The Top Ten Australian Scenic Drives

There are countless places throughout Australia for which you only need a set of wheels and you're set!

Beautiful scenery is something we do well, with hidden treasures seemingly around every corner.

Scenic drives sprinkle this great southern land in plentiful supply, with many of them great places to explore all year round.

Some of Australia's best scenic drives include:

1. Blackall Range Tourist Drive

Discover the wonder of the Sunshine Coast's hinterland when you embark on a journey along the Blackall Range Tourist Drive.

Explore the Glasshouse Mountains Road and then head up to Maleny where you will be met with glorious views from the mountains to the coast.

Complete the circuit by passing through the lovely towns of Montville and Mapleton, before heading back to the popular town of Nambour.

2. Eyre Peninsula Drive

Spanning an impressive 745 kilometres, the Eyre Peninsula Drive will take you along the entirety of this glorious peninsula, allowing you to stop in quaint coastal towns and remarkable coastal attractions.

From inland to the coast, the scenery you will experience on this drive never fails to amazing, enchanting visitors with each and every visit.

3. The Great Ocean Road

Regarded as one of the world's most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road will take you through south-west Victoria, past some of Australia's most spectacular sections of coastline.

The journey begins in Melbourne and will take you along the coast through lovely seaside towns and villages.

Scenic highlights along the way include the 12 Apostles, The Blowholes, The Grotto and the London Arch.

4. Mornington Peninsula

Just an hour away from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula seems to be worlds away and offers an idyllic driving destination. From vineyards and olive groves, to the glorious sandstone cliffs of the coastline, the Mornington Peninsula has it all.

5. The Great Tropical Drive

This tropical route will take you from Cairns to Townsville past palm fringed beaches, through ancient, untouched rainforests and right into the golden outback of far North Queensland.

Pass through amazing highlights like Port Douglas and the Daintree, and enjoy the wonder and beauty of Mission Beach and the famous Great Barrier Reef.

6. Savannah Way

Regarded as Australia's "Adventure Drive", Savannah Way is a 3700 kilometre stretch that links Cairns to Broome, via some of Australia's most inspiring natural wonders.

Travel through 15 National Parks and 5 World Heritage areas as you soak up the raw beauty and intrigue of Australia's top end.

7. Waterfall Way

This scenic drive will take you from the far reaches of New England, to the coastal resort town of Coffs Harbour.

Stop by in small country towns like Bellingen and Dorrigo, and discover a wealth of stunning waterfalls that can be found almost literally just by the side of the road.

8. Across the Nullarbor

The Nullarbor may be flat and almost treeless, but aside from this, it is a beauty to behold. This is where people come to experience the true Australian outback, and a visit here is guaranteed to open your eyes and mind to the true wonder of this great southern land.

9. Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges of South Australia have been recognised as one of Australia's first National Landscapes, and offer some of the most uplifting experiences imaginable.

Discover untouched landscapes and quirky townships as you explore the Flinders regions all while absorbing the natural beauty of this incredible part of the country.

10. Kosciuszko Alpine Way

Discover Australia's alpine terrain on the Kosciuszko Alpine Way. Spanning just 175 kilometres, this glorious drive will expose you to the snowy wilderness and the scenic wonders of the Kosciuszko National Park.

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