Journeys

Hobart to Russell Falls and lake Fenton Trip (160 km) | Hobart

This is a tour through the hop-gardens and fruit-growing districts in the Upper Derwent Valley. On the outward journey, the way lies along the southern bank of the Derwent River to New Norfolk. After crossing the river, the fruit-growing region of the Derwent Valley is traversed, and thence the journey is continued to National Park and Russell Falls, where lunch is taken. The homeward journey is t...

Kununurra to Purnululu

From the extraordinary rock formations of Bungle Bungle ranges in Purnululu National park to Ord River dam and Argyle Diamond Mine. (road)

Lake Mungo | Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo is a dry lake in south-western New South Wales. The lake is located 760 km due west of Sydney and 90 km north-east of Mildura. lake Mungo is the central feature of Mungo National Park, and is one of seventeen lakes in the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region. The lake is widely recognised as having been occupied continuously by Aborigines for the past 50,000 years and this mak...

Lavender Farm Trip | Hobart

This trip is usually made during January, February, and March, when the lavender is in bloom. A stop of one hour is made whilst visitors are shown over the Farm. The homeward journey visits Lilydale Falls before returning to the city by Lalla orchards.

Melbourne Sights Trip | Melbourne

This trip proceeds through the main thoroughfares and past the principal public buildings, parks, and places of historic interest in the city, and includes the National Museum, Fitzroy Gardens and its Conservatory (where there are magnificent floral displays throughout the year), Captain Cook's Cottage, Parliament House, the University of Melbourne, the Shrine of Remembrance, and Botanic Gardens. ...

Melbourne to Dandenong Ranges Trip | Melbourne

The route is along Dandenong Road, through Oakleigh and Upper Ferntree Gully to the summit of One Tree Hill (502 metres) where fine views are obtained of Western Port and Port Phillip, Eumemmering Reservoir, and the suburban area. The route then passes along the Sherbrooke Forest Reservation for native fauna and flora, through Clematis Avenue shaded by trees and ferns, to Sassafras and Olinda at t...

Melbourne to Sorrento & Portsea Trip | Melbourne

This trip traverses Mornington Peninsula. The forward journey is along the Beach Road, which skirts the western shore of Port Phillip to Sorrento and Portsea, where tourists have the choice of surfing at either of these resorts. On the homeward journey the Peninsula is crossed to Flinders, and the tour continued along its eastern edge to Hastings and thence back to the city via Frankston and St Ki...

Melbourne to Warburton Trip | Melbourne

Warburton, a pleasant township in an extensive timber-getting district, is on the banks of the River Yarra 77 km from Melbourne by rail or road. Mount Donna Buang (1,243 metres), the highest mountain peak within easy reach of Melbourne, and Ben Cairn (1,036 metres) are the principal tourist attractions. A well-graded road runs via Cement Creek to Mount Donna Buang (18km) and thence a further 4 km ...

Mereenie Loop

Mereenie Loop is the back road between Alice Springs and Uluru. The highlight of the journey is Palm Valley in Finke Gorge National Park, an oasis of pools, reeds and soaring green red cabbage palms – the last earthly toehold for palm forests that covered tracts of the inland when Australia was a wetter place.

Mount Wellington via Ferntree Trip (28 km) | Hobart

This trip to the summit of Mount Wellington affords magnificent panoramas of the city, harbour, and Derwent River. The route leads through the western suburbs of the city to The Springs (754 metres) and continues along a scenic road winding around the mountain side to The Pinnacle (1269 metres). The return journey traces the same route, but a stop is made at Ferntree to enable visitors to see the ...

Murray River | Wentworth

The Murray River rises where a "stripling on a small and weedy beast sent the Flintstones flying". Jack Riley, whose ride inspired Banjo Paterson, once managed Tom Groggin Station, the highest point of the river and easily accessible by car. Springs surfacing on Cowombat Flat in Alpine National Park (a 10km summer walk) feed the clear river that passes through Tom Groggin. Further down and across...

Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck Trip (193 km) | Hobart

This trip to Tasman's Peninsula comprises a beautiful drive and a visit to the old penal settlement at Port Arthur. The outward journey crosses the Derwent River to Bellerive and continues through farming and bushland scenery to Port Arthur, which is reached in time for lunch. Official guides are then available to show visitors through the ruins and to explain the old penal system. The return tri...

Port Augusta to Birdsville and back

The worlds longest mail run. Join the postie, stop at outback stations and have a drink at Birdsville Pub.

St Helena to Freycinet

Be careful - the road is narrow and caravans are wide. If cycling allow 4 days. (road or cycle)

Sydney to Bulli Pass & Royal National Park Trip | Sydney

The route is by Botany Bay, Brighton-le-Sands, Aqua Flora Park (stop 30 minutes), to Sublime Point and Bulli Pass, where lunch is obtainable. These two vantage-points afford magnificent panoramas of ocean, mountain, and forest and, on a clear day, the blue Pacific can be seen rolling on to golden beaches for a distance of 48 km. The journey continues down the Bulli Pass to Greater Wollongong, then...

Sydney to Burragorang Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Burragorang via The Oaks, is the Mecca of the caravaner who wishes to laze on the green carpeted banks of the fish stocked Wollondilly River. Return trip 205 km

Sydney to Colo River Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Colo River via Penrith and Richmond, and return through Windsor, takes the traveler through farming country to Penrith and then provides a panoramic view over the Nepean district from Lapstone Hill. On the return trip there is unusually pretty river side scenery near historic Windsor. The round trip is about 201 km.

Sydney to Hawkesbury River Trip | Sydney

The Hawkesbury River rises in the tablelands south of Sydney, where it is known as the Wollondilly and later as the Warragamba and later the Nepean After flowing along the edge of the Blue Mountains it enters the ocean at Broken Bay. From a scenic standpoint the Hawkesbury is one of Australia's finest rivers. Anthony Trollope wrote of it, "The Hawkesbury has neither castles nor islands, nor has ...

Sydney to Kurnell & Botany Bay Trip | Sydney

The drive to Kurnell proceeds from the City to the outer Domain and enables tourists to see Centennial Park, Sydney Cricket Ground, Showground, and Randwick Racecourse en route to Cronulla and its excellent beaches. After visiting Kurnell, the landing-place of Captain James Cook, the return trip to the city is made via the University of Sydney.

Sydney to Mount Victoria Trip | Sydney

Sydney to Mount Victoria via Blackheath and through to Kurrajong, is the most famous mountain circuit in Australia, giving excellent views of the Blue Mountains and a choice of some of the best tourist hotels. Kilometres vary between 289 and 320 km according to the number of diversions.