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Self Drive Road Trips (Downunder, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Europe, Malaysia)


  • Road Sign in Australia
  • Road sign in New Zealand
  • Caution Elephants, Southern Africa
  • Costa Rica road sign
  • Explore Europe's Backroads
  • Drive along the Champs-Elysees

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For the independent minded traveller who likes to make up their own mind as to the itinerary they would enjoy and the pace at which they wish to travel, Goway makes it easy to plan a vacation.

Whether it is a self drive car or a Motorhome, we have supplied several suggested itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, three countries which lend themselves perfectly to this type of arrangement. We also offer self drive in Costa Rica and Europe.

So let Goway, not only arrange the transportation for you but also, where required, accommodation so that when you travel, you don’t have to worry about making overnight arrangements at the last minute. If you are not sure of the itinerary you want, we have already prepared day by day suggested routings to make sure you drive to the places you should be visiting. And naturally all itineraries can be modified according to your needs and requirements.

Sometimes distances are great and it might make sense, if choosing more than one itinerary, to fly between cities to make sure you see what is important. Whether you like a small car or a larger model, Goway has the car for you – manual or automatic, there is a choice.

In Australia, you can rent a car or a Motorhome. We offer suggested itineraries from 4 to 16 days in 7 States so there is plenty of variety.

For New Zealand, again, a car or Motorhome rental is available. You can choose from 11 different itineraries covering both the North and the South Islands. So once again, the choice is unrestricted.

South Africa is a large country but with the 4 itineraries Goway currently offers, you will be able to experience the highlights that are not to be missed. An amazing self-drive also exists for Namibia.

Europe too is a perfect area for self-drive. Your problem is to choose what are you should visit. We have many suggestions for you to consider.

So let us do the pre planning and then hand over the keys for an unforgettable vacation!

All Downunder clients receive Goway's Co-Pilot Kit of goodies (maps, directions, discounts).

You will probably require accommodation before and after your self-drive vacation. We will be happy to book this for you.

Because of vast distances in Australia you should consider flying between some destinations.

Special airpasses, available through GowayAir could be of interest to you.


 

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Self-Drives

  • Lord of the Rings Self Drive

    Uncover the true Middle Earth and experience the magic of breathtaking scenery and majestic vistas while taking in the sites where the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,879
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Alice Springs to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Self-drives offer an easy way to enjoy Australia’s sights at your own pace. Spend some time in historic Tennant Creek before going to Katherine and Kakadu National Park, ending in Darwin.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 769
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Nature Lovers Self Drive

    A self-drive tour is a unique way to uncover New Zealand’s natural beauty. Beginning and ending in Auckland, see sights like Coromandel Peninsula, Whakatane, Napier, and Rotorua on route.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,259
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Malaysia Self Drive: Taman Negara, Cameron Highlights, Penang & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: This program gives adventurous travellers the opportunity to explore Malaysia at their own pace. Malaysia has some of the best roads in Southeast Asia. You may choose to drive on the excellent main highways, or turn onto coastal roads passing through sleepy towns and local scenery.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,198
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Single Friendly
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Grand Norway Self Drive: Oslo to Oslo

    Wind your way past stunning fjords, central highlands and picture-perfect towns like Bergen and Trondheim while driving to Norway’s top destinations. Encounter waterfalls, glaciers, UNESCO World Heritage sites, hair-raising mountain roads and dramatic coastlines all in one road trip.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Norway See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD Self Drive

    Driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs provides a chance to see some of Australia’s most unique sights. Visit Wilpena Pound, Parachilna and Coober Pedy before arriving at iconic Ayers Rock.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,079
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Drive from the bottom of Australia to the top, encounter unique sights at every turn. Visit national parks and icons and simply enjoy the drive with Australia’s scenery as your backdrop.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,719
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Basque Country Adventure Self-drive: Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten path in Spain's Basque Country on a 6 day self-drive experience! Discover a unique culture, rich in history, modern architecture and wonderful gastronomy. See the famous Guggenheim, the beaches of San Sebastian, the legendary Pamplona, try the pintxos and fall in love with the dramatic landscape, language and famous wines.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 814
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Bay of Islands Self Drive

    Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 509
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    Get to know Auckland before heading to Rotorua then Queenstown. From Queenstown travel to the Glacier Region and Christchurch truly uncovering the best that both islands have to offer.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,419
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic Wine Trail Self Drive

    Famous for its wines, embark on a self drive through New Zealand’s Classic Wine Trail sampling gourmet food while taking in culture and some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,889
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Coast & Hinterland Self Drive

    Spend a week with a self drive car from Brisbane with stops along the Sunshine Coast with its dramatic cliff scenery and white sandy beaches. You will also have a guided overnight tour to Fraser Island plus a stay in the hinterland of the region.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,042
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coast & Rainforest: Self Drive

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,673
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Costa Rica Elements: Self Drive

    Costa Rican authorities have set aside one-third of the country as protected and eco tourism is taken seriously. Embark on the best sustainable travel option that Costa Rica has to offer.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,335
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Denmark Self Drive: Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense & Arhus

    Denmark is a land of fairy tales, boasting colourful harbours, charming timber houses and impressive royal palaces. Visit the royal palace in Copenhagen, celebrate the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense and get your fill of museums in Arhus.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,307
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Elegant Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Galway

    Explore the Emerald Isle in style and at your own pace. This self-drive Ireland tour takes you from Dublin to Waterford, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher and many more picturesque parts of the country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,401
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,314
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Essential Faroe Islands Self Drive

    Explore the remote Faroe Islands on an incredible self-drive tour. As you head island to island, you’ll cross windswept cliffs, see puffing colonies, climb the world’s highest promontory, and travel back in time as you visit medieval churches and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,532
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • Explore Like A Local: Self Drive

    This immersive New Zealand vacation takes you beyond Auckland to explore some of the North Island’s most beautiful regions. Then fly to magnificent Queenstown, with the option of a trip to Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,279
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Faroe Islands Complete Self Drive - Torshavn to Torshavn

    Explore the remote Faroe Islands on this self-drive Denmark tour. Travelling from island to island, you’ll explore windswept moorlands, see puffin colonies on towering cliff sides, and seemingly travel back in time as you visit Viking settlements and 1000-year-old churches.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,753
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Faroe Islands See Trip Details
  • Fascinating Eastern Germany: Berlin to Berlin

    Explore Eastern Germany in depth on this round-trip from always happening Berlin. Bask in the architecture of beautiful Dresden, visit Moritzburg Castle, and stay in historic Weimar.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,394
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Self-Drives
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Freycinet Lodge

    Pick up your rental car and drive to Tasmania’s rugged East Coast. With its prime location, Freycinet Lodge is the ideal base for exploring the amazing natural landscapes that surround it.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 649
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Glimpse of Ireland: The South-West

    Discover the beauty and the heritage of Ireland with a self drive car allowing flexible stops en route at Kildare, Cashel, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the village of Adare and Limerick. This is the ideal tour when time is limited.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 425
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Great Barrier Reef Self Drive from Cairns

    Beginning and ending in Cairns, drive Tropical North Queensland, visit the Tropical Tablelands, the Daintree Cape Tribulation coast and Port Douglas - hub of the Reef and Rainforest coast. Goway's
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 549
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Luxury Wilderness Escape: Self-Drive

    Travel by car across farmland, through Waimakariri Gorge and over the spectacular Southern Alps to the beautiful Arthur’s Pass region, an area not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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