7 amazing reasons to go on an Australian self-drive holiday

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You will want to start packing your bags immediately after you read about the incredible places you could visit in Australia!

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Does an Australian self-drive holiday sound just perfect?

Australia, a country with spectacular scenic locations and incredible culture, beckons you to hop in a vehicle with your loved ones and go on an amazing adventure.

Full of wide, open spaces and friendly folk, this land is waiting to be explored through a self-drive holiday that gives you the chance to take in all that it has to offer.

The main attraction of a self-drive holiday is the flexibility that it gives you to plan out your day exactly as you wish, which is really important when travelling with kids.

What this means is that you can stop whenever you want to take that amazing snap of a koala nestled in the crook of a gum tree. You can also get a “cuppa and a bite” at a quaint wayside café or pub just because.

There is really nothing as enriching and memorable as a self-drive holiday. So, here are seven reasons why you should head Down Under to do it!

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Have an unforgettable experience feeding wild dolphins in Monkey Mia!

1. You can feed wild dolphins in Monkey Mia.

Enjoy incredible activities with the 7 Days 6 Nights Perth, Coral Coast and Monkey Mia self-drive programme organised for you by Chan Brothers Travel.

Here are some of the highlights of this tour that will take you through some of Western Australia’s favourite scenic spots:

  • Meet Aussie wildlife favourites such as koalas, wallabies and wombats at Caversham Wildlife Park.
  • Walk the Loop in Kalbarri National Park and visit beautiful Shell Beach in Denham.
  • Hand-feed wild dolphins at Monkey Mia Resort.
  • Enjoy a delicious lobster lunch in Cervantes.

This package also includes:

  • One night accommodation each in Swan Valley (with breakfast), Kalbarri, Geraldton and Perth (with breakfast)
  • Two nights accommodation in Monkey Mia
  • Six days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

For more details, click here.

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Strike gold in Ballarat!

2. Your family can dig for gold in Ballarat.

The state of Victoria is home to splendid scenes of natural beauty, quaint little towns and of course, the vibrant metropolis that is Melbourne.

With an 8 Days 6 Nights Great Southern Touring Route self-drive tour package from Chan Brothers Travel, your family can enjoy all that this state has to offer.

Here are just a few of the highlights of this trip:

  • Enjoy a 360º view of Melbourne on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
  • Travel along the Great Ocean Road — one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives.
  • Children can experience close contact with koalas, wombats, kangaroos and even crocodiles in Ballarat Wildlife Park.
  • Visit Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and step back in time to the days of the Gold rush.

Also included in this package are:

  • One night accommodation in Apollo Bay, Warrnambool, Halls Gap and Ballarat
  • Two nights accommodation in Melbourne, breakfast included
  • Five days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

Click this link for more details, including rates and to book your trip now.

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You can get the chance to see a Tasmanian Devil in the night-feeding tour at [email protected]

3. You can try to spot a Tasmanian Devil.

Tasmania is the little island at the bottom right corner of Australia. This tiny area of land is full of amazing sights, flora and fauna and is also known for its fresh, delicious cuisine.

Its small land area also makes it perfect for a self-drive vacation with the family. Check out the highlights of Chan Brothers Travel’s 8 Day Tasmanian Wilderness and West Coast package.

  • Visit some of Tasmania’s best berry farms, orchards and wineries in Tamar Valley.
  • Watch out for Tasmanian Devils — the unique carnivorous marsupials found only in Tasmania — in the night-feeding tour at [email protected]
  • Enjoy the experience of a farm stay at Curringa Farm.
  • Go snap-happy at Russell Falls, one of Tasmania’s most beautiful and photographed waterfalls.
  • Enjoy amazing scenery on the Cataract Gorge Chairlift ride.

You will also enjoy the following in this self-drive tour:

  • One night each accommodation in Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Strahan and Curringa Farm
  • Two nights accommodation in Hobart
  • Six days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

To book now and for more details about this fabulous tour, please follow this link.

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Family fun is guaranteed!

4. You can enjoy a great day out with thrill rides, family entertainment, shows and attractions.

Queensland is known for its sunny weather, gorgeous beaches and super-fun theme parks. Chan Brothers Travel brings you an 8 Days 6 Nights Great Sunshine Way with Farm Stay self-drive travel package to this fun-filled Australian state.  

