Australian Drive Itineraries

With lush rainforests, pristine white beaches and plenty of city attractions, Australia is the ideal country for an unforgettable road trip. 

I’ve travelled Australia all the way from Perth to Brisbane via Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and Sydney on an amazing self-driven road trip.

I’ve used my knowledge and experience to carefully craft the recommended drive itineraries for you, which include drive stops, distances, costs and accommodation. So, get planning and organise your trip!

1. Tasmania

If you love the idea of lush, unspoilt rainforests, mirror-like lakes and winding mountain roads, a Tasmania road trip could be just what you need.


  • Distance: 1,510km (circular route)
  • Time: 3 weeks
  • Route:
    1. North-east (Devonport to Mt.William National Park)
    2. East coast (Bay of Fires to Port Arthur)
    3. South-east (Hobart, Bruny Island & Ross detour)
    4. Centre (Lake St. Clair-Cradle Mountain)
    5. West (Queenstown & Strahan)

Tasmania Drive Itinerary: 21 Days of Unspoilt Beauty

2. Perth to Adelaide

While this south coast journey involves crossing the monotonous Nullarbor, it also includes gorgeous beaches, ancient forests and amazing national parks!


  • Distance: 3,500km
  • Time: 3-6 weeks
  • Route:
    1. Southwest WA (Perth to Hamelin Bay via Margaret River)
    2. Southern Forests WA (Pemberton)
    3. South coast WA (Walpole to Esperance via Bremer Bay)
    4. Nullarbor
    5. Eyre Peninsula SA (Baird Bay & Port Lincoln)
This Perth to Adelaide drive itinerary covers road trip distances, drive stops, petrol costs, campsites, Nullarbor, fuel stops & attractions!

Perth to Adelaide Drive Itinerary: Nullarbor, Dolphins & Stunning National Parks

3. Adelaide to Melbourne

This fun and scenic road trip includes the famous Great Ocean Road rock formations and rainforests, as well as the unique city of Mount Gambier, which is set on an extinct volcano!


  • Distance: 1,000km
  • Time: 1 week
  • Route:
    1. Adelaide to Coorong National Park
    2. Mount Gambier
    3. Portland
    4. Great Ocean Road
    5. Geelong to Melbourne
This Adelaide to Melbourne drive itinerary via the Great Ocean Road includes road trip costs, drive stops, driving time & distances.

Adelaide to Melbourne Drive Itinerary via the Great Ocean Road

4. Melbourne to Sydney

There are so many lakes, national parks and beautiful coastal towns along this stretch of coastline that you’ll be totally spoilt for choice.


  • Distance: 1,123km
  • Time: 1-2 weeks
  • Route:
    1. Melbourne to Phillip Island
    2. Wilsons Prom to Gippsland Lakes
    3. Eden to Batemans Bay
    4. Jervis Bay
    5. Wollongong to Sydney
Use this Melbourne to Sydney drive itinerary to plan your East Coast Australia road trip. Includes distances, drive time, stops & costs.

Melbourne to Sydney Drive Itinerary: Pristine Coastal Beauty

5. Sydney to Brisbane

This classic east coast Australia road trip includes a diverse array of drive stops, from lively Newcastle and Byron Bay to quirky rural towns like Bellingen.


  • Distance: 925km
  • Time: 1 week
  • Route:
    1. Sydney to Newcastle
    2. Port Stephens to Myall Lakes
    3. Port Macquarie to South West Rocks
    4. Bellingen to Coffs Harbour
    5. Byron Bay to Brisbane
This Sydney to Brisbane drive itinerary includes drive stops, distance, driving time, costs & campsites for your east coast road trip.

Sydney to Brisbane Drive Itinerary: Amazing East Coast Australia Adventure