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Will the ‘great Aussie road trip’ be for me?

Barbara dreams of hitting the road for a great Aussie road trip, yet she’s uncertain if a driving holiday is ‘her thing’. She asks Lee Mylne for some tips to help her decide.

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Analysis: The cheapest and most expensive country to rent a car

A UK company rates the world’s cheapest and priciest places to hire cars.


Australian place names ending in ‘up’

Steve Perkin shares the history behind southern Western Australian place names that end with ‘up’.

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Do you dare drive down Australia’s most haunted roads?

Here’s a list of five freaky freeways, roads and highways that have a reputation for scaring drivers out of their seatbelts.


Southern Queensland country road trips to get your engine revving

Wineries, waterfalls and wonderful countryside – Shelley Winkel shares her favourite stretches of road through southern Queensland country.

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Research shows Aussies want to stay close to home

Aussie travellers prefer to explore their own backyard instead of heading overseas or roaming across country, according to recent research conducted by Avis Australia.


Queensland Outback bouncing back

Where can you see the Australian Dunny Derby, the Bush Poets Breakfast, unique competitions and games – not to mention entertainment from top Australian artists and bands? Why, the Winton Outback Festival, of course!


Historic sites and seriously good food and wine

World Heritage-listed historic sites and seriously good food and wine, Tasmania is a great place for a road-tripping holiday. In our final instalment of Capital Drives, Lee Atkinson shares her favourite road trips from Hobart.


Two Aussie driving holidays that are tough to beat

Food, wine, scenery, history, hills and glorious straight drives: these road trips tick all boxes on the ‘things you need for a perfect driving holiday’ list.


The Top End’s two most remarkable, easy road trips

In Part Four of our series on the best driving holidays from each of our capital cities, driving holiday guru Lee Atkinson tackles two of the Top End’s most spectacular road trips.


Two of the most spectacular stretches of road in Australia

In part three of our Capital Drives series, road-trip guru Lee Atkinson takes you on one of the most spectacular stretches of road in Australia, then suggests a day-trip drive for the ages.


Capital Drives: top two scenic drives from Melbourne

Pack the car and hit the road on these two scenic seaside drives from Melbourne, in Part Two of road trip guru Lee Atkinson’s series on the best driving holidays from each of our capital cities.

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