The ultimate backpacker guide to buying a van for your Aussie road trip

I recently came across the following blog by Cody Miller and I thought it would be a good one to share. This guide gives loads of great advice and should answer pretty much every question a backpacker might have when looking to buy a campervan in Australia:

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Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Finding the right car
  3. Registration and insurance requirements
  4. Kitting out your vehicle
  5. Awesome and unexpected things to look out for on a roadtrip in Australia

1. Introduction

Backpacking around the driest inhabited country on Earth is a rite of passage for many international travellers, and something Aussies know all too well requires a reliable and versatile beast of a vehicle to go the distance. For this reason, the second hand van has become the backpackers’ transport of choice.

This guide is designed to prepare travellers for Australia’s precarious open roads. It covers the importance of mechanical checks, the legalities of licensing, registration and insurance, and some essential supplies for an outback adventure. Continue reading

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