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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

  • 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
  • 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$ 1,996
    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
  • 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
  • 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$ 1,480
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Sicilian Adventure Self-Drive: Palermo, Agrigento and Catania

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: On this program, you will discover the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily. Stay in first class accommodations and travel at your own pace with an 8-day car rental as you discover important sites like Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna and more, all while enjoying the unique and authentic culture of Sicily.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,372
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
  • Way of St. James Self-Drive: Bilbao, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover the delights of northern Spain on a unique self-drive program. Start in Madrid, then discover the cities of Toledo, Burgos, San Sebastian, Segovia and more. See charming medieval cities, attractive beaches and stunning mountain scenery. Spend time in Santiago de Compostela, the final destination on the Way of St. James pilgrimage route, before heading back to Madrid.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,462
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Tuscan Adventure Self-Drive: Florence, Lucca, Siena and Montepulciano

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover Tuscany on this 10-day self-drive program. Stay in first-class accommodations and travel at your own pace. Discover the region’s beautiful medieval old towns and verdant rolling hills, exploring Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Montepulciano along the way.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,800
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy 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$ 2,173
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Argentina 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$ 1,197
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Single Friendly
    Malaysia See Trip Details
  • Eastern Express

    DELUXE | SELF-DRIVE: Embark on a journey visiting the urban centers and the rural splendor of Ontario and Quebec. Start with cosmopolitan Toronto and Canada’s capital Ottawa. Venture into Quebec along the St. Lawrence River to fascinating Quebec City. Turn inland to the Saguenay region and the rolling hills and dense forests of Mauricie, Trois Rivières and, finally, vibrant Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Returning to Ontario, visit historic Kingston and its tranquil Thousand Islands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,852
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Grand Norway Self-Drive: Bergen, Geiranger, Alesund & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: 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
  • A Taste Of The Maritimes

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Embark on a journey to experience the natural wonders, historic centers and fascinating cultures representing some of the oldest communities in the country. See vibrant Halifax, the commercial center of the Maritimes and follow the lighthouse route to Digby, where you cross the Bay of Fundy into Saint John. Its charming streets reflect elements of its colonial past, while on PEI Charlottetown embodies the small city charm of the region. Finally, Baddeck serves as the hub from which to explore the stunning coastlines and primeval forests of the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,319
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • American Grandeurs

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Grandeur describes this trip beautifully. The scenery is magnificent throughout but comes in flavours ranging from majestic and spectacular to, merely, breathtaking. Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley are all in there while glimpses of the Old West can be found in Cortes and Durango. You can also enter the Garden of the Gods and admire pueblos and artisan enclaves in Taos and Santa Fe.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,991
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • American Heritage

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: An amazing two-week trip that starts with the exhilarating pace of New York and ends with a little art deco and the gorgeous white sandy beaches of Miami. Washington provides truly capital moments while Orlando offers fun and entertainment galore. For stunning scenery, there’s Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains, and plenty of history can be discovered in Charleston, Savannah, and St. Augustine.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,082
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • American Historic Highways

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Your journey opens with New York, New England, and New France (that’s Canada’s Québec City and Montréal, of course) but also visits Gettysburg, Washington, and Philadelphia, all deeply rooted in history. Ottawa, Toronto, and the Niagara peninsula, all in a region once called Upper Canada, are prominent features as well before you return to the Big Apple. A trip not just for history buffs, but offering captivating scenery, excellent culinary opportunities, and entertainment.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,925
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Artisan Adventures in the Wild Northwest

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Enjoy an exhilarating journey that starts in the City by the Bay and travels north through breathtaking parts of Oregon until you reach Seattle in the state of Washington. It’s a trip packed with spellbinding landscapes such as the Avenue of the Giants, thirty-one miles of magnificent Redwood trees, the spectacular Oregon Dunes and Columbia River Gorge. In between you can discover stops for world-class wine and excellent cheese-making in Sonoma County, quaint towns and artists’ enclaves with amazing craft breweries and tasty seafood from Puget Sound, once you are in Seattle.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,256
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Basque Country Adventure Self-drive: Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastian

    MODERATE | 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$ 865
    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$ 549
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bluegrass and Bourbon Trail

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Memphis and Nashville are your musical bookends on this trip with plenty of musical attractions, from the Stax Museum of Soul to Graceland or the Grand Old Opry trying to get your attention. Country and a little Bluegrass get on the menu when you visit Gatlinburg and realize that Dolly Parton’s place is only 20 minutes away, with the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains providing a perfect backdrop. Once in Kentucky, Bluegrass is in full focus, plus there is the Jack Daniels Distillery and world-renowned Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,616
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Canyon Adventure

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Allow yourself to be dazzled by the neon night sky of Las Vegas, America’s greatest lightshow and compare it to the sparkling stars when you look at the brilliant constellations displayed above you at Bryce Canyon. On this trip you can visit all of Utah’s Mighty Five as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. To top it all off drive through Monument Valley, the most iconic image of the American West.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 980
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Cities and Canyons

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: Bookended by Las Vegas and San Francisco, this is a trip that combines fantastic urban experiences with breathtaking landscapes of unimaginable shapes, sizes and colours. Drive the largest remaining stretch of Route 66 enroute to the Grand Canyon, followed by an opportunity to see Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’. Add Monument Valley and Yosemite and you have material for several dinner parties.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,449
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Civil War Battlegrounds

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Gettysburg are famous names known to every Civil War buff. While visiting these battlefields offers an intimate view into dramatic historic events, the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park provides the spectacular scenery to make this a most enjoyable trip. Start and end this trip soaking up the special atmosphere of Washington. D.C.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,089
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States 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$ 1,129
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
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