Drive Around Australia To Enjoy The View And Tourist Attractions In Australia

Are you thinking about going for a drive around Australia, planning a road trip has is more popular as camping has become easier to do.

Travellers of all ages are packing up and heading off to see the amazing sights and experiences Australia offers.

You can do it also with a bit of planning, organising and a suitable vehicle that will take you on an experience of a lifetime.

We usually underestimate how far and how long it takes. There is no one answer, use a map to get an estimate of where you are going, how long at each destination and how far you drive each day.

An example of Driving Around Australia

The kilometres are calculated for travelling on the main coastal roads where possible.

driving around Australia would be about between 15,000 and 16,000 kilometres for the mainland and Tasmania is about 1,400 kilometres.

The total would be about 17,000 kilometres or more plus any sightseeing at towns & attractions. Add on about 3000 kilometres or much more for extra travelling to more destinations and attractions.

Six months would be the suggested minimum total time which includes 2 weeks to travel to and visit some of Tasmania.

Preferably travel 8 months or more and you may have travelled at least 20,000 to 30,000 kilometres and seen much more with the extra time.

Travelling for 8 to 12 months or more is recommended. You will have more time to relax and appreciate where you are and the amazing experiences you are having.

Many travellers travel around Australia for a year or more and just keep going as they love the lifestyle so much.

This is the example trip I have used for the above calculations.

Example starting at the capital city Sydney
Travelling via the coast where possible.
Sydney to Brisbane, north to Cairns, to Townsville, east to Mount Isa and Tennant Creek, north to Katherine, Darwin & Kakadu, west to Wyndham & Broome, south to Perth & Albany, across the Nullabor to Adelaide, to Melbourne and Tasmania by air or on the ferry ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ then return to Sydney.

australia map

Map of Australia with Main Highways

The drive around Australia can be done in either direction, but most travellers choose to travel Australia in an anti clockwise direction.

You can drive the Top End in the winter months as it is the best time to do so, then drive down the west coast. As your vehicle maybe assisted down the west coast and across the Nullabor by the prevailing winds that occur in the later months of the year.

How long it takes to drive around Australia depends on how long you stay at each place. Many areas are best stayed for a week, several weeks or even a month. To fully appreciate their beauty and to give you some relaxation time.

Places to Visit When Driving Around Australia

Australia has many interesting and wonderful places as you drive around the coast of Australia.
Here are just a few suggestions that may interest you.

Victoria has the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne and the beaches, Lakes Entrance, Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Queensland has Noosa, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree National Park and Cape York.

Western Australia has Broome and the Kimberley, Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, Carnarvon, Margaret River, Esperance and Albany.

Tasmania has Burnie, Devonport, Stanley, Strahan, Bruny Island, Richmond, Swansea, Bicheno, St Helens and George Town.

Northern Territory has Darwin and the surrounding areas like Kakadu National Park, Cullen Bay, Darwin Harbour, Berry Springs and the Adelaide River.

New South Wales has Eden and Merimbula, Sydney and Bondi Beach, Nowra, Seal Rocks, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.

South Australia has the Nullabor, Streaky Bay, Ceduna, Kangaroo Island, Port Augusta, Victor Harbour, Robe, Beachport and Mount Gambier.

Related Pages - Types Of Maps

Use Travel Maps Of Australia To Plan Your Holiday

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