If there’s nothing you love more than getting out on the open road, then you’re in luck. Australia is one of the best countries in the world for getting out on the road and putting your car through its paces.
Whether you’re looking for a windy mountain track, beautiful beach-side scenery, rugged outback, or remote bushland – we have what you’re looking for.
Here are a few ideas for some great routes in Australia for drivers who just love driving.
The Grand Pacific Drive
The Grand Pacific Drive is a 140 km coastal drive from south of Sydney, toward Wollongong. The drive features Sea Cliff Bridge – arguably the most stunning bridge in Australia (outside Sydney Harbour), that is built on top of and around the natural curves of the windy coastline.
It’s the kind of bridge you’d expect to see in a commercial for a new car and is a must for all drivers.
The Blue Mountains
The Greater Blue Mountains Drive is a combination of a number of amazing spots surrounding the Blue Mountains in NSW.
The actual area stretches from the Hunter Valley to Goulburn and all through the Southern Highlands. If you’re interested you can explore towns starting at Katoomba and visit the three sisters before working your way along the windy and spectacular roads.
The Pacific Coast takes you all the way from Sydney to Brisbane, along some of the most popular and beautiful locations on the Central Coast of Australia.
The drive encompasses 48 national parks and 12 state forests – giving you more than enough amazing scenery. The central coast boasts some of the best weather in Australia and if you’re a surfer there’s no shortage of incredible places to stop and test out the waves.
If you’re on the West Coast, take a look to the south and you’ll find some incredible places to drive around, with far fewer tourists than the East Coast.
Around three hours drive south of Perth you’ll discover a beautiful and regional mountain range known as the Stirling Ranges.
On their day they do get some snow, but a real highlight is being able to drive around unencumbered and enjoy what Australian life is all about.
Great Ocean Road
We did our best but we couldn’t avoid putting in the Great Ocean Road. Without a doubt the Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most famous road trip and for good reason. You’re going to get to sneak a peek at the Twelve Apostles and the Bay of Martyrs amongst a string of beautiful and idyllic locations.
This isn’t a drive for those looking to test out their car and certainly not during the peak times in summer. But if you’re looking for some amazing views in what is really only a short drive, you can’t beat getting behind the wheel on the Great Ocean Road.
Be safe on the roads
If you’re a first-time driver on some of these roads, please be safe. These are popular routes and during the summer time, they can get busy. Be sure to make sure to stick to the speed limit and make sure you’ve got roadside assistance as a part of your policy that covers regional areas.