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 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.
October 29th, 2012
CYNDI Lauper made the call back in 1983 and there’s no doubt one of the best ways for girls who wanna have fun Down Under is to head off on the great Aussie road trip. But where to go?
With Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner, I called upon five friends from five different Australian states and asked the question: What’s your ultimate girls’ weekend road trip getaway after you grab a car hire at the airport? Here are their answers …
Daylesford. A 90 minute drive from Melbourne along Western Hwy/C141 [...]
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 [...]
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 8th, 2012
AUSTRALIAN wines have taken their place amongst the best in the world. Combined with a stunning landscape, wineries offer a great Australian drive-tour experience.
The first thing to do is nominate a driver – maybe take it in turns if an overnight stay is planned. The next thing is to select your DriveNow rental vehicle. A roomy sedan or four-wheel drive might be handy, or why not pick up a campervan and have your accommodation sorted as well?
Those in Western Australia have the acclaimed Margaret River to explore. Pick up your Perth car rental and head about 280km south [...]
May 16th, 2012
THERE is not a lot at Arno Bay, but that’s exactly what we wanted.
A great pub, a few local shops and a caravan park so close to the water that at one point I thought the waves were going to crash into the campervans and caravans! It is truly a ‘get-away’ place.
If you are in South Australia and choose an Adelaide campervan rental, getting there is easy. Pick up your camper in the city and head north-west about 530km.
Or, like we did, you can take the car and passenger ferry from Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula, just [...]
September 30th, 2011
In part two of our big attractions series, Scott Podmore suggest some more ideas for hitting the bright lights of Melbourne in a DriveNow car rental or campervan hire and hunting down the big stuff in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
MELBOURNE is known for it’s arts culture and fine food, but it’s not above jumping on the “big’’ bandwagon with its famous neon Skipping girl Vinegar sign. The sign, in Victoria Street, Abbotsford, is Victorian Heritage-registered and one of the state’s most significant landmarks. It was first established in the 1930s featuring “Little Audrey’’ and a smaller version [...]
October 5th, 2009
This is a must-do trip with your camper, enjoying the spoils on offer along the Great Ocean Road and keeping the navigation simple – stay in on your left-hand side!
A shopping trip at Torquay should be first on your list and the best bargains are found in the warehouses located behind the main surf shop strip. Good quality wetsuits, fins, mask and snorkel are mandatory and easily packed in the camper. For the more adventurous, a surfboard is worth the effort too.
Stay on the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Warrnambool. There are many great places to stop [...]
July 22nd, 2009
On the road in South Australia
When leaving Adelaide behind, we headed off to our first morning tea stop in Harndorf. It’s such an awesome little town, and it’s world famous for its apple strudel. You simply cannot afford to miss this place. Harndorf is only a 90-minute drive from Adelaide. Watch the big hill heading out of Adelaide, however, as it’s a killer!
With full tummies, we cruised our way down to Robe for the night. We stayed at the Big 4 park which is across the road from the beach – and a great little swimming beach at that. [...]