To truly explore the many different corners of Australia, it helps to have a car – and it helps to like driving!

You can clock up lot of kilometres on an Australian road trip, so make sure you bring along plenty of music.

Here are five great road trip albums that will make hitting the open road that much easier.

ACDC: Back in Black

Kick start your Aussie road trip with a national classic! ACDC's 'Back in Black' will see you go down memory lane.

Featuring classic songs such as "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Hells Bells", listening to this album will make the trip feel that much faster.

Queen: A Night at the Opera

Everyone loves Queen. Pop this record in the CD player and sing along at the top of your lungs to Bohemian Rhapsody – one of Queen's most famous tracks.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Greatest Hits

There are so many great Red Hot Chili Peppers albums that it makes sense to throw on their Greatest Hits.

Cruise along the highway listening to classics like Californication, Under the Bridge and Scar Tissue.

The Beatles: the White Album

Would it really be a road trip without the Beatles? Arguably one of the most-loved bands of all time, this band's White Album is well worth adding to your CD collection.

Florence and the Machine: Lungs

To throw in something slightly more contemporary, Florence and the Machine's debut album Lungs is a fantastic.

With strong vocals and great lyrics, this is definitely a sing-along record.

Need to hire a car?

Now that you know what you're going to be listening to on your road trip, you just need to organise your hire car!

At East Coast Car Rentals we have car hire in Adelaide, Cairns, Surfers Paradise, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney.