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Enjoy one of Pure Journey's classic self-drive of coach touring routes around New Zealand or Australia. Choose to visit both countries or just one. Australia is a vast country and although New Zealand is much smaller there are tricky roads and endless bush to contend with so knowing the right place to stop can be half the challenge. Our team of travel specialists will guide you through the selection process, making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your perfect vacation. 
New Zealand hosts stunning lakes, mountains, geothermal activity, and glaciers while Australia showcases golden sandy beaches, aquatic wonders rainforests, and the contrasting red deserts. Both countries are home to incredible native wildlife and offer cultural experiences and adventure that every generation can enjoy.

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8 days Map
  • 8 days/7 night Journey from Melbourne to Melbourne
  • Prices start from NZD$1,561pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Experience one of the world's most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road. This 8 day return journey starts in Melbourne, driving past iconic surf beaches, clifftops, and the towering 12 Apostles rock formation. A real highlight of this trip is seeing native wildlife in their natural habitats, with koalas resting in the trees, emus, kangaroos and wallabies in the bush, and seals relaxing in the sand.
Head inland to the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park to explore walking trails, waterfalls and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Explore the gold rush history of Ballarat and spoil yourself in the indulgent town of Daylesford on your journey back to Melbourne.

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NZD$1,561
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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Cairns to Cairns
  • Prices start from NZD$1,627pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive

Australia's northeast is home to two of the most best and most spectacular natural landscapes on planet earth. First, you will immerse yourself in world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Next, travel to Cape Tribulation to set foot in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest tropical rainforest in the world at an incredible 180 million years old. With fantastic accommodation and time in Cairns, Port Douglas and surrounds to explore incredible white sand beaches, this is the perfect Australian holiday for those that are short on time.

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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$2,599pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Discover the cities and towns of Australia's Pacific Coast on this 11 day self drive journey. Starting in Sydney, you'll have time to explore iconic attractions like the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach, before getting in your car and heading north through Newcastle and Coffs Harbour before taking some time out in the chic surf town of Byron Bay. From there, you'll continue north through the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise to your destination of Brisbane, meeting plenty of friendly locals and wildlife along the way.

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NZD$2,747
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3 days Map
  • 3 days/2 night Journey from Uluru to Uluru
  • Prices start from NZD$1,099pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Independent Daily Departures
Family touringWildlife & nature

Australia's 'Red Centre' boasts extraordinary landscapes with vast desert plains, jagged gorges, weathered mountain ranges, and some of Aboriginal Australia's most sacred sites, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuṯa. This is a once-in-a-lifetime tour, contact our expert team today for more information!

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NZD$1,099
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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Hobart to Hobart
  • Prices start from NZD$1,719pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Walking & hikingWildlife & nature

Tasmania is Australia's best-kept secret. Its ancient national parks are home to the country's tallest trees as well as creatures found nowhere else in the world. This 6 day itinerary will give you a glimpse of this incredible island state. Starting in Hobart, you will have a chance to experience some of the city's culture, before heading north to Cradle Mountain National Park, Launceston, the Bay of Fires, and Wineglass Bay - regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
With plenty of opportunities to customise, this road trip will surely be one to remember.

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NZD$1,719
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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Melbourne to Melbourne
  • Prices start from NZD$1,155pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Motels
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Enjoy one of Australia's most spectacular and scenic coastal drives; the Great Ocean Road. Skirting the Southern Ocean, you will journey from Melbourne to iconic landmarks such as Bells Beach and the 12 Apostles with plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife en route. With time to explore Melbourne before and after, this tour seamlessly sandwiches an iconic drive with a cool city escape.

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NZD$1,155
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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Brisbane to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$1,389pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Australia is home to some of the most unique landscapes in the world, including the famous K'Gari / Fraser Island. Experience its white-sand beaches including Lake Mckenzie, incredible blue waters, Lake Wabby, Champagne Pools, Maheno Shipwreck, and see rainforests growing on sand dunes. K'Gari is a destination not to be missed on the East Coast of Australia. Contact us today for more information!

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5 days Map
  • 5 days/4 night Journey from Darwin to Darwin
  • Prices start from NZD$1,045pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 3-4 star
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

The Northern Territory offers contrasting landscapes of vast red deserts, clear waterholes, tropical wetlands, and ancient Aboriginal culture. This 5 day escape is exactly that, taking you into some of the most remote landscapes on earth.

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NZD$1,045
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6 days Map
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Prices start from NZD$1,619pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Apartments
  • AUS Nationwide Self Drive
Family touringWildlife & nature

Discover the famous East Coast of Australia! Marvel at the turquoise waters & long stretching pristine white beaches. Starting in Sydney, visit the Opera House, take a dinner cruise via the Harbor Bridge & check out Bondi Beach, before driving past coastal towns such as Byron Bay. Make your way past the popular Gold Coast & towards Brisbane on this stunning scenic road trip.

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NZD$1,619
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6 days Map
Inspiring Journeys small group tours of New Zealand
  • 6 days/5 night Journey from Alice Springs to Alice Springs
  • Prices start from NZD$6,105pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Escorted coach tour

Immerse yourself in the magnetic charm of the outback and relish spectacular views of the natural landscape. Witness the rugged landscape of the Red Centre and marvel at the ancient cultures that have cared for this land for generations. Experience the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and view rock art dating back thousands of years, witness striking landscapes and be immersed in the stories of the Dreamtime.

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