Tips for Solo Road Tripping

Going on a solo road trip? This is a great way to de-stress, explore Australia, and have an adventure.

At Five Star Car Rentals Brisbane, we often provide car hire in Brisbane – and many of our customers have enjoyed solo road trips in our Brisbane hire cars. Here are some solo road tripping tips we’ve learnt over the years.

Tell People Where You’re Going

It’s a good idea to let people know where you’ll be at different points in your trip. This is great for safety – and it gives you the chance to brag, too!

 

Plan Your Rest Breaks

As we all know, driving can be tiring. A long trip in your hire car can wear you down. Make sure to plan your rest breaks at regular intervals so that you can stay sharp for the drive. It might also help to listen to music as you drive, to help you to stay alert.

 

Make Sure You’ll Have Phone Reception

If you’re heading out of the major regional areas, you might lose phone reception. It might be a good idea to invest in a phone that you can use in more remote areas.

 

Follow the Road Rules

Don’t be tempted to speed on country roads. It can be easy to accidentally speed up, particularly when you’re driving for long periods of time. Be sure to keep an eye on your driving, and if you’re having trouble sticking to the road rules, remember to take a break.

 

Allow Extra Time

Road trips often take a little longer than you might be expecting. If your GPS estimates an eight-hour drive, you could easily need twelve hours. This allows for traffic delays, rest breaks, and spontaneous stops to enjoy the drive.

A good road trip starts with the right car. If you need cheap car hire Brisbane wide, you can speak to the friendly team at Five Star Car Rentals Brisbane. We’ll help you to start your solo road trip prepared!