5 Extraordinary Road Trips in Australia

What’s the best way to see what a certain country has to offer? Some would say that hiking is a good choice. Others would say that cycling offers you more. The truth is neither cycling nor hiking offer what a good road trip can, especially if we’re talking about Australia.

The Land Down Under is big. No, scratch that. It’s huge. After all, it’s a continent and a country at the same time. That’s why the best thing you can do in order to see all that it has to offer is to go on a road trip, either by yourself or with your friends or family.

Where should you go, and what should you see? Well, if you want to find out, read on.

Southern to Western Australia

Those who have a couple of days to spare should take this magnificent road trip. Start your journey in Ceduna and head west to Perth. Since you won’t be driving through the desert, you won’t have to worry too much. Sure, the weather conditions are somewhat harsh, but any car will do for this trip.

Leaving the highway is not recommended unless you have a four-wheel drive, but it’s worth it. If you do that you’ll be able to see magnificent wooded hills and eagles patrolling the skies. If you’re a bird watcher, don’t waste a second and go on this trip.

Heritage Highway

Ah, Tasmania. An island state that has much to offer. What could be better than driving on the road that was built by the convicts and haunted by highwaymen? That’s the road between Hobart and Launceston. Along the way, you’ll be able to see some beautiful villages and towns, and you’ll be able to make stops along the way to admire the nature.

Once you’ve finished this road, don’t forget to learn more about the history at the Heritage Highway Museum.

Sydney to Melbourne

What can be better than following the ocean from Sydney to Melbourne? Some think that there’s nothing more boring than that, but they’re completely wrong. Pretty coastal towns, gorgeous and vast national parks, wild camping spots – that’s what you can expect to see along the way. As we all know, Australians are a friendly bunch, and who knows, you might even make a few friends during your road trip.

However, don’t forget to get roadside assistance to your policy before you go on this trip. You never know when your car might break down. Towing in Sydney is cheap and easy, but it might not be if you find yourself somewhere else.

Kangaroo Island

One more island on this list, but the list simply wouldn’t be complete without it. You can visit this island with your car by taking the ferry from Adelaide, or you can rent a car there if that’s more convenient for you. There are over 1600 miles of roads on this island, and plenty of things to see.

The truth is, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time outside than in the car. Why? Because you’ll probably want to see all those cute koalas, kangaroos, penguins and fur seals.

Uluru to Kings Canyon

Want to see some camels? What, you thought camels don’t live in Australia? Guess again. Pack your bags, check your car and take off. This drive from Uluru to Kings Canyon will show you just how wild Australia can be. Stop at historic towns, take a look at Aboriginal rock sites and glimpse into the past.

If you’re feeling ready to hit the open road – do it now. See what Australia has to offer and make some memories!

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