Great Australian Road Trips

Australia is a big place and to get the most out of it you need a reliable car. Full of natural wonder and beauty it’s no wonder so many people think Australia is the best country in the world. Stunning beaches, vineyards, mountains, the mystical outback, I could go on and on but instead I’m going to give you my take on Australia’s greatest road trips, but to even consider one of these trips you need a car! There are Canberra cars for sale, cars for sale in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns, in fact so much choice you might have a hard job making up your mind which one to get. Right, I’ll assume you have picked your car, now it’s time to check out those famous road trips:

  1. The Big Lap – As the name suggests this is one almighty lap and consists of driving 15000 km on Highway one, skirting the coastline between Brisbane, Sydney, Perth Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Esperance and Hobart. This is one road trip where a reliable car is essential.
  2. The Great Ocean Road – An absolute cracker of a road trip from Torquay to Allansford in Victoria. Simply stunning.
  3. East Coast Route Tasmania – From Hobart to the Bay of Fires, following the coast road through St Helens, Swansea and Bicheno.
  4. Cairns to Cape York, Queensland – Note – You may need a 4WD for this 1000km road trip, but I promise you it’s worth the extra expense.
  5. Perth to Ningaloo, WA – a 1200km road trip from Perth to Exmouth, taking in some of most stunning coastline in the world.
  6. The Savannah Way – This road trip is on every nature lovers bucket list and is around 3700km long – Can be done by 4WD (preferable) or 2WD.
  7. The Nullabar, SA – Pack your emergency supplies for this road trip. 1256km of open road with an abundance of wildlife en-route. Watch out for the Dingoes!
  8. Pacific Coast Route – NSW & QLD – Sydney To Brisbane along the Pacific Coast – No other description needed

So there, you have it, my favourite Aussie road trips – before you get on the road, make sure your car is fully serviced and fit for purpose. I’ve only touched upon my favourite road trips here, but some of them can be hazardous if you’re not prepared. Think spare petrol, plenty of drinking water, first aid kit and fully charged phone and powerpack. It’s easy to get excited about a great road trip but you need to make sure you cover any eventuality, always put safety first! If you need a great car, go and see your local dealer and they’ll recommend a vehicle based on your route. They often provide breakdown cover as part of the package, which is a bonus if you’re road tripping across our great country, who knows they might have done your road trip themselves and be able to provide some handy tips and inside info!