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Hit the open road and make some unforgettable memories with these iconic Australian roadtrips.

Australian road trip ideas for seniors

Whether you're dreaming of rugged coastlines or rolling green hills, we have some of the world's best scenic drives right here in Australia.

Roadtrips are a great holiday option that allows you to travel at your own pace and choose your own itinerary. So what are you waiting for? Pack the car and hit the road for an unforgettable adventure with our Top 5 Australian Road Trips!

1: The Great Ocean Road (VIC)

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most famous roads. It takes travellers past world-class surfing breaks, through pockets of rainforest and calm seaside towns. It shows off sheer limestone cliffs, dairy farms and gets you up close with the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean.

2: Grand Pacific Drive (NSW)

The Grand Pacific Drive begins in the Royal National Park and then heads south along the coast. It’s a roller-coaster ride through rainforests and past seaside villages that follows a strip of pretty coastline. A highlight is Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel that swerves out from the cliffs over the ocean. There is so much to unearth along the

3: Northern Territory Discovery Trail (NT)

National parks are abundant and reveal the likes of waterfalls, gorges, waterholes and caves. The Discovery Trail is a journey strewn with attractions and begins in Katherine and ends in Alice Springs.

4: Fleurieu Peninsula Route (SA)

The Fleurieu Penisula Route is home to some of Australia’s finest beaches. It’s also a region of world-class wineries, gourmet food and a vibrant art community. This superb road trip begins and ends in South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide.

5: The Heritage Highway (TAS)

The Heritage Highway traces much of the original route between Launceston and Hobart. Drive through rolling farmlands, explore charming Georgian villages and savour the rich and colourful history of this state. Access the Heritage Highway from Hobart or Launceston.

5 Australian Road Trips for Seniors


Plan your breaks and accessible toilet stops in advance! Visit toiletmap.gov.au for a handy guide to public restrooms across the country. 

Ready to hit the road? Our Home Care Experts can help you plan your next roadtrip, from companionship to collecting the mail while you are away. Contact one of our friendly Home Care Experts on 1300 66 00 22 to learn more about our holiday help services. 

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