f you’re exploring Queensland these holidays, you always want to find the site away from the crowds.
For your next adventure, the Motorama 4X4XMORE team found the left-field options that can get you into the ultimate holiday spots.
Youcamp takes the idea of wide open spaces to the next level.
Created to let private landowners open up some of their property to campers, Youcamp gives you access to places that may have been hidden behind fences or ‘private property’ signs and access a camp site that’s away from the rest of the crowds on holiday. (Plus, if you have some land that would be great for campers, you can upload a listing onto the site for free.)
You can specify your campsites preferences, if you’d like to have bare necessities rather than surviving like Bear Grylls. Sites that provide toilets, have views near rivers, are pet friendly or even campsites where you can hunt (provided you have the appropriate licenses.) Youcamp provides detailed information and photos of the campsites before you make the booking and, like TripAdvisor for hotels, you can also read reviews from campers who have previously stayed at sites.
AirBNB may let people rent out their rooms, but what about if you want to get out of the city?
Camplify let’s you hire caravans, campervans or motorhomes to experience the outdoors. Search a date and location and whether you want the owner to relocate the caravan for you, whether you want to tow or drive it or if it’s already on a site and get in touch with the owner. You can read reviews of previous campers, as well as read the listing to see if it suits (i.e. if you need a special license, weights for towing etc) – and best of all, booking and payment is all done online, so no follow up calls and/or dealing with busy caravan parks that are rushed during the holidays.
Turu helps you to plan for next ideal outdoor adventure. The site provides detailed information on more than 2000 holiday parks along with constantly updated photos of campsites. You can search pet friendly parks, sites with Wi-Fi access, Glamping sites – even sites with boat access to get a fishing trip underway.
Turu also provides destination guides, including experiences and attractions near your campsites, so you can pack more into your holiday.
If you're packed and ready to go, make sure to have your car checked out by our friendly Service Advisors before you set off on a road trip. They can even sit with on a test drive for those squeaks and rattles that always seem to disappear once you're finally on the service driveway.