Mar
18
2019

Camping and campervanning in Vancouver and beyond

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Vancouver and its surrounds have so much to offer the adventurous traveller. Nature lovers will easily fall in love with this beautiful part of the world. That’s why you should look to hire a car or campervan from Vancouver Airport. You’ll have the freedom to explore the wilderness of British Columbia however you please. Here are some of our favourite camping and caravanning spots within a day’s drive from Vancouver. Pacific Rim National Park 5 and a half hours south west of Vancouver This is a sight for sore eyes. A seemingly endless Long Beach with a backdrop of stunning rainforest and mountains. Spend a few hours here and you can easily see why this is one of Canada’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s a great spot for swimming, surfing, whale watching and relaxing on the beach. Where to stay: Green Point Campground on long Beach. The park has drive in and walk in sites, limited motorhome availability so check…

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Mar
13
2019

Sydney & surrounds Easter school holidays fun

By New South Wales / Sydney /

Easter and the school holidays are just around the corner and Sydney and surrounds is a hive of activity. Hire a car from Sydney Airport and experience these great events and tourist attractions over the Easter period. Sydney Royal Easter Show, 12-23 April Dating back to 1823, the Royal Easter Show in Sydney (picture courtesy Destination NSW) is Australia’s largest ticketed event and is attended by 850,000 people every year. It’s a unique celebration of the Australian way of life with agricultural experiences, fresh produce, animal displays, arts and crafts, baking, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. Snorkelling and diving off Montague Island Montague Island, about 10km off the coast of Narooma on the Sapphire Coast, is one of Australia’s best snorkeling and diving sites. In April, the waters are still warm (before the temperature drops sharply in Winter) and there are plenty of seals and their pups frolicking in the water, and it’s prime time to spot the rare…

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Mar
12
2019

Winter wonders in South Australia – winter events

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Many people head north when winter sets in. But there are many winter wonders down south, particularly winter events around Adelaide. The city’s cooler months bring exciting food, drink and even art events. Hire a car from Adelaide Airport and experience these winter events. SALA Festival 1 – 31 August The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is Australia’s largest community-based visual arts festival. It features pop up exhibitions in cafes, galleries and wineries across South Australia. Witness incredible creations, which include sculptures, paintings, photography and moving images. You’ll be glad to know that this festival is free. Adelaide Beer and BBQ Weekend 12 – 14 July 2019 Get ready for an epic showcase of the best beer and cider. The refreshing drinks come from Australian and overseas creators. Then there’s talented chefs who will happily cook up a BBQ storm with mouth-watering meats. More than 80 exhibitors gather to offer a diverse selection of brewers, cider makers and chefs….

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Feb
28
2019

East Coast events to keep you busy this autumn

By Australia /

The great thing about living on Australia’s East Coast is that there are East Coast events year round. It doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining. You can always find an entertaining and unique festival or event to fill your weekend. Just grab a bargain car rental from your nearest capital city and you’re ready to start exploring! Here are our top five East Coast events for autumn. Melbourne International Comedy Festival 27 March – 21 April, 2019 The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the world’s top comedy festivals. It’s a must for anybody who is up for an evening of non-stop laughter. Comedians from across the world come to Melbourne with their sell-out shows. This year’s line-up includes names like Adam Knox, Aaron Chen and ‘the funniest woman on Earth’ Maria Bramford. High Country Harvest, Victoria Early to mid May Discover the delights of North East Victoria with the annual High Country Harvest, just…

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Feb
26
2019

LA events – 5 experiences for an unforgettable time in Los Angeles

By California /

There’s always something happening in Los Angeles, no matter what time of year you visit. There are LA events to offer every type of traveller year-round. Some of the best LA events include cultural festivals, film festivals or even food and wine festivals. When you plane lands, hire a car at LA Airport with DriveNow.  Check out one of these top LA events during your stay. Palm Springs International Film Festival February Los Angeles is famous for its filmmaking scene and filmmaking history. Use your time here to explore the area’s diverse film scene with the Palm Springs International Film Festival nearby. The festival showcases independent films and highlights the best in international cinema. It’s also known as a path to the Oscars, with more than 87 per cent of the Gala winners going onto receive Oscar nominations. LA Beer Fest April Last year’s LA Beer Festival was sold out and organisers promise this year’s event will be even better….

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Feb
25
2019

5 magical places for a romantic autumn break in Australia

By Australia /

The arrival of autumn around Australia in March has everyone yearning for a romantic autumn break. It’s the season of misty mornings over rolling hills, golden crisp leaves across footpaths and tucking into scrumptious meals. Don’t let the chill keep you from venturing from your nearest capital city to experience a magical autumn break. Hire a car from your closest capital city and go exploring for a few days. Here are five great spots that we recommend for an autumn break. Bright, Victoria Venture towards North East Victoria’s high country to discover nature’s wonders. From late April to early May, you can soak up the gorgeous autumn atmosphere at the Bright Autumn Festival. Get ready for music in the streets, fresh produce at the markets and a grand parade. Proud locals also allow tourists to come into their homes and take a look at their impeccable gardens. Just look for the ‘Open Garden’ signs. Huon Valley, Tasmania Drive through the…

