Here in Australia, we are very blessed to have such safe roads allowing us to explore our country far and beyond!
There is nothing better than a good old summer road trip.. so we’ve lined up the best 7 to take!
1. Great Ocean Road, Victoria (About 9.5 hours from Melbourne to Warnambool)
Arguably the greatest drive in Australia, The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful (and windy!) scenic route. Featuring the dramatic rock sculptures called the 12 Apostles, incredible beaches, wildlife, great eateries and magnificent walks, this one is a must! Plus.. the coast has a long history of shipwrecks.. so driving is definitely the safer option!
2. Sydney To Melbourne
If you follow the ocean from Sydney to Melbourne (or vice versa) you will encounter beautiful coastal towns, camping spots, national parks, fishing spots, birdlife, kangaroos and turquoise lagoons. However for some lovely scenery you could also drive up the coast from Sydney to Brisbane too.
3. Uluru to Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
On a three hour drive along the Lasseter Highway from Uluru to Kings Canyon, expect to encounter skies bigger than you could ever dream and some serious red earth. You can stop at historic towns and ancient Aboriginal rock art series on your way.
4. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Hire a car on the island or take your own on the ferry from Adelaide. There are 1600km of roads here featuring wind scuplted rock formations, fur seals, koalas and penguins. And the best part? There are SO many secret beaches around the island just for you!
5. Kuranda, Queensland
Experience the cool World Heritage-listen rain forest around the mountain retreat of Kuranda. Hot tip: Wind down your window along the route and you’ll be hit by a piercing wall of sound – the humming of millions of cicadas from among huge buttress tree trunks.
6. Heritage Highway, Tasmania
This road between Hobart and Launceston was built by convict gangs in the early 1800s. There are beautiful villages constructed of stone and the lush countryside, gourmet food and cottage getaways make for a very worthwhile trip!
7. The Alpine Way, New South Wales
In the hills towards Corryong in Victoria is some seriously dramatic alpine scenery. Driving through Kosciuszko National Park is an experience in itself, but you can also camp among wallabies and wombats on the banks of the Snowy River. When the snow season is over, you can bike around the mountain or explore one of the may alpine walking routes.