Australia's best coastal drives

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Explore Australia's gorgeous coastal routes.

Explore Australia's gorgeous coastal routes.

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  • 1. Image via Michelle Kuek via Pinterest
  • 2. Sydney to MelbourneHead south out of Sydney along the great PacificOcean, the Tasman Sea and the Bass Strait.Not for the faint of heart, this drive winds alongcliffs right above the ocean’s edge. . . Highlights: • Jervis Bay’s white sandy beaches • Phillip Island’s penguin population Image via Sabira Osman via Pinterest
  • 3. Hobart to LauncestonHighlights: 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
  • 4. Lancelin to Geraldton Highlights: • ‘The Pinncales’ limestone formations in Nambung National Park (near Cervantes) • Lake Thetis – home of the world’s oldest fossilsHop on this newer coastal road in the wee fishing village of Lancelin (perhapsplaying a bit on the village’s sand dunes first) and drive along toward the olderBrand Highway.Explore the area’s unique landscape, with pit-stops at Cervantes, Molah HillLookout, Jurien Bay and anywhere else that tickles your fancy. Image via Martin P via Pinterest
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Pack snacks! Your call isn’t the only thing that needs fuel. These routes include long stretches of emptyBring your tent! road, so make sure to have snacks on hand for when you’re feeling peckish. VegemiteThere are so many sandwiches anyone? And don’t forget water!terrific camping spotsalong these drivingroutes. Save on the costof hotels by sleeping Repair chips/cracks!outdoors under the Consult a windscreensstar-filled Australian repair expert and fix thoseskies. 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 ofPump up those tyres! nowheres’ in Australia. ThinkAdding air to your tyres can make a huge difference on a road ahead and send your car totrip. It can help you prevent a blow-out and can also save you on the mechanic before it’s gofuel! time.