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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

  • Heartland of America

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: The drive from Texas to Colorado, through America’s heartland, is entertaining, exhilarating and packed with captivating discoveries. Bookended between Dallas and Denver, familiar sounding names such as Tulsa, Wichita and Dodge City are part of your trip as is the longest drivable stretch of Route 66, through Oklahoma. Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody come to mind here and there, but the magnificent vistas provided by snow-capped mountains, brilliant blue skies and towering rock formations in Colorado might leave the deepest impression.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,277
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Historic Route 66

    FIRST-CLASS |SELF DRIVE: Still a bucket list item for many, Route 66 has an allure that suggests freedom, America’s wide-open spaces, supported by a rollcall of cities immortalized in the song (Get your Kicks) On Route 66. Chicago kicks it off in style before you, ideally, walk the last few blocks towards Santa Monica Pier where it ends. The Grand Canyon provides a moment of drama, but Route 66 purists will delight in all the old Route 66 motels, gas stations and vintage buildings that are featured along the entire trip. A road trip like no other
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,470
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Lone Star Trail

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: A fascinating journey around Texas and New Mexico, filled with history, great cities, and awesome landscapes. Let gleaming skyscrapers dazzle you in Dallas and Houston, experience New Mexico’s desert scapes and delight in the historical charm of San Antonio and Santa Fe. Realize the close proximity to Mexico when you visit El Paso, offering a taste of the best of two worlds.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,221
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Lower and Upper Canada

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A journey to highlight Canada’s English and French heritage, travelling through the rural splendor of Ontario and Québec and visiting key urban centers. Discover cosmopolitan Toronto and Canada’s capital, Ottawa, before crossing into Québec. Enjoy the joie de vivre of Montréal before you follow the mighty St. Lawrence River to splendid Québec City and the fabulous Saguenay region. Back into Ontario, travel along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, see delightful Kingston and finish back in Toronto.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,005
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Maritime Magic Treasures

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Our route through the Maritime offers the very best of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Start in Halifax before traversing Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages and rugged coastal landscapes at the Bay of Fundy. Travel to charming Prince Edward Island and admire the beauty of the low rolling countryside of Canada’s smallest province and cradle of Canadian confederation. Make your way to Cape Breton and enjoy breathtaking views on the Cabot Trail.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,824
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Mountain Country

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A classic route that offers all the breathtaking scenery of British Columbia and Alberta. The fabulous city of Vancouver is your starting point before travelling to the charming Okanagan Valley. Spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes accompany you as you drive to Glacier National Park, and the resort regions of Banff and Jasper. Mount Robson and the Cariboo region are enthralling landmarks as you head north to the Pacific Coast and sail the magnificent Inside Passage to Vancouver Island, where delightful Victoria awaits you.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,362
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Mountain Express

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: If time is at a premium, this itinerary is for you. Alberta highlights the Canadian Rockies with Banff and Jasper National Park, while British Columbia offers its wild interior, Mount Robson, and stunning Fraser Canyon. Calgary, where cowboy culture meets the modern city, is your starting point while fabulous Vancouver on the Pacific Coast, provides a superb finish. A great week of amazing views and experiences.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,476
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Natural South East Queensland Wildlife & Rainforest: Brisbane to Brisbane Self Drive

    This driving vacation offers plenty of opportunity to get out and about in Queensland’s natural beauty. Drive to and walk through Lockyer Valley, Lamington National Park and Fraser Island.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 849
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Natural Wonders of Norway Self-Drive: Oslo, Geilo, Bergen & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Drive between Oslo and Bergen to see amazing scenery around every bend. Admire Viking longboats at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, visit the world famous wooden buildings of Bryggen in Bergen and hike through the steep mountainsides of Hardangervidda National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Norway See Trip Details
  • New England Explorer

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Enjoy a perfect week in New England. Encounter history around every corner, from Boston’s Freedom Trail, the witches in Salem to the original pilgrims and the Mayflower II in Plymouth. Add to that the breathtaking scenery of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, the Green Mountains of Vermont and, of course, magnificent Cape Cod.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,264
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Northwest Adventure

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore awesome landscapes from the lush coastlines of southern British Columbia, through the Rockies, up to the northern reaches of the Yukon and back. The accent is on off-the-beaten path travel, majestic mountains, wide horizons, making for an unforgettable trip.
    Duration:
    22 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,962
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Outback & Wine Self Drive

    Drive north exploring scenic Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound. Next head south to Clare Valley, “the most unblemished wine region in Australia” before returning to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 759
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Outlander Experience Self-Drive: Edinburgh, Inverness, Fort William & More

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Diana Galbaldon's iconic 'Outlander' series, now the subject of a TV series, features a number of fantastic landmarks in Scotland. On this 8-day self-drive adventure, travel at your own pace to discover the real places that inspired Galbaldon while following in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, and through the heart of Scotland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,096
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 7 Days

