Ireland is one of my favorite countries [including Northern Ireland] and it doesn’t have to do with the fact that I am at least 25% Irish. The people are friendly, the food is great and the landscape is breathtaking. That makes it the perfect place for a [Ireland] road trip.
I’ve been quite a few times so I’ve compiled all of the places that I’ve road tripped to into one ultimate Ireland road trip list. You can customize depending on your time and travel style.
The Great Barrier Reef is known worldwide for being the largest living thing on Earth. The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia and stretches over 2,300 kilometers. What some people might not know is that the reef isn’t as alive and vibrant as it used to be. This is because of warming ocean temperatures as well as other environmental factors and the amount of people that visit everyday.
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometer stretch of road that goes along the South-eastern coast of Australia, closest to Melbourne. Most people experience this scenic stretch via a coach bus while on a day tour, but I recommend renting a car and doing it yourself.
Driving in Australia isn’t as difficult as you may think and yes, you can do it even if you’re solo. I started and ended this 4-night Great Ocean Road trip in Melbourne.
When in Australia, it’s worth it to make a trip to the center for a few reasons with one of those reasons being Uluru. Ayers Rock or Uluru is a 348 meter tall piece of sandstone that has sacred meaning to the Aborigines of the area, who are known as the Anang. Here‘s a good description of how Uluru was formed.
I decided on a day tour because of the high temperature during my visit and the lack of camping/outdoor gear I had with me at the time.