Check out some of the highlights of this programme:

  • Enjoy a catamaran cruise to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort where you will be able to hand-feed wild dolphins.
  • You may join a four-wheel drive desert safari tour or a snorkelling tour to explore the famous Tangalooma shipwreck.
  • Choose to visit Dreamworld, Movie World or Sea World with an entry pass that includes access to all rides and attractions.
  • Watch the awesome hand-feeding of crocodiles at Australia Zoo, made famous by the legendary Steve Irwin.
  • Experience the beauty of Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest sand island.

You will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Return catamaran cruise transfer to Moreton Island
  • One night accommodation at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort and one night full-board farm stay in Maryvale
  • Two nights accommodation in Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast
  • Five days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

Read more about this fabulous self-drive tour and book your trip now by clicking this link.

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There are plenty of fun activities for the kids in Canberra.

 5. Your whole family can watch science and technology come to life in a fun and interactive way.

Canberra and Sydney are two of Australia’s most vibrant cities. Both are packed full of exciting things the whole family will enjoy.

Chan Brothers Travel brings you an 8 Day VisitCanberra – Capital, Coast and Country Route self-drive tour that will take you through these two bustling cities. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Have fun riding horses, canoeing, egg collecting and more at Mowbray Park Farm.
  • Sample award-winning wines at Lerida Estate Winery.
  • You may join an early morning ride over Parliament House in a hot-air balloon.
  • Meet a pride of white lions at Mogo Zoo.
  • Visit Glenbernie Orchard for fresh fruit picking.

Also included in this tour are:

  • One night each accommodation in Batemans Bay, Jervis Bay and Sydney, as well as a farm stay with all three meals included
  • Two nights accommodation in Canberra
  • Cockington Green Gardens admission ticket
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Six days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

For more details and to book your self-drive trip now, click here.

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Would your kids love to get kissed by a dolphin? They can at Dolphin Marine Magic!

6. You will get fishy kisses from a dolphin and tickly smooches from a seal.

Chan Brothers Travel’s Sydney and Legendary Pacific Coast self-drive tour will take you strolling along Bondi Beach as well as to check out the many attractions of Darling Harbour.

Here are just a few of this highlights of this 9 Days 7 Nights tour:

  • Take a stroll along Bondi Beach and delight your tastebuds with a variety of delicious seafood at the famous Sydney Fish Market.
  • Take a wine appreciation class in Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine production region.
  • Visit the unique Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie and snap some family shots near the iconic Big Banana at Coffs Harbour.
  • Treat yourself to a luxurious massage therapy or yoga session at Byron Bay.

What else is included in this tour?

  • Admission to Hunter Valley Gardens, Dolphin Marine Magic, and Dreamworld, Movie World or Sea World
  • One night each accommodation in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast
  • Two nights accommodation in Port Stephens
  • Seven days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

To find out more about this self-drive programme and to book now, please click here.

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Australian self-drive holiday: Be amazed at the stunning beauty and diverse wildlife of Kangaroo Island.

 7. You will enjoy an unforgettable wildlife experience at Kangaroo Island.

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide (also known as the City of Churches) is a beautiful city full of history and gorgeous old buildings.

Explore Adelaide as well as the unique Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula with an 8 Days 6 Nights Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula self-drive Chan Brothers Travel programme.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Visit some of McLaren Vale’s 50 cellar door outlets, art and craft galleries, olive and almond shops, or tackle the Cheese and Wine Trail.
  • Reward yourself with remarkable, up-close encounters with echidnas, koalas, kangaroos and little penguins on Australia’s third largest island – Kangaroo Island.
  • Enjoy some delicious German cuisine at the picturesque Hahndorf – the oldest surviving German village in Australia.
  • Visit Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Australia’s only multi-arts Aboriginal cultural centre.

Also included:

  • Admission to Monarto Zoo and Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Return Kangaroo Island Ferry transfer
  • One night each accommodation in McLaren Vale and Victor Harbour
  • Two night each accommodation in Kangaroo Island and Adelaide
  • Six days Hertz car rental with NeverLost GPS

For more details and to book your trip, click here.

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These amazing Australian self-drive holiday programmes are brought to you by Chan Brothers Travel

Embark on a family holiday of a lifetime. Click on the links provided in the article to book the self-drive programme that interests you the most, or contact Chan Brothers Travel today.

*All programmes include return economy airfare to Singapore. You will also be provided with a NeverLost GPS system with your car rental for each programme. 

If you could visit Australia with your family, where would you love to go? Please tell us by leaving a comment below.