    Self-drive holidays are a very unique way to travel. Begin in Sydney then head to wine country in Hunter Valley. Next is Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour before arriving in the Gold Coast.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,099
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Pacific Coast Explorer Self Drive: 9 Days

    Drive the Pacific Coast and get to know its many highlights travelling from Brisbane to Cairns with stops at Fraser Island and Rockhampton, the Whitsundays, Townsville and Mission Beach.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 859
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Pacific Northwest Wine Trail

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Approach this trip with grape expectations. Napa will be the most recognizable name to many, but wine connoisseurs will also know about Rogue Valley and Willamette Valley in Oregon. The possible wine tastings on this trip are endless. Tasting rooms are on outdoor terraces, chateaus, on the Napa Valley Wine Train, in historic hotels and on splendid lawns, but wherever they are breathtaking views are always on the menu. So are gourmet cheeses, spreads, salamis, charcuteries, truffles, and fresh baked breads that invariably accompany wine pairings. Yes, there are other pursuits to make this journey to remember. The mineral hot springs and historic mud baths of the Silverado Trail, a hike to the summit of Mount St. Helena, a visit to stunning Crater Lake National Park and lunch in Sausalito.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,029
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    United States See Trip Details
  • Postcards Of California

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: What can you say about driving Highway One from San Francisco to Los Angeles, except that you absolutely must do it at least once. Driving south, with the Pacific at your right, the views opening ahead of you are breathtaking. The stretch between Carmel and San Simeone is delightfully rugged and dramatic, but is soon followed by whimsical tiny beach enclaves, worth a quick stop. 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Malibu add their iconic names to a truly exquisite trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,387
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Prairies to the Pacific, A Road Less Travelled

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Explore the lesser-travelled roads of Canada’s west and discover prehistoric as well as contemporary wonders. Alberta’s dinosaur badlands, reveal a natural treasure unique to this area while the traditional ski destinations of British Columbia’s interior are transformed in summer to placid retreats of lakes, valleys, and outdoor recreation. Travelling along the southern roads of Alberta and British Columbia offers you a look at areas not featured on most itineraries.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,021
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Quaint New England Towns

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A delightful itinerary around New England that starts and ends in Boston, but reveals the beauty of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont through its enchanting small towns. The scenery is breathtaking throughout, with stunning coastal areas, including Cape Cod, and the magnificent White and Green Mountains. There’s the witches of Salem, Norman Rockwell’s home, the famous ‘Covered Bridges’, a replica of the Mayflower, lighthouses and the Mystic Pizza restaurant.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,656
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Rhythms of the River Chicago to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. From Chicago you are heading out on Route 66, a drive immortalized by the famous (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. St. Louis boasts the National Blues Museum while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that might strike a special chord.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,460
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Rhythms of the River Minneapolis to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. Prince and Elvis figure in Minneapolis and Memphis, respectively, while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that will strike a special chord.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,487
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Rock 'N Roll, Rockets and Elvis

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Music plays a large part in this itinerary, with Memphis and Nashville proudly displaying their Rock’n’roll, Blues and Country chops. Plus, a chance to see two of the world’s famous recording studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals. Lest we forget, there’s Graceland and Tupelo, famous home, and original birthplace of Elvis, respectively. If rockets are more your thing, the largest space museum in the world in Huntsville is a must-see, while Lynchburg, Tennessee is synonymous with the Jack Daniels distillery. Start and finish your trip in lively Atlanta, a modern metropolis, rich in history.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,723
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Rockies to Vancouver, Canadian Style

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Slow down the pace a little and enjoy some of the most magnificent locations and unique resorts in the Rockies, highlighting the splendor of Canada’s most spectacular scenery from Banff and Lake Louise to Jasper. Delight in the enchanting view of Maligne Lake and admire the stunning landscape of Icefields Parkway or British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon. At the end of the trip one of the world’s most fabulous cities awaits: Vancouver, wonderfully located between the mountains and the Pacific coast.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,095
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Rocky Mountains & The Great Plains

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Dazzling Mountain scenery and the trail of the Buffalo provide the widescreen panoramas, while visits to Mount Rushmore and the Little Big Horn Battlefield add the special nuances to this trip. Enjoy Denver, Vail, and Grand Junction, wait for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone and take in the spectacular views of the Badlands in South Dakota.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,457
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Route 66 & Texas Hill Country

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A superb combination of unique cities in Texas and New Mexico with the existing parts of Route 66 is the focus of this trip. Bookended by the impressive skyscrapers of Dallas and the delightful cowboy roots of Fort Worth, Oklahoma City makes for an intriguing stop as do New Mexico’s Amarillo and Santa Fe, introducing a captivating desert vibe. Roswell beckons you to stop at its UFO Museum, and back in Texas you can look forward to a bewildering choice of live music venues in the great city of Austin.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,669
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
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