Jan
20
2019

5 Aussie sites every campervanner should bookmark

By Australia /

Whether you’re roadtripping in Tasmania or at the Top End, way out Wests or on the east coast, Australian campervanners will always have a better holiday experience with a few handy resources at hand. That includes resourceful websites or apps. But you’ve gotta know where to find them. Yes, sometimes the thrill of adventure can include taking a motorhome into foreign ground without knowledge of what’s ahead of you. But why wouldn’t you want to know how to quickly check the cheapest fuel available? Or what some of the experts say is “must do” in a city you’ve never been before? Or cashing in on super cheap holiday activities via a particular site or app? Whether you own your own campervan or have a Campervan rental for a couple of weeks, save these onto your favourites list to help make that motorhome adventure even more special. Petrol Spy Australia www.petrolspy.com.au Pretty obvious, this one. A tool (available in android or…

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Jan
17
2019

5 Great Music Festivals in Queensland in 2019

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Queensland is home to some of the most exciting music festivals in Australia. Every music lover can find a festival to suit their tastes – from country and rock ‘n’ roll in the outback to jazz and blues by the seaside. Here are five of the best music festivals that Queensland has to offer in 2019, starting mid-year, so there’s plenty of time to get organised. (And if you need a set of wheels to get you there, look at DriveNow’s car hire bargain deals from Brisbane). Birdsville Big Red Bash 16 – 18 July, 2019 Venture into the Simpson Desert for what has become known as the world’s most remote music festival. As you’d expect, this one would be a decent trip by car – 1582 km from Brisbane, to be exact. But every kilometre is definitely worth it. Midnight Oil (pictured) is set to headline the desert festival this year, with other Aussie rock bands also taking centre stage….

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Jan
16
2019

Motorhome holiday planning for Aussie winter break

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Right now is a great time to get organised for a campervanning holiday in the Australian winter. With Summer holidays pretty much done and dusted on the planning front for this season, but now is as good as ever to organise a fun escape on wheels in 6 months’ time. Here are seven tips to get you started with your motorhome holiday planning. Hunt for a bargain set of wheels For under a couple of grand, you can line up a 4 or 6 berth campervan for a fortnight exploring any Australian state.  You can hire a cheap campervan from your nearest capital city with DriveNow. There’s a huge selection (go in and test it if you want), and there’s a variety of brands including the popular Britz, Maui, Apollo, Elite models. Also consider the type of holiday you’re aiming for and what extra features you will or won’t need. Lock down accommodation early It’s true, sometimes you can save…

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Jan
15
2019

5 reasons to visit the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival

By New South Wales /

Get ready for one of the most exciting events on the annual calendar for beer and cider lovers. The Highlands Beer and Cider Festival runs over the Australia Day long weekend (26 – 27th January). Beer, music and food enthusiasts will have plenty to celebrate in the Southern Highlands, which is just a 90 minute drive south of Sydney. Here are five reasons why you should visit the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival. It’s only a short drive from Sydney Drive just 90 minutes south of Sydney and you’ll arrive at Bowral, the home of the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival. The proximity to Sydney makes it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway. If you don’t have a set of wheels available, then you can snatch up a last minute car hire bargain at Sydney Airport thanks to DriveNow. Let the weekend road trip begin! It’s all about the beer and cider! The Highlands Beer and Cider Festival is…

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Jan
03
2019

New South Wales summer beach destinations for the family

By New South Wales /

Planning a road trip to the New South Wales coast? A summer holiday has never been easier! New South Wales offers some of Australia’s most exciting beach destinations and the good news is the sun shines for months after if you’re looking to plan a trip into the Aussie autumn. There are beach destinations to suit every traveller, whether you’re looking for a surf beach, calm waters or somewhere to relax on. All you need is a set of wheels (you can hire a bargain Sydney caravan hire deal from DriveNow). Then you’re ready to start your coastal adventure. Byron Bay This is one of the most exciting beach destinations for adventurers in northern New South Wales, just like Tallow Beach (pictured). It’s famous for its surfing and scuba diving sites. Just 15 minutes from the centre of town you’ll encounter several exciting walking tracks at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Look out for the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse and…

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Dec
31
2018

5 unique outback experiences for the summer

By Australia /

Australia is the place to be if you’re looking for unforgettable outback experiences. Many people imagine the Red Centre when they think of ‘the Great Outback’. But the good news is you’ll find   ncredible outback experiences all over the country. If you’re looking for a taste of Australia’s laidback lifestyle, then one of these outback experiences will be perfect for your next getaway. Just hire a campervan from your nearest capital city, and head inland. See Australia’s largest lake 700 km north of Adelaide Lake Eyre’s vastness in the South Australian outback is bound to blow your mind. Most of the time the lake is dry, but about every eight years it swells into an oasis with significant rainfall. It can reach 9,500 square metres, attracting wildlife, including thousands of waterbirds. On a clear, sunny day the lake creates the illusion of merging with the horizon. It truly is an incredible sight. Visit the Opal Capital of the World 850…

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Dec
26
2018

Tips to avoid 5 common travel scams when overseas

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Sometimes as a tourist you feel like you just have a target on your head wherever you go. Ask anybody… usually the most frustrating part of a holiday is having to put up with travel scams. Expect there’s a chance you’ll find yourself at the centre of a scam in any destination from Europe to Asia. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most common ones to look out for to help you on your next journey. Drivers not knowing the way to your hotel, or your hotel has “closed” Travellers arrive at Delhi airport overwhelmed and exhausted from their flight. Unfortunately, when you first arrive in a country and completely unfamiliar with the place is often when you’re a prime target. Stay alert, because taxi scams can involve drivers doing laps to run up the taximeter and when you question it, the surrounding area appears dodgy and you may not want to get out of the cab alone….

