Only 60 miles from Victoria's capital of Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road winds alongside the Southern Ocean from Torquay to Portland. Created by soldiers returning from the First World War, the route is more than 180 miles and includes a variety of sites such as world-renowned beaches, national parks and shipwrecks. The most famous spectacle along B100 is the Twelve Apostles, a natural formation of limestone stacks that seem to magically rise from the Southern Ocean. There are two walkways alongside the Twelve Apostles so park your car and get a great photo.
6. The Garden Route -- Western Cape Province, South Africa
The shores of South Africa provide as many great drives as they do gorgeous views. Members suggested the "Garden Route," which lies between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town connecting the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces. The route (known as N2 within South Africa) is nicknamed for its abundance of wild flowers and is also dotted with secluded bays and quaint villages. For those who don't want to leave Cape Town proper, VirtualTourist members also suggested Chapman's Peak drive as fun driving, as it has over 114 curves and spectacular cliffside views.
7. Ring Road -- Iceland
Most visitors to Iceland do the "Golden Circle Tour," embarking from Reykjavik and traveling inland to see Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the island's geothermal geysers. However, Iceland's "Ring Road," or Route 1, forms an 830-mile circle around the country with incredible coastal views and even more landmarks to behold. Traveling east on Route 1 from Reykjavik includes sites such as Skaftafell National Park and Jokulsarlon, the largest glacier lagoon in Iceland. If you only want to travel a section of the road, the trip from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon is just 233 miles.
8. The Atlantic Road -- Norway
Located in the fjord area of Norway, the Atlantic Road connects a series of islands along the western coast. Even though talk of connecting the islands began as early as 1909, the Atlantic Road didn't open for another 80 years, in July 1989. Although the road, known as Route 64, is relatively short compared to our other chosen drives at just over 5 miles long, you may recognize it as it's been the site of numerous car commercials. Many locals use the bridges for cycling and fishing. Surprisingly, an area along the route, Hustadvika, is incredibly popular for scuba diving due to the number of wrecks along the route before the bridges were built.
9. Northeast Loop -- Phuket, Thailand
While the majority of the resorts on Phuket are centered on the south and western shores, a few VirtualTourist members suggested driving along the Northeast loop to get a "behind the scenes" view of island life. By turning off Route 402 at the Heroines Monument circle, drivers head on a 6.8-mile loop on the far Northeast tip of the island. The loop provides the opportunity to see excellent bay views and small fishing villages, a nice change of pace from the busy beach resorts on the opposite side of the Thai island.
10. Kotor to Sveti Stephan -- Montenegro
An unexpectedly popular suggestion by many VirtualTourist members was Montenegro, specifically the drive from Kotor to Sveti Stephan. This route, which starts through Montenegro countryside, eventually travels south along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea past the popular resort town of Budva to Sveti Stephan. From the shoreline, the islet of Sveti Stephan juts out resembling Ischia's Ponte Aragonese and making it a fantastic stop for photographs. If you'd rather not make the trek south, members also suggested following E65 along the Bay of Kotor -- it's only a 24-mile round trip along this scenic route from Kotor to Risan.