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Great Australian Road Trips

Great Aussie Road Trips

Although we would always suggest the Greatest Aussie Road Trip on offer is Cairns to Cape York, we know that you love a road trip and there are so many more on offer.

Embarking on a road trip in Australia is more than just a journey from point A to point B—it’s an adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes, charming towns, and unforgettable experiences. From the rugged Outback to the stunning coastline, there’s no shortage of great Aussie road trips to explore.

One iconic route that tops many travelers’ lists of Greatest Aussie Road Trips, is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Stretching along the southeastern coast, this scenic drive offers jaw-dropping views of dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and the famous Twelve Apostles rock formations. Along the way, you can stop at charming seaside towns, hike through lush rainforests, and even spot koalas in the wild. It’s a road trip that promises adventure at every turn.

For those seeking a taste of the Outback, the Red Centre Way in the Northern Territory is a must-do journey. This epic drive takes you through the heart of Australia’s desert landscape, passing iconic landmarks like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon. As you traverse vast stretches of red earth and endless skies, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and majesty of the Outback.

In Western Australia, the Gibb River Road offers a rugged and remote adventure through some of the country’s most pristine wilderness. This 660-kilometer track takes you deep into the Kimberley region, where towering gorges, cascading waterfalls, and rugged landscapes await. It’s a challenging yet rewarding journey that’s perfect for those with a sense of adventure and a love for the great outdoors.

For a coastal escape like no other, the Great Barrier Reef Drive in Queensland is a road trip not to be missed. This scenic route hugs the coastline, offering stunning views of the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea and the lush rainforest of the Daintree. Along the way, you can stop at charming beach towns, explore ancient rainforest trails, and even snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef itself. It’s a road trip that showcases the natural beauty and diversity of Australia’s tropical north.

No matter which road trip you choose, one thing is for sure: the journey of the Greatest Aussie Road Trip itself is just as important as the destination. With its vast landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rich cultural heritage, Australia offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery on the open road. So pack your bags, hit the highway, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime on one of the country’s great Aussie road trips.

Here is a short list of some of the best-known Great Aussie Road Trips:

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Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Gibb River Road, Western Australia

Great Barrier Reef Drive, Queensland

Pacific Coast Touring Route, New South Wales

The Savannah Way, Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia

Nullarbor Plain, South Australia and Western Australia

Tasmania’s East Coast Drive, Tasmania

The Legendary Pacific Coast, New South Wales and Queensland

The Outback Way, Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland

The Great Alpine Road, Victoria

The Eyre Peninsula Coastal Drive, South Australia

The Capricorn Coast, Queensland

The Wild West Coast, Tasmania

The Great Southern Touring Route, Victoria

The Great Northern Highway, Western Australia

Here at 4WD hire Cairns we can offer vehicles for other locations in Australia for both return trips or a oneway Great Aussie Road Trip.

Regional Attractions

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Here at 4WD Hire Cairns we offer vehicles for this region. To do amazing drives in other regions, book your vehicle here. Or contact us and we can assist you.

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New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Visiting the New South Wales and the Canberra Region,. See Sydney Harbour or the Nations Capital. Book your vehicle, accommodation and day tours.

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The Great Ocean Road is a highlight, book your vehicle, accommodation and day tours all in one place. Or contact us and we can assist you to plan a trip.

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Visit Hobart and Launceston, while seeing Cradle Mountain and Port Arthur. Hire your vehicle early so you can plan an itinerary. Go where you want and enjoy these great day tours.

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Western Australia

So much to do and see in Western Australia – Perth, Margaret River and Broome. See wild flowers, remote, big cities, small country towns. So much to do and see in the west.

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South Australia

Explore Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island. Visit wineries of the Barossa or McLaren Valley or the Flinders Ranges. Different experiences all with so much to offer.

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We specialise in Cairns to Cape York, but there are so many other drives to do, pick where you want to go. Visit Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville or the Gold Coast.

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Northern Territory

Learn about how Darwin contributed to WII, explore the Kakadu or Litchfield National Park. Visit the top end – 4WD or staying on sealed rods. You will enjoy the experience.

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New Zealand

Visit our neighbours, why not hire a vehicle to self drive tour of New Zealand. There are many great New Zealand Road Trips to explore. Contact us and we will  help.

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