It’s official. We have to make the effort and holiday for the good of the country. To assist our pandemic-impacted tourism sector in recovery, Federal, State and Territory Governments are strongly encouraging all of us to take a holiday at home. OK, if we really have to then let’s do a great job of it! (Not that many of us will need much incentive to get out and about after extended lockdowns and iso)
It’s also a great reason to buy a new car with a cheap Jade Car Loans finance deal and leisurely enjoy a great Australian self-drive holiday. Tourism Australia has launched an advertising campaign to motivate Australians to holiday ‘at home’ by showcasing some great destinations. But we’re focussing on road-based holidays. Holidays that you can load up all your recreational gear and the family and/or friends in your SUV in the driveway at home and just head off. So much less hassle than getting transport to the airport and going through all the air travel protocols.
Drive holidays can be as easy as selecting your new car, selecting your car loan and selecting your destination.
In previous articles we’ve showcased islands you can reach by car so in this article we’re heading bush and checking out rainforests and bushland that you can enjoy for a weekend away or an extended vacation. Plus noting some of the really big things to mark on your itinerary.
Select Your Route
Here are just a few rainforest style drives to inspire your Aussie self-drive holiday plans:-
- Victoria’s Otway Ranges – Turtons Track: While the rest stick to the Great Ocean Road, make you’re your own way inland to enjoy the rainforest and the natural beauty of this area. Stop to take-in the Otway Fly walkway for amazing views.
- Mount Barney National Park, NSW: Lions Road from Kyogle to this National Park is reported to be a sensational rainforest drive with many selfie-worthy photo opps. This is near the NSW-Queensland border in the Great Dividing Range where you’ll find a number of other national parks to explore and towns to stop for accommodation and other facilities.
- Tasmania, Derwent Bridge to Strahan: Tasmania is well-known for its forests, with the west coast boasting some of the oldest on the earth. Start in Hobart and take the Lyell Highway heading to Strahan. At the Derwent Bridge you’ll see how the vegetation starts to close in with tree ferns, beech trees and becomes very dense. Stretch your legs on the nature trail walk and see Nelson Falls.
- Kuranda, Queensland: Cairns is a great FNQ town but it’s not the end of the road. Continue on the Kennedy Highway to enjoy the tropical rainforest en route to the market town of Kuranda. Also in the vicinity is the Skyrail cable car and the scenic railway so plenty of reasons to drive up this way.
Drive safely and enjoy these amazing Australian drives.
Select your Car
To head off on your drive-by holiday you’re going to need – a car. So why not make it a new car. Despite the disruptions caused globally by the coronavirus pandemic, many car makers still managed to launch their 2020 models into the Australian market. So there is a plethora of new vehicles to choose from.
The SUV is high in popularity and ideal for a road trip. The choice across all size and price categories in this market is massive. New SUVs to check out include the Ford Puma, the large number of new Audi models, Porsche Cayenne, Isuzu D-Max or Mazda BT 50 for those who want to take work on holidays or vice versa, Land Rover Defender or the evergreen Toyota RAV4.
If you’re wondering what the difference in loan repayments may be from car to car, just use our car finance calculator.
Top-down driving would be a great way to enhance the whole driving through a rainforest experience. Offering the opportunity to take in the woody scents and distinctive natural aromas as well as the visual delights. A number of car makes have convertibles in their line-up and Jade Car Loans covers all types of cars, so that’s not an issue.
Select Your Loan
With car and holiday route selected it’s down to the details – securing your car finance. With interest rates at all-time lows and IAWO and other tax benefits available for business buyers, this is a popular time to buy a car.
- Secured Car Loan
- Chattel Mortgage
- Car Leasing
If you want to get on the road quickly, no problem. Your Jade consultant can provide a quick quote, fast approvals and prompt settlement for a streamlined car finance experience. So as they say – we have to holiday for the country so what are you waiting for?
For a cheap car loan quote, contact Jade Car Loans 1300 000 003
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