Apr
15
2019

Winter’s here and so are these 5 great Victorian pubs

By Victoria /

There’s nothing better than escaping the chill and bunkering down with a good red and hearty pub lunch. Victorian pubs offer fantastic food and beer while the down to earth atmosphere makes for a great get together with friends. It can be hard to decide where to go for your next pub experience. That’s because there are literally hundreds of Victorian pubs scattered throughout Melbourne and across the countryside. So we’ve made it easy for you. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and hit the road to get to one of these top Victorian pubs. (Just don’t drink and drive). Woodlands Hotel The north Melbourne suburb of Coburg has one great place that’s perfect for any special occasion. The Woodlands Hotel gives you something to look forward to each time you visit. It could be the modern Australian cuisine in the indoor dining room or a hearty meal in the outdoor garden area. You can sample craft beer in the…

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Apr
09
2019

Great Ocean Road top tips during the Rip Curl Pro

By Great Ocean Road / Victoria /

Great Ocean Road remains one of Australia’s treasures, let alone Victoria’s, and as the famed Rip Curl Pro descends on Bells Beach it’s well worth planning your trip to make the most of the Great Ocean Road that surrounds the surf break. Once you pick up your wheels from Melbourne Airport, follow the hot tips below from the Visit Victoria team. If there’s anything more impressive than a packed Bells Beach watching the world’s top ranked surfers carve up the waves every Easter, it’s the breathtaking ocean views to be had along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. All adventures lead to the 12 Apostles, and what adventures they’re bound to be. Whether it’s getting active, lingering over a coffee in a beachside cafe, tasting wines in acclaimed vineyards, or exploring dramatic scenery, there’s something for everyone on the Great Ocean Road. With so much to do in and around Bells Beach during the Rip Curl Pro, our advice is to…

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Mar
31
2019

Florida day trips to keep you busy for a day

By United States /

Florida may be the theme park capital of the world, but it also has so much to offer by the way of day trips from Florida. Forget about fighting the crowds at Disney Land and Universal Studios. Instead, go on an adventure with one of the popular Florida days trips that locals recommend. Hire a car from Miami Airport and you’ll have the freedom to visit beaches, forests and other attractions that only locals know about. Here’s our list of the top five Florida day trips. Ginnie Springs 5 and a half hrs north of Miami Airport Florida has hundreds of freshwater springs and Ginnie Springs is definitely one of the state’s best. Relax at Ginnie Springs and swim in the clear, blue waters. It’s also a popular spot for kayakers, snorkelers, open-water divers and cave divers. It has an intricate and extensive limestone cave system and many turtles and wading birds. The nature park is open year-round and entry incurs a small fee….

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Mar
29
2019

Sporting events: Go sports crazy in Sydney and surrounds

By New South Wales /

Aussies love their sport. Luckily, we can still expect some awesome sporting events to hit our shores in autumn and winter – especially in Sydney and surrounds. If you’re visiting from interstate, you can pick up a cheap car hire deal from Sydney Airport with DriveNow. Then you’ll be able to hit the road for one of these popular NSW sporting events. Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 13 April, 2019 Luckily, you won’t have to travel far for the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour. A night of endless entertainment is coming right to Sydney! The team is known for their amazing performance and humour on the basketball court. The Harlem Globetrotters combine athleticism, theatre and comedy in their style of play. They have played more than 26,000 exhibition games for fans in more than 100 countries across the world. It’s possible to meet, take photos with and play alongside your favourite players. You just need to secure a spot at Magic Pass, which is an exclusive pre-game event….

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Mar
25
2019

Best Byron Bay resorts for the perfect winter escape

By New South Wales /

Byron Bay is famous for it’s stunning beaches and walking tracks. However, few people realise that it also makes for a wonderful winter getaway. When winter approaches, the crowds disappear, leaving Cape Byron Lighthouse, whale watching and epic markets to only a few! Many people want to know where are the most impressive Byron Bay resorts. An unforgettable experience awaits, no matter which one you choose. Pick up a hire car in Byron Bay and make your way to one of these amazing Byron Bay resorts. Elements of Byron (pictured) This is one of those Byron Bay resorts that will absolutely take your breath away. Elements of Byron is an award-winning beachfront resort, boasting world-class facilities and luxury accommodation. You’re surrounded by water in almost every direction. Relax by the central lagoon pool. You have uninterrupted views across the bay to Cape Byron. There’s also direct access to a secluded stretch of Belongil Beach, where you can ride on horseback. It’s easy to unwind…

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Mar
22
2019

Road trip adventures in Munich and beyond

By Germany /

Are you visiting the beautiful city of Munich in Germany? There are so many incredible things to see and do in Munich. But you should also think about hiring a car from hiring a car from Munich Airport and visiting attractions outside the city. Here’s our list of the top five things to see during a short road trip from Munich. Neuschwanstein Castle (pictured) This fairy-tale like castle on a Bavarian mountaintop was built by the famous King Ludwig II. Although incomplete, the architecture is stunning and even went on to castles you see in Disney movies. To get the best view of the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, make sure you walk to Marienbruck (Mary’s Bridge). You’ll just above the castle. To avoid the crowd taking photos, continue after the bridge and hike a little higher up the hill. You’ll have a postcard view all to yourself. you’re in town. Also hire a row boat on the lake in town for another romantic and picturesque experience. Where to stay: Camping…

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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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