Uber-easy Adventures Near You with Uber Carshare
Australia is the country where dreams are made. Here, you can explore a diverse range of destinations: from sparkling sandy beaches, cascading cliffs, winding scenic roads, to an abundance of natural wonders – the country arguably has some of the world’s most beautiful views. Even if you live in Australia, there’s no end to new, and ever-changing experiences and sights just waiting to be discovered in your own backyard.
Road trips are an excellent way to explore Australia. Off the beaten path journeys are now even more accessible with Uber Carshare: an app that offers a handy alternative to traditional rental cars. With thousands of cars in neighbourhoods and cities across Australia, a wide variety of cars to choose from, and great flexibility for a fuss-free experience, Uber Carshare is a unique and ideal way to travel. You can book by the hour, day, or however long you need, so impromptu day trips and short overnight road trips are within reach!
Below we show you that adventure is never far away with Uber Carshare, as we share our top road trip picks.
Road trips to Rediscover Sydney
Sydney is the perfect destination as a starting point for accessible and fuss-free road trips: its diverse neighbourhoods and landscapes provide many hidden gems that will surprise and delight.
A short road trip from Sydney (keeping within NSW) will take you to hidden urban oasis gems such as the heritage-listed Paddington Reservoir Gardens in Paddington or Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay, just ten minutes north of the CBD.
If beaches are more your style, drive your Uber Carshare 35 minutes east of Sydney and you’ll reach the family-friendly Freshwater Beach. Famous for its surf offering and coastal walks, be sure to check it out. Keeping on the coastal theme, just over an hour south of Sydney along Princes Highway, you’ll hit the Grand Pacific Drive: a 140-kilometer scenic drive that is a ‘must’ on your itinerary.
Just a 30 minute drive north east of Sydney, the NSW South Head Heritage Trail is a loop track that starts and ends in Watsons Bay. With views of the ocean and Harbour Bridge, it’s an activity not to be missed. Also seek out Hornsby Lighthouse for some picture moments. A 28 minute Uber Carshare drive north east of Sydney will also take you to Gap Park: a spectacular location for a scenic cliff top walk that begins at The Gap Park.
With Uber Carshare, getting around Sydney and its surrounds is a breeze. The flexibility of the app allows you to book by the hour, day, or however long you need, meaning you can choose your own adventure.
Roadtrips to Remember in Melbourne
From scenic drives, seaside villages, luscious National Parks to penguin parades: road trips from Melbourne are certainly memorable and unique. And with Uber Carshare, even more so!
The Great Otway National Park is just a three-hour drive from Melbourne, yet you’ll find yourself a world away as you wind along the Great Ocean Road before reaching this destination to explore its famous hiking trails, waterfalls, and mountain views. Just another hour drive west of The Great Otway National Park, and you can check out the lively seaside village of Port Campbell. Here you’ll enjoy quaint restaurants, cafes, and bakeries with views of the beach. The Port Campbell National Park is famous for its limestone formations, including The Razorback, whose name is thanks to its jagged, narrow appearance. Great spot for a photo opportunity!
If you visit Melbourne, you must take a short two-hour Uber Carshare drive south to check out Phillip Island. Who doesn’t love the sound of a nightly penguin parade?! While only a short trip away from the bustling city, you’ll find it’s a world away in terms of adventure.
The Bendigo Tramways in Bendigo, just under two hours drive north of Melbourne, is yet again a completely unique experience. Step aboard the Vintage Talking Tram to hear about its craftmanship or step on the Blues Tram to enjoy sublime music while you learn about Bendigo’s history.
Hit the road to uncover these uniquely beautiful Melbourne attractions and hidden gems with Uber Carshare.
Explore Melbourne with Uber Carshare
Exciting Views to Drive Toward - Brisbane
Brisbane is a must-visit bustling metropolis that’s both welcoming and relaxed.
Brisbane is one of the best cities to rent a car using Uber Carshare: you’ll be amazed by where you can go within one-three hours. For instance, the Gold Coast is less than a two-hour drive away, with vehicle pick-ups available for your outdoor adventure.
