Drive Australia

Great Ocean Road, Lorne, VIC.

Drive Australia

From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience our wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery.

Driving is one of the best ways to see Australia. From short trips to epic self-drive holidays and 4WD adventures, Australian road trips cover every length and landscape.

The Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney to Cairns on the eastern seaboard and the Indian Ocean Drive from Perth to Geraldton on the western seaboard both wind along Australia’s spectacular coastline. Drive the South Australia Loop from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island. Or take your time stopping at some of Australia’s south coast beaches on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive; then follow the spectacular Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide.

Embark on an outback 4WD adventure in Western Australia's Kimberley on the legendary Gibb River Road; or trace the trail of pioneers driving from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway. Visit Australia's Red Centre and drive the Red Centre Way from Alice Springs to Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. From Darwin follow the Nature's Way to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania on the East Coast Escape or Circle Tasmania drives. Take in breathtaking coastal scenery, villages and wilderness.

Driving Australia can be easy on most routes but you need to be prepared for the distances, road rules, 4WD tracks and outback roads you might travel. Make sure you are well prepared for your road trip in Australia with our road safety tips.

Pacific Coast Touring Route, New South Wales

Explore the sparkling beaches and lush hinterland of the Central Coast, the wineries of the Hunter Valley and the picturesque inlets of Port Stephens.

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Pacific Coast Touring Route, Queensland

You can snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, four wheel drive Fraser Island and sail the Whitsundays on this attraction-packed coastal tour.

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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

This blockbuster drive takes you to sleepy seaside towns, national parks teeming with wildlife and long, solitary beaches where your feet are the only ones on the sand.

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Great Southern Touring Route, Victoria

Follow the Great Ocean Road past Torquay, Bells Beach,  the holiday haven of Lorne and the magnificent Twelve Apostles. Then head inland past the Grampians and the historic gold rush town of Ballarat.

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Melbourne to Adelaide via Great Ocean Road

Surf at Bells Beach, see the Twelve Apostles, cruise the Coorong and explore the Fleurieu Peninsula on this breathtaking journey along Australia’s south-east coastline. 

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South Australian Loop

Take in fine food and wine in the Barossa and Clare Valleys, explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and meet wildlife galore on Kangaroo Island.

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Explorers Highway, South Australia

Trace the trail of pioneer John McDouall Stuart as you travel from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway.

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Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Swim in Glen Helen Gorge, climb to the rim of Kings Canyon and see Uluṟu at sunrise on this unforgettable adventure through Australia’s ancient centre. 

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Nature's Way, Northern Territory

Travel from Darwin through the Adelaide and Mary River wetlands to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and the tarzan landscapes of Litchfield National Park.

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The Indian Ocean Drive, Western Australia

Discover white beaches, coral reefs, salty fishing towns and rugged national parks on this spectacular journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast.

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On and off the Gibb River Road, Western Australia

Tackle one of Australia’s greatest four-wheel-drive adventures on this 660-kilometre journey through the vast Kimberley.

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Circle Tasmania

From the tranquil beaches of Tasmania’s east to the rugged mountains flanking the west, this circle will leave you spellbound.

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East Coast Escape, Tasmania

Maria Island, Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires are just some of the spectacular attractions on this scenic drive.

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