Australia is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the planet. From the outback, to the city and the beaches, there is something for everyone and all tastes. If you are not among the many who have realised this yet, you will see that there is plenty to see and do.

Road trips are one of the most popular holiday styles to take here as it allows tourists and locals to enjoy their preferred activities in their own time and if they have the time, to see and do a lot more than if they didn’t have a car.

With so much to do it’s important to write down what interests you most and map out a plan of attack beforehand to ensure your trip is done efficiently and you don’t waste precious time. With a road trip in mind it’s important to consider the car you are taking. If you have your own vehicle do you really want to place extra wear and tear on it? Our answer would be “no”.

The best plan of attack for a road trip is to seek out car rental suppliers. Alpha Car Hire is the perfect and only place to look for your car hire with offices in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.

With so many offices, it won’t matter where in Australia you’re travelling to, it will be easy to access their top quality vehicles and fantastic deals. While you are perusing the web for great places to stop over, visit Alpha Car Hire online at to check out their specials.

In the meantime, here are some great holiday parks and festivals you might want to consider for your itinerary.


Each November Roughton Park comes to life with the Kirra Kite Festival. Since 2010 this amazing colourful festival has drawn the young and old to enjoy its beauty alongside gourmet food, markets, rides and multicultural arts.  And if you’re looking for the perfect accommodation whilst enjoying this festival and the area, look no further than Big 4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park. The accommodation here is perfect for any kind of travel be it a romantic getaway or a family fun time.

There is a range of different types of accommodation from luxury villas, budget cabins and even some shade to pitch a tent or park your van.

Here you will be able to relax by the pool and enjoy the park surrounds or head out to any of the beaches or parks nearby. If flora and fauna is something you enjoy you will get your fill here. You might fancy canoe or trampoline jumping on the billabong or be after a little more night time excitement. If this is the case, there are plenty of pubs and clubs to visit on the Gold Coast.

A little earlier in the year you will find the Grantville Pirate Festival in May. This is a great festival for families with young children and adults who are young at heart. There are activities for the children and a pirate themed mini golf course on site at the Maru Koala and Animal Park.

Accommodation is easy at the French View Caravan Park especially for those with pets.

Again, the Big 4 holiday parks get a mention, this one being the Big 4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park. Multi award winning accommodation you can again choose from a different variety of places to sleep close to the famous northern beaches of Sydney.

Match your stay here with the Granny Smith Festival in October. Attracting well over 80,000 people each year, this festival is a tribute to Maria Ann Smith who grew the first batch of Granny Smiths in 1868 by accident!

Running since 1985 if you’re looking for a true community festival full of laughter, colour and fun then this one’s for you. It is also one of the largest street festivals you will find in Sydney.

South Australia
Known for its good fishing, South Australia offers you the fishy Tuna Toss World Championships. Part of an Australia Day tradition, Port Lincoln hosts this festival in January.

Already been won this year, you can still book your accommodation for next year at the Port Lincoln Tourist Park. Boasting views to Lincoln National Park and Boston Island there are caravan sites, cabins a jetty, swimming beach and boat ramp.

There are many more interesting places to visit and festivals to attend around Australia and you only need the hire vehicle from Alpha Car Hire and a good plan to get there. Our friendly team are only too happy to help with advice and answer any questions you may have relating to our rental conditions and cars so don’t delay and get planning your road trip today.