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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

  • Totem Peaks

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: A superb trip, offering two weeks of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the fabulous city of Vancouver before travelling into 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. From there, 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:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,755
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Trails of Modern Explorers

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Spanning Canada’s two most populous provinces, this urban adventure lets you experience the very best of two distinct cultures. From metropolitan Toronto, you will travel to the majestic Niagara Falls and then onward to the magnificent scenery of Algonquin Provincial Park. Following the St. Lawrence River, you will enter historic Québec City and then head northward to explore the natural treasures of the province of Quebec. The cosmopolitan cities of Montréal and Toronto will bring this multi-cultural itinerary to a fitting conclusion.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,684
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Turquoise Water and White Beaches

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: From the captivating Bayou to glamorous Miami Beach and fabulous places in between, this is a great drive, that rarely veers off the coastline. New Orleans and Miami provide an exciting start and finish, with gorgeous beaches in Biloxi, Santa Rosa, Sanibel, and Naples dazzling you throughout the trip. If you’re into wildlife, there’s manatees in Crystal River and alligators in Everglades National Park.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,780
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • West Coast Discovery Self Drive: Perth to Broome

    Get out and see the Australia less-travelled on this Western Australia self-drive. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace behind the wheel, with a confirmed itinerary and accommodation to make the most of your time, plus the support of Goway’s co-pilot kit, designed for Australia self-drives.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,049
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Australia See Trip Details
  • West Coast Island Discovery

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Vancouver and Whistler are on the menu, but the fascinating part of this trip is exploring the quiet bays, peaceful shorelines and ancient forests of the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. Get a real taste of island life in small coastal communities, accessible only by ferries, hiking expansive trails and discovering uncrowded parklands. Perfect for serene reflection and exploration.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,583
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Western Canada Rocky Mountain Experience

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: From Vancouver’s azure Pacific coastline to Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park, this trip is a showcase for the stunning variation of landscapes, climates and cultures of British Columbia and Alberta. Vancouver and Whistler are your starting points, followed by the gorgeous Sun Peaks area and Wells Gray Provincial Park. Crossing into Alberta, Banff and Jasper are two obvious iconic stops, but taking the less travelled southern highways the quiet majesty of Waterton Lakes National Park is equally breathtaking.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,577
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Western Explorer

    MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Quintessential western landscapes and iconic national parks, such as Banff and Jasper are just for openers. Add unforgettable wildlife viewing, wonderful hiking trails, coastal mountains and picturesque, sheltered valleys to round out the picture. And before we forget, elegant Victoria and dazzling Vancouver make for a perfect end to a memorable trip.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,705
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Western Parks, Peaks and Vineyards

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: The road from Calgary to Vancouver crosses five distinct geographical areas, and this itinerary offers an intriguing combination of Rocky Mountain grandeur and the lesser travelled southern route through the interior of British Columbia. More intimate travel experiences are an integral part of this trip, as well as highlights such as the wonderful Okanagan wine region, often referred to as Napa North.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,720
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Western Spirit

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Canada’s West is as much a state of mind as it is a geographical destination. Enjoy the meaning of this as you leave the cosmopolitan excitement of captivating Vancouver and its lush Pacific playground, before experiencing an invigorating journey through authentic Gold Rush territory. Breathtaking scenery awaits in Whistler, Jasper and Banff, the cleanest air imaginable in Kootenay National Park, before a leisurely drive down the mountains introduces you to Penticton in the fertile Okanagan.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,514
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Western Values

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Breathtaking canyons, the magnificent Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Lake Powell, and Yosemite are among the dramatic highlights of this heady mix of stunning western landscapes. Los Angeles bookends your trip, but the stretch from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-sea and Santa Barbara adds gorgeous Pacific coastline scenery. As for entertainment, how about stops in Laughlin, Fresno and, of course, Las Vegas.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,566
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Western Wonders

    FIRST CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Experience the "Best of the West" on this magnificent journey through the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Among the iconic landmarks are the world-renowned regions of Banff and Jasper, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies and Harrison Hot Springs. The trip finishes at the Pacific Coast, with wonderful Victoria on Vancouver Island and the metropolitan splendour of fabulous Vancouver.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,208
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Whales, Bears and Vancouver Island

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: An always exhilarating and, frequently, enchanting wildlife and wilderness itinerary to some remote destinations on Vancouver Island. Look for whales on a cruise in Victoria and experience the untamed beauty of Tofino, including a bear watching excursion on a zodiac. A captivating stay at an authentic wilderness lodge provides the perfect setting for more eco and wilderness experiences. Finish your trip with urban adventures in fabulous Vancouver.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,008
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    Canada See Trip Details
  • Wine Water and Wonders of Upstate New York

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A great drive to explore parts of upstate New York on a short break. The Catskill Mountains, Watkin Glen’s State Park and Niagara Falls provide delightful scenery while the Corning Museum of Glass and the Strong Museum of Play offer magic and entertainment. The pretty Seneca Wine Trail, vibrant Rochester and Niagara Shopping Outlets complete a fabulous trip.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 723
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
  • Wines, Whales & Hot Springs

    Arriving in Wellington, explore the capital before enjoying Blenheim’s wine region. Next is Kaikoura, renowned for year-round whale and dolphin watching then relax in Hamner Springs.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 819
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Wonders of Alaska

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: One of the Last Frontiers in North America and a bucket list item for many. Alaska’s magnificent landscapes are full of drama and epic in proportion. Whether you are driving along a mesmerizing shoreline, through a peninsula or along the one ribbon of road that bisects Denali, breathtaking vistas around every corner are the order of the day. Incredible mountain peaks, captivating fjords, tundra, Wildlife, and quaint coastal towns all combine into one stunning journey.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,505
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
    United States See Trip Details
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