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.

Travel the Mining Trail

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From heritage-listed pubs to remnants of abandoned gold mining towns, the Isaac Region's mining corridor offers a fascinating treasure-trove of historical destinations. Head inland on the Peak Downs Highway, where the vivid red soil of the outback contrasts with the ‘black gold’ extracted from the region’s coal mines.
You've got the four-wheel-drive and you've got the spirit of adventure; let that lead you on the outback trip of a lifetime through southern Queensland to some of Australia's most remote and iconic outback townships.

Follow the Platypus Trail

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Have you ever wanted to see an Australian platypus in the wild? The Mackay Region offers the best and most reliable locations to see these unusual mammals swimming in rainforest creeks and rivers. Journey to Finch Hatton Gorge and Eungella National Park for a natural adventure the family will cherish.
Fuel up the car, buckle in the kids and explore more of the Mackay Region with this one day itinerary. Explore walking trails in Eungella National Park and spot a platypus surfacing in Broken River, find fun for the family with a waterfall walk in Finch Hatton and end with dinner in Mackay.
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.
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.
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