Australia’s first railway line

Before the development of rail had connected Australia’s colonies into an easily accessible network, the journey from one side of the country to the other was often long and arduous: people either walked, rode camels, travelled by horse, or caught ships that took them around the coast. When the first trains arrived, approximately 50 years … Continued

Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour

We all remember the giddy anticipation of a childhood summer trip – that sense of the holidays as a tantalising gift, just waiting to be unwrapped. For generations of Sydney kids, a road trip to Queensland has been a thrilling rite of passage, with the legendary Pacific Coast Drive topping the list for many travellers. … Continued

Kakadu National Park

The delights of Australia’s Northern Territory never cease to amaze. Traversing red ochre escarpments, navigating tropical woodlands, and soaking in a natural thermal spring, you’ll see why Australia is famous the world over for its unique outback landscapes. The World Heritage–listed Kakadu National Park is just one of the Northern Territory’s best-loved historical features. The … Continued

Adelaide to Ardrossan

Marvel at South Australia’s most remarkable offerings as you make your way along the Yorke Peninsula. The peninsula indulges its visitors with some of Australia’s finest beaches, farmland, seafood, fishing, shipwrecks and mining towns. Here is the first step of the journey. As you make your way out of Adelaide, treat yourself to an early … Continued

Summer adventure on the Coral Coast

With some of the world’s largest, oldest and most diverse natural wonders, Western Australia’s Coral Coast will delight guests at every turn. Travel along Australia’s marvellous western shoreline to swim with dolphins, explore local history and sink your feet into soft, white sand. Awaiting its next lucky guest is the town of Exmouth, in the … Continued

Kingscliff’s tropical charms

Sun, surf and sand – it’s what everyone looks for in a summer holiday. While the Gold Coast is famous for its astounding beaches, there’s even more to the region than what first meets the eye. Step away from the hum of the lively city straight into emerald seas at Kingscliff! On the far north … Continued

Coast your way through the Great Eastern Drive

When the rest of Australia starts to heat up, Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive will bring you the best of the sunny season in a temperate paradise. Filled with natural attractions that grace top-10 world tourism lists, this trip is for taking sooner rather than later. Here is the first leg of the journey that’s teeming … Continued

Stockton Beach

Stockton Beach – the longest beach in New South Wales at 32 kilometres in length – leads sand-savvy four-wheel drivers from Newcastle to Port Stephens via brilliant white sand dunes and uninterrupted ocean views. The area belongs to the Worimi Aboriginal community, and there are a number of cultural sites to be aware of when … Continued

Sit back and relax at Peaceful Bay

Want to get some peace of mind as you cruise along the coast this summer? Try the Peaceful Bay track along Western Australia’s pristine shores. Around 450 kilometres south-east of Perth, and tucked among countless national parks and coastal attractions, Peaceful Bay is a great four-wheel driving destination for the whole family. This secluded section … Continued

Robe Beach to Beachport

Four-wheel driving in summer is great for a lot of reasons: you can stay inside the car to escape the blistering heat; you can see some of Australia’s most stunning coastal scenery without getting sand everywhere; and you can usually avoid big crowds by venturing that bit further along the path less travelled. Much like … Continued

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