Dave chats with Lee Atkinson about her passion for travel in a camper trailer
Explore Australia by Camper Trailer by Lee Atkinson is a curated guide to the very best places to visit in Australia with a camper trailer. It is the first comprehensive guide specifically for travelling with a camper trailer, and features reviews of more than 320 camper trailer sites – a mix of bush camping in national parks, free camping, station stays and caravan parks across the country, from the tip of Cape York to as far south as you can go in a car in Tasmania.
Camper trailers are not at all like caravans. Unlike a caravan or motorhome, camper trailers can travel on rough outback tracks and to remote national parks. Set up with the right battery power, solar energy and water storage, they can also go off the grid, as they don’t depend on mains power to operate lights, fridges, air-conditioners and onboard bathrooms.
Covering 50 regional areas around the country, Explore Australia by Camper Trailer also includes information on what to see and do once you’ve picked the perfect base camp, including scenic day trips, local attractions, walks and fishing spots. The information you’ll find in these pages is not so much about towns and attractions as it is about places: places worth driving out of your way for, braving a few bumps and a bit of dust along the way; places where you can set up camp, sit back and watch the sunset without another soul around; places worth staying put for a day or two or even a week; places that work their way into your heart and call you back again, year after year after year. For those who want an off-road, off-the-grid adventure, Lee has covered the iconic outback tracks that are suitable for trailers, such as the Gibb River Road, the Oodnadatta Track and many of Len Beadell’s famous desert roads.
Detailed maps and colourful photos make this book everything you need to plan the perfect camping holiday or camper trailer road trip. The guide is a hand-selection of the best camper trailer sites in Australia. Meticulously researched by Lee and her partner who spent the best part of a year driving 40,000 of the most scenic kilometres they could find, Explore Australia by Camper Trailer is the only book you’ll need to take on the road.