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The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Drive 

Scenic Drives in Australia

When visiting a beautifully diverse country like Australia, it would be a shame to stay in one place without exploring as much of the area as possible.  With so many rental car companies all over the country, you can pick up your very own Australian car rental and turn a regular holiday into a real adventure!  Plan your route and consider making your way across the country.  One way car rentals in Australia are a fantastic flexible option for those who don’t want to be tied down to a single city or town for the entire trip.

Top Australian ocean drives

If you are up for a fairly long ocean drive, then the 745km long Eyre Peninsula Drive is the perfect pick!  This drive will take you a fair amount time to complete and you will want to make multiple stops along the way.  Some travellers even take a break and book a hotel somewhere in the middle of their journey.  A regular rental car will be more than capable of navigating the route but a 4WD vehicle will allow you access to extra off road routes along the way.

The Great Ocean Road is a spectacular trip for any traveller.  The route will take you through a number of seaside towns and you will enjoy sights like the London Arch, the Grotto, the Blowholes and the 12 Apostles. 

Just one hour from Melbourne City, you will find the Mornington Peninsula and it includes coastal sights, vineyards, olive groves and so much more.

The Great Tropical Drive from Cairns to Townsville is not only a beautiful coastal adventure but it is also abundant in tropical plant life such palm trees and a fabulous rainforest.  It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular scenic drives.

Other ocean drives include the Fleurieu Peninsula and Rockingham Scenic Drive.

Other popular scenic drives in Australia

For those who prefer mountainous routes and picturesque aerial views, the Blackall Range Tourist Drive is perfect for you.  With a number of twists, turns, ups and downs, this route is not just a pleasure for passengers but for enthusiastic drivers too!

The Snowy Mountains Drive will take you to the highest mountains in the entire country!  In addition, there is also plenty of indigenous fauna and flora to observe and you will pass through historic towns too.

The Barossa Valley and Grampians routes are popular among many visitors.  Not only will you have the chance to visit some of the country’s finest wine lands but you are bound to catch a glimpse of some wildlife along the way as well.

With so many routes to choose from, it’s tough to select just one.  Plan your Australian holiday alone with your hotel booking and car rental online.  By booking your accommodation and car hire online together, you can enjoy both peace of mind and some great discounts too. 

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