Classic Drives

What are the truly classic drives of Australia? It is the drives that are capable of changing your life and showing you the absolute best of the continent. Australia is vast and whichever way you plan it, distance should be your first consideration when you’re mapping out your great Aussie journey. If you’ve only got a few days or weeks, it’s best to choose a select area or two to explore. The second consideration is your choice of vehicle – be it a rental car, motor home or 4WD vehicle, this will depend on how long you’re traveling and where you’re going.

Each of the routes below offer a diverse Australian travel experience - from the best of the outback to the stunning rainforests.

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Nature Tours

Remarkable Cave, Tasman National Park

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Tasmania Self Drive Tour Itinerary map

Off the mainland of Australia, you will find the wild & wonderful state of Tasmania. Featuring World Heritage wilderness and history, there is so much to see and do! Explore Cradle Mountain, Bonnet Island and the stunning Freycinet National Park. Taste the food and wine, and take a step back in time at  Port Arthur.

Bibbulmun Hiking Track, South West Australia

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Nullabor Plain drive itinerary map

Cross over the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide to Perth on one of the world’s greatest road trips. On this iconic Australian driving itinerary experience the remote coastal areas of Western and South Australia, featuring the Southern Right Whales and the Great Australian Bight.

World Heritage Kakadu National Park

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Natures Way - Northern Territory driving itinerary map

Escape to the Northern Territory to discover a place rich in culture and rugged, natural beauty. Explore the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park as you drive through the wetlands and witness spectacular wildlife. Discover the Aboriginal rock art sites, plus the Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Park on this outdoor adventure.

Horse Riding on the Great Southern Touring Route

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Great Southern Touring Route map

This self-drive touring itinerary begins from cosmopolitan Melbourne and travels the Great Ocean Road, along the coastal towns of Geelong, Apollo Bay and Port Fairy. Admire the rugged splendor of the famous 12 Apostles, before heading inland to the Grampians National Park. Lastly is Ballarat in the Goldfields region before returning to the bright lights of Melbourne city.

Coastal Tours

Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal itinerary map

The dramatic stretch of coastline between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia’s most naturally beautiful self-drive touring routes with national parks, beautiful surf beaches and pristine lakes along the way. Enjoy whale watching at Jervis Bay, a relaxing winery cruise and meet the penguins at Phillip Island. Discover the nature and wildlife at Wilsons Promontory National Park and admire the scenic views along the way.

Pacific Coast Touring Route

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Ultimate Pacific Coast Touring Route - Sydney to Cairns map

The ultimate road trip! Explore one of Australia’s great driving holidays from Sydney to Cairns - the perfect way to see the best of East Coast Australia. Starting in Sydney, head up the coast to the coastal attractions of Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and of course, the Gold Coast. Visit Brisbane city, the world’s largest sand island of Fraser Island, and the renowned Whitsundays in the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Ocean Road self drive tour

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Tour map

Travel one of the Australia’s most renowned scenic roads from Melbourne to Adelaide. Experience the beaches, heritage and maritime history of the coastal towns. Take a treetop walk, watch seals play and explore 800,000 year old caves! A highlight of this journey is of course a stop off at one of the most visited stretches of the road to view the 12 Apostles. This will be an adventure to remember.

Outback Tours

Savannah Way Broome to Darwin

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Savannah Way Outback Self Drive Tour map

The Savannah Way is known as Australia's Adventure Drive, from Broome in Western Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Embark on a wilderness adventure through the Kimberley region and discover the natural wonders of the Northern Territory’s Top End. Your 7 day adventure includes a camel ride on Cable Beach, touring the Fitzroy Crossing and Geikie Gorge, a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges and a host of National Parks and World Heritage areas.

Red Centre Outback Tour

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Red Centre Outback Tour Itinerary map

The iconic Red Center is known as the heart of Australia, or The Outback! This 5 day explorer tour allows you to experience world-famous attractions including Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Discover the natural wonders of Central Australia on this once in a life time outback journey.

The Devils Marbles - Australian Outback

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Explorers Way - Australia Outback Tour - Adelaide to Darwin map

Traverse through beautiful South Australia and stunning Northern Territory. This 9 day outback tour will take you on an unforgettable outback safari journey through rough Australian terrain and stunning natural scenery. Be impressed by the views of Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges, where you will be immersed in the beauty of surrounding wildlife, flora and culture. The tour highlights include; Coober Pedy, Tennant Creek, Katherine Region, and Litchfield National Park. Discover a night to remember with a live Didgeridoo show at the Sounds of Starlight Theater, where you will experience both a visual and musical montage of the vast Australian outback.

Marine Tours

Coral Bay snorkeling

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Experience the best of Queensland’s coast from the sunshine capital of Brisbane up to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef on the Pacific Coast touring route! Visit the world’s largest sand island, explore the Capricorn Caves, go whale watching at Hervey Bay and cruise the Whitsundays in the Great Barrier Reef!

Family Tours

Port Stephens on the Pacific Coast of Australia

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Pacific Coast Family Holiday - Driving Tour Sydney to Brisbane map

Journey along the Pacific Coast Route from Sydney to Brisbane on one of Australia’s great driving holidays. From the beautiful coastline to the lush hinterland, visit the World Heritage Blue Mountains Region, and the iconic seaside towns of Byron Bay and Gold Coast on this unforgettable coastal holiday.  This tour is suitable for families of all ages.