Australia is home to some of the most beautiful, awe inspiring locations in the world and nothing beats experiencing these through an exciting road trip with great company.

From shimmering ocean views fit for a postcard to incredible outback plains, there’s a long winding road to every driver’s dream destination.

So what are you waiting for? Make a killer playlist, buckle up and enjoy the ride on your way to the greatest Australian road trip ever!

Here are a few sensational suggestions:

  1. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria:

This cliff top drive takes you through surf beach views, the iconic 12 apostles and luscious rainforests. There are also many look out stops along the way where you can take in the picture perfect beach views and spot some local wildlife.

  1. Rainforest Way- New South Wales

Along this winding drive you’ll discover the lush spectacle of World Heritage Listed rainforests and picturesque green landscapes. As well as seeing some amazing sights such as volcanic plugs and craters, you can also spot a lot of rare native animals and stop for some relaxing canoeing along the tranquil rivers.

  1. The Great Green Way – Queensland

In the far north of Queensland this 2000 kilometre cruise lets you take in the amazing coastal views and all the beauty the sunshine state has to offer. Stretching between Townsville and Cairns, there’s a high chance your exploring instincts will take over and you’ll be swimming, fishing and trying the local seafood as well as discovering hidden gems such as waterfalls and swimming holes.

  1. Hobart to Bruny Island- Tasmania

This 160 kilometre trip will be the drive of your life. As well as the switch from breathtaking coastal to regional scenery, there are many spectacular cafes on the journey, great for re-fuelling your energy! Once you reach the final pit stop of Bruny Island, you can take a penguin tour at dusk.

  1. WA Arts, History and Culture Route- Western Australia

This is the perfect road trip for those who want an indoor and outdoor adventure! The 420 kilometre drive includes adventurous stop-overs such as canoeing, sailing, fishing and more relaxing experiences, such as aboriginal art galleries. The distances between stopovers are short and sweet, meaning there are plenty of chances to experience WA’s rich history, culture and art scene close up.

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  • I havent done any of these trips but i would certainly love to.
    I need to win lotto :)


  • It has been years since we hit the Great Ocean Road.., might be time for a road trip!


  • So many great ideas. Thank you! I will have to check out the WA route. It looks amazing!!


  • I’ve done the Great Ocean Road but I would love to do the others as well. Something to plan for the future!


  • Some awesome ideas, always wanted to do the great ocean road…


  • I need to plan the road trip to The Great Ocean Road next year. One week minimum.


  • Despite living in Australia all my life…and being on a few road trips, I still haven’t done any of these. How dare I not?! Haha, though luckily hubby and I have made a promise that we’ll do a road trip every year to make up for it :) Thanks for the suggestions too


  • Some of these sound great. I haven’t done any of these :(


  • looks great


  • road trips are very much enjoyed by our family


  • So far, I have only toured, and enjoyed the Great Ocean Rd! Such a gorgeous drive…


  • i live in victoria and have never done the great ocean road thats a bit slack i think ill put it on my to do in 2015 list.


  • I’ve done the great ocean road as a kid, but would love to do all the others!!


  • the great ocean road looks great.


  • Need to Google where rainforest way is!!


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