Roadway tripping is enjoyable. However sitting in traffic is not. Here are the 3 finest crowd-free roads to take a trip.
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
It's a relatively long run from your lovely Lorne accommodation to the Eyre Peninsula-- throughout the Nullarbor to the west, and a long day's drive east of Adelaide, however, it indicates that when you're there the only other people (apart from a handful of long-range road trippers like yourself) on the road are locals. Trace the eastern shoreline south from Whyalla to Port Lincoln and after that back up the western side to Ceduna for marvelous seaside landscapes, wildlife, and outstanding seafood-- road tripping does not get better than this. How far? 745km.
Fantastic Inland Way, Queensland
Heading north to tropical Queensland? Give up Highway 1 and take the back way, otherwise known as Great Inland Way, through western NSW and Queensland-- Sydney to Townsville via Dubbo, Lightning Ridge, Roma, Emerald, Carnarvon Gorge and Charters Towers. It's sealed all the way and is a journey through essential small-town Australia-- an Aussie variation of America's Route 66. How far? 2070km.
Beyond the Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Any visiting route as well-known as the Great Ocean Road is constantly going to draw in more than its fair share of slow-moving drivers who usually tend to find apollo bay accommodation-- you can't blame them, it's an amazing piece of the road-- that can turn it into a crawling conga-line of vehicles and caravans. But if you keep going, beyond the 12 Apostles, past the Bay of Islands, west of Warrnambool, you'll leave the day-trippers and trip buses behind. Decrease when you get to Portland, where you can walk to the edge of the highest sea cliffs in Victoria to peer down at a large colony of about 650 fur seals then follow the curve of Discovery Bay to Nelson on the South Australian border and explore the back roads of the Limestone Coast. It's just a half day's drive from the holiday crowds, but will feel a million miles away. How far? 167km (Warrnambool to Nelson).