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Aussie road trips with the NRMA

There’s nothing more exciting than an upcoming holiday, and although we can’t travel overseas this Easter, there’s tonnes to explore within Australia. Together with the NRMA, we’ve put together some of the great Aussie long weekend road trips to inspire you to get away with friends and family this Easter holiday and discover the communities local to you.

We’re also excited to be offering an exclusive discount on NRMA Blue next month to all our Locals Matter Community Program Members. Sign up to the program anytime between now and 15th April 2021 to get 50% off a whole year of NRMA Blue (that’s just $30*). This allows you to enjoy your road trips by unlocking all the benefits, like discounts on fuel, accommodation, insurance, experiences and more! Once you’ve signed up, look out for the exclusive discount in the Locals Matter Community Program members email in April.


Sydney – Berry – Batemans Bay

Why not escape the city and discover the beautiful town of Berry and the sandy beaches down south. We recommend allowing for one day and one night in Berry to enjoy the nearby wineries, beaches and nature walks, and then choose as long as you want in Batemans Bay to soak up the sand and sea! If you’re in need of supplies on route, you can pick these up at IGA Berry. It’s approximately 4 hours drive back to the city on your final day if you go direct.

Batemans Bay


Canberra – Sydney

Take the drive up to Sydney from Canberra for the weekend, stopping at the Royal National Park on the way. It only takes approx. 3 hours to drive from one city to the other, so it’s easily achievable in one weekend while still leaving you time to explore. IGA Heathcote and IGA Xpress Yarrawarrah are on route in / out of Sydney for any supplies, making it easy for you to enjoy the waterfalls and walks that the national park has to offer.

Wattamolla Beach, Royal National Park


The Great Ocean Road

Known as one of Australia’s most scenic drives, The Great Ocean Road is 664km long and makes for a great three day round trip. Starting in Melbourne, head to Torquay and take in the beautiful beaches. Spot the Kangaroos at Anglesea Golf Club and then head to Apollo Bay for the night. IGA Anglesea and IGA Apollo Bay are on the way for any supplies you might need. The next day you can complete The Great Ocean Road ending up in Port Fairy, discovering the twelve apostles on route. When you’re ready to head back to Melbourne, enjoy a relaxed journey through the mountains inland via Colac.

The Great Ocean Road


Adelaide – Adelaide Hills – Barossa Valley

Getting from Adelaide to the Adelaide hills is a very short journey, but you can easily make a lovely day of it by stopping off at the number of towns and villages in the hills, and then heading to the summit of the Mount Lofty Ranges for a spectacular view. On your second day, make your way to Barossa Valley, a renowned wine-producing region in SA. We recommend spending a night here before heading back to the city at the end of your weekend.

Barossa Valley


Margaret River

Drive through endless vineyards and breathtaking scenery on this 2-3 day trip. Stop off at Busselton to walk the historic jetty, and then continue along the stunning coastline via Yallingup and Surfers Point, before arriving in the beautiful Margaret River wine region.

Margaret River


Darwin to Kakadu National Park

You’ll need a little longer than just the weekend to complete this trip, but if you have the time it’s worth it! This brilliant 1 week family adventure takes you through beautiful Australian scenery and opportunities to discover authentic Aboriginal bush life. IGA X-press in Darwin can help you with any last minute bits before you head off!

Kakadu National Park Entrance


Cairns to The Daintree

Captain Cook Highway is another of Australia’s beautiful scenic roads, taking you between coral coastline and the rainforest. Stop off at Palm Cove and Port Douglas before you reach the Daintree! As it’s fairly remote and the shops are limited, IGA SUPA in Port Douglas will help you out with everything you need.

The Daintree National Park


Hobart to Launceston

You can drive from city to city on the Heritage Highway for a day trip, which is only around 3 hours, or you can take a more scenic route for the long weekend. Starting in Hobart you can head down to Port Arthur, then up via Maria National Park, Freycinet National Park and Bicheno fishing town, before ending your road trip in Launceston. There’s lots of IGA stores along this route to stop by for all your road trip needs!


The IGA Locals Matter Program wishes you a wonderful Easter weekend, whatever you have planned. Don’t forget to sign up to the program to receive more content like this straight to your inbox, and enjoy the exclusive NRMA Members discount in next month’s members email.

*Offer is 50% off NRMA Blue membership, valid for new NRMA Members only. Total minimum cost of $30 for the first 12 months. After the first 12 months, no further discounts apply on NRMA Blue subscription. Offer valid from 12th March 2021 to 30th September 2021 online only. The NRMA reserves the right to terminate the offer at an earlier date and at its discretion. Not available for existing Members who’s subscription is due for renewal during or prior to the promotional period. Not valid for roadside assistance products including “Join on Road” or in conjunction with any other offer.

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