Cars, Motorhomes and roadtrips

Driving and Roadtrips – Australia and International – Handy Tools / Apps

Traffic – Waze (Community-based traffic and navigation app) –
Traffic – Local radio stations and tv news outlets.

Driving licensing – Within Australia

Drivers licenses in Australia – Wikipedia –
Aust roads –

Australian Capital Territory –
New South Wales –
Northern Territory –
Queensland –
South Australia –
Tasmania –
Victoria –
Western Australia –

Driving licensing – Overseas

New Zealand –

Driving and Roadtrips – Australia and International – Roadtrips and Notable drives resources


Discover America (Official USA Tourism) – USA road trip route planner and attractions / sights along the way interactive page –
National Geographic – Road trips –

Highway Maps EU (Portal detailing major routes in Europe) –

Michelin – Viamichelin Driving Route calculation and guidance in Europe –
Rick Steves – European Driving tips and resources –

Roadtrip USA (Guide to the best roadtrips in USA) –
Roadtrippers – Road travel planner –”>
– Facebook –
– Stories –
– Magazine / articles –
– Road trip planner –
– Classic USA trips –
– Australian road trips –

Rough Guides – World’s greatest road trips –
USA and Canada road trip planner –
Wikivoyage – Driving (Information Portal) –

Departments of transport

– Often provide hard copy and online road maps
– Many tourism authority websites also provide state road maps (printed) upon request


Italy Roads Authority –


Canada – Federal, Provincial and Territorial Transportation departments –

Canada – Road trips –
Transport Canada –
Parks Canada – Roads –

Alberta –
British Columbia –
– Vancouver –
Manitoba –
New Brunswick –
Newfoundland and Labrador –
Northwest Territories –
Nova Scotia –
Nunavut –
Ontario –
Prince Edward Island –
Quebec –
Saskatchewan –
Yukon –

US Federal Highway Administration (United States major roads and highways portal) –
– USA – Scenic byways –
National traffic and road closure information –
Safe travel USA – Road and traffic conditions USA –

United States federal department of transport –
– Departments of transport – By state –

Notable US states / cities:

California –
New York State
– New york state – Department of Transport- – – New York city transport –
– Port Authority of New York and new jersey –

Driving and Roadtrips – Within Australia

Australian Automotive Assoc. –
Australian Explorer –
Australian government – Department of Infrastructure – Travel safely in Australia – fold out map –
Australian National Transport Commission (Australian Road rules) –
Australian Tourism – Driving –
Australian Travel and Tourism network –
Australia’s Big things –’s_big_things
Cartoscape – Australian road trip – Distances and kms –

Drive Australia (RACV) –
OZY Road Tripper –
Road Conditions around Australia (RACV) –
RACV Fuel watch –
Travel Mate Australia –

Driving and Roadtrips – Within Australia – State Road services / Automotive societies

Australian Automotive association –
– Members –
– Australian automotive association – Australian road safety and risk analysis –
– Australian automotive association – Portal of Australian roadside assistance providers-

Wikipedia – Automotive associations in Australia –

Summary of Australian Road service organisations –

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Driving Club— NRMA –
Roads and Maritime service (Government Roads authority – NSW) – and (Road traffic report) –

Northern Territory Driving Club — AANT –
Transport NT – Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report)

Queensland driving club— RACQ –
Transport QLD- Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report)

South Australia driving club — RAA –
Transport SA – Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report) –

Tasmania driving club — RACT –
Transport Tasmania – Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report) –

Victoria driving club — RACV –
Vicroads Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report) –

Western Australia driving club — RAC –
Transport WA – Roads (Government roads authority) – and (Road report) –

Within Australia – Caravan associations

Overall Australia –

Australia – South wales –

– Guide –
– Campermate app – territory –

– Guide/Map –

– Guide –
– Other state assoc – Australia –
– SA parks guide –
– Caravan and camping almanac

Tasmania –
– Guide –
Victoria – and corporate –
– Guide –

Western Australia –

– Guide –

New zealand motor caravan association –
Holiday parks –

International – State Road services / Automotive societies / Road service organisations

International automotive federation – and
– List of Members –

Notable countries:

Canada – Canadian automotive association –
Italy – Automobile club of taly –
Italy – Touring club Italiano –
New Zealand – Automotive association New Zealand –
Spain – Royal Automobile Club of Spain –
Switzerland – Touring Club Suisse –
Switzerland – Automobile Club de Suisse –
United States of America – American automotive association –

UK –

Driving – International Regulations and Customs

– Which side of the road to drive on (Right Vs Left)
– Understanding the street signs and meanings
– Speed limits
– Requirements for Car insurance
– Requirements after a car accident

Driveaway – International motorhome parks location portal and road travel links –

