Use Google Maps Driving Directions To Plan Your Australia Adventure Tour

Google maps are very easy to view and create Google maps driving directions for when you are planning your road trip.

If you are undecided at which way to go to your destination use the Google maps to try out a few different routes.

You may be looking for the quickest way with the shortest distance or you have plenty of time to travel and you would like to go the scenic way.

Either way Google maps will help you decide where you are going on your next holiday or road trip in Australia. The maps below will give you some itinerary ideas and you can start exploring using these example maps.





Australia is a huge country that can be travelled in many directions and to many destinations and Australia tourist attractions for short or long trips, when ever you get the opportunity.

Generally it is best to travel to northern Australia and Central Australia from May to September due to the extreme heat and humidy that occurs in the other half of the year.

Then visit Southern Australia like Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and southern Western Australia in the warmer months from October to April. May to September is usually cool to cold weather with some snow in the mountains.


Use Google Maps For Driving Directions

Select the Google Maps driving direction map from below that you are interested in, the map shows the route, the kilometres and driving time.

To change the route drag the lines across or up and down – the kilometres and time taken will be immediately changed so you can find the best route to suit your road trip or holiday.

Please take note that the time taken can be misleading as it is calculating Driving time only. Use the time as a general guide on these Google maps driving directions.

When you are looking at these Google maps driving directions you can switch to a satellite view like this image below, try zooming in on your city, town or region.

Google Earth Maps www.google.com/earth are great to look at. You can see just about everywhere from a birds eye view. These Google Earth Map destinations give a whole new view of Uluru - Ayers Rock and many other towns, natural and manmade attractions.

google maps driving directions satellite map of australia

Satellite Map courtesy of Google Maps


Perth WA - Sydney NSW

Perth to Sydney Australia is an exciting long drive with plenty to see and do along the way, a quick road trip would be about 10 to 14 days and a leisurely road trip would be a month to two months. These Google maps driving directions will show you many side tracks you can take to more towns and attractions.

Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney - Map

  • Shortest and most direct route

Perth to Adelaide to Melbourne via coast to Sydney via coast

  • This coastal drive will take you to many beautiful places like Albany, Esperance, across the Nullabor, Port Augusta, Adelaide, the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Wilsons Promontory and to Sydney.


Alice Springs - Sydney NSW

Driving from Alice Springs to Sydney you will visit the unique outback town of Coober Pedy. The Google maps driving directions map can be adjusted so it will show you how you can detour to Adelaide and the surrounding coastal and winery area. A quick trip would be a week, a leisurely road trip holiday could be about a month.

Alice Springs NT to Sydney NSW Map via Port Augusta SA

  • Shortest route - Driving from Alice Springs to Sydney in New South Wales will take you south through South Australia, Port Augusta, Mildura, Wagga Wagga, Canberra is optional then onto Sydney.

Alice Springs NT to Sydney NSW Map via Outback Queensland

  • From Alice Springs drive north to Tennant Creek then south through outback QLD and NSW visiting Longreach and Dubbo etc.


Darwin NT - Perth WA

Darwin to Perth is an excellent adventure tour, you could spend a month just in the Darwin region, a month in the Kimberley and another month driving down the coast to Perth. A quick trip would be about ten days (but you wouldn't see much), preferably allow at least a month or two.

Compare both of these Google map driving directions to see which best suits your driving holiday as they are both very different road trips.

Darwin NT to Broome WA to Perth WA

  • Shortest route - Starting at Perth and driving north you will be driving along the Indian Ocean. You will see Namburg National Park, Kalbarri, Karratha, Broome in the Kimberley, then Darwin

Darwin NT to Perth WA Map via Port Augusta SA
  • Starting from Darwin you will be driving south to Alice Springs, Port Augusta, then going west across the Nullabor to Perth.

google maps driving directions jim jim falls darwin

The beautiful Jim Jim Falls at Kakadu National park near Darwin

"To see the Jim Jim Falls is 130 kilometre return journey by vehicle then a 2 kilometre return walk through a monsoon forest, most of the walk was across small rocks or boulders.

When we visited there was only a trickle falling, in the wet season it would be a thunderous roar of water crashing to the bottom."


A Round Road Trip of Tasmania

This Google map driving directions are from Devonport, Launceston, Hobart and returning to Devonport which may take you several weeks for a quick trip. There is so much more to see in Tasmania so allow longer if you can, it is a beautiful state.

The 'Spirit of Tasmania' ferry from Melbourne docks at Devonport so many travellers may start their holiday from Devonport. The Google map driving directions shows an example of travelling from Devonport to Launceston, then south to Hobart and Bruny Island, then north west to Queenstown, Cradle Mountain and return to Devonport.

The map of Tasmania can easily be adjusted to include more towns and destinations to visit that will suit the length of your holiday which could be 1 or 2 weeks to 1 or 2 months.

For more information see www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, return to Devonport TAS Map


Darwin NT to Cairns QLD

Use these Google map driving directions to help you drive from Darwin to Cairns. There is plenty to see and do driving from Darwin to Cairns, Darwin area could keep you busy for a month then there is Katherine, Mataranka, Daly Water Hotel, Tennant Creek as shown on the Google Maps driving direction maps.

