5 fabulous family road trips in Australia


How do we know which ones are going to bring us those amazing family travel experiences we are after?

I put my detective hat on and asked other Village Voicers and travel bloggers to recommend the best road trips in Australia for families.

The Great Green Way

This is one I actually just came across while zipping around the internet. Who could resist a tropical Queensland paradise of long palm-fringed beaches, reefs and islands, rainforest villages and cascading waterfalls?

The Great Green Way is an area of outstanding natural beauty lying between Townsville and Cairns, Far North Queensland, including two World Heritage listings of the Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.

South Coast, NSW

The South Coast where I grew up has so much for families: Beautiful beaches, Jamberoo Action Park, Minnamurra Rainforest walk, Clyde River Berry Farm, Nowra Animal Park, Birdland Animal Park, and Mogo Zoo are some. – Bron from Maxabella loves… and here at Village Voices 

Adelaide, South Australia to the Red Centre, Northern Territory

The underground hotels and opal mines in Coober Pedy are fantastic, as was the desert park and Flying Doctor museum in Alice, and the missile park at Woomera. And of course there is Uluru, King’s Canyon – Theodora Sutcliffe  from  Travels with a Nine Year Old.

The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Spectacular views, amazing landmarks, plenty of wildlife, nature and yummy food along the way. Head up to Erskine Falls or explore other areas of the Great Otway National Park breathtaking 12 Apostles. – Loreena Walsh from Little Aussie Travellers

There’s a stretch of road before you get to Lorne that smells so strongly of eucalyptus trees and there were at least 20 koalas in the trees! So fantastic for the kids to see them in their natural habitat.- Jay, Moodie Foodie and here at Village Voices

Gibb River Road, Western Australia

My pick and very untouched would be the Gibb River Rd in the Kimberly region, Western Australia.

A 4WD is needed, and you will have the road virtually to yourself. Share with your children this unspoilt and special part of Australia. Visit beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes and see freshwater crocodiles, boab trees and other Australian fauna and flora.