Road trip planning

Road trips are one of the most amazing ways to see a country: miles of road, windows down, stereo on, random stops and acts of madness.

Road trip planning can be a difficult task though, so we’ve brought together our favourite resources to help you plan your road trip and some thoughtful advice on road trip safety.

Planning a road trip

Firstly, read about road trip plannin and what you need before you hit the road. Secondly use these online tools for road trip ideas, especially useful for people in the United States. Finally, stock your iPod with some quality road trip music and get behind the wheel.

Australia Road Trip

We were lucky to speak with Peter Burke, an expert in road trips and backpacker travel in Australia. He gave us some of the best safety tips for a road trip in Australia.

There are still spaces available for the NT and Western Australia legs, so get your application in to the Vantastic team.

New Zealand Road Trip

Indie Travel Podcast hosts Craig and Linda Martin recently finished a massive New Zealand road trip over three weeks. That wasn’t nearly enough time, but they saw some highlights of the North and South Island. Read more on independent travel in New Zealand or pick up a free Auckland travel guide.

Watch Craig and Linda’s New Zealand road trip videos below or subscribe to Indie Travel Podcast (for free) in iTunes.

Two of our favourites are the Nevis bungy jump and seeing the wildlife while exploring Dunedin, New Zealand.

Insurance for road trips

It’s important to get decent vehicle insurance before starting a road trip; especially if you are hiring a vehicle. In addition to that, make sure you and your possessions are covered. We use WorldNomads as our backpacker travel insurance provider.

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