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Travel Itineraries

Australians don't need to be told this, but for the benefit of International travellers, let me say that if you want to get to see the real Australia, you have to do at least some of your travelling by road. Driving your own vehicle, or hiring one, is often the only way to gain access to some parts of Australia that are serviced only by road transport. Australia's major roads and highways are all sealed, so you can see just about all the major attractions the country has to offer without going off the bitumen.

Australia's towns and cities are linked by a network of well signposted, well maintained sealed highways and major roads which allow for easy travel between localities. In most states, the speed limit on the open road is 110 kilometres per hour. In built up areas the speed limit is either 50 kilometres per hour or 40 kilometres per hour. Speed limits are clearly marked with International-standard signage. In Australia, a drivers licence from your home country or another Australian state is sufficient to drive a motor vehicle in all states and territories, as long as it is current, has photo identification and is for the same class of vehicle you intend to drive.
Sydney, New South Wales



A significant global and domestic tourist destination, Sydney is regularly declared to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world, admired for its harbour, beautiful coastline, warm and pleasant climate and cosmopolitan culture. Join us on a journey of discovery.
  • Visitors Guide

  • Drives from Sydney
    Eyre Highway (Nullarbor Plain)

    Journey: Sydney, NSW to Perth, WA
    Via: Hay, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Ceduna, Kalgoorlie.

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    • Snowy Valleys Way

      Journey: Sydney, NSW to Melbourne, Vic
      Via: Beechworth, Corryong, Tumut, Batlow, Gundagai, Soulburn.

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      • Barry Way

        Journey: Sydney, NSW to Melbourne, Vic
        Via: Gippsland, Lakes Entrance, Jindabyne, Cooma, Canberra, Goulburn.

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        • Pacific Coast Drive

          Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Cairns, Qld
          Via: Bairnsdale, Bega, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Whitsundays, Townsville.

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          • Southern Highlands/Illawarra Coast

            Journey: Sydney, NSW to Bowral and return
            Via: Mittagong, Moss Vale, Berrima, Robertson, Wollongong, Bulli

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            • The Old North Road

              Journey: Sydney, NSW to Hunter Valley
              Via: Windsor, Wisemans Ferry, St Albans, Wollombi, Bucketty, Greta, Cessnock

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              • Upper Hawkesbury River

                Journey: Sydney, NSW to St Albans and return
                Via: Windsor, Wilberforce, Sackville, Ebenezer, Wisemans Ferry

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                • Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

                  Waterfall Way

                  Journey: Coffs Harbour, NSW to Armidale
                  Via: Dorrigo, Ebor

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                  • Bathurst, New South Wales

                    Goldrush Country

                    Journey: Bathurst to Hill End and return
                    Via: Lithgow, Sofala, Capertee

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                    • Walgett, New South Wales

                      Darling River Run

                      Journey: Walgett, NSW to Wentworth
                      Via: Bourke, Louth, Tilpa, Wilcannia

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                      • Melbourne, Victoria



                        Melbourne is very much a cosmopolitan city with just over 3 million inhabitants. It has a reputation for being a major ethnic melting pot and Australia's cultural hub. As a result, the city is known for its restaurants which serve a multitplicity of foreign cuisines, and for being at the forefront in fashion, style and the arts in Australia.
                        • Visitors Guide

                        • Drives from Melbourne
                          Snowy Valleys Way

                          Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Sydney, NSW
                          Via: Beechworth, Corryong, Tumut, Batlow, Gundagai, Soulburn.

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                          • Pacific Coast Drive

                            Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Cairns, Qld
                            Via: Bairnsdale, Bega, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Whitsundays, Townsville.

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                            • Great Ocean Road

                              Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Adelaide, SA
                              Via: Geelong, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Portland, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge.

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                              • Upper Gouldburn Valley Goldfields

                                Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Woods Point and return
                                Via: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Mansfield, Whittlesea.

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                                • Bairnsdale, Victoria

                                  Great Alpine Road

                                  Journey: Wangaratta, Vic to Bairnsdale
                                  Via: Yarra Glen, Healesville, Mansfield, Whittlesea.

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                                  • Barry Way

                                    Journey: Bairnsdale, Vic to Sydney, NSW
                                    Via: Lakes Entrance, Jindabyne, Cooma, Canberra, Goulburn.

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                                    • Traralgon, Victoria

                                      Grand Ridge Road

                                      Journey: Traralgon, Vic to Seaview
                                      Via: Morboo North, Gunyah, Balook, Willung South.

