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Australia is a vast and beautiful country with plenty of unique and exciting places to explore. With summer on its way, what better way to take in the sights and sounds of this great nation than on a road trip? There’s no better time to start planning.

In this blog, we will take a look at some of the top summer roadtrip ideas in Australia’s capital cities, starting from their biggest airports where you’ll be able to pick up the most convenient means of transport thanks to our car rental solutions.

Our Guide to the Top Summer Roadtrip Ideas

Sydney: Bondi to the Blue Mountains

If you’re landing at in Sydney, our car hire Sydney Airport is the best spot to start your new adventure. One of the best summer road trips is to head from Bondi Beach to the Blue Mountains. Starting at Bondi, you can spend a day exploring the world-famous beach and its surrounding neighbourhoods before heading inland to the Blue Mountains. Here, you can enjoy stunning views of the mountains and valleys, hike through the wilderness, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Mountains National Park.

Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road

Our Melbourne Airport car rental depot is the perfect starting point for summer road trips along the Great Ocean Road. This scenic drive stretches over 240 km from Torquay to Allansford, offering breathtaking views of the Southern Ocean, the Twelve Apostles, and other natural wonders along the way. Take your time exploring the coastal towns and beaches, and make sure to stop at some of the many scenic lookout points.

Brisbane: The Scenic Rim

Start your summer road trip from our car hire Brisbane Airport and take a drive out to the Scenic Rim in Southeast Queensland. This region is known as Australia’s ‘green cauldron’, featuring stunning mountains, rainforests, and lush valleys. Make sure to visit some of the small towns along the way such as Boonah, Beaudesert and Canungra. There’s plenty to do in the area too, including bushwalking, swimming in waterholes, and camping in some of the more remote areas.

Gold Coast: Mount Tambourine

With our leading Gold Coast Airport car rentals, why not take a road trip to the picturesque Mount Tamborine? Not only will you be able to enjoy stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline, but there’s plenty of activities on offer too. From rainforest walks and wine tasting to visiting local markets and art galleries – it’s the perfect spot for a summer road trip.

Sunshine Coast: Montville to Noosa

Our Sunshine Coast car hire location really is the perfect starting point for your summer road trip ideas along the Sunshine Coast. Head out to Montville and take in the beautiful hinterland views, then make your way down to Noosa to take in the spectacular coastal cliffs and beaches. Stop off at some of the quaint townships located near Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach and Noosa Heads.

Adelaide: The Barossa Valley

Our dedicated car hire Adelaide airport point is the perfect starting point for a road trip to the Barossa Valley. This world-renowned wine region is just a short drive from the city, offering a variety of wineries, restaurants, and other attractions. Spend a day exploring the vineyards and sampling some of the region’s famous wines or take a hot air balloon ride to get a bird’s eye view of the stunning countryside.

Hobart: Hastings Caves

Finally, why not take a road trip from our Hobart Airport car hire to Hastings Caves? This unique attraction offers visitors the chance to explore rare limestone caves and discover underground rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. There are plenty of activities on offer too, including guided tours, cave walks and bushwalking trails, as well as thermal spas for relaxation.

Australia’s capital cities offer a wealth of summer road trips, each with its own unique attractions and charm. Whether you’re looking for stunning coastal views, world-class wine, or breathtaking natural scenery, there’s a road trip out there for you. So pack your bags, hit the road, and explore all that this amazing country has to offer!