Hardly would there be anyone who hasn’t been on a road trip in Australia. If you haven’t then it is high time you plan one and have an experience of a lifetime. The huge diversity, natural landscapes, places of tourist interests and many other factors would make any road trip in Australia an indelible memory. However if you wish to embark on one of the more popular ones, then here are some of the best routes to take.
The Great Southern Touring Route that covers Melbourne, Apollo Bay, Port Fairy and Halls Gap offers a 777 km road trip and you can explore the Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Grampians National Park and a few days at Melbourne.
The Great Alpine Road is another promising adventure of 308 km that includes Wangaratta, Bright, Omeo and Bairnsdale with stopovers at the Alpine National Park and High Country vineyards.
The Sydney Melbourne Heritage Drive traversing about 1090 km binds Melbourne, Bendigo, Echuca-Moama, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga and Sydney with the amazing Goldfields, The Murray and Rutherglen Wine Region for company.
The Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive of 1270 km is also great with Melbourne, Wilsons Prom, Sale, Lakes Entrance, Batemans Bay, Nowra and Sydney as the halt points and Jervis Bay, Montague Island and Eden as the highlights.
The Pacific Coast Touring Route of 1297 km is a favorite among many with Sydney, Central Coast, Singleton, Gloucester, Kempsey, Grafton and finally Brisbane on the itinerary and Hunter Valley, Barrington Tops National Park and Byron Bay to keep you mesmerized on the way. It’s good to reserve a few days to spend in each city because there is a lot to do around there, and you can always find accommodations to stay in at affordable prices.
Not many can disapprove of the Snowy Mountains Drive of 519 km. Gundagai, Tumut and Tumbarumba along with the Kosciuszko National Park is a treat for any travel bug.
The Gondwana Rainforests Way brings together many lesser travelled to destinations including Brisbane, Woodenbong, Gold Coast, Nerang, Boonah, Murwillumbah, Dunoon, Dorroughby and Antarctic Beech along with the tourist favorite Tooloom National Park, The Channon markets and Pinnacle Lookout. The road trip would be about 650 km.
The Long Paddock running for 610 km with stops at Moama, Wilcannia and Echuca, exploring Bourke, Broken Hill and White Cliffs is a compelling proposition.
Some other popular road trips in Australia can be the East Coast Escape Tasmania, the Warlu Way, the Gibb River Road, the Eyre Highway, the Great Central Road and the Matilda Highway.
The only thing you have to ensure on any road trip in Australia is to be well equipped with everything you would need to make the adventure even more adventurous, safe and satiating. We realize road trips aren’t for everyone and some may wish to travel Australia with Freedom Australia or other similar services.