With all the exciting locations to visit in Australia why not sit back, relax, and go for the ride of your life? With great rates and even better coverage for drivers over 50, you can travel with the piece of mind that comes with knowing you are covered while on the road.
Western Australia has a plethora of amazing sights available for exploration; one such sight is known as The Great Ocean Drive. Located in Esperance, this 38 kilometre stretch of mind-blowing ocean scenery curves around the most vivid contrasting ivory beaches and turquoise seas in Australia, 15 miles from town you will find Woody Island a virtual haven for travellers. Here visitors can relax and fish, swim, or simply lie on one of the white sandy beaches. A mere 50 kilometres from Esperance you will find yourself awestricken by the beautiful Lucky Bay, a 5 kilometre stretch of uninterrupted coastline and crystal clear waters.
East of the town of Perth is one of the oldest wonders in Australia, Wave Rock. This amazing natural rock structure is well over 2700 million years old, predating the dinosaurs! Spanning 110 metres long and 15 metres tall, this frozen wave of granite is striped in grey, yellow, and red due to years of rain washing chemicals down it's surface. A short drive further and you can see the Super pit, Kalgoorlie, the enormous man made pit a breathtaking view right off of goldfields highway.
A 55 kilometre drive west of the town of Menzies resides Lake Ballard, a fantastic snow white lake of salt, adorned with 51 abstract black iron figures, created in 2003 by artist Antony Gormley. These life sized creations were fashioned after the locals of Menzies; they eerily cast twisted shadows across the 7 kilometres of glowing salt lake at both sunrise and sunset.
Just east of Carnarvon sits Mount Augustus, the world's largest rock, its sheer size of 717 metres in height is only part of this natural wonders awe-inspiring quality. While driving through the untouched natural environment enjoy the fiery red, emerald green, deep blue and glowing gold of this chameleon rock.
Deep in the heart of The Golden Outback lies the ghost town of Coolgardie, once the booming centre of Australia's gold rush, now Coolgardie is a goldmine to those seeking adventure, a must see to you history buffs.
A half hours drive west of Sandstone visit the amazing London Bridge, an ancient natural bridge of basalt, once used for travel, now eroded to a 1 metre width, part of Australia's beautiful history.
Be sure to try the Canning Stock Route, a 2000 kilometre drive of isolated hard terrain, known for its ever changing scenic views, this drive will satisfy the explorer in you, but a 4 wheel drive would be best suited for such a challenge.
Remember, before travelling ensure you take out extra insurance on your car and caravan, choosing the right cover is essential for peace of mind on your adventure, choose over 50 car insurance for your vehicle to ensure you have the correct level of cover and come explore Australia's Golden Outback.
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This article suggests numerous driving destinations in Australia that are attractive to over 50's. Driving around Australia is one of the greatest experiences at any age, but ensure you have take out a comprehensive insurance policy before you travel to ensure you have maximum protection
By: Hugh McInnes