Driving Overseas Portal – RACV –

European Car equipment (Mandatory) –

Europe traffic policy network – Safe driving, and country driving guides –

International driving permit – for Australians –
International Driving Permit (RACV)-

International Driving requirements (RACV) (Right or left sided) –

International Road signs (PDF) –

Overseas Road Assistance – Australian Automotive Association

Smartraveller (Australian Government) – Road travel International portal –

World Standards – Summary of Left and Right sided international driving –

Worldwide fuel prices (RACV) –

Wikipedia – Right Vs left hand driving in each country

Driving – Toll road considerations

  • Toll roads around the world

Driving – Car rental

Car relocation deals (Cheaper prices for longer distance one way rental – helps the car rental company relocate the vehicle to the other branch)

Types of Car rental
– Drive type – Automatic VS Manual
– Car style – Hatchback VS compact VS Van VS Sedan VS Campervan/Motorhome

Costing considerations
– Per km or unlimited kms
– insurance coverage

Rental company considerations
– Reviews
– Price
– Support service
– Collection and pick up times
– Location of the car rental place (especially near to public transport)

Car Rental Portals / Companies
Apollo Car Rentals –
Auto Europe –
– Includes downloadable roadtrip guides

Avida motorhomes –
Britz Campervans and RV’s – United States (Includes Road Bear RV sister company) –

Camplify – RV and campervan rental Australia –
Car flexi –
Cheaptickets (USA Car rental) –

Driveway (Int. Car Hire and roadtrip agency) –

– Includes downloadable roadtrip guides
– Brochures –

Driveaway – Campervan / Motorhome rental – Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, United States –

DriveMyCar –
Drive now –
Drifters campervans –

Flight Centre (Int. Car Hire) –
Firefly car rental –
Global Cars (Int. Car hire) –

Go Rentals (New Zealand) –
Jucy Car rental – Campervans, Cars and El cheapo vans – Australia, New Zealand and United States –

Maui Campervans and Motorhomes – Australia (Includes – Kea,Britz and Mighty sister companies)
Maui Campervans and Motorhomes – New Zealand (Includes – Kea, United, Britz, Alpha and Mighty sister companies) –

Motor home Republic – By Travel factory –
Orbitz – Cars –
Park my van – Australian van and camper rental portal – plus portal of parks and free park locations around Australia-

Jucy Car and campervan rental (Australia and New Zealand) –

Rental (Car rental portal) –
Share a camper –
Spaceship Campervan rentals (Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand) –
STA Travel – Campervan / motorhome rental (Europe, USA/ Canada, Australia, New Zealand) –
STA Travel – Car rental portal –
Sugarland Car rental (Cairns and Mission Beach – Queensland, Australia) –

Travellers Autobarn (Australian campervan rental) –
Travel Factory Australia – Car hire –

United States Tourism authority – Car rental providers directory –
Vroom Vroom Vroom (Worldwide cheap car and motorhome rental portal) –

Webjet – Cars –
Webjet – Motorhomes –
Wicked campers – Backpacker style campers –

Car hire relocation/transfer deal portals:
– Heavily discounted hire rates from providers to relocate vehicles between places –

Imoova – Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, USA –
Transfer Car –

Carpooling / Roadtrip sharing:
Coseats –
– Carpool –
Gumtree Australia – Rideshare travel partners –
Share your ride Australia –

 General Worldwide


Information / Booking Portals

Wikipedia – List of longest tunnels in the world –
Wikipedia – List of long tunnels by type –



Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

Information / Booking Portals

New south Wales –
Northern Territory –
Queensland –
South Australia –
Tasmania –
Victoria – (By region) –
– Melbourne –
Western Australia –

New Zealand –
– Drive safe –
– AA (Roadside assiatnce) –
– New Zealand transport agency – Driving –

Notable Roadtrip Journeys

Road trip – Sydney to Byron bay


Great inland way (Sydney to Cairns) –
Great southern touring – and maps –

New South Wales – Grand Pacific Drive (Wollongong to Southern NSW) –
New South Wales – Greater blue mountains drive –
Queensland – Great Beach Drive (Between Noosa and Harvey Bay) –
Queensland – Great Green Way (Cairns to Townsville – Tropical North Queensland)

Queensland – Cairns Region Circuit (Atherton Tablelands)

Sydney Melbourne touring –
– Maps –

Victoria – Great alpine road –
Victoria – Great southern touring route (Melbourne to Adelaide) – Melbourne to Adelaide touring –

Southern Scenic route – New Zealand –


Providers (Also Booking)




Information / Booking Portals

Notable Roadtrip Journeys

Providers (Also Booking)


Americas (North, Central and South)

