There’s nothing quite like the thrill of hitting the open road. An adventure that’s about the journey as much as the destination. New South Wales has some classic Australian road trips with beautiful beaches, towering mountain ranges, quaint historic villages and outback plains. Here are five of the state's most enjoyable drives for you to explore.
Sydney to Dubbo
Only 5 hours from Sydney and not so many worlds away is Dubbo – and a road trip to Dubbo is more than a singular means of getting to one of Australia’s greatest zoos. It’s a chance to traverse the Great Dividing Range and experience the natural, cultural and gastronomic delights that lie in and beyond the Blue Mountains. From sprawling regional centres like Bathurst - filled with Indigenous and colonial history to small towns like Orange that are surrounded by fertile wheat, sheep and wine country, this is a journey that shines when you have time to take roads less travelled and glimpse the lives of locals beyond the highway.