Recovery Roadtrip
11:30 PM | June 22 2020

Recovery Roadtrips: help Australia get back on track

Support local communities while enjoying quality family time as you return to exploring the open road with Volvo Car Australia’s inspiring range of roadtrips.
We’ve been missing the open road these past few months, and we’re sure you have been, too.
Yet with limits on movement and interstate travel beginning to lift – and international travel restrictions remaining – there’s now an opportunity to help Australia get back on track with something that is integral to the Australian way of life: the roadtrip.
What better way to help rural communities around Australia rebuild after the devastating impacts of bushfire and the coronavirus pandemic than by packing your car and setting off to experience your very first drive back on the open road. 
Now that it’s safer to travel across your state, Volvo Car Australia has created a series of Recovery Roadtrips designed to reconnect you with communities while spending quality time with your family.
It’s a chance to explore new places and try new things in some of the amazing places in our ‘backyards’ – places you may not have considered before restrictions were imposed on travel.
Volvo Car Australia’s Recovery Roadtrips couldn’t be easier to follow as they can be integrated with your smartphone or vehicle.
Simply open the Recovery Roadtrip page on your smartphone browser and click ‘Start Trip’.
Alternatively, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto users can simply connect their phone to their Volvo and click on the ‘Start Trip’ button to be directed to Google Maps, which will open on the Sensus 9.0-inch centre infotainment display.
Click ‘starting point’ and either use your GPS location or set your starting address. Click the first stop on the trip you want to be taken to.  
Our Recovery Roadtrips will ultimately cover most Australian states. For now, we take a look at inspiring itineraries for New South Wales and Victoria.

Blue Mountains
 Day Drive: Follow the call of the Blue Mountains
Our take on the Blue Mountains drive sees you loop up through the Blue Mountains along the leafy Great Western Highway, returning via the winding Bells Line of Road. You’ll pass the usual lookouts and scenic spots in the mountains, but you’ll also be taken through the regenerating forests and orchards around Bells Line of Road and Bilpin. Stop for the views and to support the locals along the way. An orchard is a must.
Discover the full itinerary and further trip highlights.

Southern Highlands
Day Drive: Southern Highlands 
This roadtrip down to the Southern Highlands takes you through some of New South Wales’ most beautiful, open countryside. There are plenty of sights to see along the way, namely the historic architecture in Bowral and Berrima. Stroll the old town streets in Berrima for homewares, or a treat for the kids. Just make sure to pack a scarf. Both Bowral and Berrima have a certain romance about them in the chillier months, so you’ll want to linger. 

Port Macquarie
Weekend Drive: Coast up to Port Macquarie
Drive up to Port Macquarie via the coastline and take in the soothing, gorgeous topaz-coloured waters along the way. There’s plenty to keep the family entertained, too. Visit the famous One Mile Beach sand dune for the kids to stretch their legs, and head home via the Hunter Valley, where adults can indulge at the Smelly Cheese Shop. The hard part will be leaving without buying the entire store.

South Coast
Weekend Drive: Take in the Salty South Coast Air
There’s nothing more refreshing than the salty air. Especially in winter. Our South Coast roadtrip is filled with sparkling water views across Jervis Bay, Lake Conjola and Ulladulla. You’ll also see the beautiful new growth in the forests around the region, in places such as Batemans Bay and Mogo. It’s a gorgeous part of the world that is calming, but not so quiet there’s nothing to do. Get lost exploring the many shops reopening their doors in regions like Kiama and Berry.



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