The Best Australian Road Trips

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From Sydney to Cairns along the East Coast, to Darwin to Adelaide right through the centre, you can discover the heart of Australia on an epic drive. One of the greatest countries to take to the open road, here are the most amazing Australian road trips you can embark on.

Sydney to Cairns

Lush national parks leading into dense rainforest, and coastline views for nearly 3000km, you can take part in water and land sports side-by-side, camp by the many sandy beaches, and visit some of the most iconic bays, towns and cities of Australia.

 Camp by the beach in Hat Head National Park

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 Coffs Harbour is one of the finest holiday destinations in New South Wales

Coffs Harbour Australia

 Historically renowned for its hippie spirit, Byron Bay is still gloriously charming

Byron Bay Sunrise NSW

 Queensland’s theme park capital, the Gold Coast is also home to Surfers Paradise

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 Watch the Humpback Whales migrate along Hervey Bay

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 The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is sandwiched between blue ocean and green rainforest

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Darwin to Adelaide

From the top end right the way down to the idyllic south, a journey from the tropical city of Darwin to the pretty city of Adelaide cuts right through the famous Outback, where you can take in the striking red desert.

Darwin is a relaxed city with year-long good weather

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 Thick vegetation covers rugged cliff tops for great adventure in Kakadu

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 The icon of the Outback, you can walk, ride a quad bike or cycle around Uluru

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 Walk the six kilometres around Kings Canyon

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 The Flinders Ranges of South Australia are brilliantly bumpy to drive along

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 Adelaide‘s rolling hills are full of vineyards and perfect for wine enthusiasts

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Perth to Broome

Much like the East Coast drive, but along the west, the drive from Perth to Broome is unbeatable in our eyes. Many points along the drive offer unique experiences that make memories to last a lifetime.

Perth is a perfect starting point to explore Western Australia

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 The Pinnacles are just one of the natural mysteries of Western Australia

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 Feed wild bottlenose dolphins in the clear waters of Monkey Mia

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 Karijini National Park is home to magical gorges and waterfalls

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 The Ningaloo Reef is perfect for relaxing in clean turquoise waters

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 Broome is home to Cape Leveque, Cable Beach and beautiful pearls

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Embark on these epic Australian road trips with Mighty Campers. With departure points in all major cities, you can see all of our favourite parts of Australia.