Top 5 Most Scenic Drives In  Australia


Top 5 most Scenic drives in Australia, to help you plan your dream adventure.

Travelling can be an amazing experience for many people and for some it’s more about the adventure than the destination. So why not take some time to explore the wonders that the land down under has to offer.

We believe that Australia’s diverse beauty can be best explored through its scenic drives. From beaches to rainforests, wineries to cities, self-driving through Australia offers an unforgettable experience.

So we thought we’d help out and offer some help with our top 5 most scenic drives in Australia.


#5 – Nullarbor Plain, Southern & Western Australia

Nullarbor Plain

Time: 6 Days

Distance: 1,250 Kilometres

Transport: Car/4WD

Nearest Major City: Perth and Adelaide


Located on the Great Australian Bight Coast, nestled in Southern Australia.

Australian coasts conjure up an image of golden beaches and jagged coastlines, but the nullarbor plain paints an even better picture of the beauty that is hidden within Australian coasts.

The Nullarbor spans from Western Australia’s goldfields to South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, along the southern edge of Australia.

While it may seem desolate, this scenic drive offers amazing wildlife sighting opportunities. Along the tracks, inquisitive kangaroos can be seen, while rare birds like the Malleefowl and Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo regularly swoop over the winding Eyre highway. For an even more breathtaking experience, you can peer over the edge of the Head of Bight to catch a glimpse of the southern right whales.

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#4 – Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Red Centre Way

Time: 6 days 

Distance: 1,100 kilometres

Transport: 4WD

Nearest Major Town: Alice Springs


Located in the heart of the northern territory, starting from Alice Springs through Tjoritja/ West Macdonnell ranges,  Watarrka/ Kings Canyon and Uluru-Kate Tjuta National Park.

We recommend you take at least 6 days to drive the red centre way by 4wd if you drive the whole loop.

This scenic drive, formerly known as the Mereenie Loop, takes you through some of Australia’s most iconic destinations, including Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, and Kata Tjuta. To fully experience the area’s vast natural beauty, it is highly recommended to make a few stops along the way.

Uluru, a towering sandstone monolith of great spiritual significance to indigenous Australians, is a must-visit destination. Its awe-inspiring landscape presents one of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever witness, so be sure to park your car at the right time to experience a view that you’ll cherish forever.

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#3 – The 75 Mile Beach Road, Fraser Island, K’gari

75 Mile Beach Road

Time: 2 Hours

Distance: 120 kilometres 

Transport: 4WD

Nearest Major Town: Hervey Bay


Located on Fraser Island, this beautiful beach drive is the world’s largest sand island full of stunning beaches and crystal-clear reefs. Starting at Hook Point and continuing to the Tip of Sandy Cape on Fraser Island.

The drive runs along most of the east coast of Fraser Island, however, because it is classed as a highway, strict road rules still apply. Known as one of the best coastal drives in the world, it is most definitely a drive to remember. This beautiful coastal drive is an iconic road that allows for breathtaking ocean views and can sometimes be accompanied by visits from the local wildlife, with Dingos and Kangaroos being known for frequenting the coastal track.

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#2 Great Barrier Reef Drive, Northern Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Drive

Time: 4 Hours

Distance: 140 Kilometres

Transport: Car/ 4WD

Nearest Major City: Cairns


Located in North Queensland, this tropical drive starts from Cairns and explores the beautiful beachside villages and tropical Daintree Rainforest before ending at Cape Tribulation. You’ll love driving through the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, and Port Douglas. The towering trees, trickling rivers, and white sandy beaches are just amazing! A trip to Tropical North Queensland is incomplete without exploring the Great Barrier Reef. This site is a World-Heritage listed attraction and looks just as mesmerizing in person as it does in photos. Therefore, we highly recommend wearing your scuba gear and diving into its alluring waters to spot turtles and tropical fish.

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#1 – Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Great Ocean Rd

Time: 4 Days

Distance: 243 Kilometres

Transport: Car/4WD

Nearest Major Town: Torquay 


Located in South-west Victoria, nestled among the beautiful coastal towns you can experience the rugged-beauty of Victoria. Stretching from Torquay to Allansford, this road is justifiably one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations.

Known as one of the worlds most scenic coastal drives, you can enjoy the beauty of the lush rainforest and magnificent waterfalls. 

The Twelve Apostles are a sight to behold and offer the best view from your window. Located just off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, these limestone stacks protrude dramatically out of the water. Once you see them, you won’t believe your eyes!

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We hope you enjoy our Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in Australia, and hope you have a blast while your out on the open-road.



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