Revealed: The roadies that Aussies are most keen to drive in 2023

Long winding Cape du Couedic Road on Kangaroo Island through bushland and gumtrees, Flinders Chase National Park, South Australia

For the second year in a row, Australians have chosen the Great Ocean Road in Victoria as their ultimate road trip destination for 2023.

The Victorians beat the Queenslanders with the road from Cairns to Cape York coming in second spot, and Western Australia’s Margaret River Coastline in third.

The Tasmanian Ring Road dropped from third in 2022 to finish fourth for 2023.

Over a thousand votes were cast to find out what Australia’s Ultimate Nextbase Road Trip for 2023, with a quarter of votes going to Victoria’s iconic ocean road.

2023 Ultimate Nextbase Road Trip results:

Sunset at the famous Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Credit: iStock Photo

  1. Great Ocean Road, Victoria
  2. Cairns to Cape York, Queensland
  3. Margaret River Coastline, West Australia
  4. Tasmanian Ring Road, Tasmania
  5. Perth to Ningaloo, Western Australia
  6. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  7. Darwin to Katherine, Northern Territory
  8. Grand Pacific Drive, New South Wales
  9. Great Alpine Road, Victoria
  10. Adelaide to Coober Pedy, South Australia
  11. Great Green Way, Queensland
  12. Lismore Loop, New South Wales

Nextbase Ambassador and Supercar driver David Reynolds is more familiar with driving at hundreds of kilometres an hour on a racetrack than taking a relaxing scenic drive. And, he’s urging people to keep safe when on the roads while visiting these or any other destinations this year.

“We all love hitting the road with family or mates, stopping in at a local bakery on the way, there is no better way to see the country. The Great Ocean Road has amazing scenery along the coast line and into the Otway’s rainforest. It’s a must drive for every Australian,” Reynolds said.

The Nextbase Dash Cam offers a level of protection when it comes to insurance claims in case of an accident. Plus, the Emergency SOS feature will contact emergency services on a drivers behalf.

As part of the competition, five voters won a Nextbase Dash Cams’ Road Trip prize pack, featuring a Nextbase 622GW, $500 fuel voucher, and a $500 Airbnb voucher.

The winners were Fiona Osborne (Lysterfield, VIC), Peter Clements (Parkesbourne, NSW), Greg Heinl (Chevallum, QLD), Anne-Marie Fensom (Illawong, NSW) and Fred Goodwin.

Nextbase’s Head of Territory for Australia & New Zealand, Ben Sinica said he found the voter turnout heartwarming, and wanted drivers to make sure they kept safe while checking them out.

“No matter where you drive for your next holiday, it’s always a good idea to cover yourself if the worst case scenario becomes reality. Nextbase Dash Cams not only record footage that you can use as part of an insurance claim or criminal investigation, but they also have our world-first Emergency SOS feature which alerts authorities to your location if you have a serious accident. Where you save money on flights, invest in your safety on the road with a Dash Cam and get that peace of mind for you and your loved ones for your next road trip,” he said.

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