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                                      • Brisbane, Queensland



                                        Queensland is known as Australia's Sunshine State. Queensland offers a great diversity of holiday and touring opportunities, with the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, rainforest and wilderness, open sandy beaches, and the vast outback, as well as the sophisticated attractions of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
                                        • Visitors Guide

                                        • Drives from Brisbane
                                          Pacific Coast Drive

                                          Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Cairns, Qld
                                          Via: Bairnsdale, Bega, Sydney, Nelson Bay, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Whitsundays, Townsville.

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                                          • Volcano Country Drive

                                            Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Cairns, Qld
                                            Via: Murwillumbah, Tweed Valley, Mt Warning, Tweed Heads

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                                            • Burnett Inland Highway

                                              Journey: Brisbane, Qld to Bundaberg
                                              Via: Goomeri, Kingaroy, Mundubbera, Bunya Mountains, Gympie.

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                                              • Cairns, Queensland

                                                Atherton Tableland

                                                Journey: Cairns, Qld to Atherton and return
                                                Via: Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Millaa Milla, Herberton, Malanda, Yungaburra

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                                                • Savannah Way

                                                  Journey: Cairns, Qld to Broome, WA
                                                  Via: Darwin, Katherine, Kununurra.

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                                                  • Great Green Way

                                                    Journey: Townsville, Qld to Cairns
                                                    Via: Tully, Magnetic Island, Mission Beach, Ingham, Innisfail, Babinda, Cardwell

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                                                    • Rainforest Coastal Drive

                                                      Journey: Cairns, Qld to Cooktown
                                                      Via: Mossman, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Daintree

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                                                      • Gulf Experimental Road

                                                        Journey: Cairns, Qld to Karumba
                                                        Via: Mt Garnet, Mt Surprise, Croydon, Normanton

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                                                        • Cape York Peninsula Track

                                                          Journey: Cairns, Qld to Karumba
                                                          Via: Cooktowm, Laura, Coen, Arthur River, Bramwell Junction

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                                                          • Karumba, Queensland

                                                            Gulf Experimental Road

                                                            Journey: Cairns, Qld to Karumba
                                                            Via: Mt Garnet, Mt Surprise, Croydon, Normanton

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                                                            • Savannah Way

                                                              Journey: Cairns, Qld to Broome, WA
                                                              Via: Darwin, Katherine, Kununurra.

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                                                              • Matilda Highway

                                                                Journey: Cunnamulla, Qld to Karumba
                                                                Via: Normanton, Cloncurry, Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville.

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                                                                • Sunshine Coast, Queensland

                                                                  Burnett Inland Highway

                                                                  Journey: Brisbane, Qld to Gympie
                                                                  Via: Goomeri, Kingaroy, Mundubbera, Bunya Mountains.

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                                                                  • Great Bunya Drive

                                                                    Journey: Gympie, Qld to Toowoomba, Qld
                                                                    Via: Bunya Mountains, Gympie, Kingaroy, Murgon, Yarraman, Dalby, Gympie.

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                                                                    • Blackall Range Drive

                                                                      Journey: Caloundra, Qld to Montville
                                                                      Via: Malaney, Nambour, Flaxton, Mapleton.

Hobart, Tasmania



Sitting just 240 kilometres south-east of mainland Australia, Tasmania has long had the nickname Apple Isle due to the large amount of fruit grown there. In Tasmania, you are never far from water and mountains - it has more than 1,000 mountain peaks. More than 40 per cent of the island is protected as national parks and reserves, which are home to some of the world's rarest animals.
  • Visitors Guide

  • Drives from Hobart
    Circumnavigate Tasmania

    Journey: Hobart and return via Devonport and Launceston
    Via: Strahan, Stanley, Cradle Mountain, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston, St Helens, Bicheno, Freycinet Peninsula, Coles Bay, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur

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    • Heritage Highway

      Journey: Hobart to Launceston
      Via: Oatlands, Ross, Campbell Town

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      • Huon Trail

        Journey: Hobart to Huon Valley and return
        Via: Bruny Island, Huonville, Cygnet, Geeveston, Dover, Southport

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        • Highland Lakes Road

          Journey: Hobart to Devonport/Burnie/Launceston
          Via: Bothwell, Waddamanna, Miena, Great Lake, Deloraine

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          • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory



            The Australian Capital Territory is the site of Canberra, Australia's capital city. As well as the seat of Government for the Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra has been developed as a celebration of and salute to Australia's culture, its unique natural features and its notable sons and daughters.
            • Visitors Guide

            • Barry Way

              Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Sydney, NSW
              Via: Gippsland, Lakes Entrance, Jindabyne, Cooma, Canberra, Goulburn.

