Drive Round Oz - Self Drive tours around Australia - Best Advice, Best Tours, the Best


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  • Great accommodation in nice 3.5 to 4 star B&Bs / motels / hotels

  • Google Maps links showing you the exact route to take for each day’s drive

  • Official hard copy road maps of the states you’ll be passing through

  • A thorough and very detailed itinerary document incorporating:

  • Daily trip sections
    The background to each area
    Places of interest and where to visit
Click here to view an example itinerary

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.

Self Guided Tours make planning your trip easy...!
They include nice quality 3.5 to 4 star accommodation and an incredibly detailed itinerary with route maps, distances, things to see on the way and the background and history of each area. You'll make the most of your time on holiday by ensuring you see the best your route has to offer.

It's best to visit Queensland in our Winter...
Most of Queensland is best visited in Winter (April to September). Beautifully warm and sunny with low humidity it's by far the best time to visit fantastic places like the Great Barrier Reef, The Whitsunday Islands, Daintree Rainforest and Fraser Island.

Four day local area tours to trans continental adventures...

You can choose from short Self Guided Tours of 4 days or so in the local area or discover spectacular routes to other cities such as Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne . There's even a cross continent
tour to Perth if you'd like that once in a lifetime adventure!

We can tailor the tours just for you (number of days, accommodation before and after, side tours to the Reef etc.) and so ask us to adjust things to suit you. For more information just select a tour from the menu right.

Waterfalls this perfect do exist!Brisbane is a cosmopolitan, cultured town set on the banks of the Brisbane River, and a great starting point for many of our self guided tours. It has a great street café scene, is a magnet for lovers of theatre and nightlife and a superb shopping centre for those needing some retail therapy.

A little north and you have the stunning Fraser Island with it's huge beaches, crystal clear freshwater lakes and prehistoric looking rainforest.

A stone's throw further (in Australian terms!) is the Great Barrier Reef. The lovely small coastal towns of Agnes Water are a gateway to the reef and snorkelling/diving on the coral gardens is a 'must do' experience.

Carry on and you are in Far North Queensland with the laid back tropical towns of Cairns, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation in the Daintree - the oldest rainforest on earth.

Koalas - difficult to  spot but incredibly cute A little south of Brisbane and you have the holiday Mecca of the Gold Coast and the scenic small town of Byron Bay. It is has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a small town centre right next to a beautiful beach. It's also the most easterly point in Australia.

Keep driving south and you have, in our opinion, the best roads in Australia. The Waterfall Way, Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains are highlights of a superb drive to Sydney and even further south you'll find yourself in the Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps on the way to Melbourne. True alpine scenery and roads in Australia? Absolutely - we've more ski runs than Switzerland!

If you'd like to make life easy, take the worry from planning your dream road trip and make the most of your time on holiday then choose one of the fantastic Self Guided Tours from the list on the right...

Take extra dark sunnies when the sand's this white!