Two National Parks full to the brim with natural beauty are Bunya Mountains National Park and Glasshouse Mountains National Park. Bunya is just a three hour drive north-west of Brisbane and Glasshouse National Park even closer: just under an hour north of Brisbane. Bunya National Park offers spectacular mountain views, not to mention its 30 (and counting) rare and threatened species. At Glasshouse National Park you can walk around the base of Mount Tibrogargan and to the top of Mount Ngungun for stunning views of nearby peaks and surrounding landscape.
Stay at the world heritage listed luxury property Spicers Peak Lodge Hotel, just 1.5 hours southwest of Brisbane. Surrounded by untouched rainforest, with volcanic scenery of the Scenic Rim and just under two hours southwest of Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge Hotel is the perfect spot to rest your head after a day of road trippin’ adventure with Uber Carshare.
One hour south of Brisbane is Burleigh Heads. The ultimate beach destination, drive your Uber Carshare here to check out its lively beaches, cafes, bars, and nature walks. Enjoy a drink at the end of the day at Rick Shores or Burleigh Pavillion or head to the Surf Life Saving Club.
Country-to-coast day trips in Adelaide
Consistently ranked as one of the top ten liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is the perfect place to pick up an Uber Carshare for a road trip.
South Australia’s capital city boasts beautiful landscapes including green parkland, the Mount Lofty Ranges and coastal beaches. Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot consists of an incredible protected swimming beach which is perfect for an array of water sports and outdoor adventure. Just under 1.5 hours south of Adelaide is Second Valley Beach: one of South Australia’s most Instagrammed locations, yet a hidden treasure at the same time.
From Adelaide, drive 90 minutes to Goolwa and visit various attractions such as Goolwa Animal Farm. A 12-acre family-run farm, Goolwa is set in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula Countryside, yet is only a four-minute drive from beautiful South Australia beaches too. Perfect for hopping in that Uber Carshare and travelling between the two very different landscapes!
If you fancy a very quick road trip, one hour south of Adelaide is the Myponga Reservoir Lookout. Nestled near the township of Myponga, this gorge is surrounded by beautiful nature, trees, and wild kangaroos. You can hire a canoe, hike one of the many walking tracks, or just stop at the lookout and take in its scenic surrounds.
Cruise leisurely in your Uber Carshare rental vehicle as you travel to these beautiful spots – all under two hours from Adelaide.
Cairns - Drive Beyond the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns is undoubtedly the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Each year, people flock to the reef from around the world to swim, snorkel, and dive with the more than 1,500 marine species that call the reef home. However, there’s so much more to discover besides the Great Barrier Reef.
A short road trip away from Cairns, you’ll find amazing beaches, snorkeling at the reef, lush rainforests, and lots of adventurous activities, all which you can unlock with your Uber Carshare car of choice.
Drive just an hour south of Cairns and you can soak up the natural beauty of Josephine Falls and nearby picnic spots in the Wooroonooran National Park. Even closer – just 25 minutes southwest of Cairns – Crystal Cascades is a secluded freshwater swimming hole hidden in a cool tropical rainforest. Adventure-seekers can sign up to Cairns Canyoning.
A quick 22-minute drive north of Cairns will take you to Trinity Beach. One of the most popular Cairns beaches amongst locals, family-friendly Trinity Beach offers a laid-back casual atmosphere with beautiful views and vibes.
Just over an hour north of Cairns lies Mossman Gorge. A 56,000 hectare area within the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, check out its waterfalls, take a swim, and if you’re feeling adventurous: cross the Rex Creek suspension bridge and hike the 2.4-kilometer rainforest circuit track.
Explore Cairns with Uber Carshare
Unlock your Uber-tastic adventure with Uber Carshare
Uber Carshare is an ideal way to rent a car: to discover or rediscover road trips and attractions within a short distance from the city – no matter which state you live in.
Whether it’s a day trip, one-night stay, or longer holiday, Uber Carshare gives you the flexibility to book a car for the hours or days you need. It’s a perfect way to explore the amazing country that is Australia.