One of the best ways to experience Australia is by exploring
the region doing one of the many tourism drives. Whether you want to do a
coastal drive like the famed Victorian
Great Ocean Road, or inland drive like the
Australia's Country Way, there is no shortage of wonderful scenic
touring routes. All states and territories provide a great selection of
self-drive routes, there are even some great 4 wheel drive routes that take you
where others cannot go.
Some of Australia's greatest drives are quite extensive, crossing state or
territory borders, some even traversing the country from the west coast to the
east coast. Promoted as Australia's longest shortcut -
The Outback Way, links Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland.
This wonderful drive can be extended
even further by connecting Perth to Cairns.
Of course, you do not have to do the entire tourism route, as many can be done
in sections or you may opt to shorten the drive and take in many of the side
detours along the route.
The timeless Nullarbor Plain Drive from South Australia into Western
Australia, known as 'crossing the Nullarbor' is one of those iconic outback
drives, a journey into
and across a timeless and unforgettable land, and for some Australian's it is
something that they must do once in their lifetime.
For those planning an outback touring drive, another great option is to
incorporate some of the wonderful 'Outback Station Stays'. Many outback stations
are now operating a range of packages, providing assorted options from
experiencing how country folks live and work, to the tranquillity of bush
camping. Most outback stations offer a range of accommodation packages and
experiences, so check them out as a great addition to your outback drive.
For those travelling through
outback region there is an exciting range of options and accommodation, check
them out at their Station Stays SA.
Many tourist like the freedom of the self-drive tours, but don't forget that
there are many guided tours, some of which include the tag-along for those
bringing their own vehicles.