Ditch the city and start uncovering those Aussie towns on this ultimate road trip. From unique photo opportunities to epic silo art, it’s all about uncovering those Aussie towns. So let’s get out of the city and start the road trip!

Begin your journey in Western Australia’s capital, Perth. Pack up the car and hit the road!

Hot Air Balloon over Avon Valley

Take in the beauty of Avon Valley’s rolling hills, lush green fields and winding streams from the best viewpoint there is. From April to November, take an unforgettable journey with Windward Balloon Adventures.

Photo Op: Wave Rock

Shaped by the incredible force of rain and wind, Wave Rock lives up to its name. This spectacular natural formation is a photo opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Go prospecting for aussie gold!

Take a peek into Kalgoorlies mining history at the Museum of the Goldfields before heading out to prospect! Join a tour or get a permit to prospect yourself.

Take in the view at Beacon Hill Lookout

Enjoy the 360 degree views from the Beacon Hill Lookout near Norseman. Explore the scenery on the short walking trail through the bushland.

Fraser Range Station

Stay the night and experience the real outback on a tour of the Fraser Range Station. There are also a number of walks to enjoy.

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse

Stop off for a bite to eat and a hit of pool at the Cocklebiddy Roadhouse.

Photo Op: Selfie with a Giant Roo

You can’t cross the border without stopping into Border Village Roadhouse to get a selfie with the giant Kangaroo! Say cheese!

Explore Murrawijinie Caves

Located within the Nullarbor National Park, these limestone caves are open to the public. Remember to put safety first when exploring.

Be immersed at Arts Ceduna

The Ceduna Aboriginal Arts & Culture Centre sells artwork on behalf of over 136 artists in the Far West region. You will see a strong reflection of the diverse cultural environment of land, sea and desert in the work of the artists.

Cage Dive with Sharks

Bring out your inner adventurer on a shark cage diving tour in Port Lincoln. Not quite the adventure you were looking for? You can also swim with sea lions or spend the day bay fishing.

Shark Cage Diving

Neptune Island Marine Park, Eyre Peninsula
Credit: Andrew Wright

Journey through Wadlata Outback Centre

Venture through the “Tunnel of Time” at the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre. Experience how the Flinders Ranges and Outback region evolved from 15 million years ago.

Get lost…at Mintaro Maze

Located just out of the Clare Valley Wine region, weave your way through twists, turns and even past fountains in the living hedge Mintaro Maze.

Step back in Time at Old Tailem Town

Wander the streets of one of Australia’s largest pioneer villages, Old Tailem Town. Learn about what life was like for settlers during 1860-1960. Known to be SA’s most haunted town, take the chilling ghost tour at night.

Photo Op: Coonalpyn Art Silos

Coonalpyn were the trend setters when it came to silo art in South Australia. The incredible work was completed in 2017 by large scale mural artist Guido van Helten.

Coonaplyn Art Silos

Go Spelunking at the Naracoorte Caves

Take your time to explore this world heritage site, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites. Explore the park yourself or jump on one of the tours available. The Naracoorte Caves National Park has bushwalking, camping, a cafe and adventure playground for the kids to enjoy.

Spelunking, also known as adventure caving, is also available and is a great way to explore the unique underground of these caves. Give yourself time to truly take in and enjoy this fascinating site.

Mount Gambier

No matter what level of adventurer you are, Mount Gambier is set to take your breath away.

Explore the limestone caves, sinkholes and volcanoes that shape the unique landscape, enjoy the arts and culture scene that makes the city so vibrant and induldge in local food and wine at local eateries. With so much to see, plan to take your time and enjoy every moment!

Click here to view just a few of the experiences in Mount Gambier that you don’t want to miss. This is just a taste of what you can see and do in Mount Gambier, there’s lots more to explore.

Blue Lake, Mount Gambier
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