Self-drive holidays

Welcome to the YourLifeChoices Self-Drive Holiday page, where you can find the latest about road trips, places to stay, caravans and motorhomes and the best deals on where to stay.

From coastal journeys to Outback adventures cutting through the heart of the country, a classic road trip is one of the best ways to experience the wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery of Australia.

Self-drive journeys are perfect for the independent traveller who wants to take in the sites at their own pace. With only yourself to worry about, indulge in a sleep in; stop for a walk in a beautiful roadside valley; spend an extra hour on a gastronomic lunch - with your own car, motorhome or caravan, the world really is your oyster.  

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How to ensure your car is in tip-top shape for a long trip

Is your car in tip-top shape?

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How far can you drive on empty?

How far can you drive on empty?

How far can you drive on empty?

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Stunning South Africa

South Africa: Dairne John puts into pictures what she can’t say in words

Stunning South Africa

Taking the road less travelled from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Australia’s most haunted roads

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

Australia’s most haunted roads

Fancy a scary sojourn along Australia’s most-haunted stretches of road?

It’s not easy being grey

Where do we learn about becoming a grey nomad?

It’s not easy being grey

Many things in life are assumed, like becoming the perfect grey nomad.

Seeing southern Queensland country

Southern Queensland country road trips to get your engine revving

Seeing southern Queensland country

This region speaks for itself and quietly cajoles you to take a journey.

There’s no place like home

Research shows Aussies want to stay close to home

There’s no place like home

A massive 11 million Australians travelled within their own state in the past year.

Self-drive holidays in New Zealand

Self-drive holidays in New Zealand

Self-drive holidays in New Zealand

Paul and his wife are planning a self-drive holiday around NZ and want some advice.

Queensland Outback bouncing back

Queensland Outback bouncing back

Queensland Outback bouncing back

Queenslanders ravaged by hard times look to bounce back at the Winton Outback Festival.

Three-day Barossa foodie itinerary

Three-day Barossa Valley foodie itinerary

Three-day Barossa foodie itinerary

Ask about Australia’s favourite wine region and most people will say the Barossa.

Experts call for national driving test

Experts call for national driving test

Experts call for national driving test

Researchers are calling for an overhaul of Australia’s system of managing driver retirement.

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