Driving across Australia is no mean feat. Beginning in tropical North Queensland and ending on the stunning beaches of Broome in Western Australia, the Savannah Way passes through some of the most remote and unusual terrain in the world including The Kimberleys and the top end of the Northern Territory. From world heritage tropical savannahs to flourishing national parks (15 in total) and visits to remote communities, this is a drive for nature lovers and one we recommend you take your time to enjoy. However, it's not all rough and tumble travelling. The route also has a few luxury surprises along the way including the famous El Questro Homestead near Kununurra where parts of Baz Luhrman's epic ode to the great southern land, Australia, was filmed.
Stay at: After a week or more on the road, even the most robust of adventurers will be craving a little luxury. Finish up your journey at McAlpine House, a luxury boutique hotel owned by the Paspaley family (think pearls) that evokes the history and eclectic culture of Broome. With just eight rooms, McAlpine House is the perfect tropical hideaway for weary drivers to relax after an epic road trip. www.mcalpinehouse.com.au