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Australia: A Country That Thrives On Its Drives

The more one hears about Australia, the more they fall in love with the country. Being the sixth largest country in the world, Australia has loads to offer. It has been applauded universally for its pleasant weather, the standard of living, the quality of life, and the overall aura of the country. Filled with exquisite scenery, deserts, waterfalls and much more, Australia is a paradise for tourists. It has everything that a traveller could dream of seeing

If one wants to drive then there’s no better place to visit than Australia. The country is filled with stunning drives which attract a myriad of tourists from all around the world. One of the Heritage listed drives in Australia is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. It is immensely popular and a must-visit for all travellers. The road is filled with beautiful sea visuals and one may even get a chance to spot snakes amongst cliffs. It is a 243 kilometer stretch from Torquay till Allansford, lined with places to devour, coastal towns, the Great Otway National Park and much more.

With a 200 kilometer stretch from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, the drive of ‘Cape to Cape’ in Western Australia is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after drives. With Karri Trees covering both sides of the road, landscapes painted with colourful exotic flowers and the exotic opportunity of whale-watching, ‘Cape to Cape’ ought to be travelled indefinitely.

The Rainforest Way in New South Wales and Queensland is a region which is filled with high mountains and lush green valleys. With 14 National Parks en route listed as World Heritage Sites, Mt. Warning towering over a stunning landscape, and rainforests masked with lodges, this drive is breathtaking.

Another favourite of vagabonds world over is the Gibb River Road. Located in Kimberley of Western Australia, this patch is a plateau, known for its wilderness. It is a 660 kilometer long track from Kununurra to Derby and is famous for its plethora of rivers. Manning Creek is one of the most revered spots to stop by for a dip.

The whole point of having these exotic drives is to ‘drive’ on them. Of course there are various planned trips and tours that can take the tourist through these roads, but the real fun is to hire a car (if you don’t own one already) and drive on your own. The fun, the spontaneity, the freedom and the leisure that one gets is unmatched. These beautiful drives in Australia are meant to be enjoyed. It’s only fair when one does it the right way.

Gaurav Kumar