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Best Self drive routes in Australia

By Gopi Solia on Feb 23, 2017
Themes:  Road Trips  Solo Travelers  | Category: Travel Diaries | Country:  Australia

They say “driving liberates a person”. Well, it sure does when you are driving in places like one of the most beautiful continents of the world. Australia is one amazing country with amazing beaches and picturesque landscape that will leave you awestruck.

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A self drive trip is always a perfect blend of comfort from the soothing views by the roads and adventure. The land of the Kangaroos welcomes you with some of the best routes to drive on. You might want to drive on these routes in Australia holiday tour packages:

1. The Great Ocean Road

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The great ocean road in Australia is no secret. It is one of the most picturesque routes to drive on in the world. This national heritage is approximately 243 kilometers long and lies in the south eastern side of the country. You can take a ride from Melbourne to Adelaide on this route and you will have the time of your life. On your drive you can also visit Otway National park or Warrnambool and Apollo bay, Shipwreck bay, etc. Enjoy the ride!

2. The River Murray

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The river Murray is the world’s third longest navigable river in the world. To embrace the beauty of the river, you must ride along. The river Murray is Australia’s longest river covering a distance of 2508 kilometers. You can take a ride from the Albury to Mildura along the side of the river and happiness will come along your side!

3. The Heritage Route

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The Sydney-Melbourne heritage drive is one of the most famous routes in this country. It covers the country’s capital Canberra. This route covers some of the most famous landmarks of the country like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House. The total distance that you can cover on this route is 1125 kilometers approximately. It is one of the most fascinating drives in the country!

4. The Great Alpine Road

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The great Alpine road spans from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale. The name of the road is totally apt as it is named after the beautiful mountain ranges known as the Victorian Alps. The road is magnificence in itself with all the mountains and rivers and forests around it. You could visit the Mount Buffalo National Park, Mount Hotham and many such other places while driving on this road.

5. The Red Center

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The Australian outback is famous across the world. The Red Centre route allows you to witness some famous landscapes like Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. On this ride you can get lucky and see many Kangaroos and other wildlife. Make sure you visit the MacDonnell National Park while you are on this route.

6. The Great Southern Tour

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You can take a round trip from Melbourne and visit some of the most visited places in the south. Some of the most important places to visit on this route are the Great Otway National Park, the Mackenzie falls, Grampians National Park and the Sovereign hill. Start the route with the glitz of the Melbourne city, enjoy the beauty on the route and end it again with the glitz. You will certainly remember this ride!

7. The Gibb River Road

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If you are looking to explore western part of the country, the Gibb River Road is ideal for you. Enjoy you time with the scary freshwater crocodiles in the Windjana Gorge National park while you are driving through this route. One of the most amazing elements is that you can witness the wilderness of the flora and fauna of this part of the country on this route.

8. Indian Ocean Route

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You can take a route of the loop while driving on the Indian Ocean route. Start your journey from Perth and visit places like Carnarvon, Exmouth, Coral Bay, Monkey Mia, Shark Bay and other such places and come back to Perth. It is a very relaxing drive and you will find some of the most beautiful colors of the country on this route. Don’t forget to visit the Kalbarri National Park while driving on this route.

So, don’t miss a chance to self drive during your Australia tour !

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  1. James Morgan says:March 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great list! I am especially excited to visit Great Otway National Park!

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