AUSTRALIA TRAVEL TIPS

Driving in Australia is the best way to see the country and experience the sights at your own pace. Read about some of our favourite self-drive Australia Driving Holidays, discover things to see and do in popular Australian destinations with our Australia Travel Guides, find tips on Safe Driving in Australia, and also where you can and can’t drive an Apex rental car using our Driving Restrictions map.

AUSTRALIAN DRIVING HOLIDAYS

Take your own journey of discovery with an Australian self-drive holiday. Choose from over 25 self-drive holiday articles to get ideas for your own road trip. Explore the roads around Cairns and tropical far north Queensland or enjoy short trips from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast. Find the hidden gems around Adelaide and South Australia. From Sydney you can head to the Blue Mountains, take the Grand Pacific Drive to the south coast, or head north to the Hunter Valley. Go west to Perth and you’ll find the beautiful south west coast waiting. Discover the Great Ocean Road when you head to Melbourne or give Tasmania a go. Whatever way you go, there’s a road trip for everyone. Find your own Australian Driving Holiday…

AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDES

Our Australia Travel Guides go hand-in-hand with the Driving Holidays and highlight some of the best things to do while on your self-drive holiday. We’ll give you a reason to go, tell you what not to miss, give you five things to do along the way, and offer recommendations on places to stay. From coral reefs, to beautiful beaches and tropical rainforests, we’re sure you’ll be inspired to visit and experience some of the amazing destinations we showcase. Discover the best Australia Travel Guides…

Safe Driving in Australia

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience behind the wheel, so we’ve put together a summary of the key road rules and tips for driving in Australia. Simple things like resting before driving, taking regular breaks, eating regularly, not getting distracted, and understanding the distances and travel times can help make your Australian driving holiday relaxing, enjoyable and safe. Drive safely while in Australia...

DRIVING RESTRICTIONS IN AUSTRALIA

Due to the vast distances and risk of breakdowns in remote areas, Apex has restrictions on where you may drive your rental car. It is very important to stay within the boundary marks noted on the Driving Restrictions map. If vehicles are driven beyond the boundary line they will not be covered by insurance and the renter will be responsible for any recovery costs. Each state has its own boundary, but special restrictions apply to Tasmania, with no cars permitted to travel across Bass Strait from the mainland or vice versa. Under no circumstances can Apex vehicles be driven to Western Australia or the Northern Territory. Understand the Apex Australia Driving Restrictions...