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              • Adelaide, South Australia



                South Australia is the fifth largest state in Australia with a population of 1.4 million. It is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. The gateway to the Barossa, Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island, South Australia has the easiest access to the Australian outback of any state. Adelaide, a place of natural beauty and simple elegance, is the capital city of South Australia.
                • Visitors Guide

                • Drives from Adelaide
                  Eyre Highway (Nullarbor Plain)

                  Journey: Sydney, NSW to Perth, WA
                  Via: Hay, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Ceduna, Kalgoorlie.

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                  • Explorers Way

                    Journey: Adelaide, SA to Darwin, NT
                    Via: Port Augusta, Uluru, Alice Springs, Katherine.

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                    • Great Ocean Road

                      Journey: Melbourne, Vic to Adelaide, SA
                      Via: Geelong, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Warrnambool, Portland, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge.

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                      • Perth, Western Australia



                        Perth is a busy, go-ahead city that is an attractive gateway to Australia's biggest state. Western Australia and the City of Perth have, over the years built up a reputation of being a warm, friendly place with a pace of life that isn't dead by any means, but is much more easy going than the lifestyle on offer in the larger cities in the east. Though Queensland used to promote itself as the sunshine state, WA is equally deserving of the title.
                        • Visitors Guide

                        • Drives from Perth
                          Eyre Highway (Nullarbor Plain)

                          Journey: Sydney, NSW to Perth, WA
                          Via: Hay, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Ceduna, Kalgoorlie.

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                          • Avon Valley

                            Journey: Perth, WA to Avon Valley and return
                            Via: Toodyay, Northam, York.

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                            • Shipwreck Coast

                              Journey: Perth, WA to Kalbarri and return
                              Via: Cervantes, Dongara, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Mullewa, Three Springs

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                              • Sunset Coast

                                Journey: Perth, WA to Guilderton and return
                                Via: Yanchep, Guilderton, Lancelin

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                                • South West Corner

                                  Journey: Perth, WA to Albany and return
                                  Via: Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Pemberton, Walpole, Denmark

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                                  • Goldfields and Great Southern

                                    Journey: Perth, WA to Esperance and return
                                    Via: Margaret River, Albany, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Coolgardine,, Southern Cross, Northam

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                                    • Wheatbelt Granite Country

                                      Journey: Perth, WA to Southern Cross and return
                                      Via: Goomalling, Kulin, Wyalkatchem, trayning, Mukinbudin, Merredin

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                                      • Golden Pipeline Trail

                                        Journey: Perth, WA to Kalgoorlie
                                        Via: Northam, Merredin, Southern Cross, Coolgardie

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                                        • North West Explorer

                                          Journey: Perth, WA to Kalbarri National Park and return
                                          Via: Geraldton, Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Exmouth, Karratha, Dampier, Tom Price, Meekatharra, Cue, New Norcia

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                                          • Great Northern Highway

                                            Journey: Perth, WA to Darwin, NT
                                            Via: Meekatharra, Karrijini National Park, Poer Hedland, Broome, Kununurra, Katherine.

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                                            • Darwin, Northern Territory



                                              An Australian capital city with a difference, Darwin boasts an easy-going lifestyle (in the dry season at least) and extends a warm welcome to visitors from the south, eager for a taste of Territory life. Where else in Australia can you experience a live crocodile show in the main street, grab a bite to eat at an oceanside market and then watch an incredible sunset from your vantage point on the beach as you dine, or decide take a drive and end up in Kakadu National Park before lunchtime?
                                              • Visitors Guide

                                              • Drives from Darwin
                                                Explorers Way

                                                Journey: Adelaide, SA to Darwin, NT
                                                Via: Port Augusta, Uluru, Alice Springs, Katherine.

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                                                • Savannah Way

                                                  Journey: Ciarns, Qld to Broome, WA
                                                  Via: Darwin, Katherine, Kununurra.

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                                                  • Great Northern Highway

                                                    Journey: Perth, WA to Darwin, NT
                                                    Via: Meekatharra, Karrijini National Park, Poer Hedland, Broome, Kununurra, Katherine.

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