Road Trips in NSW

Take a road trip in NSW to discover winding roads, breathtaking landscapes and some of the best road trips in Australia.

Take in awesome views from the Grand Pacific Drive, which stretches from Sydney’€™s Royal National Park to the city of Wollongong. On this route, you can drive past a number of beautiful ocean pools, beaches and bays as you travel along the coast.

Sea Cliff Bridge, Road Trips

For tropical scenery, head further north to the Northern Rivers region. Here, you can follow The Rainforest Way, a series of routes which loop through mountain valleys, lush rainforests and past picturesque waterfalls.

Head way out west to cruise through the red outback plains of the Darling River Run, or grab your camping gear and check out the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains to see the incredible Three Sisters rock formation.

For snow-covered hills, drive to the Snowy Mountains via Kosciuszko Alpine Way. This drive will take you through the idyllic towns of Jindabyne, Khancoban and Thredbo village—all in the shadow of Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’€™s highest peak.

Find the NSW roadtrip adventure that suits you

  • Snow covered gum leaves in Perisher

    Snowy Mountains

    Make your way through picturesque mountain valleys, along the streets of quaint country villages, past snow-capped peaks and amongst the many varied wilderness areas of the Kosciuszko National Park. Admire the dramatic and beautiful scenery that lines the roadside as you travel between Jindabyne and Khancoban.

  • Blue Mountains lookout

    Blue Mountains

    Tour the 18 different discovery trails that branch off from the main route and enjoy world heritage-listed scenery along the way. Explore a selection of the many natural attractions of the Blue Mountains region, including Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens and the scenic lookouts and walking tracks of the Grose Valley.

  • Deniliquin

    Outback NSW

    Experience the wide open spaces, sun baked dunes and lush wetlands of Outback NSW as you make the journey from the twin towns of Echuca Moama on the NSW border towards Wilcannia. Discover the iconic rural towns of Bourke, Broken Hill and White Cliffs as you follow plenty of farmland along a stock route that is still in use today. 

  • Shaw Vineyard Estate, Capital Country

    Country NSW

    Make your way to Country NSW and enjoy the region’s food and wine - from flavoursome dishes and fine wines locally grown in Orange, Cowra, Dubbo and Mudgee. Sample wines direct from the cellar door, purchase produce straight from farmer markets or dine in fine eateries as you make your way through the rich cuisine and farming region.

  • Road trip, Bellingen

    North Coast

    Pass through the Central Coast, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour, Ballina and Byron Bay as you make your way north on the iconic drive from Sydney to Brisbane. Passing miles of coastal scenery including many spectacular national parks, abundant state forests, golden surf beaches and friendly villages, there’s plenty of picturesque spots to stop and admire views on the coastal road trip.

  • Sea Cliff Bridge, Illawarra

    South Coast

    Explore the scenic South Coast on the coastal roads that connect Sydney and Melbourne. Travel past seaside towns and quaint villages while delighting in the ever-changing landscapes of the route, varying from pristine beaches, including Jervis Bay and Montague Island, to lush national parks. Stop and savour flavoursome local produce and fresh seafood along the way.