The Grey Nomad population is booming, with the number of people taking up a ‘lifestyle on wheels’ increasing each year. More and more people are opting to become their own personal tour guide in search for friendship and adventure on the open road.
Whether you’re about to head off on an adventure in your motorhome, RV, caravan or trailer, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to destinations. Australia is home to some of the best camping spots in the world, where you can really get amongst nature, settle in and take it all in.
According to research figures from Tourism Research Australia, New South Wales is the most popular state to visit, closely followed by Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. On average there are more than 26 million trips being done annually.
Depending on what type of traveller you are, there are many different destinations available to you. Generally retirees do one major interstate trip each year, usually chasing the sun to warmer parts of the country. Free camping has become extremely popular with word of mouth playing a huge role in where Grey Nomads are choosing to stop and set up camp.
Another trend gaining in popularity with Grey Nomads is to drop off their caravan or camper somewhere while they explore the more rugged terrain and camp out for a few nights before returning to their caravan. This is a great option if you really want to get out and explore the more remote areas without the burden of towing your caravan or trailer's extra weight.
If you’re about to head off on your next big adventure, make sure that your vehicle, caravan or camper trailer are properly equipped with tyres suitable for the terrains you will be tackling. To find out which Cooper tyre is best suited to your needs, call our team of tyre specialists on 1300 COOPER or click here to see our entire range.