Driving Adventures Around New South Wales

Driving Adventures Around New South Wales

There are so many things to see and do in New South Wales that even short driving adventures will provide you with something new and exciting around every corner. With great tourist drives and well-designed scenic routes all over the state, you can easily organise cheap car hire and explore at your own pace. Reconnect with loved ones, meet new friends at a campsite or find pleasure in discovering something new while enjoying the following New South Wales driving adventures.

Kosciuszko Alpine Way
New South Wales

For the alpine enthusiast, there is no better drive in New South Wales than the leisurely Kosciuszko Alpine Way. This 175-kilometre drive will guarantee more dramatic scenery than any other drive in Australia. Beginning in Canberra, the first day’s drive easily gets you to Cooma, which is the gateway to the Snowy Mountains. On day two, drive west towards Jindabyne through stunning lake and mountain scenery, and enjoy passing by quaint mountain villages while taking part in fun activities such as trout fishing, horseback riding or mountain biking. Day three will take you on a beautiful drive over the mountains and through Kosciuszko National Park where you can stop at one of the many lookouts to snap a picture or two, or even take a few hours to do some bushwalking. You can either continue the drive in a loop to end up back at Cooma, or you can turn around and go back the way you came.

Darling River Run

This westward-bound drive is 730 kilometres long, and will take you approximately four days one way. The drive follows the Darling River from the outback town of Walgett towards Wentworth, and passes through true Australian outback. Between Walgett and Bourke you will take in the rich outback history, see ancient Aboriginal fish traps and spot famous wedge-tailed eagles. On day two, follow the gravel road towards the town of Tilpa while enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the open road. On day three it is recommended that you detour and visit the famous town of Broken Hill: the jewel of western New South Wales. Carry on through the red sand hills towards Menindee, which is the Darling River’s first European settlement. The final day’s drive will take you past Mungo National Park, which is famous for the discovery of the oldest significant archaeological remains: the 60,000 year old Mungo Man. As you approach Wentworth, there are many activities to enjoy such as wine tasting, water skiing or fishing. Before heading back, check over your car in preparation for the long return journey. If you’re not confident at car maintenance, call in at a garage or contact a mobile mechanic to be certain that your car is ready for the return journey through the outback.

Rainforest Way

This meandering scenic drive will get you exploring the wonders of the lush, World Heritage-listed rainforests of northern New South Wales. Although you can choose your own route, departing from either Murwillumbah, Lismore, Casino or Kyogle is recommended. The dramatic and impressive spike of Mt. Warning will leave you in awe as you drive along the meandering Tweed River. The beautiful Minyon Falls and Protesters Falls are best discovered on foot, as are the quirky local villages of Nimbin, Tyalgum and Channon. These towns are well known for their organic food markets and bustling festivals, so make sure you plan your drive accordingly!

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