A road trip is one of the most fun and adventurous activities any travel enthusiast around the world can engage in. A road trip allows you visit any place you wish, and stay there as long as you like. Around the world, Australia is known for its jungles, deserts, ancient villages, vibrant cities, beaches, friendly people and its exciting weather. It is one of the finest places to take a road trip. The following are five must do road trips inside Australia’s borders:
Coastal & Esperance Trail – Western Australia
If you are a marine lover, this region in Australia is bound to leave a lasting impression. It stretches for a distance of approximately 530 kilometers along the coastline, and it will take you two days to complete this course using any type of vehicle. During the trip, you will get to see excellent views of an archipelago of islands, immaculate sandy beaches and the Southern Ocean. Do not forget to stop over at Ravensthorpe, a very old mining settlement and Hopetoun, a seaside village that leads you to the Fitzgerald National Park. This National Park is one of the last remaining great wildernesses in Western Australia. Accommodation options include cottages, motels, sheep stations and caravan parks.
Southern Flinders Ranges in Southern Australia
This region is ideal for luxury tour lovers. It is situated about two hours north of the city of Adelaide. If you are in Adelaide, use the Highway one all the way to Port Wakefield, then proceed to Crystal Brook, and check out the ranges located on your right. If you like hiking, the area contains well marked trails to guide you. Along your trip, you will notice that there are lots of towns within touching distance, meaning that there are several spots to survey as you drive. Some of the towns include Laura, Stone Hut, Gladstone Wirrabara, Wilmington, Yacka and Georgetown. Additionally, this area is well known for its cycle tourism owing to its extensive system of riding trails.
Nature’s Way – Northern Territory
In this region, the road named Nature’s way runs from Darwin via the Mary River wetlands to Kakadu National Park, a listed World Heritage Park. This trip takes you through a wilderness deep into the culture of the Aborigines and their pioneering history. On your trip, you may also survey the saltwater crocodiles found in their natural habitat or go fishing for barramundi as you sail on a boat along the East Alligator River. More so, there are lots of Aboriginal rock art points, waterfalls and lookouts for travelers to enjoy. Lastly, visit the Litchfield National Park which known for its spectacular hiking paths.
Great Ocean Road
Victoria This road is famous for being one of the leading and most brilliant coastal drives in Australia. You will begin your trip at Geelong and travel to the Bellarine Peninsula, an area full of beautiful beaches, a captivating heritage and a vast range of recreational opportunities. If you would like to sample the town’s maritime past, pay a visit to Quennscliff and savor the environment. In the course of your trip, you will come across Port Campbell which has had fierce winds and wild seas for thousands of centuries that have sculpted the coastline to form a chain of rocks that emerge out of the Southern Ocean. This feature is commonly known as the Twelve Apostles, and is one of the most magnificent natural attractions in the country.
Southern Australia’s Simpson Desert
Making a trip across the Simpson Desert through Mount Dare and Birdsville in Southern Australia always makes an enthralling road trip.
A lot of caution will be required before taking this road trip. Ensure that you have sufficient fuel, food and water for your trip. Inform at least two people that you will be taking the trip. Temperatures in this desert are usually extreme high during summer; it can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. On your trip, you are guaranteed to view the steep red sand dunes decorated with vegetation, making a wonderful four-wheel driving experience. This desert covers an estimated area of 170,000 square kilometers and sprawls across the states of Northern Territory, Queensland and Australia.
Some standard tips for all road trips apply here as well. Proper car rental service choice is essential and also learn some bush survival skills before embarking on any of these journeys. There lots of hazards that you may encounter such as wildlife, snakes, lizards, crocodiles and mosquitoes.