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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

  • The Scenes and Scenery of Ireland's Movies Self-Drive

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Game of Thrones fans will find this Ireland tour especially thrilling as it takes in locations and sights featured in the show. For others, it’s a tour of Ireland at its most photogenic.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,299
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,025
    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$ 1,066
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Lord of the Rings Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | 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$ 2,419
    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$ 1,478
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | 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
  • 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 From:
    US$ 829
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Adelaide to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | 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:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,019
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: The drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is stunning. Enjoy the scenery as you embark on the Great Ocean Road; see the Twelve Apostles, explore Grampians National Park and visit Coonawarra.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 749
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: Sydney to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore Australia’s Pacific Coast by embarking on a self-drive holiday. Begin in Sydney then discover sights like Hunter Valley, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast before arriving in Cairns.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,289
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    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$ 1,079
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia 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$ 1,199
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Coastal Drive Self Drive: Sydney to Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Get a true feel for Australia’s coast by driving it. Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne explore some of the best beaches around, enjoy quaint coastal towns on route with many chances for swimming, boating and relaxing.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 569
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia 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
  • 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$ 1,335
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Patagonia Self-Drive: Puerto Madryn, Lago Posadas & El Calafate

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the wilderness of Argentine Patagonia on this convenient self-drive from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate, which lets you explore at your own pace as you spot whales off the coast, trek across the calving ice of 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$ 1,255
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Single Friendly
    Malaysia 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
  • 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$ 826
    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
  • 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
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