Great Australian Road Trips
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Great Ocean Road: Top of any list of great Australian drives is Great Ocean Road. Built between 1919 and 1932, the cliff-hugging road winds its way along the rugged south-western Victorian coastline between Torquay and Warrnambool, where wild seas and unmerciful currents earned it the name of the Shipwreck Coast.   Highlights include the Twelve Apostles rock formations, the Otways rainforest, Bells Beach, historic villages and seaside resort towns.

How long? 250 km


Watch the video: Beyond the Great Ocean Road

Great Alpine Road: The Great Alpine Road snakes its way through the valleys and peaks of the Australian Alps from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale and takes you high into the ski fields, deep into the heart of two alpine national parks and finally brings you out on coast, in east Gippsland. But one of the best things about this trip is that this road will lead you on to many others – detours and side-trips to Milawa and the King Valley are just as good as the main attraction, especially if you like good food and fine wine.

How long? 298 km
More: The-Great-Alpine-Road.aspx


Goldfields: The Goldfields Touring Route takes in most of the towns and villages that feature in the history of the Victorian goldfields, and includes Ballarat, Creswick, Castlemaine, Maldon, Bendigo, Dunolly, Avoca, Stawell and Ararat. It is well signposted with distinctive golden ‘G’ signs along the loop, which takes in important heritage sites, cities, villages and wineries.

How long? around 500 km
More: Goldfields.aspx

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