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We Don’t Just Rent Moving Trucks

Here at Budget Trucks Australia we are known for moving trucks and moving vans for hire. However, we have trucks for so much more than just moving. If you need a truck for any occasions whether it’s hauling cargo, moving to a new office, or taking visiting mates sightseeing, we have a truck, 4WD or utility vehicle for all your needs. We even rent out coolrooms to keep your party foods fresh and delicious. Earlier this year we featured some of the best 4WD holiday spots in Australia and we wanted to recap some of these amazing off road adventure destinations to refresh your memory. If you are planning an off road adventure this spring or summer, we hope you will turn to us when it comes to hiring a 4WD or utility vehicle to help get you through the terrain and safely to your holiday destination. Our agents are great at recommending the right vehicle for four wheeling adventures they are very familiar with. They can also, as always, offer up travel tips that only the locals can know.

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Gunbarrel Highway in the Gibson Desert in Australia’s Northern Territory Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com.au

Best Places for a Four Wheel Drive Holiday

Back in February, we highlighted some of the best 4WD vacation spots  and popular four wheel drive holiday destinations. Our blog post featured the Trip to the Tip of Queensland on the Cape York Peninsula, Gibb River Road across northern Western Australia, the Binns Track in the Northern Territory, Victorian High Country and Billy Goats Bluff in Victoria, and Stockton Beach in New South Wales.

Cape York Track

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Cape York Track Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com.au

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Cape York Track Map Photo Credit: CooktownandCapeYork.com

The Cape York Track is also known as the Old Telegraph Track. It is a 848 km track through the Far North of Queensland from Cooktown to Seisa. The best time to plan a road trip here is from May to October during the dry season. We have 3 truck rental locations in northern Queensland. You can hire a truck in Townsville, rent a 4WD in Cairns, or rent a vehicle in Port Douglas.

Gibb River Road

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Gibb River Road Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com

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Gibb River Road Map Photo Credit: KimberleyAustralia.com

The Gibb River Road Trip is one of the most popular road trips in all of Australia. This trip takes you across the famed Kimberley Region of Western Australia. The 930 km road trip starts on the west coast in Derby and ends in Kununurra close to the Northern Territory border. It is a remote location filled with national parks, gorges, waterfalls, swimming holes, and Aboriginal villages. Allow at least 3 days for this road trip holiday. Try to plan to go during the dry season from May to September. You can choose to rent a truck either in Kununurra or rent a truck in Broome, which is near Derby on the west coast. When travelling through this region, make sure to ask for emergency provisions, a spare tyre, supplies, and keep extra water with you at all times.

The Binns Track

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Binns Track Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com

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Binns Track Map Photo Credit: TravelOutbackAustralia.com

The Binns Track is an outback road trip through some very rugged desert terrain in the Northern Territory. There are mountains and valleys on this desert track with jagged rocks, bogs, and dry riverbeds to navigate through. There are two truck rental locations in Alice Springs. You can hire a 4WD vehicle in the city of Alice Springs or you can rent a truck right from the Alice Springs airport if you arrive there to start your outback road trip. Be sure to let your truck rental agent know where you are planning to go so that they can help guide you on your holiday road trip through the outback.

Victorian High Country and Billy Goats Bluff

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Victorian High Country and Billy Goats Bluff Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com

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Victorian High Country and Billy Goats Bluff Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

This 4WD drive only off road holiday takes you up into the mountains through the Australian Alps. The 300 km scenic adventure brings you up to a height of 1,480 elevation from Mansfield to Harrietville. Use caution because Billy Goats Bluff is only for experienced mountain drivers. There are plenty of places where you can hire a truck or 4WD vehicle in Melbourne. From Melbourne, you can then head northeast to start your off-road adventure in Mansfield. If you are driving in the winter, you will want to make sure that your vehicle has the right tires for snow or ice.

Stockton Beach

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Stockton Beach Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com

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Stockton Beach Map Photo Credit: 4wdbdsmgetaway.net

Stockton Beach is on the New South Wales coast and is the known as one of the best places for driving over sand dunes. It’s a great place for adventurous sand dune driving and also a beach holiday. Newcastle is the closest location to Stockton Beach if you want to rent a 4WD vehicle specifically for spending the day off-roading in the sand there. There are two truck rental locations, you can rent a truck at the Newcastle Airport or hire a 4WD vehicle in the city of Newcastle.

Canning Stock Route

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Canning Stock Route Map Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Canning Stock Route Photo Credit: AustralianGeographic.com.au

The Canning Stock Route is one of the most popular 4WD tracks in the world, let alone Australia. The 1800 km track begins in Halls Creek in the Kimberley of Western Australia to Wiluna in the mid-west section of Western Australia. This is a long trek, it takes about 16 days. The dry season is the best time to travel this route, which is between May and August. There are campsites and beautiful landscapes along the way. Be sure to check out the Aboriginal art sites too. You can hire a 4WD truck in nearby Broome for the Canning Stock Track. Broome is located on the west coast near Halls Creek where you start the track in the north. Click through to the link and get an easy rate quote online for the best truck rental rates in Western Australia.

Gunbarrel Highway Road

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Gunbarrel Highway Road Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Western Australia Truck Rental Map Photo Credit: BudgetTrucks.com.au

The Gunbarrel Highway is widely respected as the most rugged 4WD track in Australia. It is for advanced four wheel drivers. The track begins in Wiluna, Western Australia where the Canning Route ends and ends in Yulara in the Northern Territory. Make sure to obtain permits from the Ngaanyatjarra and Central Land Councils before your road trip. Allow for 4 days to traverse the 1,420 km distance on this route. When setting out on the Gunbarrel Highway in Western Australia, you can hire a 4WD truck at Geraldton, hire a truck at Budget in Kalgoorie, or rent a 4W truck in Perth. Depending on which location is closest to you, there are different options that make it more convenient.

Birdsville Track

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Birdsville Track Map Photo Credit: Australia-4×4.com.au

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Birdsville Hotel at the end of the Birdsville Track Photo Credit: HeraldSun.com.au

Birdsville Hotel at the end of the Birdsville Track Photo Credit: HeraldSun.com.au
The Birdsville Track has been around for quite a while. It was a Cattle route in the 1860’s. The track takes at least 2 days to traverse the 534 km track from Marree, South Australia just over the Queensland border in the town of Birdsville. Along the way you will see wandering livestock plus emus, kangaroos, and other animals native to this region. You can hire a truck at the Budget Trucks location at the Olympic Dam Airport, if you fly in there just for this holiday off-road adventure. From there it is only about 2 hours to Marree, South Australia where you start the track.

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