April 10th, 2013
Things you need to know about driving a car in post-earthquake Christchurch. On February 22 2011 a major earthquake hit New Zealand’s second biggest city, turning the streets into veritable off-road type pathways. Two years on, the earthquakes are now minor and few and far between, and tourists from the rest of New Zealand and around the world are flocking in to see Christchurch as it rebuilds.
April 9th, 2013
Before you hit the open road in your New Zealand campervan rental, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Once you get the keys to your New Zealand campervan rental, it can be tempting to jump straight behind the wheel and head off into the sunset before so much as reading the driving guide. While campervans are an easy and cost-effective way to travel around the country, they are a little different to drive from your average hatchback.
April 4th, 2013
If you want to soak up all that New Zealand has to offer, then you best jump behind the wheel of a car and hit the open road.Driving from town to town is a great way to explore the beautiful sights of this country. Kiwi families often embark on road trips of their own during their holidays – even locals can’t get enough of New Zealand!
March 30th, 2013
If you’re visiting Victoria or just looking for a great day or weekend away from Melbourne there’s plenty of places to visit just a stone’s throw from the city. Here’s our collection to tackle with your Melbourne Car Rental from the Bellarine Peninsula to the Great Ocean Road…..
Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale
105km south-west of Melbourne (90 minutes)
Across the West Gate Bridge on the Geelong freeway and continue down the B110 Bellarine Peninsula Highway
Point Lonsdale sits at the head of [...]
March 19th, 2013
One of the most common issues raised with us is that of Excess Car Insurance.
How much am I liable for in the event of an accident?
How can I reduce my liability and how much will that cost?
Does my travel insurance cover me?
To answer these questions and explain how excess car insurance works the DriveNow Res team put together a quick guide.
What insurance comes as standard with a Rental Car?
All car hire companies supply vehicles fully insured with a standard amount that you are liable for in the event of an accident or damage [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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.