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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
June 15th, 2012
Echuca, a beautiful destination in country Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region, is a town where you can turn back time, slow the pace a little and heighten your curiosity.
No more than a three-hour drive from Melbourne, after picking up your Melbourne campervan rental you are on the Hume Hwy (M31) in no time. Take the Kilmore exit onto the Northern Hwy (B75) and then follow the signs to make your way through Rochester and on to Echuca. It’s a great little Australian road trip with some interesting little places along the way.
The mighty Murray River is the lifeblood of [...]