What is the best drive in Australia?
Spurred on by Top Gear's attempt to find the best road in the world (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuNzk2dGHbQ
) , and the disappointment that was brought on by the realization that many of these roads will be out of my reach, as they are in continental europe, I've been searching the web for the best drive's in Australia.
Of course you're going to say the great ocean road. You're going to say a good thrash over the nullabor. I know you're going to say that, because so did the NRMA in it's magazine, and so did top gear, because they're famous roads for that.
But I'm not looking for something famous. I'm looking for local knowledge, secrets of the bush-man type thing. Roads that aren't inhabited by the grey nomads with their caravans attempting to see all the things they found in tourist books about Australia before they wither away and die. Surely in this wide brown land, with it's lack of populace, which we are hugely proud of, there is a road reminiscent of the stelvio pass, that has very, very, very few other users (particularly of the semi trailer/ grey nomad species)
I suppose what I'm looking for is a truly epic Australian road. A road that has the best combination of twists, turns, flat out straights, climbs, descents ,decent scenery and automotive space (similar to personal space).
Where is the best place to flog my new Aston that i have hypothetically bought with my hypothetical money in my hypothetical world?
What do you think is the most idealistic, fantastical, most too good to be true road in Australia?
p.s. I think it would be nice to set out your suggestions in a nice easy to read format. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't talk about the road, or post pictures, please do, infact. But if you set it out with a location, to/ from eg. like this;
any other relevant info etc. etc.
P.s. roads in New Zealand are also counted... they're practically Australian anyway...