Australasia is ripe for self-drive travel, with good roads, often free from traffic and countless cities and sights to discover under your own steam.
In Australia, take to the roads in a car or campervan on a tailor-made itinerary crafted to suit your interests. Due to the enormous distances between places, you should focus on a region and really get to know it; start in a cosmopolitan city such as Sydney or Melbourne and then drive one of the classic routes such as the Great Ocean Road or East Coast route to take in must-see highlights and other less-well known gems. Alternatively, escape the crowds and travel from Perth up the west coast to Ningaloo Reef, journey through the remote Kimberley region in the far north west or tackle a circuit of Tasmania to see some unique wildlife and scenery.
In New Zealand, distances are shorter, making much more of the country accessible in the course of a self-drive holiday in New Zealand. Over the course of several weeks, travel throughout North and South Island to see Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington before catching the ferry to explore Blenheim, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Queenstown and the fjords around Milford Sound.
In both instances we can make recommendations relevant for the amount of time you have available to travel and can tailor-make a self-drive holiday to suit your interests.
Popular destinations for Australasia and Pacific Self-drives
There are few countries matching New Zealand’s beauty which can be explored by road in just a matter of weeks. It’s a small package with huge natural appeal and variation – from the cities and beaches of the North Island to the fjords and wilderness of the South.
Our top itineraries for Australasia and Pacific Self-drives
Pair an epic road trip with hikes through awe-inspiring landscapes on this tailor-made self-drive that will see you discover Australia's hidden gem – Tasmania, from spotting the famous Devil to scrambling up snow-capped mountains.
This 21-day tailor-made itinerary combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.
Take to the open road as you explore the Idyllic New South Wales coast and the spectacular Blue Mountains, between luxury stays in central Sydney and ultra-trendy Double Bay.
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With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.