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Driving the uncrowded touring roads of North East Victoria and

the Southern Riverina, Australia's premier inland playground

 Picture: The stunning King Valley, North East Victoria - Visit Victoria

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Historic Winton

Mind if we make a few 'Sunday drive' suggestions?

HUNDREDS of kilometres of interesting roads crisscross North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina region of New South Wales - Australia's premier inland playground. The area has the essential ingredients for the perfect road trip - stunning, ever-changing scenery, incredible attractions, welcoming cities, towns, and villages, friendly people, and great, uncrowded, touring roads. So, what are you waiting for. Fill your tank and start exploring the roads we've been driving and have come to know and love for the past 54 years - Darryl and Julie Starr

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Our top three regional drives rate among the best in the country

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1 - Great Alpine Road  

Our favourite and arguably the best drive in the country - Photo: Visit Victoria

2 - Great River Road

A real cracker, especially if you love driving or motorcycle riding - Photo: Darryl Starr

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3 - Snowy Valleys Way

A laid back, scenic alternative drive through the region - Photo: Destination NSW

These shorter regional drives are also beauties.

One is a ripper

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The link roads

Our test track

Testing the test loop

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Regional highways

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Valleys of NE Victoria


Bushranger trails


Short, sharp, sweet


Off the beaten track


A to Z of kids' play

Please drive carefully

The only statistics we want to read about are visitor numbers

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Food, fun, history

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Facts and figures


A-W the regional hub 

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Local motoring history e-books + recommended reads

'The Thomson Diary', by E.L. Holmes, and 'A spirit of progress - 110 years of motoring in Albury-Wodonga', and 'Are we there yet, Mr Holmes?', by Darryl Starr, are popular local motoring history e-books that are free to read online. Click on a book cover and wait a few moments for the book to load. 'Car Wars Down Under' by Murray Hubbard is the story of Australia's first land speed record. The 240-page book is available from leading book stores for $30. The Best of Drives 1 and 2 by Barry Green puts the reader behind the wheel of an eclectic mix of performance and classic cars on some of the world’s greatest roads and racing circuits. $55 each includes Aust. postage. Contact

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