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Top 5 Australia Self-Drives

by Ellen Morgan on 19 August 2014, 14:08PM


5 Day Blue Mountains & Beyond

A short drive from Sydney leads you to the majestic Blue Mountains, a world away from the pace of the city. Revel in the flexibility of a self-drive, which means you can take your time to stop and enjoy a walk through the wilderness or have lunch in a quaint village. Travelling back to Sydney via the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens means you can look forward to fine wines and beautiful beaches.

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7 Day Apostles & Penguins

Head north of Melbourne and sample the fine wines of the picturesque Yarra Valley before driving south to Phillip Island to see the smile-inducing 'penguin parade', a great sight for the whole family to enjoy. Continue along jagged headlands and cliff-hugging roads for the ultimate scenic experience on your way back to cosmopolitan Melbourne, stopping at the likes of Apollo Bay and Port Campbell along the way.

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5 Day Discover the Red Centre

This Red Centre self-drive itinerary lets you explore this incredible region at your own pace, stopping for numerous fantastic photo opportunities en route. Start your journey at picturesque Alice Springs with panoramic views, before driving on to Kings Canyon for the adventure of a lifetime. Finish the self drive at iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), experience a base walk and watch the sunset go down on this amazing landmark. 

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7 Day Sydney to Gold Coast

This amazing self-drive route from the busy Australian hub of Sydney to the capital of Queensland, Brisbane; encompasses some of New South Wales' most picturesque scenery and coastline. See the breathtaking sights at the vineyards of Hunter Valley with the majestic dolphins at Port Stephens and the great surf destination of Byron.

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6 Day Margaret River & South West 

Perfect for wine lovers, enjoy this leisurely round-trip drive from Perth, uncovering all Western Australia has to offer. Travel from Perth to Margaret River where you can enjoy a stop at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Once you arrive in Margaret River spend some time exploring the vineyards, boutique breweries and fine gourmet restaurants. Travel on to Pemberton and Albany where you can go to the Valley of the Giants and visit Whaleworld.

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