4 Life-Changing Australia Road Trips
There really is no better way of exploring Australia than on a road trip. Not only does grabbing your keys and hitting the open road let you take in the wealth of the country’s many, many natural wonders, but it’s also a genuinely cost-effective way to see Australia’s best sights and biggest attractions.
If you don’t fancy the idea of sleeping in the car (who does?!) you can hire a motorhome or campervan and snuggle up on a full size bed every night. This way, you won’t have to waste any time searching for accommodation on route and you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying the places you’re visiting.
You’ll find it all on these 4 life-changing Australia road trips, whether you prefer sun-kissed beaches or steamy rainforests, quaint little villages or an empty landscape that stretches for miles.
The Pacific Coast Highway: Sydney to Brisbane
Quite possibly the most popular road trip in the whole of Australia, this scenic Pacific Coast drive covers 1,000km across the legendary pacific coast, through lush green forests, over gentle rolling hills and past pristine rugged beaches. There are loads of places to stop off and explore and you can tailor your journey to squeeze it into one weekend or stretch it out over a fortnight.
Queensland: Brisbane to Cape Tribulation
A great follow-on from the Sydney to Brisbane drive, this road trip carries on up north and showcases one of the most captivating and diverse parts of Australia. Lose yourself on the devastatingly beautiful beaches of Noosa before getting immersed in the thick, verdant rainforests of Fraser Island. A visit to Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef is a must before ending your adventure in Cape Tribulation, home of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Site.
The Great Ocean Road: Torquay to Warrnambool
Another fantastic road trip you can make as long or as short as you want, the incredible coastal drive from Torquay to Warrnambool takes in one of Australia’s most impressive attractions – the 12 Apostles. If you’ve got enough time to dawdle, it’s worth visiting the quaint seaside village of Apollo Bay, the golden sands of the Lord Ard Gorge and Kennett River where you’ll have the chance to spy wild koalas.
Northern Territory: Uluru to Kings Canyon
At just three hours long, this scenic drive packs a lot into a small amount of time. Start at the Lasseter Highway and be on the lookout for intimidating wild camels as you cruise along to Kings Canyon. If you can’t get enough of the Outback, you can extend you journey by a few days by travelling from Alice Springs to the Red Centre Way, where you can explore historic towns and discover ancient Aboriginal rock art sites.