You could detour to Longreach, go to Townsville and drive up the coast to Cairns where there is plenty more exciting things to do. A quick trip could be a week and a scenic trip could be a month.

Darwin NT to Cairns QLD Map


Canberra ACT - Brisbane QLD

Driving from Canberra to Brisbane is a great coastal drive along beautiful exciting places like Sydney and the surrounding area, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. A quick trip could be several days and a more scenic drive could be several weeks. The Google maps driving directions map below shows the many places you can visit along the way.

Canberra ACT to Brisbane QLD Map - Inland via Dubbo - Shortest route

Canberra ACT to Brisbane QLD Map - Coastal via Sydney.


Melbourne VIC - Canberra ACT

Melbourne to Canberra could be a long day trip or you can take a scenic route and explore the Murray River, explore the High Country regions including the Alpine National Park. You could also detour to the Goldfields region that includes Bendigo and Ballarat then Melbourne is only an hour away. You could allow several weeks for a scenic drive.

Compare both of these Google map driving directions to see which best suits your driving holiday as they are both very different road trips.

Melbourne VIC to Canberra ACT - Inland via Wangaratta - Shortest route

Melbourne VIC to Canberra ACT Map - Coastal via Lakes Entrance


Adelaide SA - Melbourne VIC

Adelaide to Melbourne is a long day trip or you could make it into a scenic drive by going along the coast including the Great Ocean Road or driving inland and exploring the Otways and the Goldfields region. You could allow several weeks or longer for a scenic road trip. These Google maps driving directions give you several alternative routes to choose from.

Adelaide to Melbourne Map Inland via Horsham - Shortest route

Adelaide to Melbourne Map Inland via Mildura

Adelaide to Melbourne Map Coastal via Warnambool


Melbourne VIC - Sydney NSW

Driving from Melbourne to Sydney can be a long day trip if you take the shortest route. Also it can be a scenic drive along the coast or inland going through the High Country and over the Murray River at Albury, which could take you a week or several weeks.
Both routes below are a simliar distance, compare both of these Google map driving directions to see which best suits your driving holiday.

Melbourne VIC to Sydney NSW - Inland via Wagga Wagga - Shortest route

Melbourne VIC to Sydney NSW Map - Coastal via Lakes Entrance and Nowra


Brisbane QLD - Sydney NSW

Sydney to Brisbane can be a day trip or you can make it as scenic as you like. Drive along the coast and take some road trips inland, you will be guaranteed of some beautiful scenery. Your scenic road trip could take several days or several weeks.

For more information see www.pacificcoast.com.au

Brisbane QLD to Sydney NSW Map Inland via Armidale - Shortest route

Brisbane QLD to Sydney NSW Map Coastal via Coffs Harbour


Darwin NT - Brisbane QLD

A road trip from Darwin to Brisbane could take less than a week, but if you what a scenic drive you could easily be busy for a month. There is plenty to do in the Darwin region, Outback Queensland and the Brisbane & Gold Coast regions.

Darwin NT To Brisbane QLD Map via Outback Queensland - Shortest route

Darwin NT To Brisbane QLD Map via Townsville


Port Augusta SA - Darwin NT

Using these Google map driving directions will show the way along the Stuart Highway which joins the Southern Australia to Northern Australia, straight up the middle of Australia. So travelling from Port Augusta to Darwin you are driving through the heart of Australia - Central Australia. A quick trip is 1 or 2 weeks, the scenic trip is 1 or 2 months of exciting adventure.

Port Augusta SA to Darwin NT Map - including Uluru - Ayers Rock


Torquay VIC - Portsea VIC

Driving from Torquay to Portsea is driving around Port Phillip Bay and through Melbourne which is a day trip as shown on the Google Maps driving directions map.

An easier way to get across the bay is to take the 'Searoad' ferry which leaves from nearby Queenscliff and ports at Sorrento.

For more information see www.searoad.com.au

Torquay to Portsea Map


google maps driving directions geelong foreshore victoria

Lifesavers on the Geelong Foreshore
Geelong is Victoria's second biggest city


Great Ocean Road VICTORIA

The Great Ocean Road is Australia's most famous and popular Scenic Road Trip. Beautiful Views all the way and can take several days or several weeks for the scenic tour.

You will drive through stunning coastal towns like Warnambool, Port Campbell, Apollo Bay, Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Torquay. There are also many attractions like Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles, Bells beach and the refreshingly beautiful Otways for an adventure.

For more information www.visitvictoria/greatoceanroad.com

Great Ocean Road VICTORIA Map


How To Make Your Own Google Maps

To make your own Google maps driving directions go to www.google.com then click on 'Maps' in the top left corner, click on 'Get Directions' button then add your starting location and destination and click on 'Get Directions' button.
You can add more towns buy clicking on the 'Add Destination' button.

Using these Google Maps driving directions will help you plan and prepare your next Aussie adventure road trip anywhere in Australia.


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