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?

Now you have all the information you need to get set for your driving holiday around Queensland.



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Gympie City Tourist Drive

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Take a welcome break from the Bruce Highway and become enriched with the heritage and experiences awaiting you along the Gympie City Tourist Drive - the golden heritage drive. Let sign 40 be your guide through the historic city of Gympie as you stop many times to visit many iconic and relaxing spots.
Mackay was barely two years old when the first sugar cane was grown in Queensland and it didn't take long to realise that the fertile river plains of the Pioneer Valley were potential sugar growing fields.
Blessed with an abundance of breathtaking tropical shoreline, Mackay’s Northern Beaches are the perfect day-trip destination to soak up your fair share of sun, surf and sand. The Northern Beaches feature beautiful stretches of golden sand and warm waters to enjoy a dip in the ocean.
The Cooloola Coast Fraser Island Tourist Drive will take you on a journey from one aquatic playground to another through the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere and a unique eco coastal system known as the Great Sandy Straits.

Great Tropical Drive

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Explore palm-fringed beaches, ancient rainforests and the golden outback on a self-drive tour taking in the highlights of North Queensland. With 26 different routes to follow, the Great Tropical Drive takes you to some of Australia's best-known tropical attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree rainforest, Hinchinbrook Island and the Undara Lava Tubes.

Outback Camel Festival Trail

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The camel racing season kicks off in Outback Queensland on the second weekend in July. Camels are brought in to compete from all over Australia beginning with a two-day Bedourie event (second weekend in July), followed by a three-day festival in Boulia (third weekend in July) and ending with a one-day event in Winton (last weekend in July).
The Townsville North Queensland Drive itinerary is the perfect relaxed touring option to experience the tropical North - from the coastal town of Townsville travel 270 kilometres round trip to the historical outback gold-mining town of Charters Towers.

Gourmet Country Escape

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Travel through the pretty Scenic Rim town of Boonah and follow the Falls Scenic Drive to Queen Mary Falls. Stay overnight in a beautiful cottage with stunning views over the Condamine Gorge then follow the Strange Bird Wine trail to Stanthorpe in Queensland’s Granite Belt Food and Wine region.

Cross Country to Outback

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Travel from Country to Outback on this adventure-filled one way drive from Brisbane to Mount Isa. Meet local producers on the Granite Belt Food and Wine Trail. Explore the many bush walks of Girraween National Park.
Travel southwest from Brisbane to the Granite Belt, Queensland’s premier food and wine region. Detour along The Falls Scenic Drive to the beautiful Queen Mary Falls and follow the Strange Bird Wine Trail to Stanthorpe.
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