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Please note: We don't include the car in the prices as there are so many choices. You can either book your own car or we'd be pleased to do it for you.


Brisbane Return via the Outback
14 to 16 days
The complete Queensland experience! Beautiful hinterland, the big skies of the outback, the Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and Fraser Island. The ultimate Queensland Tour!

Brisbane to Cairns
8 to 11 days
The perfect Winter tour. Gorgeous coastline, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands & rainforest all with great driving.

Brisbane to Melbourne
14 days
Brisbane to Sydney and Sydney to Melbourne - the best biking route in Australia. Alpine mountains, vineyards, rainforest and a finale on the Great Ocean Road - stunning.

Brisbane to Sydney
6 days
Incredible high country scenery, twisting roads, vineyards and beautiful coastline on one of the best short routes in Australia.
Brisbane to Melbourne
Brisbane to Melbourne

Take in the lovely NSW Southern Coast, Blue Mountains, amazing city life in Sydney, Victoria High Country and the rugged granite lookouts and wildlife of the Grampians National Park. End the tour on the world renown Great Ocean Road!

14 day tour

AU$ 2,528 BOOK NOW

Includes: 13 nights accommodation plus:
A Full day in Sydney

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Probably the best roads in Australia, this route combines beautiful coastlines with spectacular scenery in the high country of the Great Dividing Range. Throw in a full day to explore Sydney and the highest mountain in Australia and you have a fantastic tour for late Spring through to early Autumn.

Brisbane - the bustling capital of Queensland with a great river, great nightlife and beautiful botanical gardens. It's an ideal place to start the trip so why not spend a few days here before you set off?

Gold Coast - Australia's most visited holiday destination. Great beaches, all the top theme parks, busy nightlife and a surprisingly beautiful hinterland. If you want it busy you've got it, if you prefer the views then you can have them too!

Byron Bay - Yet another spectacular back road winds through northern NSW to Australia's most easterly point at Byron Bay. There are beautiful beaches, a lively and friendly small town and a lovely hinterland. Once a centre for 'alternative lifestylers' it has a unique atmosphere. You can relax on the beach, visit the famous lighthouse with its unrivalled views over the southern Pacific and enjoy the atmosphere in town at one of the many good restaurants.

Point Lookout with stunning views across New England National ParkWaterfall Way - The Waterfall Way is simply breathtaking with dense rainforest, countless waterfalls, huge views over New England National Park and one of the best driving roads in the country down to a lovely country town at the base of the Great Dividing Range. This is where you'll stay the night. It's not a long day on the road but there's so much to see on the way it takes all day. If you arrive earlier than expected there's the "Promised Land' circuit to drive which takes you past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

New England - Another incredibly scenic and winding back road takes you through New England to Armidale. Famous for its decidous trees in Autumn and unusually seasonal due to its height it has some of the most scenic roads in Australia nearby. A good choice of restaurants and country town feel mean it's a nice town in which to spend the evening before driving along the Waterfall Way the following day.

Harley at Hunter VineyardHunter Valley - The heart of Australia's wine production. Drive along a stunning, winding back road past the views and gorges of the Wollemi National Park to the vineyards, restaurants and wineries of the Hunter Valley. The overnight stay is a short taxi ride from the most famous restaurants and wineries of the region. Arrive early and go on a wine tasting tour or save it for a relaxed evening out amongst the vines!

Blue Mountains - incredible scenery with huge waterfalls, the second largest canyon on earth, cable car rides and lovely walks. See the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and a host of other scenic lookouts before riding a circular route back around the mountains. With so much to see you'll just meander along and relax. Stay the night at a lovely B&B with friendly hosts and incredible views over the Hawkesbury River.

Sydney's Harbour Bridge at nightSydney - The Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, ferry boats to Manly... it's one of the most sceneic and interesting cities in the world. A great place to visit on any tour with so much to see and explore. Reliable public transport takes you anywhere you want to be, whether it's downtown or to the beach. Is this the food and wine capital of Australia? Melbourne might have something to say about that so sample the cuisine and compare it when you end the trip!

NSW Southern Coast - superb beaches, great scenery and lovely coastal towns can all be found along this route. It's so green you'll have a hard time believing you're on the driest continent on earth. Your overnight stop is at Batemans Bay.

Snowy Mountains - Huge alpine scenery in Australia? Most people don't realise that Australia has more ski runs than Switzerland! Drive fantastic twisting roads with breathtaking scenery past the towns of the snowfields. The Alpine Way is one of the highlights of your trip.

Victoria Highlands - continuing from the Snowy Mountains in NSW, Victoria has its own share of beautiful scenery and winding roads. The views are almost too much to take it all in. Keep the pace relaxed or turn it up, the choice is yours. You won't want to stop driving at the end of the

The Grampians National ParkGrampians National Park - after travelling through the Victorian Goldfields with their old fashioned towns, bakeries and coffee shops you'll find yourself in the lovely Grampians National Park. This area of granite highlands is jam packed with wildlife, waterfalls and superb lookouts. On really clear days you can even see the Great Ocean Road 170kms away! You'll have a day here to relax, explore the local area and perhaps take a walk or two through the peaceful scenery.

The Great Ocean Road - Rightly famous as one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, words can't describe the wonderful scenery on this 280km stretch of road leading to Melbourne. There are stunning ocean views on one side and the Otway Ranges on the other with their temperate rainforest and eucalypts with koalas. You'll take lots of photographs so keep the camera handy. It is a superb road and one that every driver should experience at least once in their life! You won't know whether to look left or right first, so why not drive it twice?

Melbourne - a bustling, cosmopolitan city with loads to see and do. Lygon Street has superb Italian restaurants for an Al Fresco meal and you can tour the city quickly and easily on the trams. Take a walk along the Yarra River, have a coffee or glass of wine at one of the many bars on the way.