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Inspiring guides for your self-drive holiday

The freedom a self-drive holiday brings means that there are a lot of things to think about. Where should you go? Which activities should you include? Our guides below have plenty of fantastic ideas and tips for creating your perfect self-drive itinerary.

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Road tripping Tasmania: Self-drive the Hobart Grand Circle

An extraordinary road trip through Tasmania, this journey begins in the capital of Hobart and travels in a loop, taking in some of the state’s most spectacular sights along the way.

Road tripping Australia’s east coast: Self-drive Sydney to Cairns

Experience everything from the iconic Sydney Opera House and the majestic Blue Mountains to wine country, the Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef and the dazzling Whitsunday Islands on this captivating road trip from Sydney to Cairns.

Road tripping Australia’s southeast coast: Self-drive Sydney to Melbourne and beyond

This captivating road trip will bring you through many of the highlights along the southeast coast of Australia, and includes one of the world’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road.

Road tripping Australia’s west coast: Self-drive Perth to Darwin

While many visitors to the Land Down Under instantly think of places like Sydney or the Great Barrier Reef, Western Australia offers some incredibly diverse regions without the crowds. This suggested self-drive from Perth to Darwin will bring you to many of the area’s highlights.

Top 10 most scenic drives in Australia

From cruising along the famous Great Ocean Road, to whizzing through the Gibb River Road in a 4WD vehicle, Australia is full of incredible scenic drives you won’t want to miss. So put those windows down and crank that music up.

Chris's favourite moments from his southeast Australia self-drive

Chris Hawkins, Australian Sky's Sales and Programme Development Director, experienced an incredible southeast Australia self-drive tour. Here are his favourite locations encountered during the trip...

Drive the Great Ocean Road

Explore Australia's beautiful southern coastline from the Great Ocean Road. Whale watch at Logan's beach, visit Great Otway National Park and explore scenic towns and fishing ports along the way...

Head out on one of these top day trips from Brisbane

Vibrant Brisbane lies between Sunshine and Gold coasts and close to national parks, mountains, vineyards and islands. Discover the city, then enjoy one of these top day trips from there.

Head out on one of these top day trips from Sydney

As Australia’s largest city, Sydney's a cultural hub filled with iconic landmarks, history and nightlife. Try one of these day trips to see State treasures, from vineyards to national parks, highlands and beaches.

When is the best time to travel to Australia?

As the sixth-largest country in the world, Australia’s climate varies wildly throughout the year across its eight states and territories. Learn more in our guide to when to visit Australia.

Australia’s best beaches and islands

Australia has many beaches and islands waiting to be explored, read about our favourite ones and why. Discover white sands, blue turquoise seas from sleepy picture perfect resorts to off the beaten track beaches and islands.

Australias Reefs

Discover our top tips for Australia’s outstanding reefs from the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Elliott Island and the stunning Ningaloo Reef.

Exploring Australias best cities and towns

Exploring Australia will inevitably include some cities, here are some of our top cities and why…

Going solo down under

If there’s anywhere that’s known for its solo travel culture, it’s Australia. Fun-loving, sunny and eclectic, Australia draws solo travellers in with its promise of every day being different.

Exploring Down Under with the family

Travelling with children can be tricky, therefore we have put together some tips and places to visit that will keep the whole family entertained.

How long have you got. What is your reason for going

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, therefore there is a lot to consider when planning a holiday here. To help you we have put together an introduction of important information to consider first.

How to get around Australia

There are many ways to get around Australia, you can choose an escorted tour with a group, drive around yourself round in a car or motorhome, fly between the destinations or treat yourself to a luxury unique train journey. Read through the options here to help you choose.

Outback adventures and aboriginal culture

There is more to the outback than Uluru and long dusty open roads. The Indigenous Aboriginal people date back 50,000 years, full of history and a different way of life. Read our top places to visit to truly experience unique outback adventures and the Aboriginal culture.

Iconic Must Sees in Australia

Australia has some amazing icons that you must see: from the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and the Red Centre, Great Barrier Reef to Koala’s and Kangaroos. Read our top icons that you can’t miss along with a few secret places we also love.

Planning for an incredible Australian adventure

Australia's a huge country with extraordinary landscapes, intriguing wildlife and exciting cities, offering the ultimate adventure for travellers. Read more to help you plan the perfect holiday.

Tailor-make the ultimate Australian holiday experience

With such a vast country, it can be hard to plan an intinerary to experience Australia’s highlights. A guided tour is generally the best way to get the most out of a trip, so here are two-, three- and four-week options for you.