Score: 8.73

A journey this adventurous – not to mention this iconic – was always going to feature on this list… but to take the #2 road trip spot? “Doing the Cape is something every Aussie with a spirit of adventure dreams of doing,” says Lee Atkinson, who, as Australia’s foremost roadtripper, has criss-crossed the country hundreds of times. It’s wonderful, she says, not just because it’s a pilgrimage of sorts, but because of what you’ll uncover along the way. “Laura has some of the best Aboriginal rock art in the world and Cooktown is the ultimate frontier tropical town.” She adds, “These days, even if you don’t have a 4WD you can get to Cooktown and Laura in a normal car.” More info: See ‘Trip to the Tip

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