Three great Aussie road trips
Consider exploring these stunning journeys.
There is no better way to explore Australia then on a road trip holiday.
To help you pick your next adventure here are three top road trip ideas:
Explorers Way (SA and NT)
One of the most epic road trips you can do in Australia, be mesmerised by the beauty of the outback with kangaroos aplenty and golden sunsets guaranteed as you travel the Stuart Highway. Check out the underground community of Coober Pedy, that famous red rock Uluru and eclectic Alice Springs. Call into Nitmiluk and Litchfield national parks for a swim before wrapping up at Darwin’s popular Mindil Beach Sunset Market.
Allow two weeks.
Great Barrier Reef Drive (Qld)
This trip is one of the most beautiful routes in the country with the highway skirting the ocean and travelling past laid-back communities. Check out Cairns, the best base for boat trips to the Great Barrier Reef, before grabbing lunch in Palm Cove and going for a swim in tropical Port Douglas. Spend a day scuba diving here and then make your way via refreshing Mossman Gorge to Daintree National Park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spot a Cassowary in the wild.
Allow five days.
The Legendary Pacific Coast (NSW)
It really doesn’t get better than this if your happy place is the ocean. From Sydney to Brisbane, this 930km route is dappled with fishing villages and old-school surf towns, so plan for plenty of seafood picnics. Check out the tourist hub of Terrigal, iconic Crescent Head (great for beginner surfers), the much-loved family favourite Big Banana and hipster capital Byron Bay where you’ll be in smoothie-bowl heaven.
Allow seven days.
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