There is no better way of exploring the wonders of Australia than taking a road trip into the unknown! Well, almost unknown, you should inform yourself where you are going first. I mean, you don’t want to get out of your car in the middle of nowhere just to face a crocodile and be forced to fight for your life when all you wanted is just to have some fun and indulge your adventurous spirit in a safe way. Come to think of it, you should definitely know where you are heading to, so here is a list of the 10 best Aussie road trips of all time! Crocodile-free!
Distance: 1090 km
A tour through the wine country, surfing beaches and different national parks! Now that’s more like it! Visit Aboriginal landmarks, have a fishing trip experience, there are really a lot of options for the whole family and this is why this road trip is one of the most popular ones in Australia.
If you haven’t heard of the Bay of Fires you should without any doubt visit the East coast of Tasmania. Again, this is a great place if you are into surfing, and when it comes to camping beneath the stars, this place is really popular for families and nature lovers.
The Eyre Highway
Distance: 1700 km
The longest trip so far, but totally worth it. Explore the Great Australian Bight, it is the best place if you want to spot any whales, and visit the Outback Centre in the small city of Port Augusta and get your own Aboriginal painting.
Road to Perth
Distance: Don’t do it
This is a major undertaking, and even if you are an adventurer, be prepared for the most exhausting trip of your lifetime. There are some pretty sights that you can visit, of course, but even experienced travelers consider this to be a major undertaking. But once you get to Perth, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Indian Ocean Drive
Distance: 470 km
From Perth to Geraldton you can see various wildflowers, have diving expeditions, explore the caves of the Stockyard Gully National Park and I have to mention that this site is worth the whole trip by itself. The town of Geraldton is the best place to find out more about the history of the Western Australia.
Nature’s Ways and Wonders
Distance: 820 km
Remember when I told you this is a crocodile-free list of road trips? I lied. In Darwin you can see them in a safe environment and meet face to face with some of the most dangerous animals in the entire Australia. From Darwin to Litchfield, there are many sites and parks that will win over any nature lover.
Distance: 1800 km
This particular trip is popular among students, I wonder why? Maybe it has something to do with heritage and popular historic landmarks, or maybe there is something about the fact that you can find many affordable pubs along the way? I wouldn’t know. Still, the Gulf of Carpentaria is a pretty image of the Queensland and worth the trip.
The Beautiful Rainforest
Distance: 600 km
Reaching Brisbane through rainforests offers an experience of the lifetime. The Gondwana Rainforest on the boarders of the New South Wales and Queensland will amaze you with its natural wonders, and arriving to the Gold Coast will add a cherry on top.
Pacific coast road
Distance: 1300 km
From Brisbane back to Sydney, looks like we’ve circled all around our beautiful Australia! Don’t forget to visit the Barrington top’s park along the way, the landscape will leave you speechless. Also, has got the most famous beaches in the whole country so make sure you don’t miss that one out as well.
Gibb River road
Distance: 1700 km
From Derby to Windham, the unforgettable Uluru Rock is a favorite destination of many! The important thing to know before you get yourself on this road trip is that there is more than 500 km of dirt road, so make sure your car is all set and ready for this little adventure. In fact, everywhere you are in Australia you should get the best value when it comes to your tires and be prepared for new challenges at all times.
Diana Smith is a full time mom and a passionate traveler simply in love with Asia and South America. In her free time she enjoys exploring new destinations with her family and reading articles about exotic places.