As exciting as a new adventure may be, without having been on a road trip before, it’s best to know what’s to come before your thrilling new experience. After choosing the best car, planning your route and accommodation, there’s a lot more to consider for the ride to your destination.
Here’s a few things you should know before your first Aussie Road Trip, that I discovered on my recent first 12 hour road journey to Jindabyne.
Things to know for your Aussie Road Trip
Your favourite songs may turn into your worst nightmare
Organise more than one playlist before your trip to switch it up during the ride. Although the bunch of you might love to sing along to ‘Sorry’, there’s only so many times you can listen to it before you start to feel sorry for yourself. Pick out some classics and a few new interesting playlists to keep the ride full of energy.
There’s roadkill. Lots of it.
As there are many cars, there’ll be many roadkills. Although it may be disturbing sight, it’s important to keep that in mind. There’ll be many distractions on the road so it’s important to keep yourself well rested and take as many rest stops as you need to stay alert. Stop by a small town every now and then and you’ll be surprised what you can find.
Your phone will need to recharge as much as you do
Remember to bring extra chargers and portable batteries to keep your electrical devices up and running. Music, navigation, entertainment and cameras all need to be covered to ensure an enjoyable and resourceful road trip.
You’re not yourself when you’re hungry
Or thirsty, for a matter of fact. Remember to pack the car full with loads of everyone’s favourite snacks and a boot full of bottled water so everyone stays happy and hydrated.
You’ll get a little lost, and things won’t go as planned
And it’ll be a load of fun! As much as you plan, spontaneity what makes a road trip memorable. Sometimes the scenery will just be too breathtaking or the town will look too welcoming to just pass by. Don’t be afraid to go off the route just by a tad to truly enjoy the wonders of Australia.