she got to spend six weeks travelling the state in a campervan called Geoff. We talk with Victoria about her South Australia road trip and look at things to do in South Australia.
The road trip story
Victoria travelled around South Australia with her friend, Trent. One of their highlights were the characters they met along the way. Meet some of them, and see their top-ten things to do in South Australia in this video:
Things to do in South Australia
Victoria and Trent spent a lot of time on the coast, spear-fishing, sandboarding, kayaking, diving, swimming with sealions, feeding tuna and eating lots of seafood.
They also were in Adelaide for the amazing Adelaide Fringe Festival and made it out to the Barossa Valley wine region not once, but twice. Sounds good to me!
The outback got its fair share of love with hiking in the Flinders Ranges and sleeping in a swag.
Victoria’s application video:
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- 1. Don’t drive at night in areas where there’s more dead kangaroos than live kangaroos.
- 2. Campervans have a high centre of gravity and Falcon Wagons are rear wheel drive with lots of grunt. Be extremely careful if you are not familiar with these vehicles. It’s easy to roll a van and easy to lose control of a Falcon if you’re inexperienced.
- 3. Give dirt roads / unsealed roads more respect, even 40km/h can be too fast if you’re not careful.
- 4. Don’t hitchhike–not all people who hitchhike meet axe murderers, but some do.
- 5. Check the inside edge of your front tyres regularly: poor wheel alignment causes tyres to scrub out quickly and a front tyre blow out is very scary.
- 6. Always wear your seatbelt.
- 7. If driving on left for the first time, leave the music off for a while and ask the person in the left seat to act as lookout.
- 8. Don’t leave valuables visible inside your car when parking at popular tourist destinations.
- 9. Do everything humanly possible to avoid overheating your car. If your temp gauge moves away from normal stop and call roadside assistance. Do not drive on.
- 10. Beware of retirees, offering cups of tea at outback roadside rest stops–.it could be hours before you manage to get away again without being rude.