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Road Tripping in Australia: To-do List


Australia is a vast country, filled with exciting adventures and places to go. While you could just fly around the country, that’s a little bit stale…instead, on your next trip to the land Down Under, consider a road trip across some of the great cities and towns in this country.From Western Australia to New South Wales and Victoria, there is no shortage of road trips to undertake while in Australia. For some of the best of the best, check these to-do items off your list and get ready for an experience you’ll never forget.The Outback
Made famous in films like Crocodile Dundee, the Australian Outback is renowned for its vast plains, beautiful rock formations, and unique flora and fauna. Whether you’re driving in from New South Wales after a day in Bondi or crossing over from Western Australia after a day of exploring car finance options with Westralian Auto Finance, you’ll be able to access the Outback from all corners of the country. For a truly amazing experience, however, don’t forget to stop by Ayers Rock in Alice Springs, and Wave Rock in Western Australia’s outback region – you won’t regret it.Coastal adventures
Australia’s coastline is a sight to behold, and some views are only accessible as you drive along the open road. Start out on the east coast in Canberra, the nation’s capital, and enjoy some heritage and culture; from here, drive east to Bateman’s Bay and follow the yellow brick road up through Ulladalla and Jervis Bay. From here, stop off in Sydney before continuing your trip up north to Byron Bay, just shy of the Queensland border.The Great Barrier Reef
Another of Australia’s icons, the Great Barrier Reef runs all the way from Townsville to Cairns. Anyone interested in exploring this incredible reef should start their journey in Cairns. The city of Cairns has an extremely agreeable climate, making it a great choice for a Winter vacation. Reserving a hotel is also easier than you might think. Just search hotels in Cairns and Northern beaches on Expedia and select the best result. There are plenty of five star (and budget) options that fit just about all budgets and tastes, so there’s no excuse not to check out the city of Cairns and explore the Great Barrier Reef, which is known as one of the most spectacular reef formations in the world, if you’re road-tripping around the Queensland region, you can’t miss this stop. First stop by Townsville for some fun on Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea; from here, drive through the region’s countless beaches (including Mission beach) before reaching Cairns. In Cairns, the opportunities for adventure are endless. From snorkelling and diving to riding a dune buggy, you’ll never be short of fun and adventure here.When road-tripping in Australia, it’s also important to keep in mind that the country is large and it will be difficult to pack everything into a two or three week itinerary. You will either have to make sacrifices in the places you visit, or extend your trip so you can cover as much of the country as you can. Of course, the latter is always the better option – this way, you really will have the trip of a lifetime!Marnie Shaw is a writer who cannot wait to go on another travelling adventure to Australia – she’s already packed her snorkelling gear!

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