10 of Australia’s most iconic road trips

Aerial view of the Sea Cliff Bridge above the ocean in Wollongong © Destination NSW

Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Did you know?

Shell middens contain the remains of shellfish once eaten by Indigenous people. Middens can show us where Indigenous people gathered and how they cooked their food.

Couple stands near their car on the golden sands of Stockton Beach in Port Stephens © Tourism Australia

Stockton Beach, Port Stephens, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Moving footage of Uluru at sunset © Tourism NT

Uluru, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Slow motion aerial footage of the winding road of the Great Barrier Reef Drive © Sam Zulueta

Great Barrier Reef Drive, Queensland © Sam Zulueta

Interesting fact

Did you know the Great Barrier Reef has unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime stories? Discover them with Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel.

Couple enjoys the view of mountains from an infinity pool at Lake Argyle Resort © Tourism Western Australia

Lake Argyle Resort near Kununurra, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Insider secret

In Kununurra, eat at PumpHouse, a hidden restaurant that overlooks the Ord River. 

Aerial view of white dunes and outback landscape in Coober Pedy © M Payne Creative

Coober Pedy, South Australia © M Payne Creative

Southern right whale mother and calf swim next to stark white cliffs at the Head of Bight © South Australian Tourism Commission/Adam Bruzzone

Southern right whales, Head of Bight, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission/Adam Bruzzone

A car drives along the beach next to aqua water in Esperance © Tourism Western Australia

Esperance, South West Edge road trip, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Local tip

Stumble across the best fish and chips at the tiny fishing hamlet of Peaceful Bay. 

Person stands on a peak overlooking the white, curved beach of Wineglass Bay © Matt Donovan

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania © Matt Donovan

View of the 12 Apostles, limestone formations rising from the ocean in Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism / Belinda VanZanen

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism / Belinda VanZanen

Travel tip

The start of the Great Ocean Road is only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.