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Why Roadtrips Make Great Family Holidays!


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Australia is vast country. Most people around the world know that the continent is big, but very rarely do people grasp just how big. Despite being roughly the size of continental USA, Australia has a population almost 14 times smaller. What this means is it’s often a long distance between where you are and where you want to go. Perhaps out of necessity Aussies have developed a love for the road trip. In this blog we will take a look at the top 5 reasons road trip holidays are an Australian family favourite.



Kids in the car

It’s About The Journey

Forget waiting around in an airport and wasting away your holiday waiting for it to officially start. Road trips are a great way to get the most out of whatever time you have, from 1 day to many months, road trips are all about the journey not the destination.

See Places You Otherwise Wouldn’t

There’s places within Australia that a packed full of character, both in terms of the towns themselves and their inhabitants. Most of these places aren’t on any tourist maps and they don’t have any world famous attractions but they just may be the places you remember most. Road trips give you the ability to stop when you like, maybe even spend the night and talk to some of the locals.

Women in the car on the beach pointing at the surf


Music is a road trip’s best friend and a crucial part of planning your holiday is putting together your ultimate road trip music mix! Plus if you’re traveling with Greyhound you can enjoy USB chargers on every seat so you’re devices will never go flat and free on-board WiFi to keep you connected. So leave the movies at home, recline back in your seat with your favourite music on and enjoy the panoramic views as your explore Australia.

Make New Friends

Whether you strike up a conversation with a fellow traveller or just get chatting to a local in a small town pub, traveling by road is a great way to make new friends. If you’re flexible with your journey, chatting to people on the road can be a great way to get the most out of your trip. You might uncover locals only hidden gems, explore a sight you otherwise would’ve missed or change your trip altogether based on the advice from people you meet along the way.

female backpackers

It’s Totally Flexible

Travel can be a long, arduous task with often the only reward being the destination at the end of a long trip. Road trips are flexible in that you can stop over if you like, take a break, have a meal and stretch your legs as often as you need. At Greyhound we understand flexibility is key to planning your perfect Australian road trip. That’s why we offer a range of travel options from express routes to hop on hop off and kilometre passes.

If you’re struggling to find your next holiday destination, why not try making the journey the holiday and start planning your great Australian road trip? Don’t fancy doing the driving yourself? Visit Greyhound today and check out the range of travel options to suit your dream journey.