The new Vollkswagen Multivan Generation 6 celebrates the nostalgia Australians have for an old-fashioned road trip. Carla Grossetti heads north from Sydney to Byron Bay to find that as well as turning heads, the family-friendly Volkswagen offers the best in modern luxuries.
In the early 1800s the crisp air of the Blue Mountains was promoted as an essential health tonic, purported to be ‘ozone rich’ and filled with the vapour of eucalypt. Today, it’s still the cure of many ills - and for my little Sydney family it’s our weekend go-to as a quick escape to slow down. From exploring village life and parks, lunching in the quaint cafes and filling our lungs on the many walking tracks, the Blue Mountains is still just the right medicine.
The trip to Thredbo is more than just a commute across some of Australia’s most beautiful countryside; it’s a chance to reflect on life.
When I was young, road trips usually meant havoc… generally of the fun kind, but havoc nonetheless. I am one of four children and my parents would pile us into the trusty family wagon and we’d set off. We stopped frequently, sang dreadfully, laughed a lot, and fought a little. It was a heap of fun, but the word relaxing does not come to mind when I reminisce.