Last update: Sunday, September 25, 2022

Alpine A1100 Premiere

Driving North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina 

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 55 years. Pictured: 2019 Alpine A110 Premiere - Greg McManus

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From the mountains to the Murray to the Murrumbidgee, we've got your regional drive covered

Our top one day and 'Sunday afternoon' drives in the region

OVER the past 55 years thecountrydriver has ticked off just about every A, B and C highway and secondary road in North-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina, plus goodness knows how many other tourist routes, minor roads, and bush tracks throughout the region. Check them out below - Darryl and Julie Starr


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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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