JAGUAR’S ODE TO AUSTRALIAN ROADS
While Jaguar is renowned for its striking design and refined luxury, the true pleasure of a Jaguar comes from experiencing its impressive drive and handling of the open road. Travelling further afield might not be an option right now, but it’s the perfect time to explore your own backyard and take one of these memorable road trips.
99 BENDS, TASMANIA
Tasmania is ideal for roundtrips, and the windy road out of Queenstown, on the Apple Isle’s West Coast, is both fun and picturesque. The 6km of twists and turns over a mountain range has been dubbed 99 Bends and is a unique route that delivers a thoroughly rewarding drive.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD, VICTORIA
One of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and the perfect stretch of tarmac for a road trip, the Great Ocean Road offers spectacular vistas along the 243km route. We recommend sharing driving duties with your co-pilot, so you can fully appreciate the natural beauty on offer, from gorgeous ocean views to lush rainforest. Pretty seaside towns offer a place to refuel and recharge, and the natural wonder of the Twelve Apostles is a must-visit on any Great Ocean Road itinerary.
MOUNT PANORAMA, NEW SOUTH WALES
A famous motor racing track and home to the Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama is a public road and a perennially popular destination for racing fans. The speed limit is a strictly enforced 60km/h, but you can imagine the exhilaration during a race at high speed through the circuit.
ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Quiet, winding roads, rolling hills and charming townships combine to make the Adelaide Hills an always-appealing destination for a road trip. Whichever route you choose to explore, you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery and a truly pleasurable driving experience. Spoilt for choice with high-quality restaurants, you should definitely plan a pit stop for lunch and make the most of your trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
LASSETER HIGHWAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY
This spectacular road trip gives you some understanding of the vast expanse of Australia’s interior. Landscapes don’t come more majestic and awe-inspiring than Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and cruising the 244km length of Lasseter Highway will be one of the most memorable road trips you will ever take.
AN ODE TO THE ROAD
We acknowledge there are some of you with plans on hold. Jaguar understands the irresistible lure of taking to the open road and created a short video that is an ode to the road for those longing to take a road trip again, one day soon.