These Seven Gorgeous Aussie Towns Are Perfect For a Winter Road Trip

Best Australian Towns Toyota bZ4X Katherine
Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

May 31, 2024

Aussies love a classic road trip. There’s nothing quite like loading up your Spotify playlist, discovering a very good vanilla slice at a country bakery and generally going off-grid. And, while, you might typically expect to have to invest in a four-wheel drive to make the most of these adventures, that’s not the case! Especially, according to the team at Toyota, who recently teamed up with travel expert Teigan Nash to launch Australia’s first entirely battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Toyota  bZ4X. And, to prove just how excellent electric vehicles are at offering economical and eco-friendly way to discover our  “sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains,” shared their pick (and pics!) of the seven best Australian towns to discover in an EV.

Port Stephens, NSW

Just north of Newcastle, Port Stephens is a breathtaking coastal town. Known for its stunning beaches, picturesque sand dunes, and unforgettable scenery. Get your camera ready for this one!

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Katherine, NT

Nestled along the Katherine River, Katherine is famous for its iconic natural landscapes, hot springs, and perfect picnic spots. A road trip here offers the best blend of adventure and relaxation.

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Moreton, QLD

Often called a “little Maldives in Brisbane,” Moreton Bay is a northeast coastal paradise with lagoons, nature reserves, and delicious seafood. Including the famed Moreton Bay Bugs. It also served as the filming location for “Scooby-Doo: Mystery Island.

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Daylesford, VIC

Located at the base of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, Daylesford features a charming township. With heritage architecture, hot springs and fine dining. As well as some of the most beautiful lakes and botanical gardens in the region.

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Strahan, TAS

On Tasmania’s west coast, Strahan offers World Heritage-listed wilderness that includes forests, sand dunes, waterfalls, and a historic town formerly used as a port. Highlights include the stunning heritage railway.

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Esperance, WA

Esperance boasts some of Australia’s whitest beaches and clearest waters, looking like a scene from a postcard. Visitors can see kangaroos on the beach, enjoy locally sourced cuisine by the waterfront, and visit the famous pink lake.

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Clare Valley, SA

And THE Toyota Power Town, the winning town is …. Clare Valley. Although it is one of Australia’s oldest winemaking regions, Clare Valley offers much more than just wine. Just a 90-minute drive from Adelaide, it features stunning natural scenery, heritage buildings and iconic landmarks like the Midnight Oil House – an artisanal hedge maze. Its vibrant food scene, also makes it a true “mecca for foodies.

Best Australian Towns Toyota  bZ4X  Clare Valley


By Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

Marie-Antoinette Issa is the Lifestyle Editor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She has worked across news and women's lifestyle magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Concrete Playground, The Urban List and Daily Mail, I Quit Sugar and Huffington Post.



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