Australia Self Drives

Self drive holidays with a choice of car hire and hotels

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Australia Self Drives

A hassle free way to explore Australia. These self drives can be booked independently or as part of a full Australia itinerary. They all include:

  • Car hire – with a choice of modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pre-booked hotels – standard and deluxe options available
  • A well planned, easy to follow route
  • All inclusive insurance

Are self drives cover a sensible distance each day, so you can stop where you please and enjoy the journey.

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Australia Self Drive Holidays

You can book these itineraries as they are or add extra nights in any destination.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef

Sydney | Hunter Valley | Gold Coast | Nature Coast | Fraser Island | Airlie Beach | Port Douglas | Cairns

Self Drive Holiday 20 days from £2099
Melbourne City, Victoria

Melbourne to Brisbane Road Trip

Melbourne | Phillip Island | Lakes Entrance | Canberra | Sydney | Hunter Valley | Byron Bay | Brisbane

Self Drive Holiday 13 days from £1299
Great Ocean Road, Australia

Adelaide to Sydney Road Trip

Adelaide | Great Ocean Road | Melbourne | Canberra | Sydney

Self Drive Holiday 16 days from £1155
Great Ocean Road
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Through the Centre

Melbourne | Adelaide | Red Centre | Darwin

Holiday Idea 20 days from £1989
Little Beach, Albany

West is Best

Perth | Margaret River | Mandurah

Holiday Idea 13 days from £895
Coral Bay, Ningaloo

Northbound to Ningaloo

Perth | Geraldton | Carnarvon | Exmouth | Monkey Mia | Kalbarri | Cervantes

Self drive 10 days from £1035
Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland

Sydney to the Sunshine State

Sydney | Blue Mountains | Hunter Valley | Port Stephens | Byron Bay | Brisbane | Fraser Island

Holiday Idea 16 days from £1475
Cairns, North Queensland

East Coast Islands & Sun

Cairns | Mission Beach | Whitsundays | Rockhampton | Hervey Bay | Fraser Island | Noosa | Brisbane

Self Drive Holiday 10 days from £1025
Glass Gorge, Blinman, South Australia

South Australia Circuit

Adelaide | Kangaroo Island | Flinders Ranges | Clare Valley | Adelaide

Self drive 8 days from £915
Lucky Bay, Australia

South West Corner

Perth | Margaret River | Pemberton | Denmark | Albany | Esperance | Hyden | Perth

Self drive 11 days from £945
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

Tasmania's Grand Circle

Hobart | Strahan | Cradle Mountain | Launceston | St Helens | Coles Bay

Self drive 10 days from £935
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, North Queensland, Australia

East Coast Drive

Brisbane | Nature Coast | Airlie Beach | Cairns

Self drive 9 days from £725
Uluru, Northern Territory

NT Outback Adventure

Darwin | Litchfield | Kakadu | Katherine | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock

Holiday Idea 14 days from £1575 £1330
Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island

Australia City & Island Hopper

Adelaide | Kangaroo Island | Melbourne | Tasmania | Sydney | Hamilton Island | Brisbane

Holiday Idea 29 days from £2689

Australia, New Zealand & Singapore

Singapore | Darwin | Kakadu | Adelaide | Melbourne | Great Ocean Road | New Zealand | Sentosa Island

Holiday Idea 34 days from £2480

Shorter Self Drives

You can incorporate any of these routes into a longer Australia holiday.

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Melbourne | Apollo Bay | Port Fairy | Barossa | Adelaide

Self drive 5 days from £405
Byron Bay Beaches, New South Wales

Pacific Coast

Sydney | Hunter Valley | Port Stephens | Byron | Brisbane

Self drive 6 days from £549
Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park

Top End Tour

Darwin | Kakadu | Katherine | Litchfield | Darwin

Self drive 6 days from £569
Red Centre Driving, NT

Red Centre Adventure

Alice Springs | Kings Canyon | Ayers Rock

Self drive 4 days from £455
Margaret River, Perth

Western Wanderer

Perth | Margaret River | Pemberton | Albany | Perth

Self drive 6 days from £495
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Touring Tasmania

Launceston | Coles Bay | Port Arthur | Hobart

Self drive 6 days from £625
Mission Beach, Queensland

North Queensland Discovery

Cairns | Cape Tribulation | Atherton Tablelands | Mission Beach

Self drive 7 days from £612
Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Sydney Mountains & Wineries

Sydney | Blue Mountains | Hunter Valley | Port Stephens | Sydney

Self drive 4 days from £329
The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Monkey Mia & The Pinnacles

Perth | Cervantes | Kalbarri | Monkey Mia | Geraldton | Perth

Self drive 6 days from £499
Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain

Tasmania's Wild West Coast

Launceston | Cradle Mountain | Strahan | Hobart

Self drive 6 days from £442
Maheno Shipwreck, Fraser Island, Queensland

Around Australia's Nature Coast

Brisbane | Montville | Noosa | Fraser Island | Hervey Bay | Brisbane

Self drive 6 days from £675
Canberra Balloon, NSW

Cities & Coast

Sydney | Canberra | Lakes Entrance | Phillip Island | Melbourne

Self drive 5 days from £425
Providore Place Sunday Market

Tasmania Food & Wine Trail

Launceston | Stanley | Devonport | Launceston

Self drive 5 days from £375
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Hopover

Adelaide | Kangaroo Island

Self drive 3 days from £435
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

Phillip Island & Penguins

Melbourne | Phillip Island

Self drive 3 days from £199

More Ways To Discover Australia

From exciting guided tours to independent self drive adventures, our experts can design the holiday that's right for you.

Add a little Outback...

…to your Australian adventure.

Activities and excursions in Australia’s Red Centre and tropical Top End that can be added to any itinerary.

Self Drive Touring in Australia

For many, part of the pleasure of a self drive or fly drive holiday in Australia is the driving itself. Often the roads are empty and the scenery is just breathtaking. And, of course, Australians drive on the left as we do, so junctions are straightforward and even the signs are familiar – except the koala ones!

There is also no better way to explore Australia or meet Australians than on a self drive. Stop off in the small country towns and see a different way of life, with people who have got time for you and are pleased to show you around. With such an outdoor lifestyle, you will always find picnic areas and cafés to eat in, and well maintained parks and public toilets.

With Freedom Destinations self drives, your hotels are pre-booked for you, so you can enjoy the day without worrying where to stay. Your self drive holiday also includes unlimited kilometres and inclusive insurance with nil excess. One way fees are also included unless otherwise stated.

Driving distances are reasonable, allowing you plenty of time to sightsee on the way. Look out for ‘tourist routes’ off the highways; these are well signed detours that take you through particularly beautiful rural or coastal scenery and lead back to the highway further on.

Or, using your Satellite Navigation unit which we have included, you can plan your own detours to places that you want to see. On a Freedom Destinations self drive you can generally check in to your hotels from 2.00pm onwards, leaving you plenty of time to explore the area where you are staying. And remember, you can ask your FREEDOM Consultant to add extra days in any places en route that you would like.

Freedom Destinations self drive tours and fly drive holidays give you the freedom of the open road and let you explore Australia your way.

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