Exploring Queensland By Kluger - Road Tripping with Kids
With kids home for an extra two weeks school holidays, now is a great time to see a little more of Queensland. Experienced parents will tell you you’re mad to consider going on a road trip with kids - and in any other car, we’d agree! But touring Queensland by Kluger takes your journey to a whole new level of comfort and functionality. If you think it’s high time you sent your kids out fossicking for gold and digging up dinosaurs in outback Queensland, this article will show you how the Toyota Kluger will take you where freedom meets family – in style!
Why the Toyota Kluger is the ultimate car for road tripping with kids
Got yourself a Brady Bunch, or kids that don’t sit well together? You are going to love that third row of seats! The Toyota Kluger’s seven seats offer a range of flexible seating plans, with rows two and three both having 60:40 splits and flat fold-downs. You can carefully position the little darlings in opposite corners well out of reach of each other, and still have heaps of storage room for the camping gear and dog!
Keeping the kids happy is THE most essential consideration before venturing beyond the black stump, and that means keeping them hydrated, cool and entertained. The Kluger has:
multiple snack/storage compartments and drink holders
USB chargers front and rear – no risk of iPads losing charge!
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to access favourite playlists (and speakers all around for max sing-along potential!)
climate control on the GX Hybrid, GLX and Grande models
optional roof-mounted rear seating entertainment unit
Why the Toyota Kluger is the perfect road trip car for parents
You deserve a little luxury, and the Toyota Kluger has a lot!
The 18” 5-spoke alloy wheels (20” Chromtec® on the Grande) provide a smooth, elevated ride on every road surface – sealed, sand, and outback blend of rock, grass, and ridge.
Choosing between the GX, GLX and Grande will offer you increasing driver comfort ranging up to 8-way powered position adjustment, heated and cooled seats, and luxury leather trim.
All Kluger models have tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, and the Grande can be programmed with the favourite driving position of two drivers. You can take turns driving with perfect ergonomic alignment and all arrive at your destination feeling fresh.
The Kluger also has an impressive array of safety features, including:
pre-collision safety system
lane departure alert with steering assist
blind spot monitors and parking sensors
automatic high beam
reversing camera with rear cross traffic alert
hill start and downhill assist
and all the airbags you could possibly hope to never need.
Add to this the 2000kg towing capacity and colour Multi Information Display (sat nav!), and you’re ready to take the family anywhere!
Check out the full range of Toyota Kluger luxury and comfort options available here.
So where will you explore in your Toyota Kluger?
This is the really exciting part! Your Kluger has a range of 764km on the petrol model, and up to 1160km on the hybrid model, meaning more time for exploring and less time spent searching for a petrol station. Try this suggested road trip for outback discovery.
Sunshine Coast to Winton family road trip
With just a couple of stops to refuel, you can take the family to Winton, the dinosaur capital of Australia. The journey is around 1600kms and 18 hours’ drive time in total. This perfect school holiday road trip takes the kids swimming in waterholes, exploring tiny outback towns and museums, and ultimately meeting Australia’s very own dinosaurs.
We recommend enjoying the trip over 5-10 days, breaking the journey up with stops or stays at:
- Roma – Easter is the perfect time to visit for Roma’s 5-day Easter Festival
- Carnarvon Gorge – take a dip in the famous rock pool; oh, what a feeling!
- Jericho – a tiny outback town of only 100 people!
- Barcaldine – see the Tree of Knowledge
- Longreach – home of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame