New Normals in Campervan Travel

Is anyone else having a hard time believing that its almost December?! After having spent a good amount of time at home in lockdowns, we’re itching for campervan travel around our beautiful country again!

As some of Australia begins to reopen, you might already be mapping out your next camper van trip (how exciting!). But with the new normal comes new things to consider before you hit the road. 

Here is our list of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your next road trip. 

Travel Requirements

If you’re traveling interstate, it’s best to check if there are any covid-related travel requirements in the state you’re heading to. Whether its a travel pass, vaccination status or negative test results – these are not things you want to have to think about last-minute! Best to be prepared rather than surprised when you get to your destination.

Australian Traveller summarized everything you need to know about travelling interstate for the holidays this year in this great piece.

Here is the best spot to check the most up-to-date state travel restrictions.

Activity Bookings

While we love the idea of hitting the road with very few plans and seeing where it takes us, for some destinations that may no longer be the best option. Many activity and excursion operators now require advanced bookings due to ‘new normal’ restrictions. Before you hit the road, have a quick Google of any activities you had in mind to see if you’ll need to arrange or pre-book for your group.

New Items to Add to Your Packing List

These ones might be obvious by now, but don’t forget to add masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes to your van before you head out! With restrictions easing further in some states, you might not always need these items. But its always better to have them than to be frantically searching for them last minute! One item we’re loving is a phone sanitizer.

Keeping these three things in mind before you hit the road will make for a super smooth, worry-free trip. We are stoked for you to get back out and explore Australia! 

If you’re still looking for the perfect campervan to travel in, learn more about Achtung Camper’s vans and motorhomes.