The Sunshine State is home to the nicest climate in the country, making it one of the best places to enjoy the open road. Have you ever wanted to just get in the car and get away from it all? The classic Aussie\u00a0road trip\u00a0is a rite of passage, with a number of people being able to recall piling into a car with mates and heading towards the horizon. But Australia is such a huge country \u2013 where should you go? Luckily for you, we\u2019ve got that covered. In the coming weeks, we\u2019ll be bringing you the best and most awe-inspiring and best road trips in each Aussie state and territory. We\u2019re heading up north to Queensland this week, where the endless sunshine and picturesque scenery both make for the perfect road trip. Epic Cape York Drive We\u2019re kicking off with one of the longest road trips in the state: the 1,140-kilometre Epic Cape York Drive. We should warn you \u2013 this trip really isn\u2019t for the fainthearted. It takes you over some of the most unforgiving terrain in the state, meaning you\u2019ll need a four-wheel drive and a bit of experience. Starting in Cairns, you\u2019ll travel north to Port Douglas. This leg provides lush tropical rainforests and activities including bungee jumping and scuba diving. On the second day, you\u2019ll travel through Mossman and all the way up to Cape Tribulation. Stop in Mossman and enjoy stunning walking tracks, swimming holes and waterfalls before taking the next step in your journey. Daintree Forest is another absolute must-see; if you have the time, take a ride on the treetop zip line! Cape Tribulation, your next stop, is where the bitumen ends and the true adventure begins. Take your time to explore World Heritage-listed forests and reefs \u2013 you won\u2019t regret it. When you\u2019re done, head to Cooktown on the iconic Bloomfield Track and enjoy a mix of coastal, rainforest and inland scenery. The final three days of your trip will take you through historic goldmines, picturesque campgrounds and plentiful fishing spots. Head up to Cape York and relax, knowing you just completed one of the best road trips in Australia. The Savannah Way This route is a network of roads that stretch across the top end of Australia following a path set out by 19th century explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. Road-trippers can expect incredibly diverse landscapes, including sandstone wilderness, lush tropical forests, colonial and gold mining heritage and thousands of years of Indigenous history. The drive is over 750 kilometres of sealed road, but travellers should still be careful of making the trek in the wet season. This road trip begins in Cairns, stretches through the Atherton Tablelands and Undara, the dramatic sandstones cliffs of Cobbold Gorge and finishes up in Karumba. If you plan on swimming at one of the many beaches, make sure you obey the warning signs - there are lots of crocodiles in this part of the country! The Central Queensland Outback Drive We\u2019re finishing up with the longest route on our list: The Central Queensland Outback Drive. The incredible road trip will take you through the Great Dividing Range and past some of rural Queensland\u2019s most incredible landscapes. Beginning in Rockhampton, you\u2019ll head west to the town of Emerald where you\u2019ll find a great local museum, botanic gardens and a heritage railway station. Detour through the Central Highland gem fields on the next leg to Barcaldine and see if you can get your hands on a precious stone or two! Over the next few days, you\u2019ll travel through Longreach, Springsure and Carnarvon Gorge, giving you the opportunity to soak in the rural lifestyle. The gorge is one of Australia\u2019s prettiest natural wonders, with sandstone cliffs, tropical plants, Aboriginal rock art, waterfalls and rock pools. This region is worth stopping in for a couple of days if you can spare the time. Finally, head through Biloela and check out Mount Scoria and the nearby Kroombit Tops National Park. Finish up back in Rockhampton and take a well-earned break! Get set for summer! Did you know that outdoor home improvements can take up to a month to complete? If you require council approval, it can sometimes take even longer. If you\u2019ve been thinking about investing in a set of outdoor blinds, roller shutters, artificial grass, a pergola, verandah, timber deck or even a swimming pool, there\u2019s no better time than now.