Whether you’re looking for incredible beaches, tropical rain forest walks, hidden glow-worm caves or just to get away from it all, Australia has it all! Whether your thing is caravanning, camping, 4WDing or just plain old road-tripping, here are the top 6 Must-See Australian Road Trips to add to your bucket list.

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road, VIC

The Great Ocean Road is 243kms of exquisite coastal beauty stretching along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford. The Great Ocean Road is widely considered one of the world’s most spectacular drives, winding lazily past unspoiled beaches, pristine rain forests and picturesque scenery.

Over the past few decades it has become one of Australia’s biggest tourist destinations and is unimaginably popular with both the locals and tourists alike. There is an abundance of incredible things to do and see on the Great Ocean Road, whether you’re searching for adventure or nature, gourmet pleasures, or simply a relaxing escape.


Cape York

Cairns to Cape York, QLD

Jump into your 4WD and embark on an extraordinary and unforgettable journey from Cairns to Cape York, via Cooktown for a cultural and scenic experience unlike any other. This 1200km road trip of untamed wilderness will have you challenged at every step crossing creeks and combating unsealed roads, but it’s one for the record books – this is simply a trip that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Explore the rugged beauty of the northernmost tip of Australia, take in the cultural and scenic experience but just make sure you stay well away from the crocs!


Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road, WA

The Gibb River Road is a 660km stretch of truly unique Aussie outback adventure in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Originally created in the 1960s to transport cattle from outlying stations, this wild and untamed piece of history is the finest way to explore the region’s rugged wilderness, stunning gorges and see epic cattle stations which in some cases are larger than small countries.


Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, SA

Kangaroo Island is located southwest of Adelaide off the South Australian coast. More than one third of the 4,405 square km of island is protected in nature reserves making it the perfect location for many species of native wildlife to flourish, remarkable rock formations to form and untouched bush land to propagate. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife including sea lions, a number of diverse bird species, koalas and abundant penguin colonies.

If being awed by breath-taking natural settings and impeccably clear waters is your idea of the perfect road trip, then this one is for you. Take in pristine beaches, local wines & fabulous sunsets on this serene road trip of a lifetime.


Grand Pacific Drive

Grand Pacific Drive, NSW

The Grand Pacific Drive is a scenic drive stretching across 140km of picturesque landscape from the Royal National Park, across the Sea Cliff Bridge and through Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and the Shoalhaven. You can then choose to make your way back to Sydney via the charming and alluring Southern Highlands or continue on to the Victorian border through the picturesque regions of Eurobodalla and the Sapphire Coast.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect couple’s getaway or a holiday the whole family can enjoy, this one is for you. You can choose to embark on an endless number of experiences including adrenaline-pumping adventures to culinary and wine delights, family discoveries, natural wonders and marvelous beaches to name just a few options.


Tasmania East Coast

Tasmania’s East Coast, TAS

Tasmania’s East Coast consists of 5 national parks sprawling along the coastline of one of the most iconic regions in Australia. Its natural beauty is renowned with the stunning Bay of Fires making Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions in the world. Between spectacular landscapes, sprawling beautiful beaches, historic townships, fresh seafood and friendly locals, Tasmania’s East Coast would have to be one of the best scenic road trips in all of Australia. This one definitely deserves a mention on our list of must-see road trips around Oz.


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