May 9th, 2013
You can talk about seeing beautiful scenery and visiting local cultures all day, but sometimes, the best thing about a road trip is the food. The South Island of New Zealand is host to some of the most car hire worthy food destinations in the world.
Starting in the deep south, the Bluff oyster is currently in season and often considered the best oyster in the world. Demand is so high in fact, that helicopters sometimes fly out meet the fishing boats in order to distribute the oysters more quickly.
At approximately NZ$24 a dozen, these delicacies of [...]
May 7th, 2013
Heading off to Splendour but don’t want to sleep in a tent? Why not try luxury camping and book a campervan with DriveNow instead? In conjunction with Britz and Mighty Campers we have a number of campervan accommodation packages designed specifically for those attending the 2013 Splendour in the Grass festival, held for the first time at North Byron Parklands, around 20kms north of Byron Bay.
Below is a quick snapshot of what to expect – for more information visit our Splendour in the Grass Accommodation page.
Special 4, 5 or 6 day packages from Bryon Bay or Brisbane.
April 18th, 2013
PARK IN PROFILE: Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Western Australia
Where: 8113 Bussel Highway, Cowaramup, set right in the heart of Margaret River, part of Western Australia’s famous wine, food, nature and surf region.
10 words or less: The great Aussie farm outback experience. Family-friendly, tranquil setting.
The lowdown: After grabbing your Perth campervan rental it’s a beautiful three and a half hour drive from Perth to reach Taunton Farm Holiday Park, the ideal place to park your Western Australian campervan wheels – especially given April is “Aussie Wine Month”. Nestled amongst forest and close to Margaret River’s attractions, [...]
March 15th, 2013
PARK IN PROFILE: BIG4 GOLD COAST HOLIDAY PARK, QUEENSLAND
Where: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, 66-86 Siganto Drive, Helensvale, Queensland, set on 32 acres right in the heart of Queensland’s famous theme park world.
10 words or less: Theme parks! Beautiful villas. Awesome resort pool, waterslide and café.
The lowdown: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is close to all the action with beautiful villas, ample grassy sites for vans and tents, and is pet friendly. With such wide open spaces, it’s the perfect place to park your Brisbane campervan rental.
Though there’s much to explore outside including Wet [...]
January 5th, 2013
Christmas in July is one thing but Easter in January?
Santa has no sooner garaged the sledge, turned Rudolph and friends loose for another 11 months of frolicking in the ice fields and put the kettle on when Easter has arrived. No long hot antipodian summer, no frenzied Australia Day celebrations nor excitement of the first term in the new school year. No, it’s official, Easter is here – just visit your local supermarket where time beats to a different tune and you’ll find yourself thrown forward to Easter in January.
Our local Victorian seaside purveyor of all things fresh and wonderful was offering Hot Cross buns [...]
December 18th, 2012
From wheels to walking, it’s easy to head off in your Australian campervan rental for some of Down Under’s most magnificent outdoor walking trails.
What better way to see some of natural wonders this summer than by foot. Here are five to ponder during your Australian road trip adventure.
The Pinnacle Lookout, The Grampians, Vic (a three hour drive north west from Melbourne on the Western Hwy) – Magnificent views await you along this 5.5km circuit. Cross rivers and pass amazing rock formations in this walker’s paradise. Park your wheels: Halls Gap Caravan and Tourist Park, powered campsites starting from [...]
December 6th, 2012
The road trip’s looking good – you’ve done the groundwork, booked the Australian campervan rental, assembled the essentials, but a few last-minute items are still on the agenda. Why not avoid the Christmas crowds and click on convenience by shopping online before that next big summer road trip.
Here are a few ideas:
The Great Australian Doorstep TV Show’s clearance sale: DriveNow’s regular guest blogger Peter “Spida” Everitt’’ not only discovers Australia AND records a TV show, he also finds time to pack his website with a heap of bargains.
The Little Book of Big Discounts ($2.95) contains 36 vouchers [...]
November 19th, 2012
Love hanging out with your friends and listening to great music during the summer? Then why not grab a hire car or an Australian campervan rental and head for a caravan park near some of our hottest music festivals this summer.
Here are five to ponder, complete with recommended caravan parks where you can park your wheels.
SUMMADAYZE (January 5, Gold Coast)
If you have spent all winter rocking to the beats of Fedde LeGrand, Adrian Lux and Icona Pop, then don’t miss Summadayze this summer! Park your wheels: Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale. Powered sites starting from $36.
November 9th, 2012
THERE’S no better way to splash out over summer on your next road trip than by parking your campervan rental at a Big4 Park – especially one with a Splash Park!
Holiday caravan park chain Big4 has plenty of these water wonders around Australia to pick from, including Big4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort in Queensland, Beachlands Holiday Park in Western Australia and BIG4 Saltwater @ Yamba Holiday Park in New South Wales.
While the weather’s chillier down south, Victoria does get some serious heat from late December through to early April and the state now has a new water world [...]
October 4th, 2012
TASMANIA is the perfect place for a driving holiday. A DriveNow rental can set you up for any situation – a car, campervan or 4-wheel drive. Tassie’s wilderness, wine regions and markets are well-known tourist destinations and well worth a look. But if you have picked up your DriveNow rental from Hobart and want to see what else the island has going on at the moment, check out these suggestions.
Port Arthur for school holidays, until October 7
Sentence the kids to some fun and learning at the same time at the Education Centre at Port Arthur (in the old [...]