The Open Road Beckons: 10 Scenic Australian Routes for Your Next Escape

Is the open road calling to you? Whether you’re looking to escape the daily grind or simply yearn for adventure, there’s nothing like a road trip.

Embark on a journey like no other with these top 10 scenic routes perfect for your next adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a once-in-a-while road tripper, these drives promise breathtaking views, unique experiences, and memories to last a lifetime. 

Add these incredible routes to your next motorhome adventure down under.

1. Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see, stretching over 240 kilometres along Australia’s southeastern coast. This legendary route offers dramatic coastal views, iconic landmarks like the towering Twelve Apostles, famous surf spot Bells Beach, Great Otway National Park, and plenty of charming towns along the way. Don’t miss the beautiful beaches and lush rainforest walks.

Even if you’re not a surfer, Bells Beach is an excellent spot to park and watch others catch the waves. You can park your motorhome and even set up for the day to enjoy some quiet and stationary time surrounded by nature. While there, make the most of your time by charging your devices with the EcoFlow DELTA Pro and EcoFlow 220W Bifacial Solar Panel

2. Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Australian outback with the Red Centre Way. This route winds you throughout the stunning Northern Territory, including views of the iconic Ayer’s Rock (Uluru) and Kings Canyon. Experience the fascinating Aboriginal culture, bright and starry nights, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Outback. 

One “must” for your journey through Red Centre Way is a night of camping beneath the stars. Find a campsite far from any light pollution and prepare for a new perspective of the universe. Once you’re set-up,  use the EcoFlow DELTA 2 Portable Power Station to charge up your devices (portable telescope, anyone?) and camping tools using EcoFlow Portable Solar Panels, AC power, or even your car charger.

3. Snowy Mountains Highway, New South Wales

Wind your way through the Snowy Mountains and discover the highest peak in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko, far from the heat the continent is known for. The Snowy Mountains Highway offers 285 km of breathtaking alpine scenery, picturesque towns like Jindabyne and Cooma, and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing.

While beautiful any time of year, a visit in the spring will land you views of wildflower carpets covering the peaks. Snowy trips in the winter are best for winter sports enthusiasts who prefer to snowboard or ski when they’re not driving.

4. Great Tropical Drive, Queensland

Explore the lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant coral reefs on the Great Tropical Drive. This route takes you through the Daintree Rainforest (the world’s oldest rainforest, filled with biodiverse wildlife), the Atherton Tablelands, and perfect stops along the Great Barrier Reef for anyone who wants to snorkel or scuba for an up-close experience.

A fun option on this drive is to park for a bit and take your journey to the water with a boating day filled with island hopping from Magnetic Island to Whitsunday and more. Find undisturbed beaches, privacy, and ultimate relaxation.

5. Nullarbor Plain, South and Western Australia

For the ultimate adventure that’ll reinforce the vastness of Australia’s landscape, head to the Nullarbor Plain. This broad and remote route spans South and Western Australia, offering a unique and otherworldly landscape. 

Be prepared for long stretches of open road, including the longest straight road in Australia, Eyre Highway, incredible night skies, and the chance to see (or play) the famous Nullarbor Links golf course. With each hole located at a different roadhouse or pub, it’s a fun and unique outdoor adventure even someone along for the ride will enjoy. 

Plus, if you live in your motorhome full-time, spending a few hours outside the camper and exploring on foot will be a welcome opportunity.

6. Great Alpine Road and Bogong Alpine Way, Victoria

Experience the beauty of Victoria’s alpine region with a drive along the Great Alpine Road and Bogong Alpine Way. Hit both routes in the summer, or stick with just Great Alpine Road in the winter as the other becomes snow-logged. 

Plan for about five hours of driving down this beautiful road, but give yourself extra time to stop and enjoy the views. You’ll surely want pictures of this stunning drive, especially the sights of Mt. McKay, Victoria’s highest peak, so bring your EcoFlow DELTA 2 Max to keep your camera charged for any view you want to capture.

7. Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges takes you on a road trip through this ancient landscape, immortalised as the backdrop of countless movies and TV shows (The Tourist,  The Royal Hotel, Gold, and more) and famously painted by Hans Heysen

Be sure to visit the iconic Wilpena Pound and explore the rich Aboriginal history of the area.

Pro Tip: Some areas of this drive may require an SUV with 4WD, so double-check your equipment before you get too far in.

8. Grand Pacific Drive, New South Wales

The Grand Pacific Drive isn’t as long as the Great Ocean Drive that took our #1 spot, but it still takes you on a sweeping scenic journey along the coast of New South Wales that you won’t want to miss. Along this route, you’ll find stunning ocean views and iconic landmarks such as the Sea Cliff Bridge, which traces along the coastline 50 meters into the sea. 

There’s so much to see on this road, so if you don’t want to stop, you can drive and charge up simultaneously with the EcoFlow 800W Alternator Charger.  It’ll keep your portable power station and vehicle battery in peak condition, no matter the miles.

9. West Coast Wildness Way, Tasmania

Tasmania has knockout views in store, and along the West Coast Wildness Way, you can explore its wild and rugged features by way of hairpin turns, not for the weak. This route takes you through ancient rainforests, along the island’s dramatic coastlines, and past stunning waterfalls just asking for photo ops. 

10. Barrington Tops Forest Road, New South Wales

Rainforests and snow all in one place? Yes, please. This road takes you through World Heritage forests, national parks, and peaceful and sometimes snowy farmland. Stop at Polblue campground for a stay or a picnic, which also has trails you can explore. 

For a fantastic view on foot, try to find Captain Thunderbolt’s lookout for sights across the region’s plateaus.

Final Thoughts

Each scenic route offers its unique blend of natural beauty, local culture, and adventure. Whether you’re seeking the rugged outback, coastal cliffs, or something in between, there’s a road trip here for every type of traveller.

As you prepare for your next adventure, stay connected and powered up with solutions from EcoFlow for your electricity needs.

EcoFlow is a portable power and renewable energy solutions company. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow has provided peace-of-mind power to customers in over 85 markets through its DELTA and RIVER product lines of portable power stations and eco-friendly accessories.


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