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.

Launch of dog-friendly caravans creates ‘pawfect’ road trip

Dedicated dog friendly caravans and campervans.

Under the radar New South Wales national parks

The otherworldly landscape of Mungo National Park is a photographer's dream.

The emotional stages of taking a long car journey with kids

Buckle up, because you're in for a wild ride.

The Australians caught in a COVID blind spot

Periods of lockdown are particularly challenging for Australia's nomadic population.

Hit the road, Jack: 5 epic literary road trips

Buckle up - or curl up - and enjoy.

Eight of the best day trips from Melbourne

Take a break from the big city and explore Melbourne's beautiful backyard.

Reader inquiry: Can I access speed camera data?

Are speed cameras above the law?

Travel SOS: A road trip across three states

Wanda wants to see family in three states this summer. Can she do it?

A guide to crossing the Nullarbor

The best pitstops along the country's longest road.

Even good drivers make mistakes

Eleven common mistakes even good drivers make.

Planning a road trip in a pandemic?

We share 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive.

Sydney to Canberra road trip

Four stops to bring fun and flavour to your road trip.

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