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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
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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

  • Explore Northern Portugal Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this 8-day self-drive program, discover the diversity of the north and centre of Portugal, from urban cities to mountains and green vineyards, from the land of Vinho verde and Port wine to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries, and academic universities. Stay in first class accommodations including a 7-day car rental with insurance.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 896
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • Crete Island Adventure Self Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Discover the culture, food and wine, and natural beauty of Crete on this self-drive vacation. Travelling east to west, you see famous Minoan ruins in Heraklion, discover Venetian-Turkish medieval ports and fortresses in Rethymno and Chania, and hit up wineries, gorges, sunny beaches, and historic monasteries along the way.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,289
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Greece See Trip Details
  • Black Forest and Alsace Self-Drive: Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Strasbourg & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Buckle up and explore the famous Black Forest on this self-drive tour through Germany. Travelling through western Germany and the Alsace region of France, you’ll see the famous spas of Baden-Baden, the cathedral of Strasbourg, and the castle of Heidelberg while enjoying the region’s stunning natural landscape.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,144
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: An excellent way to acquaint yourself with both islands, this self-drive program brings you to must-see destinations throughout New Zealand including Rotorua and the rugged Glacier region while also setting aside ample free time to simply unwind.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,579
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Explore Northern Portugal with Air

    On this 9-Day air inclusive self drive program, discover the diversity of the north and center of Portugal. From urban cities, mountains and green vineyards, land of Vinho verde and Port wine, to the contrasting sea, historic monasteries and academic universities.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,689
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Portugal See Trip Details
  • Romantic Germany Self-Drive: Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Black Forest & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: This one week Germany self drive tour takes you through the country’s most picturesque regions and cities, including Heidelberg, the Black Forest, the mountains and castles of Bavaria, and lively Munich.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,586
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Germany See Trip Details
  • North Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Drive from Auckland to Wellington discovering the many highlights that the North Island has to offer. Stop in Coromandel Peninsula and Rotorua then visit Lake Taupo and Napier along the way.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • South Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Drive full circle from Christchurch and back again seeing the many highlights available on the South Island including the famous Pancake Rocks and Franz Josef, Milford Sound and Dunedin.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,419
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Explore Like A Local: Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: This quintessential New Zealand self-drive vacation begins in Auckland to explore a few of the North Island’s most beautiful regions including the Art Deco city of Napier, and Capital Wellington. Later fly to magnificent Queenstown, gateway to magnificent Milford Sound. Stay in Bed and Breakfast accommodation along the way.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,279
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Lord of the Rings Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Tolkein fans rejoice! On this two week adventure you'll visit Middle Earth to experience the breathtaking, almost magical scenery where the epic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed. Along the way, explore and discover wonderful New Zealand, always remembering that "not all those who wander are lost".
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,489
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • North and South Island Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this multi-week program, discover the top highlights of both islands at your own pace as you drive along winding roads and past postcard-perfect vistas. One of the most visually impressive countries on Earth, you're invited discover New Zealand in-depth.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,099
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: Sydney to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast on this popular self-drive. Travel through the famous wine region of the Hunter Valley, beautiful coastal towns and the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast. Visit Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island and enjoy a farmstay before arriving in Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,899
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the Outback on this epic 4WD adventure. Drive through the interior of Australia from Adelaide to the top end, Darwin. Travel along the Oodnadatta Track, visit the underground town of Coober Pedy, learn about dreamtime and the indigenous culture in Ayers Rock and Kakadu National Park.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Coastal Drive Self Drive: Sydney to Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Follow along the shimmering east coast of Australia, travelling from Sydney to Melbourne exploring some of the best beaches around, become acquainted with coastal living, remote coastal bushlands and relaxed Aussie lifestyle.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 569
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Tracing the Great Ocean Road, one of the most spectacular driving routes the world over, you're invited to travel from Melbourne to Adelaide. Among myriad highlights, you'll see the Twelve Apostles, explore Grampians National Park, visit the wine region of Coonawarra and so much more.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 749
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Perth to Broome Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this exploration of Western Australia, begin in Perth and end in Broome, travelling at your own pace to take in spectacular highlights that are often missed on trips to Australia including Cervantes, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Karijini along the way.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,553
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Tasmanian Self Drive: Hobart to Launceston

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this expedited self-drive program, discover the natural wonders of Tasmania, the enchanting and dramatic island-state just south of the Australian mainland. Here you'll find cascading waterfalls, rich wildlife and a fascinating history.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 519
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Southern Australia Explorer: Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Take in Sydney’s sights before venturing to the spectacular Blue Mountains. Be inspired by the breathtaking views and cascading waterfalls of this World Heritage Region. Drive from Hobart to the Cradle Mountains with magnificent alpine scenery, lakes and small fishing villages. Finish in Melbourne and get to know the famous Phillip Island penguins.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,479
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Sydney, Mountains & Vineyards Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Set out on this lovely self-drive escape to experience the iconic Blue Mountains, the beautiful bay of Port Stephens and the world-renowned vineyards and wineries of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 769
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | 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$ 1,419
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Costa Rica Elements Self-Drive: Arenal & Monteverde

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Costa Rica is one of the most eco-friendly nations on earth. Here, roughly one-third of the country has been declared protected land, and eco-tourism is seen as an avenue to ensure the country remains pristine. Discover the incredible microclimates and jungles of Costa Rica on this weeklong self-drive adventure.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,441
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica 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
  • Patagonia Self-Drive: Puerto Madryn, Lago Posadas & El Calafate

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the wilds of Argentine Patagonia on this convenient self-drive from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate, which lets you travel at your own pace as you aim to spot whales off the coast, trek across the trails near Perito Moreno Glacier, and admire the barren landscape and towering rocks of the far south.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,116
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Argentina 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$ 1,185
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Single Friendly
    Malaysia See Trip Details
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