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How to Nail the No-stress Road Trip

It’s that time of year again, summer holidays. If your family tradition is taking a countryside or coastal road trip, cheers to that. Here are our tips on nailing the no-stress road trip!


It’s that time of year again, summer holidays. If your family tradition is taking a countryside or coastal road trip, cheers to that. Thankfully, we live in a wonderfully diverse country filled with national parks, kilometre-long beaches, and amusements galore. All it takes is a little forethought and prep to make your getaway both fun-packed and stress-free. Here’s how it’s done.


Scenic or Not?


Use your GPS before setting off to decide which route to take – are you trying to reach your accommodation as soon as possible, or do you want to make some rest stops at key landmarks for a bit of fresh air and play along the way?


Local Attractions


Research any key events happening en-route to your destination and time your trip to coincide. Standouts, and which are all kid-friendly, include the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Parkes’ Elvis Festival, to name just a few.


Safety First!


Short of taking your vehicle in for a routine service, be sure to check your fluid levels and tyre pressure before setting off (not to mention, how’s the spare tyre looking?). Pack a first aid kit for any unexpected mishaps while you’re away.


Are You Insured?


Taking out Comprehensive Motor Insurance provides cover for both your car, and other people’s cars and property in the event of accidental damage, including the costs of towing*. While an incident-free road trip is what you’re after, insurance can go a long way towards easing your mind.


Activities for Grandkids


If you’re going to be on the open road for long stretches, be prepared. Those in the back seat will get restless without a toolkit of activities to draw on. Bring along games for the whole family, books, tablets loaded with fun apps and movies (make sure they are charged, and don’t forget headphones for your sanity), healthy snacks, and devise a road-trip playlist with everyone’s input.







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Event URL’s (need to be separate tab opening so not to distract the customer away from the article):

Adelaide Fringe Festival

Parkes’ Elvis Festival


Woodford Folk Festival

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