Driving Holidays

Did someone say ‘road trip’? Car, 4x4 or campervan, whatever your preferred vehicle of choice, Queensland is jam-packed with on-road and off-road driving holiday adventures to suit every traveller. From coastal drives in convertibles, to red dirt-road tracks in four-wheel drives, the journey is yours to choose. Where will your Queensland driving holiday take you?

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Quintessential National Adventure – the Reef, The Rock and the West. Travel from Winton, Queensland to Laverton, Western Australia which is 2800 kilometres (1700 kilometres of dirt road). There is a maximum of 260 kilometres between food, fuel and sleep stops.

Airlie Beach to Cedar Creek Falls

Conway Beach, Whitsunday Area
For a memorable half-day outing, jump in the car and head out to Cedar Creek Falls. Only 30 minutes from Airlie Beach, you will travel past picturesque cane fields and scenic landscape to the secluded natural fresh waterhole in the Whitsunday Coast hinterland.

Border Range Loop Drive

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Leave the bustle of the city behind as you set off on a three-day drive along the Border Range Loop. This scenic route will take you from Brisbane to Ipswich and across the Great Dividing Range to Warwick before heading to the villages of Tamborine Mountain.
The journey from Bundaberg to Yeppoon, north east of Rockhampton, includes a number of different aspects of Queenslanders' war service, including commemorating war nurses at one of the Bundaberg Memorials, a visit to the museum of an early aviation hero and WWI veteran Bert Hinkler, a memorial which doubled as a union rallying point in the mining town of Mount Morgan and an avenue of trees representing those lost in WWI on the beachside at Yeppoon.
Embark on a sweeping figure eight trail, with Stanthorpe at its heart. Loop north through the Granite Belt's Wine Country, where winemakers pass down their passion for generations, perfecting the craft and producing some of the state's best wines.

Matilda Way

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The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba.

Pacific Coast Way - North Bound

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Serene, sand-strewn shorelines, the rustling of palm fronds in the sea breeze and the gentle lull of the tide; it’s time to leave your worries behind and relax in the tranquil tropics. As you head North from Mackay, a world of adventure awaits.

The Great Fraser Trail

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Located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, the Fraser Island Gateway Drive offers the best of the Fraser Coast experience from the heritage and streetscapes of Maryborough, to up close encounters with the Humpback Whales and adventuring around World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.
The incredible legend of RM Williams lays at the end of this drive which takes you from Bundaberg, past the Boolboonda Tunnel, out towards Mount Perry and onwards to Eidsvold. Measuring some 180 kilometres long, take your time to enjoy this peaceful corner of regional Queensland.
The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip like no other. Offering the experience of driving on some of the world’s most stunning beaches, through some of the most idyllic National Parks and World Heritage listed areas, this is truly a once in a lifetime drive holiday experience.
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