Experience a classic Californian road trip, with highlights including the bright lights of Los Angeles, Hearst Castle at San Simeon, San Francisco, the gold rush town of Sacramento and Carmel (Clint Eastwood was once mayor of the town). Don’t miss the granite cliffs, waterfalls and lakes of Yosemite National Park, as well as the spectacular coastal roads to the Spanish-influenced city of San Diego.
Enjoy a self-drive tour around the Great Parks of the West in Canada. Travelling east from Vancouver, an adventurous itinerary showcases the national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Highlights include the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, and Banff and Jasper National Parks. Take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka, or relax at the famous Banff Hot Springs, and then drive west from Jasper through the Yellowhead Pass, Wells Gray Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park, where you can try your hand at white water rafting.
Begin your drive in Perth and travel north up the Dolphin Coast. Visit national parks, deserted Indian Ocean beaches, the world’s largest fringing coral reef and spot emus, kangaroos and koala bears in their natural habitats. You can also stop by the World Heritage site of Monkey Mia where you can get up close and friendly with the local dolphins. Finish your driving adventure in Yallingup and make the most of the local food and wine in the Margaret River wine region.
Try a self-drive tour of South Africa beginning in Cape Town and finishing in Johannesburg. Start by exploring the wonderful ocean-side city of Cape Town with its many famous landmarks before driving the beautiful Garden Route north through Oudtshoorn and Knysna to Port Elizabeth. From here you can set off into the Kruger National Park to spend memorable safari days at the exclusive Thornybush Game Reserve, seeing the animals in their natural surroundings.
Indulge in an exciting self-drive tour of the North and South islands of New Zealand. Beginning in Auckland, the City of Sails, drive south, stopping to visit the Waitomo glow-worm caves, the famous geothermal town of Rotorua, and the capital city, Wellington. Cross the Cook Straits by ferry to South island, where the lovely garden city of Christchurch, the west coast glaciers, Milford Sound, Dunedin and amazing Queenstown await. Explore all the stunning beauty that the Lord of the Rings film set showcased so well – plus, of course, enjoy New Zealand’s famous wines and first-class cuisine.
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