Okay, I love Australia and am very lucky to have a lot of family there. A few years ago we finally visited them and had the time of our lives! We even got a treat with a road trip on the Great Ocean Road, which is the road trip you’re supposed to do in Australia. I had no idea there were so many more! Read on to learn about Australia’s great road trips thanks to my friend and frequent guest blogger, Diana – follow her on Twitter at @DianaSmith82!
With an abundance of gorgeous scenery, fascinating overlooks, and beautiful landmarks, Australia will offer you an unforgettable travelling experience. From wonderful Northern Territory through exciting South Australia and all the way to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria every region of the Land Down Under will have something unique to offer to travellers, leaving them breathless and eager to go on a new adventure soon after.
The Savannah Way
If you thought about exploring Australia from East to West, taking a 3700-km-long road trip down the Savannah Way is your number one choice. Stretching from Cairns to Broome, you can discover all the wonders of the top part of the country in one adventurous trip. Don’t miss the chance to see some of the mesmerizing sceneries and wildlife, as well as gorgeous Millaa Millaa Falls, Undara Lava Tubes, and Cobbold Gorge as you travel through this wonderful country.
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the famous road trips Australians love to take, since it has a plethora of wonders to offer. Aside from being one of the best drives in the world, travelling down the Great Ocean Road, you’ll come across some of the most fascinating landmarks of Australia. Don’t rush through it, take your time to enjoy the gorgeous 12 Apostles, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park and Apollo Bay.
Red Centre Way
Visiting the Outback is definitely a must on your way through Australia. Witnessing the majestic Uluru wonders is just the tip of the iceberg of what awaits you on this wonderful trip. Fascinating landscapes, canyons, gorges, as well as hiking and camping trails of the West MacDonnell Ranges will make this trip worthwhile. Don’t forget to visit the wonderful Kata Tjuta and truly experience the heart of Australia.
Sydney to Melbourne
East coast is just wonderful as the rest of the country, offering some of the iconic landmarks for you to visit. On your trip from Sydney to Melbourne, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy all the beauties of coastal towns and villages as Lakes Entrance, Milton and Kiama as well as Wadbilliga National Park. From spectacular turquoise lagoons to perfect fishing spots and beautiful kangaroos, the trip from Sydney to Melbourne will be a drive of a lifetime. Considering you’re travelling on four wheels, it’s always recommended that you check your vehicle before embarking on a trip like this. In case you experience a car malfunction, you can easily arrange towing in Sydney and have your car quickly fixed and ready for the rest of the adventure.
Broome to Perth
Moving on to the Western part of the country, a journey from Broom to Perth is something you should most certainly have on your list. Pack your snorkelling gear as well as all the camping equipment for one of the most exciting trips of your life. This part of Australia guarantees unforgettable memories, giving you the opportunity to see the remarkable Coral Bay, the Pinnacles Desert, and Rottnest Island.
Northern Territory trip
If you’ve always wanted to witness the most beautiful sunset in the world, then you should definitely plan for the road trip through Northern Territory. A trip from Darwin, to Kakadu, Katherine and finally Litchfield National Park is all you need to enjoy gorgeous sunsets, see wonderful wildlife of Kakadu and admire the fabulous scenery at Katherine. The waterfalls and swimming holes of Litchfield are so stunning that they’ll take your breath away.
From spectacular wildlife through mesmerizing water world, and all the way to iconic Uluru and beautiful national parks, Australia offers plenty of wonderful sights for everyone to enjoy. No matter which part of the Land Down Under you opt for, you’ll definitely have a journey of a lifetime.