The Aussie road trip rolls to a conclusion today, as we enter our seventh — and final — state: Queensland.
Aussie’s big hitter is a wonderland of landscapes, from the crisp blue Pacific Ocean and the radiant Great Barrier Reef, to the rich red Outback that stretches through historic gold rush towns to the ancient rainforests of the Far North.
Few travellers to Australia leave without visiting at least a small part of the Sunshine State, whether that’s one of the famed coastal towns, or the plump fruit picking towns that pepper the hinterland.
So join us, as we roll this road trip to a stop, by gathering six of the best that Queensland has to offer.
We’re continuing our Aussie road trip today, as we journey to the far south, and Australia’s only island state: Tasmania.
Famous for its little critters, and revered for its untapped wilderness and gourmet offerings, Tasmania has long attracted travellers to its rich green valleys and energetic coastlines. In my opinion, Tasmania offers the best of the best.
Its brilliant white beaches remain pleasantly devoid of crowds; its easily accessible hiking trails never fail to stir the emotions; its cities and towns are overtly friendly and welcoming, and its mosaic of incredible history, arts, and food make for untold adventures.
So settle into your seat, and buckle up, as we roll this road trip through the magical island state of Tasmania.
Our Aussie road trip rolls on, over the border from Western Australia and into the country’s most enigmatic region, the Northern Territory.
Often described as “real Australia”, the Territory provides travellers with some of the the nation’s most iconic sights, many of which we’ll pass by on this episode of our great Australia road trip.
Canoe the Katherine Gorge in Australia's Northern Territory
Whatever season you visit NT, you’re sure to be face to face with some raw adventure. The deep red deserts of the Outback fall away to the lush Top End; a carpet of wetlands that breathe life into the national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield, and beyond the border to the truly amazing landscapes and aboriginal cultures of Arnhem Land.
Follow the Stuart Highway south, via the mysterious Devil’s Marbles and character-filled stations, before arriving in Alice Springs, and looping west, to the undeniable allure of the Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park.
You’re about to journey along leg three of our ultimate Aussie road trip, through the country’s largest state, and one whose popularity is soaring year on year: that’s right, you guessed it, today we’re travelling through Western Australia.
Facing up to the Indian Ocean’s incredible allure, and backed up by formidable outback landscapes, and thick, lush, green forests of the temperate southwest; Western Australia is revered for its natural beauty, its unique cultures, and its access to some of the world’s most interesting and diverse wildlife.
There’s nowhere on earth quite like it! And don’t forget, we’re offering you the chance to win a working holiday in Western Australia, including return flights, a 12-month visa, and a paid job at an award-winning brewery!
But first, let’s get the engine warmed up, by continuing the journey over the border from South Australia, to the breathtaking sights of its mighty neighbour, Western Australia.
Buckle up, this is going to be one hell of a ride!
In part two of our epic Road Trip Australia series, we cross the border from Victoria, into the breathtaking arenas of South Australia.
One of Australia’s most refined states, this is where gourmet lovers come to wine and dine in the lingering sunshine that melts onto the soft mountain ranges, awesome outback, and dramatic coastline.
However, it’s not all stuffed olives and sparkling wine, this is a state with a true wild side, where some of Australia’s most active wildlife comes to play amongst the meadows, and dramatic seascapes of the Southern Ocean.
As a road trip destination, South Australia has an incredible number of offerings, so join us now, as we cruise through the state in search of six of South Australia’s most prized destinations.