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Discover road trips in Queensland: tropical rainforest, stretching from the Bunya Mountains in the south to Baron Gorge in the North. Swim in natural rockpools at Finch Hatton Gorge or snorkel peacefully with fish and coral in the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on a tropical beach: perhaps Mission Beach or Magnetic Island. Remember the sunscreen!

Road trip Victoria

Find the best road trips from Melbourne: Venture along the scenic coastline known as the Great Ocean Road. Explore seaside towns before venturing inland to the Grampians or Snowy Mountains. Experience a close encounter with Fairy Penguins on Philip Island, and get close to the most southern point of Australia at Wilson's Promontory National Park.

Road trip from Darwin

Travel Northern Territory: Experience the true Red Centre. Drive through the open savannah to the rolling formations of Devil's Marbles, be wowed by the sheer cliffs of Kings Canyon, and experience Australia's icon Uluru. To the north, behold gorges, warm springs, and waterfalls. Feel a connection to the ancient landscape entwined with Aboriginal culture.

Road Trips in New South Wales

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Plan a trip through NSW, with these detailed road trip itineraries. From the vibrant city of Canberra to Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. Follow windy roads through tall eucalypt forests and stop over in historic towns. Take in the views from one of many lookouts over the Blue Mountains, or enter into a cave tour. Fall in love with the deep blue ocean and beaches of Eden, Jervis Bay in the south, and Hat Head and Byron Bay in the north...

Road Trips in South Australia

Road trip from Adelaide

Plan a South Australia road trip to discover another piece of Australia. Leave Adelaide City behind for a Limestone Coast adventure. Relax watching the sunset over Coffin Bay; how about some Coffin Bay Oysters matched with a local South Australian wine? Uncover the natural beauty of the Gawler Ranges and Flinders Ranges. Travel beyond the vast open desert and visit inland lakes, springs, and historic Ghan railway ruins via the Oodnadatta Track to Coober Pedy... 

Road Trips in Western Australia

Road trip from Perth

Discover self-drive road trips from Perth. These journeys display picture-perfect boulder-lined bays or panoramic vistas from WA's highest peak at Stirling Range. To the north, behold the unique rock formations of the Cervantes and snorkel Coral Bay or feed Dolphins in Denham. Cool off in waterfalls and rock pools at Karijini National Park, surrounded by the rugged red Pilbara region.

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Explore Road Trips Australia to discover a wide range of road trip planners and driving holiday itineraries throughout Australia. This content is designed to help you plan the perfect road trip adventure. Whether you’re a family looking to escape on school holidays, a working couple with limited time, empty nesters seeking a group adventure, or an overseas visitor trying to figure out where to start, we’ve got you covered. With our comprehensive guides, travel planning has never been easier.

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Why Have a Planned Road Trip Itinerary?

  • Having a planned road trip allows you to incorporate and discover new locations and places of interest into your trip.
  • Ability use your allocated time away effectively.   
  • Not left guessing where to go next.
  • Avoid disappointment if a destination is booked out.
  • Family and friends know your location (for safety purposes).
  • Packing: you can be better prepared if your destinations are known!

All You Need for the Perfect Road Trip Escape

  1. Choose a planned road trip by Road Trips Australia. Easy Right? 
  2. Each road trip has a map, and here is your packing list and meal planning guide!
  3. Consider taking your adventure further from home with a fly-and-drive road trip. You can check out the Motorhome Republic to explore motorhome hire from your chosen capital city. 
  4. Want a road trip adventure but need the gear? Check out Camplify for RV (Recreational Vehicle) hire near me or our guide to camping gear.

Road Trip Planner for School Holidays Australia

Road Trips Australia has planned amazing road trip itinerary’s, perfect for a school holiday adventure! With 7 and 14-day road trips from every capital city in Australia, it is achievable to explore Australia piece by piece. So begin your quest for an exciting school holiday filled with exploration with Road Trips Australia.

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Discover the Best Camping Food

Planning your camping and travel meals ahead of time can make your outdoor adventure even more enjoyable. See our top picks for the best camping food ideas, from quick and simple meals to more gourmet options, including variations for vegan and vegetarian meals. 

Essential Navigation Apps Australia

Embarking on a journey, whether a weekend getaway or a grand driving holiday adventure, requires careful planning and access to reliable information. In the digital age, travel apps have revolutionized the way we explore. Discover essential travel apps that can enhance your travel experience. 

Best Camping Gear Australia

When camping in parts of Australia, having the right gear can significantly enhance your outdoor experience. From tents and sleeping bags to cooking equipment and lighting, explore these articles to discover the best camping gear available in Australia, ensuring you’re well-equipped for your next adventure in the great outdoors!

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Guide to the Simpson Desert Crossing

Escaping to the centre of Australia may be on your bucket list! This epic trip is definitely not for the faint-hearted. But with our guide to crossing the Simpson Desert, you can be well-prepared for an unforgettable journey through Australia's Desert Parks.

Best Stops Pacific Highway

Sydney to Gold Coast Road Trip

Be taken on a journey along the NSW east coast Pacific Highway. Discover BIG things, like 'the big axe' to 'the big prawn'! Visit hip seaside towns, stop to enjoy sweeping ocean views or explore rainforests and waterfalls...Ready to go?

Victoria High Country 4x4 itinerary

Embark on the unforgettable road trip journey through the stunning Victoria High Country. Discover it's beauty, plan your trip, and ensure safety with this ultimate guide to the Australian Alpine country...

7 and 14-day Road Trips

Road trip from Brisbane Queensland

Discover the best of south-east Queensland on a 7-day road trip escape from Brisbane. Explore beaches, wine regions, charming towns and waterfalls...

Road trip from Adelaide South Australia

Discover the ultimate 7-day road trip itinerary from Adelaide through South Australia. Follow our guide to an unforgettable adventure that begins here!

Tasmania driving holiday itinerary

Embark on a captivating Tasmania road trip, exploring stunning landscapes and cultural treasures. Discover the best of Tasmania on this unforgettable journey...

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live and travel. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.