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Lajamanu Road is an unsealed 110km road located in the arid regions of the Northern Territory, in Australia.

 

Thunderbolts Way is a very scenic drive in New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.

 

Dorat Road, also known as State Route 23, is a single lane sealed road located in the Northern Territory of Australia.

 

Perched on a huge granite outcrop at an elevation of 754 m above the sea level, the Moonbi Park lookout is located in the Moonbi Range mountain range, in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

 

The Alpine Way is a very scenic drive in New South Wales, Australia, offering great views to the south and into the high country of the Victorian Alps.

 

Mount Matlock is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.372m above the sea level located in Victoria, Australia.

 

Knoll Scenic Drive is a five kilometre sealed, one-way circular drive in Western Australia, located on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets.

 

Snowy Mountains Highway (B72)  is a scenic driving route in New South Wales, Australia. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. 

 

Mount Spec Road is a very scenic drive in North Queensland, Australia. The road is located in the Mount Spec ranges, in Paluma Range National Park.

 

Mount Hotham is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,862 metres (6,109 ft) above the sea level, located in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, in the Australian state of Victoria. It’s the highest point in the Great Alpine Road (B500).

 

Mount William is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1,167 metres (3,829 ft) above the sea level located in western Victoria, Australia.

 

Caves Road Tourist Drive is a very scenic drive located in the South West region of Western Australia (Australia). The road is 123-kilometre-long (76 mi) long.

 

Duncans Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 912m above the sea level, located in the Blue Mountains,  in New South Wales, Australia.

 

Litchfield Park Road is one of the most scenice drives in the Northern Territory of Australia. This sealed road leads to the Litchfield National Park.

 

Located in the Wolvi Mountain of Queensland, Australia, the Salmon Lookout lies at an elevation of 370m above the sea level.

 

The Sandover Highway is one of the more remote roads in the Northern Territory. This outback unsealed track runs from the Plenty Highway north of Alice Springs in a north east direction to the Barkly Highway just short of the Queensland Border. Almost six hundred kilometres of sand hills and corrugations.

 

Mount Banks is a mountain pass at an elevation of 863m above the sea level located in New South Wales, Australia.

This infographic provides detailed information on the Australian fleet. As of 2011, there were 16,368,383 vehicles and 12,474,044 passenger cars in the whole of Australia. This is about 0.72 vehicles per person nationwide.

 

Rawson Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.124 metres (6,968 ft) above the sea level, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, in Australia.

 

Basin-Olinda Road is a very scenic gravel road located in Victoria, Australia.

 

Tamborine Mountain Road is a very scenic drive located in North Tamborine, Queensland, in Australia. This asphalted road is very steep (with an average gradient of 8% and a maximum gradient of 16% for 1.5 KM).

The number of vehicles on Australian roads has increased significantly in the last few years according to a recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics report comparing the Australian motor vehicle fleet between 2007 and 2012.

 

Kosciuszko Express Chairlift lies in Australia's state of New South Wales, near the Victorian border, at an elevation of 1.937m above the sea level.

 

Located within the picturesque Toomuc Valley, in Victoria, Australia, Berglund Road is a brutal road with gradients peaking at 30%.

 

The Ernest Giles Road is one of the more remote roads in the Northern Territory.  This outback unsealed track runs from the Luritja Road to the Stuart Highway.  4WD only as there are some big dips, corrugations and deep sand on occasions.

 

Steve Irwin Way is a very scenic drive located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

The Old Andado Track is one of the more remote roads in the Northern Territory.  This outback unsealed track is an interesting and alternative route from Alice Springs to Oodnadatta through the fringe of the vast Simpson Desert, the largest parallel sand dune desert in the world. Some of its dunes are the longest in the world, running continuously for almost 200km. 4WD required.




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