Wide, open roads, perfect weather, and gorgeous landscapes come together to make Australia the perfect destination for a road trip. There’s a reason tourists and foreigners prefer touring this country on four wheels.
Once you grab a car and set off on the road, it just feels like the country was meant to be explored this way.
Here are the five most adventurous road trips you can take down under.
Tasmania is a small island off the south coast of Australia, which is why most tourists simply don’t consider it a great place for road trips. But it’s size is what makes this the perfect destination for a road adventure.
You can take the ferry across to the island and loop around the coast to cover the circumference. Rugged beaches, excellent wildlife and historic locations await you on this Aussie jewel. Getting around by road is recommended, because the public transport is limited.
If you visit, don’t forget to check out Wineglass Bay, Table Mountain and Port Arthur. Early Autumn is the best time to visit and you can cover the whole island in three days.
Adelaide to Darwin
This lonely road passing through the very heart of Australia is the most classic road trip you can take. You start off in the mountains, make your way through the desert and finally end up the wild and green north.
It’s 3,000 kilometers of the ultimate road trip. You can make stops at Uluru, Flanders Range and King’s Canyon along the way. Expect a minimum of ten days to cover the whole route and try to make it in October, which is the best month to attempt this road trip.
Perth to Broome
Now here is a road trip off the beaten path. Not a lot of tourists know about this particular route, which makes it ideal for those seeking to get away from the touristy spots in the country. You can dive into Ningaloo Reef, spot dolphins in Monkey Mia and lay back on the awesome Roebuck Bay beaches.
Best time to visit is either spring or autumn and the whole trip will take more than 12 days.
Cairns to Brisbane
The eastern coast of Australia is a lot more popular with tourists seeking a road trip along the coast. The beaches are scenic and the impressive sights along the way have contributed to this route’s reputation.
The Great Barrier Reef is, of course, the biggest attraction. The Queensland government maintains this road exceptionally well, pouring in millions on road infrastructure.
Brisbane to Sydney
Finally, Brisbane to Sydney is the most popular road trip in the country. You can stop over at the beaches, the national parks and even spot humpback whales as they migrate to Antarctica.
It takes a minimum of five days to cover the route, but you could extend that to 10 for a relaxed journey.
All five of these road trips are unique and exhilarating. There’s so much to do and so much to see, it’s almost impossible to get bored in Australia.
Especially if you’re on the road.