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    Default 5 Legendary Roads in Australia Worth a Road Trip



    There are thousands of legendary drives around Australia. From winding roads through the hills to scenic cliff-side journeys, these 5 roads prove that, in Australia, getting there really is half the fun.

    1. Queenstown to Hobart

    Deep within the west coast of Tasmania, this road trip starts on one of Targa Tasmania’s most treacherous bits of road - The 99 Bends. The ragged switchback road winds up soaring cliffs before ducking and weaving through some of Tasmania’s tallest mountain ranges. In winter, the roads can be covered with black ice and require a cautious approach.

    Take the trip from Queenstown to Hobart




    2. Macquarie Pass

    This 8km section of hill climb along the Illawarra Highway connects either side of Macquarie Pass National Park and offers one of the most engaging, if short, sections of public road in Australia. However, due to its narrow width and lack of lines in some sections, it’s notoriously dangerous, especially during busy times.

    Tackle the Illawarra Highway




    3. Mansfield to Whitfield

    Although Victoria is full of beautifully curvaceous roads like the awesome Black Spur, they are also usually full of traffic, so this road a little further north is a good pick for a quiet run. The road is well kept and the climb through the hills affords great views, but there’s not much protection between the road and the valley below.

    Do Mansfield to Whitfield




    4. Adelaide Hills

    There’s plenty of terrific roads that trace Targa Adelaide stages around the Adelaide Hills, but Gorge road is perhaps the highlight. Not far from Adelaide, the road makes its way to a junction between other stage roads. It is winding and narrow in areas, so traffic can be problematic, but the quick turns, bumps and gradient changes make it one of the most enjoyable 18kms in Australia.

    Head to the Adelaide Hills




    5. Brindabella

    Who said all great driving roads must be sealed? For those who enjoy a bit of a rally, this 30km stretch of gravel offers long sweeping corners and a well-groomed surface. It’s just one of many sections of unsealed road around Canberra that’s used during official rally events, including Rally of Canberra that started in 1988.

    Head off-road to Brindabella





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    geez... you missed lots (better imo)

    Grand ridge Rd thru the Strezleckis
    GOR from Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill
    Marysville to Warburton via Cumberland Junction ( a MUST DO for us Motorcycle riders)
    Bright to Omeo (over the top)
    Tumut to Cooma
    Cooma to Orbost (either via Delegate or Gelantipy)
    Armidale to Coffs (seriously good fun that in a HSV )
    Toowoomba to Yarraman
    Cairns to port Douglas (for the seaside drive)
    Cairns to Atherton (nice trip to visit my aunt)
    Fingal to Avoca via Rossarden (or Storeys Creek to visit my other aunt)



    and the last and possibly the bestest... Queenstown to Queenstown
    I spent nearly 2 hours on my last tassie trip.... driving out of QT and BACK to QT
    (turning around at Gormanstown)

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    Royal National Park goes alright too, just watch for pesky cyclists.
    p.b. 10;78@ 123.19mph. never late with a 308

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308HG View Post
    Royal National Park goes alright too, just watch for pesky cyclists.
    aah yes... forgot that (as I have only done it on the mudderboike not 4 wheels)
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    yup the pushies are a PITA there
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    Eildon to Jamieson or vise versa should rate a mention, especially via bike.

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    we were down there, on a weeknight, 35 years ago, in a mates rx3, and a v8 lh/x torana rounded us up, 2 more corners, and could no longer see his tailights. He was honking
    p.b. 10;78@ 123.19mph. never late with a 308

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    The old road from Cowan to Gosford is a great 2 wheeler run also the Putty road.
    For cars I prefer somewhere to stretch your legs more than corners or even scenery.
    I dunno how I haven't been caught speeding on the new Pacific Highway from Newcastle to Tweed.
    For corners and scenery the Bells Line through the Blue Mountains is hard to beat................
    I know it's not in Australia but if you're going to Las Vegas don't fly straight there, get off at LAX and drive I 15 if possible in some American muscle

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    all the places i have been i would say the gillies mountain range along gillies range road i rented a daihatsu cuore when i was there and i got up there pretty quick (pretty impressed with its zippyness)and back through kuranda
    if you do the waterfall circuit and other touristy things around atherton you will also keep the missus happy

    the gillies range road has about 20 to 30k of hairpins and tight curves which would be great on a mudderbike if you had the stones and blatant disregard for speed signs

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