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 [...]
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 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 – [...]
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 [...]
June 28th, 2012
A weekend away with the girls is a great way to take some time out to recharge the batteries. Whether you want to get away from the kids for a while, have some fun with your bridesmaids before the big day, or catch up with old school friends you haven’t seen in ages, there are some fabulous packages around that are designed to spoil you rotten.
When it comes to choosing a Australian hire car, find a vehicle that is roomy and comfortable enough for several adults. You might even decide to stay in a holiday park, so a [...]
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 [...]
June 5th, 2012
THE snowfields are plump with the white stuff already, signalling a brilliant ski season ahead. Australia’s high country regions are as beautiful as any in the world, with their unique quality drawing visitors from all around the globe.
But a holiday on any snow-capped mountain Down Under is only half the fun – the other half comes with the road trip there, and after clicking up a DriveNow car hire deal in Sydney or Melbourne, the only thing left to do is to work out which snowfields you’ll be heading to.
After jumping in a Melbourne car rental, Victoria has [...]
April 25th, 2012
THE refreshing breeze off Bells Beach blew through the back door of my campervan and I couldn’t help but smile with a big appreciation of another beautiful view.
After picking up my Melbourne campervan rental, the drive to the majestic Great Ocean Road was only about 112km from Melbourne. As rewarding as the drive was, the real bonus was about settling in for some great surfing in a beautiful setting along the coastline.
It was so easy to look down to the beach and watch the surfers running to the waves to compete in the Rip Curl Surf Pro at [...]
March 31st, 2012
FOR a lot of us who live on the east coast of Australia, Esperance in the west is just that little bit too far away. Being situated along the south coast of Western Australia, the only way to get there from the east is usually along the Nullabor and a great way to travel the Nullabor is with a campervan rental, preferrably booked through DriveNow of course! And for those of you who have never done it, you don’t know what you are missing out on!
Esperance really is a remarkable place, full of surprises … good surprises, of course.
Did you [...]