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Australia Self Drive Tours

Australian self drive tours are the perfect way to see the highlights of Australia at your own pace. You are in total control of the adventure as you explore Australia’s famous destinations and local gems off-the-beaten path. We take Australia’s incredible road trip itineraries and create spectacular self drive vacation packages including flights, hotels and car rentals. Everything is taken care of so you can have the adventure of a lifetime.

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Australian & New Zealand Self Drive Experiences

Dreaming of an epic month-long road trip in Australia? Looking to spend a day trip, 3 weeks, or maybe more, driving along Australia’s coasts? We have a number of designed road trip itineraries that take a leisurely drive holiday across Australia’s most enchanting regions. Our About Australia travel experts are also at hand to create a custom trip entirely from scratch to suit your style and interests. We also arrange motorhome and RV trips in Australia so you can get as up close and personal with the road as you like!

We can create a custom self drive tour for any interest and budget. Connect with your About Australia Travel Advisor to get started on your Australian self guided road trip itinerary.

Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, Australia

14 DAYS, 12 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31138

Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Melbourne (2 Nights), Port Campbell (1), Halls Gap (1), Victor Harbor (1), Kangaroo Island (2), Adelaide (1), Blue Mountains (2), Sydney (2)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Self Drive
EXPERIENCE: Beaches, Island & Reef | Wildlife | Nature | Outback

Aerial of Queenstown, New Zealand
15 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31099

Aussie and Kiwi Marvels Tour

COUNTRIES: Australia & New Zealand
DESTINATIONS: Sydney (3 Nights), Port Douglas (3), Auckland (1), Rotorua (2), Lake Tekapo (1), Queenstown (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Self Drive | Honeymoon & Romance
EXPERIENCE: Self Drive | Beaches, Island & Reef | Cities, Art & History
Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, Australia

18 DAYS, 16 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31126

Australian Coastal Road Trip, Wildlife & Icons Package

COUNTRIES: Australia
DESTINATIONS: Melbourne (2 Nights), Apollo Bay (1), Mt Gambier (1), Victor Harbor (1), Kangaroo Island (2), Adelaide (2), Port Douglas (4), Sydney (3)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Self Drive
EXPERIENCE: Nature | Wildlife | Food & Wine

Lake Pukaki Canterbury

21 DAYS, 19 NIGHTS | $$$$$ | BOOKING CODE: AA-31069

Kiwi Road Trip Adventure

COUNTRIES: New Zealand
DESTINATIONS: Auckland (2 Nights), Rotorua (2), Wellington (1), Blenheim (2), Nelson (3), Christchurch (1), Franz Josef (2), Wanaka (1), Manapouri Doubtful Sound (1), Te Anau (1), Queenstown (2), Auckland (1)
STYLE: Independent Travel | Self Drive
EXPERIENCE: Food & Wine | Adventure | Wildlife | Cities, Art & History | Nature

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The best Road Trips in Australia and New Zealand

An Australia self-drive tour is an unforgettable journey. Our expertly curated self-drive tours are perfect for anyone seeking to dive deep into the authentic lifestyles found in Australia and New Zealand. From the lush, winding rainforest roads to the rugged beauty of the coastal highways, Australia offers a diverse array of road trip holidays perfect for every traveler. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s stunning scenery, from the lush greenery of the North Island to the majestic fjords of the South Island, promises an equally enchanting experience.

Learn about some of the best Australia road trips and New Zealand self-drive tours, then contact us to create your perfect itinerary.

Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Australia’s Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic drives, offering stunning ocean views, dramatic cliffs, and charming seaside towns. Highlights include the Twelve Apostles, Great Otway National Park, and the picturesque beaches of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Design the perfect trip with an About Australia Travel Advisor and experience the freedom and beauty of this unforgettable journey.

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Cairns to Cape Tribulation

The drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation offers an enchanting journey through tropical North Queensland, where lush rainforests meet stunning beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Along the way, you’ll encounter the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient Daintree Rainforest, and the picturesque Captain Cook Highway. Plan your perfect trip with an About Australia Travel Advisor and experience the unique beauty and adventure of this captivating route. If you’re lucky you might even see Australia wildlife like an elusive tree kangaroo or cassowary in the wild.

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Tasmania

Self-driving through Tasmania is one of our favorite Australian trips, offering a blend of rugged wilderness, historic sites, and charming towns. This is your best chance to spot wallabies, wombats, and echidnas in the wild. Highlights include the stunning landscapes of Cradle Mountain, the pristine beaches of the Bay of Fires, and the rich history of Port Arthur. Experience the freedom of exploring Tasmania at your own pace, uncovering its natural wonders and cultural treasures on an unforgettable self-drive tour designed with your curiosity in mind.

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Kangaroo Island

Embark on an immersive self-drive tour of Kangaroo Island, renowned for its pristine beaches, rugged coastline, and diverse wildlife. Encounter kangaroos, sea lions, and koalas in their natural habitats, and marvel at iconic landmarks such as Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Indulge in local gourmet delights, from farm-fresh produce to world-renowned wines, all while enjoying the tranquility of this unique island paradise. Let About Australia plan your ideal Kangaroo Island adventure, ensuring a seamless journey filled with unforgettable experiences.
Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton & Geothermal Wonderland

Embark on a scenic self-drive journey from Auckland to Rotorua, passing through iconic landmarks like Hobbiton and the magical glowworm caves of Waitomo. Discover the enchanting landscapes of Middle-earth at Hobbiton, where you can visit the famous movie set and immerse yourself in the world of the Hobbits. Then, marvel at the natural beauty of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where thousands of glowworms illuminate the underground caverns. Continue your adventure to Rotorua, known for its geothermal wonders, Maori culture, and stunning natural landscapes. Experience the thrill of exploring volcanic terrain, soaking in natural hot springs, and discovering the rich cultural heritage of the Maori people.
New Zealand South Island

New Zealand’s South Island

Drive through majestic fjords, pristine lakes, and snow-capped mountains as you discover destinations like Milford Sound and Lake Tekapo. Enjoy thrilling adventure activities in Queenstown, renowned as the adventure capital of the world, and marvel at the rugged beauty of the West Coast. Explore the cultural richness of Dunedin and the historic charm of Christchurch, each offering unique experiences and attractions. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and vibrant culture of New Zealand’s South Island, creating memories that will last a lifetime with our expert guidance and support.

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Families

Experience the ultimate family adventure in Australia with our carefully curated itineraries. Whether you’re exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, discovering indigenous culture in Uluru, or encountering wildlife on Kangaroo Island, every moment promises excitement. Enjoy quality time together as you explore vibrant cities, pristine beaches, and breathtaking natural landscapes.
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Romance

Indulge in the romance of Australia with our tailored itineraries designed for couples. From strolling hand in hand along the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays to savoring fine wines in the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, every moment is designed to ignite passion. Discover secluded hideaways in the Blue Mountains or enjoy a sunset cruise in Sydney Harbour for breathtaking views.

LUXURY

Experience luxury like never before in Australia with our exclusive itineraries crafted for discerning travelers. Indulge in the opulence of Tasmania’s luxury lodges, where pristine wilderness meets unparalleled comfort and service. From the rugged beauty of Cradle Mountain to the serene beaches of Kangaroo Island, each moment is infused with luxury and sophistication. Savor gourmet dining experiences, unwind in world-class spa facilities, and embark on private tours to iconic landmarks such as Freycinet National Park or Remarkable Rocks.