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, [...]
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 [...]
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 15th, 2012
THE weather is heating up as we move into the Southern Hemisphere warmer months and that means we can start thinking about hitting the road in you Australian car rental and heading for the beach. After all, Australian road trips don’t get much better when there’s a beach on the end of it!
With hundreds of hotspots to park your wheels (and your beach towel), we dig up five great beach destinations within 2 to 5 hours away in your DriveNow car rental.
Apollo Bay, Vic
The journey: Only two and a half hours from Melbourne (along M1/ Great Ocean [...]
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 [...]
September 12th, 2012
SPRING is in the air and the sun is shining, so what better time to cruise the NSW coastline in your Sydney car rental and catch some aquatic attractions along the way.
Here’s DriveNow’s top five coastal road trip suggestions from Sydney:
1) Jervis Bay, 200km along Princes Hwy/National Route 1 (about a three-hour drive). Spring is one of the best seasons to spot whales in this picturesque bay, where the magnificent creatures rest during their southward migration journey. Dolphin Watch Cruises boasts the best whale watch cruise in Jervis Bay, with multiple tourism awards and five viewing decks. More [...]
September 5th, 2012
There’s no better time for a road trip than spring. But how do you make the most of that red-hot car or campervan rental deal you just snapped up on DriveNow? Here are five destinations worth punching into your GPS.
Brisbane to Caloundra
Tune in to the sixth annual Caloundra Music Festival (right) held over the September 28-30 weekend at Kings Beach.
Just over an hour’s drive north of Brisbane in your car rental, Kings Beach fires up to some of the best names in the Australian and international music industry. This year features acts such as The Living End, [...]
August 31st, 2012
TOUGHER economic times no doubt means Aussies are steering clear of what remains in their wallets but, according to the Caravan, RV and Accommodation Industry of Australia, many people are “rediscovering the simple pleasures of time spent together, on the road caravanning, campervanning and camping”. Numbers are well and truly on the rise for people hitting the road as they hand for caravan parks and camping grounds in every state. In fact, they have been for years, and now’s as good a time as any to try a DriveNow campervan rental when bargains are on the boil every week and [...]
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 [...]
August 17th, 2012
Take the driver’s seat and let Dad relax on Father’s Day by picking up a DriveNow campervan rental and hitting the road for a couple of days of sight-seeing, fishing and a few quiet ales with the bloke who brought you up. It’s a great way to say “cheers Dad, have a good one.’’
Where: Brisbane to Bundaberg. Grab your Brisbane campervan rental and jump on Bruce Highway (M1) for four hours for a cool Queensland road trip weekend escape.
What to do: Head for the Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a tour – and a tasting, of course – [...]