This is the sixteenth page of 23 with related information about making the most of your caravan holiday. At the bottom of this page I have links to the other pages and I suggest you check these out as well.
Always set yourself realistic travel times and daily distances. This means different things to different people. Some people will not want to travel any further than 300km in a day, while others will quite easily accomplish 500+km in a day. This can be dictated by what is on offer in the region you are visiting and what you want to see. Unless you are in a rush to get somewhere, holidays are significantly improved by stopping along the way to see the sites. Advance planning should help overcome the impatience that can compromise safety and ruin the fun of the holiday.
Fuel is readily available across Australia, particularly around areas with high populations. The price of fuel varies greatly between States, and between city and country areas. Most towns have a petrol station or two. In remote regions you will have to consider the distances between the lonely highway roadhouses. Many Aboriginal communities in Australia’s north have outlets selling fuel to travelers but in the remoter areas they may not carry a supply of leaded petrol.
Additional fuel may have to be carried on some outback highways. Fuel should only be stored in approved containers, such as metal or approved plastic jerry cans. You will also need a funnel, pourer or siphon hose to transfer the fuel from the container to the tank. Fuel containers should be stored in racks on vans or trailers, or on the roof-rack of a four-wheel drive. Fuel containers must never be stored inside the passenger compartment of your vehicle or used for any other purpose.
8 Planning Your Trip (when to travel, weather, school and public holidays, local events, finding your way, GPS, maps and guides, visitor information centres, permits, Aboriginal land, National Parks, private land)
Hopefully, after digesting all this information you will have a fantastic caravan holiday. (With many more extended trips in the future). If you find it all too hard have a look at where Our Tours go and you may wish to consider one of these.