Australia is a land of diverse beauty. While many of us dream of travelling overseas, sometimes I think we underappreciate what’s in our own backyard.
From snow and great food in the south to water-based adventures and long lazy afternoons in the North- Australia has you covered.
To celebrate Australia’s beauty, and help you explore more of this great country, Europcar wants to help you create your own #RoamAustralia memories by offering an AU$5,000 escape!
This awesome prize includes two flights to Melbourne, 5 days luxury car hire, and $2000 to spend on creating your own amazing itinerary.
For a little bit of inspiration, here are some of my favourite photos from my own #RoamAustralia journeys!
Escape Melbourne and head into the Yarra Valley for scenic roads, great wine and even better food!
This photo was taken at Rochford Winery.
Road trips are great for exploring the lesser known highlights,
like this stop at Saladin Lodge, located just outside Marysville.
Spend a day with koalas, wallabies, and Little Penguins on Phillip Island.
Don’t forget to stop for a stroll along the boardwalk at The Nobbies!
Just an hour outside of Melbourne in Geelong you’ll find these colourful figures
– the Bollard People – along the city’s waterfront.
One of the most famous surf beaches in the world, if you take a road trip down
the Great Ocean Road be sure to stop at Bells Beach!
Driving through Launceston? Stop at the Red Feather Inn for a quaint, comfortable sleep and an exceptional meal!
The Bay of Fires is a highlight on any great Tasmanian drive,
but come winter it is yours to enjoy by yourself.
Come December the lavender fields at Bridestowe Estate are transformed into a sea of purple,
but even in winter the lines make for scenic photos (and the lavender ice cream is still on sale!)
Venture over to Magnetic Island and feed the wild rock wallabies just before sunset.
Or catch the sunset from the balcony of your room at the Holiday Inn Townsville!
Explore Townsville’s hippest spot, City Lane, with a trademark Fairy Floss Windmill from Shaw & Co
(be sure to try their meatballs as well – yum!)
When you’re exploring Top North Queensland, there is no better way to explore than on a boat!
- To enter, upload your photo through the Facebook app or use #roamaustralia on Twitter or Instagram.
- The #RoamAustralia competition is open until July 19th, 2015.
- This competition is open to Australian residents over the age of 21.
- The competition is based on voting, so encourage your friends and family to vote for you (and maybe enter as well!)
I have put together this post with the help of Europcar.
I am a judge in the #RoamAustralia competition.
All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.