Road Trips in Australia

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Road Trips in Australia

Are you looking to escape your daily routine, just a little? There's no better way to do so than by exploring the wide-open landscape of Australia. Imagine the sun shining while you cruise along a quiet, meandering road admiring the scenery.

Road Trips in Australia: Top Accommodations

Cottage Springton
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Springton, The Barossa Council, Australia
from $142
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4.7
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House Hat Head
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hat Head, Kempsey Shire Council, Australia
from $76
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5.0
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Apartment Lord Howe Island
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia
from $135
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4.5
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House Horseshoe Bay
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia
from $179
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4.8
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Resort Bendalong
Resort ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Bendalong, Shoalhaven City Council, Australia
from $126
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4.5
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Apartment Warrnambool
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Warrnambool, Warrnambool City, Australia
from $95
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4.9
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Apartment Esperance
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Esperance, Shire of Esperance, Australia
from $162
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4.6
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Apartment Mallacoota
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mallacoota, East Gippsland Shire, Australia
from $104
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4.1
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Apartment The Entrance
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
The Entrance, Wyong Shire Council, Australia
from $145
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5 Most Scenic Road Trips in Australia

We've rounded up some of the most naturally captivating routes around the country. Here's a top pick of outings to inspire your search for interesting road trips in Australia.

  • 1. Head to the Simpson Desert

    Stretching from Lake Eyre to North Territory and extending east to Queensland, this vast desert offers a lot. It welcomes you with magnificent sights of endless kilometers of dunes with the blue sky on the horizon. You can also spot an array of desert animals and birds.

  • 2. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road

    Running from Torquay to Portland, the Great Ocean Road offers a spectacular coastal drive. As one of the best routes for road trips in Australia, you get a chance to see rugged cliffs, fabulous beaches, and breathtaking ocean views. After, make a quick stopover at Lorne and enjoy the sumptuous seafood on offer.

  • 3. Hit the Captain Cook Highway

    This highway is ideal for those who enjoy life in the slow lane - once in a while. You can expect a relaxing drive as you enjoy the beautiful coastline and the lush greenery of the Daintree Rainforest. Along the way, you can stop and explore the forest or even cruise along the Daintree River.

  • 4. Highway 1

    This highway will offer you the opportunity to have the ride of a lifetime. The highway will take you through an unforgettable 9000-mile journey through Australia. Stunning cities along the way, such as Melbourne, await you.

  • 5. Tasmania

    Drive to Tasmania and make your first stop at Freycinet National Park. You can then take a stroll to Wineglass Bay, one of the most stunning beaches in the world. Linger here for a while as you watch the golden sunset and enjoy the cool breeze.

Best Places to Stay for Road Trips in Australia

Apartment Shoal Bay
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Council, Australia
from $547
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5.0
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Apartment Sorrento
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Australia
from $284
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4.5
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Cabin Port Macquarie
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Australia
from $80
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4.6
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