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Road Trips from Adelaide


12 Road Trips from Adelaide

From the week long Adelaide to Sydney Outback drive or the iconic Great Ocean Road drive to the epic road trip around Australia, we've got something to suit your schedule and tastes. They're listed from shortest to longest below. 

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  1. Great Ocean Road (Adelaide to Melbourne)
  2. Distance: 1,500 km | 7 - 12 days 
    Stunning coastal scenery, the Twelve Apostles, the Otway rainforest, glow worms, surf towns, waterfalls and wildlife define the Great Ocean Road between Adelaide and Melbourne.

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    Great Ocean Road

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    Photo: BareKiwi via IG. Road trips #1, #2, #6, #9, #11, #12.

  3. Outback New South Wales (Sydney to Adelaide)
  4. Distance: 1,500 - 2,200 km | 4 - 8 days
    The journey across Australia's outback is one of wide open plains, big starry skies, all-encompassing sunsets, art, emus, kangaroos, and the unique colours of the Australian desert. There are three routes to choose from. Highlights include the Blue Mountains, the artsy little town of Hill End, the historic rural towns of Orange and Parkes, Dubbo Zoo, Menindee Lakes in Kimchega National Park, Mungo National Park, Mildura and the historic paddle steamers of the Murray River, and the Barossa Valley Wine Region.

    Adelaide - Broken Hill - Sydney drive
    Outback New South Wales

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    Sculpture Symposium, Broken Hill. Road trips #2, #4, #5, #6, #8.

  5. South Coast and Great Ocean Road
  6. Distance: 2,800 km | 15 - 25 days
    Great Ocean Road | Melbourne - Sydney coastal or alpine drive
    After the beauty of the Great Ocean Roads (for details see road trip #1 above) continue to hug the coast to Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island (famous for its penguins, koalas and other wildlife), Wilson's Promontory and Gippsland Lakes. From here you have a choice - the mountains, cool climate wines, cute alpine villages and Canberra's world class museums along the Alpine drive, or enjoy miles of pristine coastline much of it protected by national parks rich in wildlife, fresh oysters, good fishing, surfing opportunities, and beach camping.

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    South Coast and Great Ocean Road

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    Phillip Island's parade of penguins, near Melbourne.

  7. Outback and Coast
  8. Distance: 3,000 km | 2 - 4 weeks 
    Adelaide - Broken Hill (outback) - Sydney | Sydney - Melbourne coast
    Combine the outback experience (for details see road trip #2 above) with the beautiful south coast (road trip #3 above) to get a fuller experience of Australia's diverse landscapes and cultures.

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    #4 Outback and Coast

  9. Outback and East Coast
  10. Distance: 2,850 km | 2 - 4 weeks
    Adelaide - Broken Hill (outback) - Sydney  | Sydney - Byron Bay - Brisbane
    Combine the outback experience (road trip #2) with the subtropical coastline between Sydney and Brisbane. It's a magical drive of lush river valleys, seaside towns, dramatic coastlines, wide sweeping beaches and the ever-present Pacific Ocean. Highlights include Myall Lakes, the misty rainforests of Dorrigo National Park, the picturesque valley of Bellingen, Hat Head National Park, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, surf mecca Byron Bay, rainbow colored Nimbin, the Mount Warning summit climb, and the Gold Coast. 

    Adelaide to Sydney to Brisbane Drive
    #5 Outback and East Coast

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    Port Stephens between Sydney and Brisbane.

  11. Adelaide - Sydney - Adelaide Loop
  12. Distance: 4,500 km | 4 - 6 weeks
    Adelaide - Broken Hill (outback) - Sydney  | Sydney - Melbourne coastal or alpine drive | Great Ocean Road
    This road trip provides a highlight-packed combination of the outback experience (road trip #2) the stunning south coast (road trip #3) and the Great Ocean Road (road trip #1).

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    #6 Adelaide - Sydney - Adelaide Loop

  13. Central Australia and Tropics
  14. Distance: 7,020 km | 4 - 5 weeks
    Adelaide - Uluru - Darwin | Darwin - Cairns
    This road trip is a combination of outback landscapes and tropical climates. Highlights include Atherton Tablelands and the waterfall circuit, Undara Lava tubes, Karumba, Devils Marbles, Mataranka hot springs, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Darwin, Uluru and the Olgas and Coober Pedy underground opal mining town. For this trip it might be more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal.  

    Adelaide to Darwin to Cairns Drive
    Central Australia and Tropics

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    Litchfield National Park near Darwin. Road trips #7, #10, #11, #12.

  15. Outback and East Coast to Tropics
  16. Distance: 4,500 km | 5 - 7 weeks
    Adelaide - Broken Hill (outback) - Sydney | Sydney to Cairns
    Get a taste of the outback (road trip #2) then explore Australia's magnificent east coast from Sydney right up to the tropical north city of Cairns. Highlights include Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island, Fraser Island and so much more!

    Adelaide to Sydney to Cairns drive
    Outback and East Coast to Tropics

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    A crystal clear river on Fraser Island. Road Trips #8, #9, #11, #12

  17. The East Coast of Australia
  18. Distance: 5,500 km | 6 - 8 weeks
    Great Ocean Road (Adelaide to Melbourne) | Melbourne - Cairns
    This road trip is a combination of road trip #3 and road trip #8 without the outback. The coastline varies quite a bit around Australia and you'll experience different landscapes, wildlife and attractions all the way around. Highlights include Philip Island, Kangaroo Island, Wilsons Prom, Mornington Peninsula, the Great Ocean Road, Airlie Beach, Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island, Fraser Island and so much more!
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    East Coast Australia Road Trip

  19. Western Australia and Uluru
  20. Distance: 12,560 km | 2 months or more
    Adelaide - Perth | Perth - Broome | Broome - Darwin | Darwin - Uluru - Adelaide
    This road trip begins and ends in Adelaide circling the western half of Australia. Highlights include Esperance and Albany with its crystal clear waters, white sands and kangaroos, Pemberton forests, Margaret River, Perth, the Pinnacles, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef, Broome, Darwin and Uluru.

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  21. Road Trip Around Australia 
  22. Three route suggestions
    For those who have time on their hands, a sense of adventure, and want to see it all, embark on an unforgettable road trip around Australia. We recommend at least 3 months. 

    The friendly kangaroos of Esperance. Road trips #10, #11 and #12.

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