Information / Booking Portals

Wikipedia – Routes by State –
Wikipedia – Scenic highways in the USA –
Wikipedia – United states numbered highways –

Notable Road trip Journeys

– Florida’s overseas highway
–              Hana highway – Hawaii
Highway 1 up the Pacific Coast (California)

–              Route 66 (California to Chicago)-
Route 66 – and

–              Blues highway – Memphis to Clarksdale

–              Pacific coast highway – San francisco to Los Angeles –

–              Michigan coast

Icefields Parkway – Canada (Through national park between Lake louise and Jasper via Banff) –


Providers (Also Booking)



Information / Booking Portals

Notable Road trip Journeys
Ring road – Iceland
Hidden Highway – United Kingdom (English and Welsh border between Ross-on-Wye to the south and Chester to the north)
Stelvio Pass – Italy (road straddling the Swiss/Italian border with its notorious wall of 48 hairpin turns between Bormio and Stilfs (Stelvio) –
La route des grands alpes – France (French riviera to Lake Geneva through the alps) –

Providers (Also Booking)



Africa / Middle East

Information / Booking Portals

Notable Road Trip Journeys
Garden route – South Africa – (South eastern coast)

Providers (Also Booking)




Motorhome Rentals: Helpful Travel Links

DriveAway Holidays has put together a list of helpful travel links to assist you with planning your motorhome holiday. The links below contain information about overseas tolls, fuel prices, driving distances between destinations, campground information, places of interests and all other destination information you require to plan the perfect self-drive holiday! Visit the Helpful Travel Links page for additional links that have information on specific countries.

Roads & Routes

Mappy provides useful information for the driver planning a tour in Europe. From this site you can check the availability of petrol stations, plan you itinerary, calculate fuel consumption, and find out current fuel prices in Europe.

and The AA website lists overseas fuel prices and is the best place to find differences between petrol and diesel in Europe.

Europe Route planner –
United Kingdom Traffic news and live updates –

Via Michelin website is a handy website for overseas fuel prices, maps, driving itineraries & distances. A comprehensive route planner is built into the site also.

Map Quest is a very helpful site when dealing with directions in the USA. This site has comprehensive maps and point to point driving directions.

Tune in to the Tourism Radio Guide and be kept up to date with where you are, where to go and what to see and do in the area you are travelling through. The Tourism Radio Guide simply plugs in to the vehicles cigarette lighter.

Extended / long road trip holidays (Such as 6 months or a year)

Holiday Parks

For information on motorhome parks in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, the UK and Europe follow the links below.


  • The Big 4 Holiday Parks has information on motorhome parks and campsites throughout Australia.
  • Top Tourist Parks all information on different motorhome parks in Australia. Search by locations, park specials, pet friendly parks and more.
  • Family Parks has a range of family friendly parks on their website. Search for motorhome parks by location, facilitates and more.


New Zealand

  • Kiwi Holiday Parks has a list of holiday parks in New Zealand. Look at the different parks and what they have to offer.
  • Top 10 is a great website for those trying to find accommodation on a budget. See the motorhome parks that you can stay at no matter what your budget.
  • New Zealand Camping Guide has information on the different locations to stay in New Zealand. Order you guide for in-depth information on the North and South of the Island.





United Kingdom

  • Motor Home Stop Over has information regarding mortohome parks in different parts of the UK including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and more.
  • Campsites website allows you to look at different accommodation depending if you are camping or have a motorhome. Take a look at the different options.
  • East Coast Holidays has different family friendly motorhome parks on their website. Check out the different facilities and activities.
  • Euro Campings has over 9,000 campsites and motorhome parks. Search by selecting your destination on the map or by the holiday site you want whether it be seaside or winter sports.



  • Siblu websites allows you to search for different campsites and motorhome parks in France.
  • Camping France is a great place to search for different campsites, good deals and more. Look at videos and pics of search a particular campsite in France.
  • Camping France allows you to search campsites in France using the interactive map or data base.
  • Europa Camping and Caravanning allows you to search for many different camp sites throughout Europe. Pick the your destination and search the different countries, cities, towns and regions.
  • Easy Camping websites is a guide to camp sites and motorhome parks in Italy. Search the different areas to fine the perfect spot for you.
  • Euro Camping Car is a great motorhome database. Search different parts of Europe to find a motorhome park suited best to you.
  • France Passion welcome motorhomes to rural France with over 9000 free stopover locations.

Note: As these websites are from overseas providers, any rates that may be found on them are not applicable. Please contact DriveAway Holidays for the best deals.

Driving directions

Mappy –

***go through each tab and note down the links***

Driveaway holidays – Travel links –

Travel math – driving calculators –

 Sending Cars / Motorhomes and motorcycles overseas



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