Image via Michelle Kuek via Pinterest Sydney to Melbourne Head south out of Sydney along the great Pacific Ocean, the Tasman Sea and the Bass Strait. Not for the faint of heart, this drive winds along cliffs right above the ocean’s edge. . . Highlights: • Jervis Bay’s white sandy beaches • Phillip Island’s penguin population Image via Sabira Osman via Pinterest Hobart to Launceston Highlights: This drive takes you along Tasmania’s pristine East Coast. • The Darlington Convict Settlement (or what’s left Explore the area’s diverse surroundings- from of it) at Maria Island the small local vineyards of Swansea to the pink granite mountain, Mount Graham. • The Bay of Fires – a beautiful swim/surf spot Image via Suzanne via Pinterest Lancelin to Geraldton Highlights: • ‘The Pinncales’ limestone formations in Nambung National Park (near Cervantes) • Lake Thetis – home of the world’s oldest fossils Hop on this newer coastal road in the wee fishing village of Lancelin (perhaps playing a bit on the village’s sand dunes first) and drive along toward the older Brand Highway. Explore the area’s unique landscape, with pit-stops at Cervantes, Molah Hill Lookout, Jurien Bay and anywhere else that tickles your fancy. Image via Martin P via Pinterest Image via Jenevie Green via Pinterest Geelong to Portland Experience the unparalleled beauty of southwest Victoria along this rugged coastal route. Get to know Australia’s Aboriginal culture in Geelong and visit Australia’s oldest European settlement, Portland. Highlights: • Stunning waterfalls and beaches at Great Otway National Park • The Twelve Apostles rock formations Pack snacks! Your call isn’t the only thing that needs fuel. These routes include long stretches of empty Bring your tent! road, so make sure to have snacks on hand for when you’re feeling peckish. Vegemite There are so many sandwiches anyone? And don’t forget water! terrific camping spots along these driving routes. Save on the cost of hotels by sleeping Repair chips/cracks! outdoors under the Consult a windscreens star-filled Australian repair expert and fix those skies. pesky chips and cracks before you set off into the Australian wilderness. Get a tune-up! There’s nothing worse than having your car break down in the middle nowhere. And there are a lot of ‘middle of Pump up those tyres! nowheres’ in Australia. Think Adding air to your tyres can make a huge difference on a road ahead and send your car to trip. It can help you prevent a blow-out and can also save you on the mechanic before it’s go fuel! time.
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