Whether you just have time for a 10 day road trip to Sydney or a 4 month voyage around Australia, whether you crave the beautiful empty beaches or are curious about the outback, we have a road trip for you. The road trips listed below are organised from the shortest to longest.
Distance: 1,300 km | 14 days
If you love beaches, fresh seafood, amazing landscapes and plenty of wildlife, this road trip is perfect for you. Highlights include the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Wilsons Prom, Gippsland Lakes, Croajingolong National Park, Pigeon House Mountain summit climb, coastal national parks, lots of beach camping, Booderee National Park, Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, Sea Cliff Bridge and the Royal National Park before arriving in Sydney.
Killalea Beach. Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive.
Kosciuszko summit climb, Snowy Mountains. Melbourne to Sydney.
3. Melbourne to Adelaide Drive (The Great Ocean Road)
Distance: 1,500 km | 10 days
Surf towns, rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife, wine country, limestone caves and amazing lakes, this road trip has it all. Highlights include the Great Ocean Road, the ancient rainforests and glow worm caves of Otway National Park, Coonawarra Wine region, the limestone Naracoorte Caves, The Grampians, Fleurieu Peninsula, Coorong National Park, Kangaroo Island and McLaren Vale.
The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road. Melbourne to Adelaide Drive.
Melbourne to Brisbane Drive
Distance: 2,700 km | 21 - 29 days
This is part of the East Coast Australia road trip. You'll enjoy mountains, stunning coastlines and baches, wine regions, rainforests, Byron Bay, the hippie town of Nimbin, Mount Warning summit climb, Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Seacliff Bridge between Melbourne and Sydney.
This road trip includes everything on the Great Ocean Road tour between Melbourne and Adelaide (road trip #3). At Adelaide you head into Australia's remote outback. Highlights include Mungo National Park, Minchega National Park (Menindee Lakes), Broken Hill, the historic stately town of Parkes, the artsy community of Hill End, the Dubbo safari style zoo and the Blue Mountains with its many hiking trails before arriving in Sydney.
Mungo National Park in the outback between Adelaide and Sydney.
This east coast itinerary will take you all the way from cultural Melbourne to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It includes all the highlights between Melbourne and Brisbane (road trips #4 and #5). Higlights between Brisbane and Airlie Beach include the Glasshouse Mountains, Noosa, The Great Sandy National Park, UNESCO World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Lady Musgrave Island, Agnes Water and Capricorn Caves.
Whale watching at Hervey Bay, between Brisbane and Airlie Beach.
Camping on Ellis Beach, Cairns.
Uluru, Central Australia between Adelaide and Darwin.
Esperance in Western Australia between Adelaide and Perth.
Litchfield National Park near Darwin.
Katherine Springs south of Darwin
Swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
12 Air Whitsunday Rd (Hangar Cafe);Flame Tree, Queensland 4802 Phone: 1800 216 223
40 French Street, Eagle Farm, Queensland 4009
Phone: 1800 216 223
440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223
2/11 Northview St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 Phone: 1800 216 223
273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223
23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223
167 Mount Low Parkway, Townsville,
Queensland 4814 Phone: 1800 216 223