From expansive outback adventures to dramatic coastline routes and lush green landscapes, there is no better place to explore on wheels than Australia. Whether dreaming of a day trip or month-long adventures off the beaten path, your journey begins here.
Explore off-the-beaten track.
Arguably one of Australia's finest road trips, the Great Southern Touring Route stretches between Victoria's city of Melbourne and South Australia's city of Adelaide, and is an adventure full of experiences that will delight and inspire. Witness wild seascapes, mountain vistas, Victoria's best waterfalls and world famous surf beaches. Explore Grampians National Park with its abundance of Australian wildlife, and let's not forget the world famous star attraction rising out of the Southern Ocean — the Twelve Apostles situated alongside Australia's famous Great Ocean Road. Cross the state border to explore some of Australia's exquisite food and wine growing regions including Coonawarra.
From historical Hobart to the exquisite Bay of Fires, Tasmania's east coast boasts bountiful produce including wine, cheese and seafood, walking tracks with ample wildlife spotting, empty beaches and a unique convict history. For breathtaking sights, be sure to take a little detour to Freycinet National Park, an area rich in granite mountains, peaceful bays, azure waters and prolific birdlife — and home to Wineglass Bay voted in the top 10 of the world's most spectacular beaches. For the more active — the award-winning Freycinet Experience Walk is a must.
Just when you think the world has run out of wild places, Western Australia's Gibb River Road is an unforgettable 4WD adventure like no other, taking in the magnificent and remote wilderness of the Kimberley. The region is vast, stretching across Australia's north-west from Broome in the west to Kununurra in the east. With outback cattle stations, ancient gorges, thundering waterfalls, sacred Aboriginal sites and rock art, a unique pioneering history, fascinating characters, not to mention one of Australia's most striking landmarks, the Bungle Bungles — all within World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park.
Tropical North Queensland's drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation is known as one of the most spectacular road trips on the east coast of Australia. The road travels north along the coastline hugging two world heritage areas — the world's oldest surviving tropical rainforest, the Daintree, on one side, and the world's largest coral reef system — the Great Barrier Reef, on the other. Wind your way through the coastal villages and tropical towns of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, visit Mossman Gorge — rich in Indigenous heritage, for a 'Dreamtime Walk' and cross the Daintree River by cable ferry. Enter the northern side of the rainforest and travel to the end of the sealed roads into Cape Tribulation — a place where visitors experience what Australia looked like when dinosaurs roamed. Detach from modern life and re-connect with nature in this paradise brimming with self-guided trails, guided walks, horse rides and rainforest zip lines for a truly once-in-a-lifetime nature experience like no other.