Sydney to Brisbane – Car Hire and Travel Tips

There are many ways to get to Brisbane from Sydney, with the coastal route along the Pacific Motorway the most popular route taken by domestic and international holidaymakers. Inland routes also have plenty of sights and attractions to offer holidaymakers, including the New England Tablelands and destinations such as Tamworth and Armadale that are very appealing places to visit.

Here are a few things for you to think about when planning your journey between Sydney in New South Wales and Brisbane in Queensland, a distance of around 1000 kilometres, depending on the route that you decide to take and the places that you visit along the way.

Vehicle Hire – Numerous Options to Consider

Naturally, you’ll be driving from Sydney up to Brisbane so as to explore this beautiful part of the country, but while car hire in Sydney is very affordable and you have many cars to choose from, you should note that hiring a campervan or motorhome is another option to consider.

By hiring a campervan or a motorhome, you’ll be taking your accommodation with you which saves you money and enables you to stay wherever you please along the way. This includes the many national parks that are very affordable to camp at, including those around Coffs Harbour (Bongil Bongil and Bindarri National Parks and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, among many others) which is a great place to break up the drive between the two cities.

Accommodation – Airbnb and More

Whether you choose to hire a campervan or motorhome and spend most of your nights in national parks or you hire a car and look for alternatives, there are many accommodation options along the way, including caravan parks, Airbnb accommodations and many more.

As there are so many sights to see along the way, it’s a great idea to a few nights in national parks and a few in hotels or private accommodations, depending on your budget and the places that you’re planning to visit. Here are a few things to think about:

  • Hiring a campervan and staying in national parks is the most affordable option
  • Private accommodation is great when staying in cities or large towns
  • Hiring a car and camping in a tent is also a very affordable option

For example, you could stay a night or two in a national park, then stay a couple of nights in private accommodation in a city like Newcastle, or you could stay in private accommodation somewhere like the Hunter Valley and use explore this beautiful grape growing region in the car you hire. What’s more, as campervans are very easy to get about in (they’re smaller and easier to manoeuvre than motorhomes) they’re great for cruising about cities as well as the countryside.

As you can see, there are many things to think about here, including how many days you have to make the journey, so be sure to start preparing well in advance so that you can explore your options and also get a top deal on the car, campervan or motorhome you hire.