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1. Posted by scottbrown (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

is it cheap to camp down the east coast? regardin the eating situation would it be wise to buy food make it last 2 or 3 days or is that unrealistic givin the heat in the hot climate, or it is cheaper to grab a sandwich from a supermarket?

is it cheap to buy a car 2 travel around in or is it best renting one??

thanks scott

2. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I think the biggest consideration when choosing to buy or hire a van/car is how long you'll be staying in the country. It'll definitely be easier to hire, all you need to do is show up give them a swipe of your credit card and a photocopy of your drivers license and you can have it as long as you pay up. Buying a van you'll need to worry about registration and insurance, but it might work out cheaper in the end.

How hot it is will depend on the time of year are you planning on travelling, usually to keep food and beverage cool people buy an esky and keep it stocked with ice. As long as you put ice in and drain the water your stuff will stay cool, buying ice every few days might be cheaper than buying every meal individually.

3. Posted by scottbrown (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

thanks be heading in to oz oct to jan so summer months, is the general supplies cheap over there to stock up on keep us going for a few days?

4. Posted by TravelSara (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


I rented a chubby campervan from Travellers Auto Barn for my trip along the East Coast, it was awesome, this kind of vehicle is very practical to live in and easy to drive. If you want to travel along for more than 2 months I think it will be cheaper for you to buy your own vehicle. They propose sales vehicle too, so check on their website to compare!!!!

Cheers mate!!!

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