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Celebrating your anniversary on the road

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Riders love being on the road, feeling the rush of air around them, and staring at the path ahead. It gives you a view like never before and allows you time to bond with your loved one and share the thrill of the ride. So, if you are stuck on anniversary ideas and cannot seem to see what works best for your spouse, how about riding across the country? You can fall in love with each other again and enjoy sunsets by the road. How magnificent would that be?

Here are some fantastic road trips you can embark on in Australia, and what makes them stand out from the rest:

Queensland- Brisbane to Mount Mee

If you are looking for a scenic ride which you can look back on for years to come, this is it. You get to make your way through mountainous regions and take pictures against picturesque backdrops. The corners are smooth, and they sweep through the hilly areas, taking you through straight stretches that seem to have no end. For more than 100km, there is little else but you and the mountains. Plus, you will come across many other bikers plying the same route, as is common during the weekends. It takes about three hours to get to cover this route. So, you can start early and take a picnic on the road while creating enough bonding moments before arriving at your destination.

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Mt Mee

There are many stops along the route, where you can stop for lunch or snacks. Thus, you do not have to carry a thing. The base of Mount Mee will be your destination. On getting here, you can go back the same way you came. Or you could use a shorter route following the Dayboro route. The alternative will not be as scenic as this stretch, but it will only take you an hour to get back to the start point.

Northern Territory – Darwin to Litchfield Park

This route is also quite scenic, and it stretches over 167km. You can, therefore, make the trip to and from within a day. Or you could make some stops along the way and prolong the ride and your time together. The route follows the Stuart Highway, for the most part, affording you a smooth ride as you take in the expanse of the territory. From here, you can veer off the main road and head towards Rum Jungle. Alternatively, you could follow other routes that locals do and bathe in the raw beauty that surrounds this road.

As you get to Litchfield Park, the road stops being a straight stretch, and it gives way to some sweeping curves. Not only do they add to the thrill of the ride, but they also enable you to take in the beauty of the Wangi Falls towards the end. Plus, there is a café at the national park where you could stop for some photos and a bite.

New South Wales – Kangaroo Valley Ride

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Kangaroo Valley

For pictures that speak a thousand words, follow this route which starts at the Princess Highway. It then follows the national park before veering towards the coast and entering the peripheries of Wollongong. In this way, you will experience the thrill of different settings along a 116km ride. 

These routes are ideal for both day trips and prolonged journeys. And they will provide you with memories to make your anniversary all the more enjoyable. Have fun!