August 31st, 2015
Are you travelling across the country and looking for a last-minute deal for a campervan? Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane are just some of the cities where you can pick up a cheap rental.
Visit DriveNow relocation rentals, which is updated every day, to browse the different deals available.
Here are five hot campervan deals for just $5 a day!
Adelaide to Melbourne
Start off in the beautiful city of Adelaide, where you’ll pick up the Maui Ultima – a wonderful 2 Berth campervan from September 8th. Keep it until September 11 and drop it off in Melbourne. The Ultima also […]
August 30th, 2015
It’s no secret we Australians are absolutely crazy about our sports and springtime is arguably the most action packed time of the sporting calendar. To get into the sporting spirit, here are five huge upcoming events that everyone can cheer about.
1. Australian Football League grand final, October 3 (Victoria)
Now complete with a pre-final public holiday, the AFL Grand Final weekend will see fanatics swarm the city on Grand Final eve for the annual parade. Here, you can catch an up close view of players from the two competing clubs as they eye each other off before Victoria’s largest […]
August 28th, 2015
The best time to get out and experience nature in Victoria is undoubtedly during the springtime, when wildflowers begin to blanket the landscapes in colour and rivers and lakes swell thanks to the melting alpine regions. Here are five of the best attractions in Victoria for enjoying all that nature has to offer this season.
1. Tower Hill Reserve at sunset
Nestled in a dormant volcano, the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve offers nature lovers five differently themed self-guided walks through wetlands, islands and grassy, wildflower dotted plains. The large lake in the middle of the reserve was originally a crater, […]
August 26th, 2015
Spring is in the air, which means it’s the perfect time to visit Australia’s oldest wine-growing region, the Hunter Valley. Only two hours from Sydney, you’ll find more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, offering flavours that are unique to the Hunter region of New South Wales.
Here are five gorgeous wineries worth visiting in the Hunter Valley.
Tyrrell’s Wines is renowned for its Semillon, which is the region’s most popular variety. This Australian family-owned business is steeped in history, dating back to 1858. It offers a superb line-up of sparkling wines, and then there’s the Vat […]
August 24th, 2015
THE Spring School Holidays are only weeks away, from September 19 to October 5, and NSW offers families plenty of exciting short breaks and fun-filled getaways.
GETAWAY IDEA 1: Get Wet and Wild – Beat the summer crowds, don your swimmers to slip, slide and float your way down Wet’n’Wild Sydney’s waterslides. Make a real break of it, spend the night at Atura Blacktown and take the family along to the Skyline Drive In whilst in the area. Wet’n’Wild’s summer season kicks off in time for the Spring School Holidays, opening on September 19. For more water based adventures, visit […]
August 22nd, 2015
TO see a whale up close is one thing, but to float above them is another and certainly an Australian first that Sunreef Mooloolaba can lay claim to. It’s an experience you can’t miss while staying at beautiful Maroochydore Beach Caravan Park just up the road.
“I just love the sound of awe that comes up through people’s snorkels as a sort of muffled squeal when they spot their first whale,” Sunreef Mooloolaba’s Dan Hart says after taking our small group through our paces for whale swim protocol. “Mostly it’s just great to see everyone’s excitement before, during and after […]
August 20th, 2015
Looking for a girls’ weekend away? Here are five resorts, which are absolutely perfect for a some relaxing time with the ladies.
Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River, WA
Experience the ultimate beachfront lifestyle at Smiths Beach Resort, which is nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia. It’s heaven for beach lovers who are looking for a sunny weekend away with the girls. Spoil yourself with self-contained accommodation that boasts ocean views. In the resort you also have a cellar door, bar and restaurant at your disposal. Not to mention the many spa treatments available.
The Mineral Spa, Daylesford, VIC
This retreat is […]
August 11th, 2015
Australia is home to so many natural wonders, such as magnificent waterfalls. There are so many waterfalls in every state and territory, that you won’t be able see them all in your lifetime. So we’ve narrowed it down to seven of the country’s best waterfalls.
Millstream Falls, QLD
Millstream Falls comprises of two sets of waterfalls – Big Millstream Falls and Little Millstream Falls. They’re located about 500 metres apart, with the largest waterfall known to be the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Water flows over the edge of an old basalt lava flow in one of the most beautiful parts of Far […]
August 7th, 2015
Nothing spells a romantic weekend away like an overnight stay at a B&B in the Blue Mountains. The World Heritage listed region lives up to its reputation as a major tourist attraction, with its gorgeous mountain views and nature walks.
Here are five romantic B&Bs in this beautiful part of New South Wales.
Silvermere Bed and Breakfast
Relax on this picture perfect country estate, which is restored from the 1920s. There are several unique accommodation experiences at Silvermere, but the standout for romantic couples is Chauffeur’s Cottage. It’s hidden in the gardens, with shops, restaurants and Wentworth Falls Lake only a […]
July 31st, 2015
Food, fabulous food. Everyone loves it – that’s why we celebrate it with food festivals.
