Driving Holidays

Holiday road trip guide

Stephen Ottley A bit of planning can make your family journey easy and fun from our friends at drive.com.au.


Memories from a childhood spent on the road

Memories from a childhood spent on the road.

Nova Weetman The long, squashy, seemingly endless annual family road trip was once a rite of passage for Aussie kids. Here Nova Weetman shares why those memories are worth more to her now than she could have imagined at the time.


Driving checks to do before your holiday

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Toby Hagon There are some simple things you can do to your car to make it safer and more reliable prior to leaving on the Big Trip from our friends at drive.com.au.


Peep in a pouch and you could save a life

Ruby, an 8 month old wombat, that was saved after its mother was killed by a car.

Thomas O'Brien If you're on the road for the school holidays and you see a marsupial on the road, pull your car over and check for an orphaned baby in its pouch.

Exploring Jervis Bay in the new Rav4

jervis bay

Melanie Mahoney Whether you're looking for a weekend trip or a longer holiday away from home, Jervis Bay offers the perfect family retreat. And, as we soon learnt, a driving holiday is even better in the new Rav4.

Great Australian road trips: NT


Lakshmi Singh The Northern Territory has something for everyone - from the scorched plains of the outback and the breathtaking beauty of gorges carved from sandstone to the wildlife, Aboriginal art and culture.

Tales from the tropics

indigenous guide Cameron Buchannan, dot paints Ella's arm with clay on the Dreamtime Walk, Mossman Gorge

Sheriden Rhodes The Great Tropical Way - encompassing the magnificent Daintree, the lush Atherton Tableland and the tropical beachside town of Mission Beach - makes a fascinating road trip to take with kids, says Sheriden Rhodes.

Great Australian road trips: WA


Lakshmi Singh Planning a trip on the road? Here are a few reasons why you should discover the sights and wonders of Western Australia with your family.

Great Australian road trips: Victoria

great ocean road

Lakshmi Singh Planning a driving trip around Victoria? There's lots to entertain the entire family on your travels ...

I spy driving activity


Keep the kids entertained on those long trips with this I spy driving activity.

Australian landmark activity


Educate your kids on Australia's landmarks with this Australian landmark activity.

Australian states colouring activity


Teach your kids about Australia's states with this free colouring activity.

Australian States and Territories Q & A


Teach your kids about Australia with this Australian states and territories Q & A activity.

The best fun on four wheels


Sascha Jenkins With planning and patience, a family road trip can be the best fun on four wheels.

How to keep your road trip costs down


Sascha Jenkins With the current economic climate more Australian families are choosing to holiday locally and interstate. So bundle up the kids and read our tips on how to keep your road trip costs down.

Top ten things to entertain kids with on road trips

ice cream

Jane E. Fraser Teaching kids to be good travellers takes some planning and patience.


Simple pleasures of a holiday on the road


On a family road trip Jane E. Fraser finds pleasure in board games, bush walks and a curbside cuppa.

New South Wales

Great Australian road trips: NSW


Long an aficionado of the summertime road trip, Lee Atkinson recalls her all-time favourites.

Top 10 tips for surviving road trips with kids


Kylie Orr I’m lousy at long distances with children in the car. I break out into hives at the very thought of a confined space filled with four bored children.


World's greatest drives


From a grand-prix circuit to the Arctic wilderness, we hug the corners on the world's most memorable day drives.

Tips for those long holiday drives


Jonathan Hawley Being on holidays is a lot of fun but getting there can be a drama. We share some tips for making long holiday road trips safer and more enjoyable.

Fun ideas for a long drive


Amanda Horswill Hi-tech is helping kids beat boredom (and parents stay sane) on a car trip, writes Amanda Horswill.

Australian animal memory game


How good is your memory? Have fun matching up the Australian animals with this cute memory game.

Australia word search puzzle


Essential Kids has created this Australian Word Search suitable for school years 4-6.

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