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New Zealand for adventure: 5 unmissable things to do in Picton

Picton is one of New Zealand’s prettiest port towns. People come here for the picturesque scenery and outdoor activities. It’s the perfect place to base yourself before catching the ferry across to the North Island.
Pick up a cheap car hire deal with DriveNow and add these attractions to your to-do list at Picton.
Dolphin viewing tour from Picton
Marlborough Sounds is just as beautiful as the creatures that live there. Majestic dolphins cruise through the area, delighting tourists with every sighting. You can get up close and personal with the dolphins. Five different species are regularly seen at Marlborough Sounds […]

4 must-see events at the Adelaide Festival 2017

The Adelaide Festival runs from 3-19 March. Fascinating opera, theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts awaits. This festival features some of the world’s best.
The Adelaide Festival is in its 32nd year. The 2017 line-up includes opera from England and drama from Germany. There’s also dance from Israel and a tribute to the late Judy Garland.
Grab a cheap car hire deal from Adelaide and make sure you see these top four performances at the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
Saul (pictured)

George Frideric Handel’s Saul is the headline act for 2017. Directed by Barrie Kosky, this opera masterpiece treats you to dramatic […]

Adelaide revs up for the hottest event in town, the Clipsal 500

PETROL heads, lovers of fast cars, those with a need for speed, and anyone in general heading to South Australia’s capital early in March, it’s time to rev up and start your engines as the Adelaide Clipsal 500 hits town over the weekend of March 2 to 5. So where does your loyalty lie? Ford or Holden?
The streets of Adelaide will come alive with the growls, roars and screeches of some of the fastest vehicles in the world. Whether you’re car crazy or just looking for an awesome day out, you’d be mad to miss it, the team from […]

Festivals in WA that you can’t miss

Have you ever considered travelling to Western Australia for festivals? Well, if you haven’t then now is the time to do it.
Different music, art and other cultural festivals run year-round, thanks to Western Australia’s generally sunny weather.
Hire a campervan from Perth Airport with DriveNow and make your way to any of these great events for your next holiday.
Perth International Arts Festival
10 February – 5 March 2017
You won’t have to travel far to be part of one of the state’s most popular events. PIAF is the longest running event of its kind and it has been […]

Head for the country roads for Victoria events

Some of the best festivals aren’t in the big cities – they’re in the country towns. Victoria is no exception. The countryside is full of charming towns with colourful events that they proudly call their own.
Hire a campervan from Melbourne Airport and travel to some of the most scenic parts of the state to enjoy these iconic events.
Horsham Country Music Festival (pictured)
23-26 March, 2017
Horsham’s celebration of all things country began in 2006. Ever since then, the festival has been attracting country music lovers from far and wide. This year, they’ve secured New Zealand’s Jog Adams and Victoria’s […]

Why a Tasmania campervan escape is a must-do

Tasmania is beautiful any time of year with its countryside being the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of the city and you’ll feel as if you’ve been on holidays for weeks in beautiful Tassie.
Thinking of heading somewhere beautiful for the Easter break? All you need to do is grab a great Hobart campervan rental deal to enjoy a cheap weekend at one of these destinations in Tasmania.
Rosebery
Located within a beautiful valley, Rosebery is a zinc and gold mining town. It’s surrounded by dense forest and […]

4 of the hottest new hotels and resorts in Queensland

AUSTRALIA has an endless feed of new hotels and resorts, but it shouldn’t come as any surprise Queensland often leads the pack with the most interesting and alluring. Looking for somewhere new to explore in the sunshine state after jumping in a Brisbane car rental and hitting the road? The Queensland Tourism & Events team serve up six of the finest…
Breeze (pictured) – Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
Breeze is a new boutique coastal property located in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, and is the newest luxury resort to open in the seaside suburb in over a decade. Breeze occupies prime […]

5 quirky accommodation options in NSW

NEW South Wales has loads of quirky accommodation whether it’s camping out with bison or stretching out in a private treehouse, say the Destination NSW who know better than anyone where to go for .
From a selection of their recommendations, we’ve plucked out 5 accommodation hotspots that are much more than merely being a place to rest your weary bones.  Jump in your Sydney car rental and head for these quirky venues for a sleepover with a point of difference.
One… Camp Native American style with bison (pictured)

Believe it or not, but there’s an American bison farm […]

Four festivals in Adelaide and surrounds you can’t miss

Adelaide festivals are some of the best in Australia. Next time you visit the city, make sure you pick up a great hire car deal from Adelaide Airport and tick off these awesome events during your stay.
Adelaide Fringe Festival
17 February – 19 March 2017
Fringe is internationally recognised as one of the best open-access arts events. Artists from across the world come to the city for four weeks of art celebrations. Visit the city and you’ll find pop up venues in parks, lane-ways, theatres and art galleries. The best thing about Fringe is that it’s not just for […]

Winter wonderland in Wellington

Winter in Wellington. New Zealand’s north island is an absolute gem at any time of year, but even more so in winter. Not only will you generally find the roads are quieter and there are no lines to get into most places. You have the freedom to move at your own pace and book as you go along.
Many people will flock to the south island for winter on the ski fields. But Wellington has plenty to offer plus more. Pick up a hire car from Wellington airport and make this the place of your next winter getaway.
Choose […]

 
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