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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 Sydney
Brisbane to Sydney

Superb driving roads past world famous sights including Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, Byron Bay's beautiful beaches, the stunning Waterfall Way, the Hunter Valley's wine region and the incredibly scenic Blue Mountains on the way to Sydney.

6 day tour - 1538km

AU$ 1,266 BOOK NOW

Includes: 5 nights accommodation plus:
A full day spent in Byron Bay.

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One of the best driving routes in Australia - start near Brisbane and travel via Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast to to Australia's most easterly point at the lovely coastal town of Byron Bay. From there you head south past the spectacular Waterfall Way and quaint New England villages while enjoying great driving back roads. Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley and the beautiful scenery of the Blue Mountains round off the trip before you reach scenic Sydney!

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 - Australia's most easterly point, Byron Bay has 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 spectacular coastal views and enjoy the atmosphere in town at one of the many good restaurants.

Waterfall 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 through a beautiful single track country lane past crystal clear streams where you can stop for a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon!

Byron Bay beach, the road to the Hunter Valley and Ebor Falls on the Waterfall Way

New England - An incredibly scenic and winding back road takes you south through New England to Armidale and then on to the Hunter Valley. Armidale is famous for its decidous trees in Autumn and is unusually seasonal due to its altitude, 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.

Hunter 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 driving a circular route back around the mountains via Mount victoria and Bell. Assuming availability you'll stay at a lovely B&B with friendly hosts and incredible views over the Hawkesbury River.

Sydney - The Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, ferry boats to Manly... it's one of the most scenic and interesting cities in the world. A great place to visit with so much to see! Great public transport takes you where you want to be, whether it's city or beach. Is this the food capital of Australia? Melbourne might have something to say about that but sample the cuisine at one of the many fine restaurants overlooking the Opera House. A perfect spot to end any tour!

Two famous landmarks

NOTE: Extending to 7 days means you have time to explore the rainforests, rolling hills, Glass House Mountains and beaches of the fantastic Sunshine Coast. The late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is on the route and is well worth a stop.