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Feb
20
2019

Queensland sporting events worth waiting all year for

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From fun runs to professional Rugby League, the best Queensland sporting events are truly worth waiting all year for.  Don’t have a car to get around the Sunshine State? Hire a car from Brisbane Airport so you can make your way to these epic Queensland sporting events. State of Origin Series June – July  Be prepared for a wild crowd of proud Maroons fans when Queensland hosts the State of Origin. Watch the Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues in this epic sporting rivalry. League fans around the country look forward to the series every year. For the games played interstate, you can just soak up the atmosphere at a good old pub, anywhere across Queensland. IRONMAN Cairns 9 June 2019 This is one of the most scenic Queensland sporting events, taking place between the rainforest and the reef. IRONMAN Cairns has earned a reputation as IRONMAN in paradise. Watch swimmers tackle the gorgeous tropical waters at Palm Cove….

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Feb
19
2019

Hot relocation deals as we speak – one way rentals

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Do you know people who always seem to get lucky with travel deals? Did you know that rental companies will often rent their campervans and cars for an incredible cheap price and even throw in free fuel. It’s so they can relocate vehicles around the country, to cities where demand for rental cars is highest. Luckily, you can be one of those people! It’s so simple. Just sign up for DriveNow’s watchlist for one way rentals and relocation deals for Australia and New Zealand and you’ll be the first to know when a bargain is up for grabs. The list is updated on a daily basis. Here are five incredible one way rentals that are available right now at the time we publish this blog. You’d better jump in quickly, but if you miss these never fear – there are always more on the way. Melbourne to Sydney For just $5 a day you can secure a Britz Voyager. The…

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Feb
18
2019

Summer lovin’ in London – 5 awesome English summer events

By London /

There’s no better time of year to visit the UK than summer. From June to August the countryside is green, flowers are blooming and it’s the time of year that you’ll enjoy the best English summer events. A good way to get around is to hire a car from London Airport, which helps you get around the countryside. Here are five hot English summer events you won’t want to miss. Glastonbury Festival 26 – 30 June, 2019 The beautiful, historic village of Pilton is the home of the world-famous Glastonbury Festival. The Pyramid Stage has historically offered the most high-profile attractions (including Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Radiohead and Katy Perry). But some of the best experiences are on the outskirts. Each area has its own character with special attractions – from Dance Village to the Shangri-La night time district and the Circus and Theatre fields. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 30 May – 14 July, 2019 A warning for…

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Feb
13
2019

5 great holiday hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Planning a trip to Canada? Then Victoria, the stunning capital of British Columbia, must be at the top of your list! Victoria sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island and its residents boast lush parkland and gardens and stunning Victorian architecture – a sign of the city’s British colonial past. Hire a car from Canada’s Victoria Airport when you first arrive in British Columbia. This will give you the freedom to explore the city’s history, while also giving you easy access to some of Canada’s most stunning natural attractions outside the city. Here are five hotels that we recommend staying in for your trip to the capital of British Columbia. Fairmont Empress Hotel Many prestigious awards recognise the Fairmont Empress Hotel as an outstanding venue. It is considered among the Top 21 Hotels in the World by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine. The hotel is in prime position and overlooks the scenic Inner Harbour. In 2017, the hotel completed a…

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Feb
08
2019

Easter gems along the Mighty Murray

By New South Wales / Victoria /

There’s no other river like the Mighty Murray, which spans across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. With the legendary Murray stretching 2,500km, you’ll find hotspots for water sports, nature, wineries, galleries and events. You can also find quiet spots that are ideal for a quiet camping trip. Grab a set of wheels (a cheap campervan to hire or check out the great car deals from DriveNow) and go exploring. Here are five wonderful experiences to have along the Murray River this Easter. Have a go at fishing Of course, you can’t holiday to the Murray without attempting this classic Murray experience. The native Murray cod is Australia’s largest freshwater fish and a prized catch. But anglers will often look for the golden perch (yellow belly), trout and freshwater cray, to name a few. Some of the hotspots for fishing include Yarrawonga, Albury, the Narrows near Barmah, and Kings Billabong. Spend your days relaxing by the riverside or fishing…

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Feb
06
2019

8 ways to spoil a loved one in New South Wales

By New South Wales /

Looking for romantic ideas for your adventures with a loved one in New South Wales? We dig up 8 great ideas thanks to the Destination NSW team. Grab a car rental from Sydney and get ready to explore to your heart’s content… Step back in time Immerse yourself in nostalgia with a short break to the historic Blue Mountains. Stay in one of the most famous hotels in the area, The Hydro Majestic, with stunning valley views and old-world charm. At Katoomba, sip an elegant apéritif at Champagne Charlies inside the heritage Carrington Hotel, dine at charming and good-value French bistro, The Rooster, and don’t miss the sunset from famous vantage point and wedding-photo fave, Lincoln Rock in Wentworth Falls. Wellness for two For a wellness escape steeped in luxury, stay at the remote and heavenly Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley (pictured). With an established reputation as one of Australia’s top retreats, it boasts 40 heritage-style villas with private…

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