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Self-drive holidays

Imagine winding your way through the valleys of dramatic snowy mountains, driving next to dreamy golden sand beaches or through burnt orange desert with kangaroos hopping by. This is all possible when you book a self drive holiday to Australia or New Zealand.

Choose your vehicle, pack your suitcases in the boot, set your sat nav and get comfortable, before discovering Australasia at your own pace - there is nothing more exciting than a New Zealand and Australia self drive holiday.

Australia Self Drive Holidays

Australia self drive holidays offer you some of the best scenic roads to drive in the world. Discover the limestone formations, mesmerising beaches and quaint coastal towns along the Great Ocean Road, or explore Tasmania via its scenic drive the Grand Circle of Tasmania, taking in the wonders of Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain and Launceston. For more inspiration have a look at our pick of Australia's top 3-day coastal drives.

New Zealand Self Drive Holidays

New Zealand self drive holidays are one of the best way to see New Zealand, and boast some of the most spectacular views which will leave you speechless. Explore the stunning landscapes of the North Island Wanderer self drive from Auckland to Wellington, sampling wines, soaking in geothermal hot pools and taking in the rolling hills as you go, or experience the beauty of the West Coast Drive in the South Island as you wind your way through dramatic glaciers, thick forests and shimmering lakes.

Whether you choose an Australia self drive or a New Zealand self drive, or both, you are guaranteed to be wowed by the diverse landscapes surrounding you, and the freedom to stop wherever you like for as long as you fancy.   

Australia and New Zealand Road Trip

Driving in Australia and New Zealand has never been easier, with good quality roads and clear signposts, combined with driving on the left-hand side - same as in the UK. Take your time as you meander through diverse landscapes of dramatic mountain ranges and rugged coastlines, taking advantage of the endless photo opportunities. Need some inspiration? Here's a selection of our favourite Australia road trips.

We have a range of organised self-drives, from four days to 22 days, which cover a variety of destinations to suit your time and travel desires. To make things even easier, we can arrange your accommodation needs, meaning you can relax behind the wheel knowing your room is ready when you arrive.

For more information on Australia and New Zealand self drives visit our car hire and motorhome partner pages. For car hire visit Avis Australia or Avis New Zealand, and for motorhomes visit the Apollo Motorhome page for more holiday ideas with a range of vehicles available.

Browse some of our Australia self drive holidays and New Zealand self drive holidays below for some inspiration for your  adventure Down Under.

Call our Travel Experts today to discuss your holiday plans and for help putting together your perfect road trip.

There are 49 itineraries to choose from below. Use the filters to refine your options.

Queensland Classic Self Drive

15 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £2,499 per person

This 15 day itinerary gives you the opportunity to do all of these things - under your own pace driving from Brisbane to Cairns.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Kuala Lumpur, Perth & South West Explorer

17 Day Suggested Self Drive Itinerary
From £2,299 per person

Marvel at the ever-changing landscape as you drive past white sand beaches, vast alpine forests, quaint wineries and laid-back cities.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Round the world
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Ultimate Outback Explorer

17 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,495 per person

Discover Australia's crimson landscapes, luscious national parks and sacred monolith on this 17 day suggested itinerary.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Culture & history
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Explorers Way Self-drive Adventure

20 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,999 per person

Trail blaze your way through the heart of Australia on this adventurous self-drive itinerary showcasing authentic Australia.

How we create your trip

  1. Browse
    Be inspired - then click on the Contact Us link or call us to get in touch to start planning.
  2. Create
    Our Destination Specialists will work with you to take you through your itinerary and once you're 100% happy with your travel plans, simply pay your deposit and start getting excited about your trip.
  3. Travel with confidence
    If you have any questions in the lead up, during or even after your holiday, we're always just a call away. We hope you have an amazing holiday!

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