Road Trip of a Lifetime: Discovering the Australian Continent

Australia is the place definitely worth seeing, and there is no better way to experience it than a road trip. Also, not only will it be even more fun if you decide to go on a road trip with someone, but it will be much more practical. So, basically it is a win-win scenario right there.

Therefore, the next time you want to visit a certain destination, don’t just hop on a plane and fly from point A to point B, missing all the wonderful things in between. Instead, get in your car and prepare for a few weeks of pure fun. If, by any chance, you somehow end up with an empty tank in the middle of nowhere, don’t panic – you can count on emergency petrol delivery anytime, anywhere.

That being said, here are the best road trips in Australia.

1. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road begins in Torquay, which is a one-hour drive from Melbourne, and stretches over 250km to Warrnambool. Here you will be able to enjoy stunning coastal sceneries, wildlife, waterfalls, beach side towns and hiking. Here are some of its highlights:

The Twelve Apostles

These gigantic limestone structures rise 45 meters above the ocean, and they have been around for 20 million years. Plus, the 70-meter-high cliffs behind them are a fabulous backdrop.

Port Campbell National Park

This national park is so beautiful, you might want to consider spending an entire day there. It is not just about taking the “I was here” photo, it is so much more than that. Here, you can see beautiful cliff top tracks, gorges, beach walks and countless shipwrecks.

Wild koalas at Kennett River

If you ever wanted to see koalas in the wild, now is your chance. We all know that it is almost impossible to see a koala in the wild, just casually curled up on a branch and sleeping, but here, the things are a bit different.

2. The Savannah Way, Queensland

We were talking about south, but now, it’s time to move north. This is the ultimate Australian road trip experience. The Savannah Way stretches from Cairns all the way to Broome. Basically, you have 3700 km of road ahead of you. Here are some of its highlights:

Millaa Millaa Falls

This heritage-listed waterfall is located in Theresa Creek Road in Queensland. It is 18,3 meters high and has a pool that is suitable for swimming at its base where you can relax, refresh and enjoy nature.

Undara Lava Tubes

They are a part of Undara National Park, where you can find more than 160 volcanoes, cones and vents. It is a four-hour drive along the Savannah Way. Here you can admire the unbelievable world of underground. Go on an organized tour – because that’s the only way you’ll be able to visit the Tubes – where you will learn a lot about how the caves are formed.

3. Sydney to Brisbane, Pacific coast

This 10-hour drive along the legendary Pacific coast is one of the best and most traveled route in Australia. The road is 900 km long and filled with fabulous beaches, green hills and beachside towns. Here are some of its highlights:

Hunter Valley

For all the wine lovers out there – this is the place for you. It is a two-hour drive north from Sydney, which makes it even more attractive. Here, you can enjoy fine dining, world class wines, hot air ballooning, gourmet chocolate and spa treatments. It is great for families since it is filled with gardens, playgrounds and mini golf courses.

Gold Coast

This is one of the Australia’s premier holiday destinations. Here, you can do literally whatever you can think of. You can enjoy the city view, or go surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, Koala cuddling or kangaroo feeding. Also, you can visit the Movie World, Dream World and Sea World. So, use your time smartly and make sure you see as many things as you can.

Port Macquarie

This is a great getaway from the Sydney rush. You can relax on the town beach, visit a Billabong Koala Wildlife Park where you can see and pet koalas and crocodiles, go for a 9 km coastal walk, visit Wauchope Farmers’ Market to support the local growers, get “lost” in the Bago Maze, eat oysters by the river and enjoy some wonderful sceneries.

4. Broome to Perth, Western Australia

Finally, let’s go west. On this 3900 kilometer drive you will be able to see the most beautiful landscapes and beaches in the entire Australia. Make sure you visit the incredible Turquoise Bay where you can swim near the Ningaloo Reef and take some great photos. Also, if you visit this part of Australia sometime between November and April, you will get a chance to see sea turtles at the Jurabi Turtle Centre.

These were just some suggestions for an amazing road trip. However, the fact is that nobody can truly comprehend the beauty of this magical continent until they experience it themselves.