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Fly drive holidays Australia

Fly drive holidays Australia

Fly drive holidays Australia

With so much to see and do the best way to explore Australia is by hiring a car and getting our onto the open road. Pick from a variety of regions and fly drive itineraries below.  

Victoria and the Great Ocean Road

The state of Victoria, perhaps best known for the multicultural city of Melbourne, is home to one of the greatest driving routes in the world. The Great Ocean Road has been voted as the second greatest driving route in the world – after Route 66 – and it’s easy to see why. The road meanders beautifully past serene beaches and above dramatic craggy coastlines such as the famous twelve Apostles. This drive is so much more than stunning coastal views – here you can find great hiking opportunities like the Otway fly walk, the surf coast walk and Lorne waterfall walk – as well as the chance to see Whales, Koalas, Kangaroos and Platypus. Find your dream Victoria fly drive itinerary below.

Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef

To Australia’s North East the state of Queensland embodies so many iconic Australian images. Here, you can dive the Great Barrier Reef, sail through the Whitsundays, explore the ancient Daintree rainforest, acquaint yourself with the outback and experienced the laid-back lifestyle on the Gold Coast. Take the opportunity to experience it all with a fly-drive holiday along this diverse state.

New South Wales

Visited on most Australia holidays, the state of New South Wales is so much more than just Sydney – although you should make time to experience Australia’s most iconic city and see the Opera house and the Harbour Bridge. Hiring a car is the best way to explore the best of what New South Wales has to offer. Nearby to Sydney are the Blue Mountains, here you can find breath-taking viewpoints, beautiful walking trails and rock formations like the Three Sisters. Another option on a New South Wales road trip itinerary is visiting some of the Hunter Valley’s 120 wineries and sampling some of the best food and wine in Australia - perhaps even take a romantic hot air balloon ride over the region. Finally, venture to the far North of this state to visit the hip surfer town of Byron Bay, here you can learn to surf, skydive or just soak up the relaxed beach-side atmosphere.

Western Australia

Western Australia is the most accessible destination in Australia, not to mention one of the most spectacular. Starting in the leafy city of Perth you can drive to experience the best that Western Australia has to offer. Take a day-trip to Rottnest island to grab a picture of the Quokka – the world’s happiest looking animal, kick back and taste the regions best wine and craft beer in Margaret River, visit the Eucalyptus forests of Pemberton or get acquainted with the marine wildlife on a whale watching, dolphin viewing or Whale Shark swimming tour from the Coral Coast. Find your perfect Western Australia fly-drive itinerary below.

Tasmania

Situated off the South Eastern coast of Australia it’s easy to forget about Tasmania – but do that at your detriment. Start at Hobart, a small, yet perfectly formed city and drive through the striking views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and look out over the sapphire waters of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.

The Top End

Situated in the far north of the Northern Territories are some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes. Drive around Kakadu national park to explore the rock formations, billabongs, waterfalls and plunge pools then cruise through Nitmiluk National Park and the remarkable Katherine Gorge, finally hike past waterfalls and dense forest in Litchfield National Park.

South Australia

Embrace Down Under’s wild side in South Australia. Gaze across the Great Australian Bight, where you can often see whales frolic, drive into the infamous wine producing regions of the Barossa Valley or the Clare Valley and drive onto the ferry to Kangaroo island – home to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Seal Lions and Penguins.