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 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 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 [...]
August 28th, 2012
THE stunning Eyre Peninsula (pictured right), located in the west quarter of South Australia on the west coast of the Spencer Gulf, is a place where real memories are made once you reach it after picking up your South Australia campervan rental. But most people miss it – too excited to be heading onto the Nullabor Plain, they don’t deviate or are tired from months on the road and after completing the Nullabor they just want to get home. But in reality, they are missing one of the most amazing parts of Australia.
It’s an easy drive for any big [...]
January 28th, 2012
It’s suddenly an “appy” world with every app under the sun serving a purpose, whether it be a utility for business, a game to kill some time or a great travel app to assist you in your travels in an Australian campervan rental or car hire. The DriveNow app, available now in the iTunes store and Android Market, is a classic example of an easy to use application that is super convenient for people on the go. A couple of swift clicks and you’re all sorted, otherwise you can keep tabs on your current booking.
So, what else is out [...]
November 28th, 2011
OK, so you’ve decided to take the family on a road trip, or you’ve roped in a friend or partner to hit the road with you. You’ve then picked up your DriveNow rental camper or car hire in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane and you’re staring at the open road. Where to now?
Sometimes it’s good to be spontaneous and have no set plans, but often its better to have a broad idea of what you want, with plenty of room for change along the way – a tribal rewards membership with Family Parks Australia could be just what you [...]
November 23rd, 2011
DID you know that 7 million Australians have visited a holiday park in the past two years and that 9.3million plan to holiday in the caravanning and holiday parks industry in the next two years? Those are the figures from a Consumer Report commissioned by the Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia (CRVA) recently.
Australia campervan rental is also proving to be a great option for those wanting to dip their toe in the great outdoors way of life Down Under and not have to worry about buying a van before hitting the road. It’s a try-before-you-buy approach [...]
October 31st, 2010
COASTAL delights often come in small packages, and after snapping up a hot DriveNow deal on a Sydney campervan hire, we discovered our little seaside gem, Manning Point, after a four-hour drive north of Sydney hugging the east coast.
The drive itself is quite spectacular, as you begin with a 15km drive along the Pacific Hwy before launching into a 130km cruise up and down the snaking, sloping smooth road of the Sydney Newcastle Fwy. Then it’s a quick diversion back onto the Pacific Hwy for 40km before slowing things down to absorb the countryside – and watch for occasional [...]