Top 7 Road Trips You Won’t Regret Taking In Australia


Looking forward to the ultimate road trip in Australia? Here’s a guide to the top 7 road trips you’ll enjoy in the Land Down Under:

Great Ocean Road (VIC)

This heritage-listed wonder has 243 kilometres of coastline that’s worth exploring and is full of substantial experiences, from the lofty Twelve Apostles to the Otways’ rainforest waterfalls. There’s also the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve extinct volcano. You can also enjoy two of Australia’s most well-known surf beaches, Bells Beach and Apollo Bay.

Red Centre Way (NT)

Among the most remarkable places to visit by car in Australia is The Outback. Instead of taking the Stuart Highway, the Red Centre Way between Uluru and Alice Springs is the best route because you won’t miss exploring Uluru, canyons and gorges, and many stunning and exciting hiking trails. Driving west to stopover at the Kata Tjuta is a must. However, climbing Uluru or Kata Tjuta is prohibited.

Perth to Broome (WA)

There’s a lot to explore here, between the Pinnacles (Nambung National Park’s splendid limestone formations), Coral Bay’s unblemished waters and white sand beach, the natural gorge of Kalbarri National Park, and kangaroo spotting in Exmouth. In Broome, there’s the Pearl Luggers Museum and the unspoiled beaches that overlook the Indian Ocean.

Yorke Peninsula (SA)

Here’s a South Australian road trip you can take, which has Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. There’s also breathtaking beaches, like Browns Beach, Dolphin Beach, and Shell Beach. If you’re into it, camp, spot wildlife, fish, surf, and swim in the national park. Don’t miss out on the ruins, lighthouses, and shipwrecks too!

Sydney to the Central West (NSW)

Drive to the scenic town of Lithgow, near seven national parks. It’s an awesome place to hike. For bird lovers, there’s the Capertee Valley. Go to Jenolan Caves for an astounding labyrinth of limestone caves, the world’s oldest! Wellington Caves also has more underground architecture. Then there’s the Discovery Lab that’s best for learning about the Australian megafauna and digging fossils!

Western Wilds (TAS)

Famous for its bare and beautiful landscapes, the Western Tasmania has rainforests, glacial valleys, mountains, and more. From Hobart, go on a Tasmanian road trip at the western coast or further inland to trek the Cradle Mountain. Checkout ghost towns, like Linda and Gormanston, as well as old mining towns, discovering awe-inspiring tales of human resiliency and survival.

Cairns to Cape Tribulation (QLD)

On this road trip, you can visit the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef, where you can go snorkelling. In the Daintree Forest, you can enjoy walking through Mossman Gorge. You can also go on a Ngadiku Dreamtime walk with an Aboriginal guide. Lastly, visit Cape Tribulation beach, where you can revel in strolling along the boardwalk and horseback riding.

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