Australia is connected by a network of modern and efficient highways
that lack the volumes of traffic experienced in eastern Australia and other
parts of the world. Often great distances can be covered and only a hand full of
cars pass on the other carriageway. Roads pass through some very dramatic and
varied scenery making self-driving a pleasure and personal adventure. Australian
hospitality will be a surprise.
Plan and Book Ahead
Australia is huge - about the size of western Europe. Distances between
towns and attractions can be long. Preplanning and pre-booking of accommodation
before you depart is essential. Limited accommodation in country areas could
mean that a town's accommodation can be booked out well in advance. Without
pre-booking, you may find that the town is full when you arrive and the next
nearest town is a good day's driving away.
Pre-planning will ensure you
make the most of your valuable holiday time.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA is
intimate with all areas of Australia and is totally experienced at organising
specific personalised self drive itineraries for visitors. Ask the advice of The Australian Specialist when planning your self drive adventure to
make sure you maximise your holiday experience.
Don't forget the value
of the DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book - loaded with bonuses and discounts
at attractions, restaurants and shops throughout Australia.
early: Australia has very limited availability and often books out well
in advance. It is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.
Create Your Own Self Drive Holiday
Construct your own 'a la carte' holiday by choosing the vehicle company
and selecting your accommodation from the comprehensive ranges included in this
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA has negotiated special rates with vehicle
hire companies and many properties meaning you save by ensuring your reservation
is made with The Australian Specialist.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA will happily
advise on accommodation choices and itineraries to ensure your holiday is just
what you want.
Check out the DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Self Drive Holiday
Perhaps you prefer to take your accommodation with you in the form of a
fully equipped Motor Home.
Camper hire is available from Perth, Broome
and Darwin. One way hires are also available between these centres.
Four Wheel Drive Vehicles
Conventional cars can travel easily between all the major centres on
Australia's modern network of highways. Much can be seen and done with a car and
it will provide you with an exceptional holiday. If you are exploring national
parks in the south west or traveling north of Perth a 4WD is recommended to
enable you to fully access these spectacular areas.
The heart of the
real scenery is often a 'fun' 4WD off the main roads. A 4WD vehicle will enable
you to experience 100% of what Australia has to offer.
4WD vehicles give
great confidence and security in driving in remote bush areas - with its
abundance of wildlife. They are also higher off the ground - affording a greater
view of the passing countryside. Enjoy the thrill of four wheel driving - it is
easy to pick-up.
Please note: Very rarely does
conventional car insurance (private or hire) allow driving off sealed or
'black-top' roads. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA 4WDs are generally permitted off
'black-top', into the bush.
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