Skip the flowers and hit the road with your Valentine

Instead of flowers, fancy dinners or gifts, jump in the car with your loved one this Valentine’s Day and tackle a romantic Aussie road trip.

What could be more romantic than a weekend together, exploring the best our beautiful country has to offer?

With over 222 million kilometres driven across Australia in Avis rental cars in 2018, Avis Australia have pulled together some of the most romantic road trips around the country for you and your loved one to take this Valentine’s Day.

Great Ocean Road, VIC

Stretching almost 250 kilometres from Torquay on Melbourne’s southwestern edge, all the way to Warnambool in the west, The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most famous and beautiful road trips, perfect for a couple’s trip by the sea.

With striking ocean scenery and diverse, rugged landscapes, the scenic coastal route winds past massive rock stacks (including the famous Twelve Apostles), serene bays, rainforests and coastal towns.

The endless coast and jagged beauty of the Great Ocean Road is the ideal place to relax and spend some quality time as a couple.

Waterfall Way, NSW

Marvel at some spectacular waterfalls along New South Wales’ Waterfall Way.

At 207 kilometres long, Waterfall Way winds through the states north, passing by Ebor Falls, Dangar Falls and the awe-inspiring Wollomombi Falls.

Starting in Coffs Harbour, this route stretches west to Armidale, passing through the breathtaking Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, where you can stop off for a variety of bushwalking trails.

The Skywalk Lookout is a beautiful spot to stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery with your loved one.

Epicurean Way, SA

Starting and ending in Adelaide, the Epicurean way winds through the iconic South Australian wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley. Dotted with beautiful wineries and superb restaurants, this is the ultimate romantic road trip for foodies and wine-lovers alike.

If you’re looking for a kicked back weekend of wine tasting, cheese boards and delicious restaurants with your favourite person, stop off at some of the many renowned wineries in the region, including d’Arenberg, Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek and St Hugo.

Border Range Loop Drive, QLD

Queensland is truly the ultimate destination for a great Aussie road trip.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with this three-day drive along the Border Range Loop.

Starting in Brisbane and looping around at Warwick, this road trip cuts across the Great Dividing Range, before heading to the villages by Tamborine Mountain.

Lush rainforests, mountainous views and waterfalls are in store for you and your loved one along this beautiful route, so grab your cameras and set off on a romantic escape experiencing some of the best the Sunshine State has to offer.

Cradle Country, TAS

Experience the diverse landscapes on offer in Australia’s smallest state, with a four-day loop from the north coast’s hinterlands to the beautiful cradle mountain Cradle Mountain.

On the edge of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, the rugged landscapes of Cradle Mountain are the perfect backdrop to any romantic weekend away.

Although Australia’s smallest state, this southern gem has plenty to offer. For something different this Valentine’s Day, grab your loved one and enjoy a serene weekend on the road in Tassie.

Esperance, WA

Australia’s biggest state is home to some of the most adventurous Aussie road trips.

Take a Valentine’s jaunt south of Perth and discover the beauty of Australia’s southwestern corner in Esperance.

There is plenty to see along the way, from the bright yellow canola paddocks of Corrigin to the bizarre Wave Rock and the pure white salt lakes of Lake King.

However, Esperance is the crowning jewel of Australia’s southwest with the sparkling white beaches of Cape Le Grand National Park, complete with sunbathing kangaroos to the peculiar pink Lake Hillier just off the coast in Hillier island.

​If a picturesque and unique road trip sounds like something up you and your partner’s alley, get behind the wheel and enjoy the most insta-worthy romantic getaway there is.