As we gladly wave goodbye to winter and welcome springtime with open arms, both seasons offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the incredible fresh produce and diversity in food that Australia is gifted with.
Is there anything more indulgent than sitting by an open fire, sharing a charcuterie board or an aged bottle of deep, woody Shiraz? To celebrate the country’s love affair with all things delicious, here are six upcoming food and wine festivals from around Australia.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend, SA, 14-16 […]
July 29th, 2015
Museums are places where curious minds can explore and learn about history. Sydney has so many wonderful museums with interactive and interesting displays. Here are five of the best museums that you must see in Sydney.
The Australian Museum (pictured) was established in 1827, which makes it Australia’s first museum. Its fantastic displays feature extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. Take a closer look at Australia’s unique animals or hear in-depth stories about the plight of Indigenous Australians. You can also delve deep into history of the dinosaurs to explore how they lived and died.
Sydney Jewish Museum
July 28th, 2015
Brisbane is the capital of Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, which also means there’s a constant stream of business travellers. Among several great hotels here are five to ponder.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane
This hotel (pictured) offers city views, free WiFi and is located just opposite Queen Street Mall. Add a restaurant, fitness centre and a rooftop swimming pool with a poolside bar, and what other extras could you possibly ask for? NEXT Hotel Brisbane is about a 15-minute drive from the airport. There’s a 24-hour check in for your convenience and there’s also a ‘Transit Zone’, which has sleeping areas for a power nap, along […]
July 27th, 2015
Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]
July 24th, 2015
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
South west of Alice Springs, near the border with South Australia, lies one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru. This magnificent rock formation is 348 metres high and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anybody can complete the 10km walk around the base of Uluru. It allows you to explore indigenous rock paintings, learn about indigenous culture and see native flora and fauna.
Quad Bike Tour
The Northern Territory’s oldest working cattle station, Undoolya Station, has been operating since the 1800s. It’s only 17km east of Alice Springs and here you can opt for an […]
July 23rd, 2015
HEADING for an adventure in the Kakadu National State Park is awesome for all sorts of reasons but none more so than the upcoming Kakadu Mahbilil Festival September 5 celebrating the best in Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods.
Staged at Jabiru Lakeside Park, Mahbilil offers a program of local and national live music, traditional dance, performance and circus, bushtucker demonstrations, cooking competitions, sports carnival, workshops and lots of markets to feed the mind and body. With activities and entertainment aimed at children, teens and the older folks, there is something for everyone.
Jabiru is the gateway to Kakadu and offers […]
July 21st, 2015
Luckily for Melbournians, there are so many amazing restaurants to kill for – and they’re spread throughout the city. You’ll find dishes from every culture, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Greek. Here are five of the best restaurants.
The Press Club
Owner and Masterchef star George Calombaris loves to make others happy through the love and emotion of hospitality – so much that this is even stated in his menu. He draws on his Greek heritage to bring you Greece’s exquisite flavours and aromas. Delicious sweets and flavours such as Psari with plum and yoghurt are always popular with diners. […]
July 17th, 2015
Almost half of Tasmania is covered by national parks and reserves – 20 per cent of which is World Heritage-listed. Here are five fantastic natural attractions set in the great Tasmanian wilderness.
Bay of Fires (pictured)
The Bay of Fires is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Tasmania. Located on the state’s north east coast, this coastal paradise stretches 50 km from Eddystone Point to Binalong Bay. Walk along the white, sandy beach or go fishing in the clear waters. Either way, it’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the spectacular surrounding views.
July 15th, 2015
Perth is one of Australia’s most laid-back capital cities, but best of all a charming countryside escape is just a short drive away.
Here are five amazing things to do within two hours of Perth.
This beautiful island is located just 19km off the coast of Perth. There’s stunning scenery, an array of marine life and pristine, sandy beaches. It’s perfect for a day trip from Perth, with several activities. Favourites include snorkeling or swimming at one of the island’s 80 beaches or bays. At Little Salmon Bay and Parker Point, you’ll discover more than 135 species of colourful, tropical fish and […]
July 10th, 2015
Next time you’re in Queensland, jump in a Brisbane campervan rental or car hire and hit the Bruce Highway for a four-hour leisurely cruise north to Bundaberg where there’s plenty of things to do for roadtrippers. Try these four:
Take flight at the Hinkler Museum
Bert Hinkler was the “Boy from Bundy” who, in the early part of last century, spent the spare pennies that he earned buying materials for his gliders and every spare moment building and testing them. What happened after that was legendary as he tested his aircraft out from the top of nearby sand dunes on […]
June 30th, 2015
There’s nothing quite like exploring behind the scenes of a movie location, where iconic moments in film history took place. Luckily for Australians, many of these locations are just a short drive away, in surprising places you wouldn’t have expected.
Here are eight great movie locations in Australia you should visit.
Baz Luhrmann’s romantic adventure film ‘Australia’, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, showcases some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. While scenes were filmed across four different states or territories, the views of the gorgeous, sweeping plains with the rocky backdrop are in the East Kimberley. Explore the views […]