No matter which way you go – Australia is prime road trip territory.

You could do the well-worn Sydney to Dubbo trip, the Big Lap or the road trip to Uluru.

Most Australian road trips take a while. And they generally require a lot of time IN the car. With kids that can get tricky. So you need to plan stops.

Road trip stops

Road trip

Lucky Australia has loads of hidden road trip gems. You’re almost guaranteed to stumble across beautiful sights and unique experiences if you hop off the freeway every once and a while.

Recent research conducted by Budget Australia revealed 39 per cent of Aussies favour destinations that are hidden gems or destinations that are different when planning their next holiday.

So we’ve found the Aussie best road trip hidden gems – from small towns, beaches and great eateries, that make the long drive worth it.

These are the best Aussie road trip stops 

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Busselton Jetty WA
Busselton Jetty WA

What better way to stretch your legs in between a long road trip than to walk The Busselton Jetty? At 1.841km long, the jetty combines a great way to get some fresh air with some incredible views and a unique experience.