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Car hire for the ultimate

Road trip in Australia

Australia is the land of ‘road-trippin', and as such, it features some of the best scenic drives in the world, which are often missed. That is why we recommend travelling through the country by car, giving you the flexibility and freedom to explore places a campervan or a motorhome simply cannot reach.

What you get from our travel experts here at TravelEssence is that they understand the country like the back of their hands - our team, who has lived in Australia for many years, have uncovered these hidden gems and know just how incredible they are, which is why they are now spending their time making sure you discover them too.

Coupled with the knowledge only our local accommodation hosts have over the areas you're visiting, you're in the perfect position to truly see the 'real' Australia, only some very select few, ever do.

That is why we recommend road trips by car and staying in some of the most welcoming, characterful, and relaxing accommodations Australia has to offer - ensuring you are getting the best of both worlds.

If you're planning a trip to Australia, we're here to help you find the car that best suits your requirements - including the right size, and budget.

"The Kimberley's are ideal for an adventurous 4WD road trip. Drive on the red dirt roads, through rivers and see Australia's most rugged areas."

Kieran, Travel specialist

Road trip ideas for Australia

Great Ocean Road

Australia

Be intrigued by one of the world’s most renowned coastal scenic drives and uncover all the highlights and hidden gems.

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Discover the Stuart Highway

Australia

Get ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind road trip through the heart of Australia. A drive also known as the…

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What are the benefits of planning your road trip with TravelEssence?

By choosing to travel with TravelEssence, you will benefit from our many years of experience planning trips to Australia, plus a wide range of benefits such as:

Road trips by destination

The Twelve Apostle Rocks on the Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road
Be intrigued by one of the world’s most renowned coastal scenic drives and uncover all the highlights and hidden gems.
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Red Center | Australia holiday
Alice Springs
The third-largest town in the Northern Territory is renowned for its friendly locals, Indigenous artwork, and unique natural wonders.
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Aus NT Lords Kakadu Arnhemland Safaris kangaroo outback
Northern Territory
Six times larger than the United Kingdom, this special part of Australia is an outdoor adventure playground.
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Aus adelaide Largs Bay jetty
South Australia
Discover more than 300 national parks, 1638 beaches, 346 islands, the hip capital city of Adelaide, and much more.
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Aus qld cairns fitzroy island
Cairns
The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is an absolute tropical paradise.
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The Red Centre
Discover the beating heart of Australia. A timeless place that is rich with Indigenous culture and ancient landscapes.
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Cars driving through the Australian landscape

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Cars vs Campervans or Motorhomes

At TravelEssence, we understand that every detail of your holiday matters - from budget to travel and accommodation.

While campervans and motorhomes are often the preferred option for people looking to road trip across Australia - because of the misconception that they may be cheaper in the long run - we can tell you that, based on our experience, this is not actually the case.

When you factor in all associated expenses - such as insurance, campground fees, fuel, and one-way fees - the overall savings that can be made when hiring a car or 4WD paired with our charming local accommodations becomes clear.

Plus, what many don't realise is that Australia's rugged landscapes hide some of the best-hidden gems that are only accessible by car or 4WD, so, by hiring a campervan or a motorhome, you will not be able to reach these incredible hidden gems.

Instead of spending your holiday managing logistics and cleaning, we want you to unpack just once and be guided by the insider knowledge of our local hosts and enjoy the real Australia only locals know about.

A campervan trip around Australia? Yes or no?

Are you thinking about travelling around Australia in a camper van? Here are some things to consider, to help you make a decision.

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A guide to 10 of the best Aussie road trips

With every turn of the road, Australia’s landscape changes. A dramatic array of diverse landscapes that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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Discover a world beyond ordinary

At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.