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With well-maintained roads and the ability to explore at your own pace and in your own time, a self-drive is a very popular option when travelling throughout Australia.

With rental cars available to hire from all of the main centres and airports, clients can set off from nearly anywhere in Australia. Clients will also be able to choose which car they wish to drive depending on their budget or taste, with small cars, 4WD’s, mini vans and luxury sports cars all available.

Pacific Destinations owns and operates it’s very own self-drive product, REST Australia Tours, getting clients off the beaten track and experiencing an itinerary that is a little bit different from the standard self-drive itinerary.

Visitors to Australia should be aware of any potential costs that can be incurred when renting a vehicle, including insurance, fuel, cleaning costs and fines if they are incurred. Some rental car companies don't allow their cars to be driven on unsealed roads (of which there are a few, often near the beach or in the back-country), so make sure your clients are aware of the terms and conditions of hiring the car.

A driver’s license is necessary to drive in Australia, although if your clients have an English language license or an International Driving Permit then they can drive up for up to 12 months.