Self drive road trip around OZ?

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1. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

My next hoilday would be a self drive road trip around Australia.....Can Anyone please suggest places of interest, things to see and do, hotspots, activities, scenic drive etc.....?

Appreciate any advice.

2. Posted by OzRocco (Budding Member 47 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Like so many have said in many of the other threads, you'll probably travel best if you avoid the far north and central north in wet season (Nov - Feb), avoid the cooler winter months (May - Aug) in the South, beware the deserts in summer - make sense?

And it depends a lot on what you like doing.

I'd go for Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne in Summer; Kalbarri, Broome, Darwin, Cairns in Winter and everywhere in between whenever you can get there (on the way).

Places worth checking:
Victoria - Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, MCG with a big crowd (80000+) at the cricket or AFL ...
South Oz - The Barossa wine regions, South Coast, Kangaroo Island, West Coast (Streaky Bay), Adelaide Hills
West Oz - Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Pemberton, Albany, Augusta, Calgardup, Yalingup, Perth, Lancelin, Jurien, Kalbarri
NT - Darwin, Red Centre (Uluru, Olgas), Kakadu Nat Park
Qld - Weipa, Cape Tribulation Nat Park, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island, the Shute Harbour Islands, Fraser Island, Noosa, Gold Coast, Mt Isa, Kingaroy
NSW - North Coast (Tweed, Byron Bay, Ballina, ), Sydney, Blue Mountains, South Coast.

Not a lot of specifics in there, but hope it helps and hope you've got plenty of time,

3. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rosco,

Many thanks for the very infromative info you provided, it definitely makes it easier to research on the specific areas you have listed.
Appreciate the help Thank you for coming to my rescue.

Cheers very much.