Pack ‘er up, boys – Gap Year 2.0 is officially here. With experts predicting the future of travel in Australia is likely to take on a whole new face, the time is nigh for a bit of domestic destination hopping. In the wake of nationwide lockdowns, more and more Aussies are choosing to ditch the traditional ‘9 to 5 and hit the road, looking for more freedom and the chance to indulge in personal exploration. In fact, according to travel expert Quentin Long, we may never come back.
“We have a new habit–the domestic road trip which blends work and play,” he said. “One thing that I love about this –we didn’t need outsiders to help us fall in love on our own. This is not simply a country –it is an entire continent. Just reflect on that for a moment. A continent of constantly changing environments, flora, fauna. And it is all here.”
It comes at a good time. With the borders reopening and Aussies eager to hit the road, Toyota has unveiled the ultimate road warrior, the 2021 LC300. The latest edition of the much-loved LandCruiser is set to land just in time for a summer getaway and to celebrate, Toyota and fuel partner Ampol are giving away 1 x $2,000 Fuel Voucher to enable Aussies to embark on their own version of Gap Year 2.0 or simply take a
break from the conventional way of life.
Complete with a new 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel engine, a bold new exterior design underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, and advanced driver assistance technologies to provide superb on-road performance and unmatched off-road capability, the LC300 is ready for anything the Aussie terrain can throw at it.
If you’ve ever wanted to explore your own backyard, now is your chance to drop the formalities, hit the road and really discover the size, scale and sheer magnificent diversity of this country.
If you are looking for a little outback inspiration, Toyota has also released an interactive LandCruiser Map of Australia. Here, local legends are able to add the journeys they’ve completed in their LandCruisers over the years, pulling the ventures together in one all-encompassing community. Now, the ball is in your court.
To enter the draw to win 1 x $2,000 Fuel Voucher from Toyota and Ampol, simply fill out the form below.