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Dec
20
2018

5 beautiful Australian islands to visit this summer

By Australia /

Spend your summer days lazing away on an island in the sun. Did you know there are more than 8,000 Australian islands? They all have something to offer, whether it’s adventurous hikes, scenic lookout points, great diving spots or gorgeous beaches. Check out DriveNow’s website for a bargain car hire deal from your nearest capital city this summer. It’s the easiest way to hit the coast to visit some of these incredible Australian islands. Fitzroy Island, Queensland Imagine gorgeous blue water, white sand in a lush rainforest setting. Fitzroy Island is home to what’s regarded as one of Australia’s best beaches, Nudey Beach. Snorkel with turtles and spend a lazy day in the sun, admiring the stunning mountain peaks on the mainland near Cairns. You could also spend a couple of hours hiking to the lighthouse and island summit. Good news is it’s just a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns. Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory Venture 80 km north of Darwin…

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Dec
18
2018

Best Australian waterfalls where you can cool down this summer

By Australia /

Australia is home to some of the best beaches and countryside scenery. But did you know there are hundreds of incredible Australian waterfalls spread across the country? Here’s our pick of some of the most beautiful Australian waterfalls. Grab your togs and a bargain car hire deal from any major Australian city and you’re all set! Behana Gorge, Far North Queensland Half an hour south of Cairns Escape the tropical heat of the Far North with a trek to a tranquil spot away from the tourists. Once you reach Behana Gorge it’s easy to see why locals consider this serene 45 minute walk to be ‘the Cairns Hike in Paradise’. Cool swimming holes surrounded by large granite boulders and lush rainforest. Just make sure you bring a bottle of water and snacks with you. Fitzroy Falls, NSW 2 hrs south of Sydney Venture to the Kangaroo Valley to see the amazing Fitzroy Falls. Feel the cool spray of the falls,…

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Dec
13
2018

Get excited for these hot Brisbane festivals this summer

By Brisbane /

With Summer heating up, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors for some Brisbane festivals. The sunny city has everything from music and art to food and wine events. Most festivals encourage camping, which offers convenience and affordability. Are you stuck without a set of wheels? Then all you need is a rental car. Grab a bargain car hire deal from Brisbane Airport with DriveNow. Then you’re all set to check out these hot Brisbane festivals! Woodford Folk Festival Dec 27 – Jan 1 Every year the Woodford Folk Festival showcases Australia’s largest gathering of performers. More than 2000 performers come out for six days and nights, which consists of more than 450 acts. Expect not only music and singing, but dance, cabaret, street theatre, comedy and visual arts. The festival takes place on a 500 acre site, about an hour’s north of Brisbane. Brisbane International Dec 30 – Jan 6 This is one of the Brisbane festivals you definitely…

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Dec
10
2018

Top tips for a summer of camping fun in Victoria

By Melbourne / Victoria /

Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests – Victoria has it all when it comes to camping locations, according to the team from Parks Victoria. While Mother Nature provides the magnificent backdrop and Parks Victoria provides campgrounds in more than 100 parks, it’s the little bit of additional planning and care that will really take a camping holiday from ho-hum to ho-ho. So grab your Melbourne campervan rental Check out these Park Victoria tips for making sure you are a happy camper these holidays. Research your campground Make sure you know what to expect before you pack the campervan or tent. Campgrounds in Victoria’s vast parks and reserves vary greatly. Some are remote with no toilets or running water, while others can be easily accessed, and include showers and cooking facilities. Either way, there’s something for everyone. To get started, visit the Parks Victoria website. Book ahead or arrive early Once you know where you want to go, make sure you’ve checked how…

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Dec
05
2018

Sydney summer events – five reasons you have to be there!

By Australia / Sydney /

  Longer days, warmer nights, BBQ season- summer is when Sydney really shines. Not only do the stunning beaches and coastal walks look their best in the glorious sunshine, but the city comes to life with a whole host of exciting events to keep visitors entertained. Ready to pack your bags? After hiring a car from Sydney Airport, make sure you check out what’s on the Sydney events calendar during your stay. Sydney NYE Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of Australia, if not the world! From here you can be among the first major cities in the world to welcome in the New Year. The city is famous for its midnight fireworks at Sydney Harbour. Each year, more than one million people come to the various vantage points around the harbour to watch the colourful show and celebrate the end of the year in style. Chinese New Year More than one million people took part in Sydney’s Chinese…

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