Top 10 Road Trips in Australia

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from stunning coastlines to the nation's rugged red heart these are the greatest road trips in Oz welcome to mojo travels and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten road trips in Australia are you a fan of our videos be sure to subscribe to mojo travels and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos for this list we're looking at the most epic and iconic road trips Down Under number 10 the nullabor south and western australia Australians call it the Mela boring in southern Australia's vast barren flatland isn't for everyone its name comes from the Latin for no trees and at first glance there's little here besides stunted bushes and the country's longest stretch of straight road but the surreal seemingly infinite emptiness is also part of the draw and upon closer inspection there's still a lot to see on this epic 750 mile journey from emus and kangaroos scrounging in the desert to southern right whales swimming past the dramatic cliff line of the Great Australian Bight neljä boring or not crossing the nullabor is an australian rite of passage just make sure to fill up on essentials before you hit the road number 9 the great Beach Drive Queensland the lucky country is rightly famous for its beaches and this road trip is all about sun sand and sea connecting noosa and Harvey Bay famous for its humpback whale visitations the great beach drive encompasses rainbow beaches multi-hued sand drifts and world heritage-listed fraser island the largest sand island on the planet fraser island is a diverse paradise of dunes Heath's and rainforests and a refuge for wild dingoes cool off in tranquil lake mackenzie and plan for frequent stops on the island's stunning 75 mile beach you'll be on sand for much of the drive so a four-wheel drive is a must number 8 tasmania's east coast when it comes to road trips Australia's Island State Tasmania is often overlooked but the Apple Isle as its affectionately known is home to some of the nation's most dazzling stretches of coastline running from the state capital Hobart to the Bay of Fires this 170 mile drive offers slice of Tasmania's best whites and green paddocks turquoise waters idyllic wineries and picturesque coastal towns between Swansea and bishan Oh detour down the free Senay Peninsula to feast on oysters and mussels and take in vibrant wineglass Bay to draw out the journey further head inland to Launceston and down the rustic heritage highway for a glimpse into tasmania's colonial and convict past number seven birth to the Ningaloo Coast Western Australia most travellers focus on Australia's East Coast with Sydney the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef taking center stage which just leaves the rest of the country for those in the know rugged and remote Australia's west coast might just be its best kept secret from laid-back cosmopolitan state capital Perth it's a seven hundred and seventy-five mile drive to Exmouth along pristine beach fringed coastline on the way you'll pass the bizarre geological formations in pinnacles desert and the ancient stromatolite sin world heritage-listed Shark Bay the highlight though is really Ningaloo Australia's longest fringing coral reef swimmable from the beach and the playground of dugongs manta rays and whale sharks number six the Grand Pacific Drive New South Wales sometimes the best road trips are short and sweet and it's amazing with the Grand Pacific Drive packs into its 87 mile stretch expect lush rainforests flawless talcum powder colored beaches and spectacular coastal cliffs all in one two-hour drive the route starts just below Sydney in the royal national park well worth the stop for its 60 miles of walking and cycling tracks then its onward down the coastline and over the otherworldly sea cliff bridge before passing through Wollongong and onto Jervis Bay famous for having some of the most blindingly beautiful white sand beaches in the country number five Cairns – Cape York Peninsula Queensland Australia is often described as the sunburnt country for the wide brown land monikers derived from verse by beloved bush poet Dorothea Mackellar the popular image of Australia as a dusty arid land however doesn't do justice to the lush tropical regions at its nor in extremities spanning 650 miles this road trip for nature lovers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts starts in Cairns the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef stick to the coast to stop at cape tribulation in the primeval Daintree rainforest before continuing north and inland up to the untamed tropical wilds of the Cape York Peninsula number for the legendary Pacific coast New South Wales and Queensland Australian road trips love their larger-than-life adjectives great-grand legendary remind you we're not about to quibble there really is something epic and iconic about the five hundred and seventy mile Pacific sorry the legendary Pacific coast between Sydney and Brisbane as well as encompassing the emblematic sydney opera house and harbour bridge and the blossoming cultural scene in sunshine state capital Brisbane it showcases a bevy of beautiful beachside towns including backpacker favourite Byron Bay while in Byron roll back the decades in hippie Haven nimbin and chill out on the seemingly endless tallow beach number three the great ocean road Victoria it's the road trip that launched a thousand travel brochures a storied great ocean road traverses 151 miles of rugged wave warn coast starting in surfing Mecca Torquay and winding around to Allen's fir'd in western Victoria although many road trippers rest on their laurels several miles earlier in Sleepy Port Campbell there are great whale watching opportunities in Apollo Bay and fantastic nature walks in the great Ottway National Park but without doubt the stars of the show are the Twelve Apostles stunning limestone formations standing out in the crashing waves number 2 red centre way Northern Territory no Australian adventure could be complete without crossing through the country's heart the Northern Territory's red centre is the ultimate Outback experience a geological Wonderland of breathtaking immensity it's also the traditional homeland of several Aboriginal peoples and a great place to learn about Aboriginal culture highlights on the 700 mile loop out of Alice Springs include glimpses of rare black flanked rock wallabies and Simpsons a dip in cool ellery creek big hole and staring out over vast kings canyon worthy lead ups to Australia's iconic national monument guru on the way back via the Stuart Highway detour down to the UN inga Conservation Reserve for ancient rock art tens of thousands of years old number one the big lap it's one road trip to rule them all circumnavigating the entire continent the big lap is the trip of a lifetime an epic journey there and back again along Australia's coastline the main route follows the 9,000 mile highway one in the world's longest national highway which cuts across Queensland's Cape York and much of the northern territories top end you'll need a four-wheel drive and several months for this ambitious Odyssey after all there is a lot to see on the way from the golden beaches of the Sunshine State to the majesty of the Great Australian Bight to the underwater Eden's of Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef sometimes more is just more do you agree with our pics check out these other great clips for mojo travels and be sure to subscribe and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos you


13 Comments

Aaron Blackmon · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Will be doing all of them

super Jenius11 · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

I’m glad they mention Tasmania, we don’t get much recognition here. Also, thanks for actually pronouncing Launceston right, a lot of people say launkeston, so annoying

Ravi C G · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Bucket list updated !

Ben Mike · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Australia is simply amazing

Bader Ahmed · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

did any one else see all the roads are same ..!!!?

First Cynic · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

I won't drive there until they join the rest of the civilized world and start driving on the right.

Fred K · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

The Great Alpine Road should have been on this list as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avSQV2mkHlw

Autum Breeze · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

It's pronounced "cans" the r is silent

Shawn McLeod · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

cool a list of road trips with hardly any road shots. "-P

Vedant indulkar · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Like for mojo travels for amazing road trip content
Could plzz upload video on Indian road trips…🇮🇳

The Hoovy Prince · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

As a Victorian, the Great Ocean Road is an amazing experience and i highly recommend doing a road trip on it! The views are great and the photos you'll take will be amazing!

Samuel.S · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

What every you do, avoid the Bruce highway at all cost

Travel Hunter · July 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

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