Australian Road Maps

"Don't leave home without a good map"

Australian road maps are a great way of making sure you don't get lost if you plan to take a road trip.

Australia is huge so it's really important to ensure that any roadtrips are manageable and take in the best sites.

This page shows some Australian road maps and routes that I would recommend to travel Australia. They are google maps which means you can play around with them, make them bigger and export them.

But if you do intend to take a road trip as part of your holiday, then get yourself a good map. I would recommend the one below particularly if you are planning to get a camper van. Not only does it have all the maps, it has practical advice as well as details of caravan parks. Just click on the map directly below for more information.

Australian Road Maps: Sydney to Noosa (The East Coast)


The Eastern Coast of Australia is probably one of the most visited parts of Australia and for very good reason. This drive takes in beautiful coastal towns and beaches to die for. This is probably one of the most popular Australian road maps Total Distance : 1115km

Anticipated drive time: 15 hours

Start or end point: Sydney (NSW) or Noosa (QLD)

Suitability: Easy drive, suitable for all

Number of days: Leisurely 9 days which includes 3 nights in Sydney, 3 nights in Noosa (allowing a day trip to Fraser Island), over night stop off in Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Seal Rocks.

For more details on what to do and see, go to Travel destinations


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Australian road Maps: Sydney to Melbourne


This is another classic drive along the Eastern Coast of Australia and its hard to decide which part of the Eastern coast is better!

This drive also takes in coastal towns, pristine beaches and different lanscapes.

Total Distance: 1013km

Anticipated drive time: 13 hours

Start or end point: Sydney (NSW) or Melbourne (VIC) Suitability: Easy drive, suitable for all

Number of days: Leisurely 8 days which includes 3 nights in Sydney, 2 nights in Melbourne, over night stop off in Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay and Eden

For more details on what to do and see on this trip, go to Travel destinations


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Australian road Maps: Melbourne to Adelaide (via Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road)


The Great Ocean Drive is a Must Do part of your travel to Australia. The coastal road is quite simple stunning with glorious ocean views around every corner. Plus you get to see some of the native Koalas lazing in the trees.

This trip takes in the Mornington Peninsula too which is the seaside resort where the residents of Melbourne escape the city for the weekend. Well worth the detour.

The drive from Port Fairy to Adelaide is not as scenic but is better than doubling back on yourself if you fancy seeing another city.

Adelaide is also the gateway to Kangaroo Island, which is another Must do item for your Australia travel, and if you are into fine wine and great restaurants, the many wineries around Adelaide are worth the trip.

Total Distance: 1070km

Anticipated drive time: 15 hours

Start or end point: Melbourne (VIC) or Adelaide (SA)

Suitability: Easy drive, suitable for all

Number of days: Leisurely 6 days which includes 2 nights in Melbourne, 1 night in Adelaide, over night stop off in Apollo Bay, Port Fairy and Robe

For more details on what to do and see on this trip, go to travel destinations


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Australian road Maps: Alice Springs to Ayers Rock


A trip to Australia is not complete without a visit to the outback.

There are lots of areas within Australia which allows you to experience the Outback.

One of the classic trips is to the red centre to see Ayers Rock. Traveling from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock is a great way to embrace the outback traveling on unsealed, but easy to drive, red roads.

There is a road that takes you straight to Ayers Rock but I strongly recommend taking the more scenic route where you get to see much more.

Total Distance: 700km

Anticipated drive time: 7 hours

Start or end point: Alice Springs (NT) or Ayers Rock (NT)

Suitability: Medium difficulty. You will need a 4 WD but the roads are easy to drive

Number of days: Leisurely 5 days which includes 1 night in Alice Springs, 1 or 2 nights in Ayers Rock, over night stop off in Glen Helen and Kings Canyon

For more details on what to do and see on this trip, go to Travel Destinations


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Australian road Maps: Perth to Albany (via Margaret River)


The Western Coast of Australia is generally less visited than the East coast. Yet, it is probably just as stunning if not more so.

Most people want to visit Sydney and they see the additional flight (5 hours) over to Perth as a bit much. They are really missing out! The result is that the West coast is a bit of a hidden gem, very unspoilt, peaceful and very beautiful.

Whilst Perth to Broome looks an appealing drive, straight up the coast, the journey is 2415km! A more sensible trip is to head south from Perth and take in the wineries and fabulous beaches of the Margaret River then head to Albany then back to Perth.

There is an option her to add a trip to Esperance (adds approx 500km to the journey)

Total Distance: 1010km

Anticipated drive time: 15 hours

Start or end point: Perth (WA)

Suitability: Easy drive suitable for all.

Number of days: Leisurely 5 days which includes 1 night in Perth (or Freemantle), stop offs in Margaret River (2 nights), Albany (and Esperance)

For more details on what to do and see on this trip, go to Travel destinations


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Australian road Maps: Gibb River Road, The Kimberleys, Western Australia


This trip is for the adventurous who really want to experience the unspoilt outback.

The Gibb River Road runs from Derby to Kununurra and takes in some of the most stunning gorges and immense scenery that Australia has to offer. The nearest Airport is Broome on the West Coast of Australia

Think Australia the Movie! You can even stay at Home Valley Station where part of the movie was filmed.

The drive is not for the faint hearted though as it involves driving nearly 700km on red unsealed roads in a 4 WD with some water crossings.

It’s absolutely safe and totally possible to drive this yourself without having to take part in an organised tour. You just need to be very sensible – don’t drive too quickly.

Total Distance: 700km

Anticipated drive time: 20 hours (or longer!)

Start or end point: Derby (WA) to Kununurra

Suitability: Moderate to difficult - need 4WD vehicle

Number of days: Leisurely 6 days which includes 1 night near Derby (Birdwood Downs 15km away), 1 night in Kununurra with stop offs at Mount Hart Wilderness lodge, Mount Elizabeth Wilderness lodge and Home Valley Station x2 nights)

For more details on what to do and see on this trip, go to

Gibb River Road


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