Best Australian Road Trips
From pristine beaches to barren plains and jaggered mountain ranges, Australia has so much to offer. A road trip around Australia is one of the best ways to take in the beauty, experience the Aussie culture and relax on our next holiday. Whether you're in a caravan, 4WD, campervan or motorhome, Australia has something for you. Here are some of the best road trips around the country.
Great Ocean Road, VIC
Take the scenic route along the coast from Torquay to Allansford in Victoria, winding 243 kilometres along some of Australia’s most stunning coastline. Take in rain forests, sunburnt cliffs, shipwrecks and the famous Twelve Apostles.
Cairns to Cape York, QLD
This 1000-kilometre drive begins at Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef, and ends at Australia’s most northern point, Cape York. Made up of red dirt, croc-infested river crossings, ancient rock art, and lush rainforest, this scenic route encompasses the Wet Tropics.
Great Alpine Road, VIC
Starting in Wangaratta in the state’s north-east, this road trip winds its way some 500 kilometres through Victorian High Country to Metung in Gippsland Lakes area. Pass through mountain ranges, deep valleys, wine regions and the sparkling waterways of the Gippsland Lakes region.
Gibb River Road, WA
This 660km road slices through the Kimberly from Derby to Wyndham passing the remote wilderness of ancient lands. See outback cattle stations and sacred indigenous sites or stop at Bell Gorge and take a dip in the cool waterholes fed by the thundering waterfalls above.
East Coast, TAS
From historical Hobart to the exquisite Bay of Fires, this road trip follows the coast via St Helens, Swansea and Bicheno. Stunning and blissfully quiet, Tasmania’s East Coast boasts bountiful produce including wine, cheese and seafood, walking tracks with ample wildlife spotting and empty beaches.