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Where to stay for the Tamworth Country Music Festival

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held every year in January. The city in northeast New South Wales draws massive international acts and about 50,000 fans from across the world. Country Music plays a pivotal role in culture in the city with the famous Big Golden Guitar. The Tamworth Country Music Festival is often regarded as one of the world’s top music festivals, and it’s the second only to the Nashville Music Festival in terms of its size and reach. With the influx of visitors to the area for the two weeks, accommodation completely book out up to a year […]

Coonawarra region for a summer holiday

The Coonawarra region is famous for its superb wine, festival and food scene. The town is just under 400km southeast of Adelaide, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway, if that’s all the time you have.
But if you have a week or two, then Coonawarra is a great place to spend the summer. There’s plenty to do, from sussing out wine cellars to exploring the area’s history. Just hire a car from Adelaide with DriveNow and tick these activities off your bucket list.

Katnook Estate
In the heart of the beautiful Coonawarra region, lies Katnook. Its […]

Easter campervanning along the Murray River

The Murray River is a stunning, iconic wonder. It forms the border for New South Wales and Victoria and encompasses various landscapes. The great thing about the Murray River is that it stretches more than 2,500 kilometres long, meaning you can find your own quiet paradise anywhere from the Victorian alps to the sandy shores of Goolwa Beach, South Australia. Even if it’s peak period for school holidays, you can escape the crowds for a few weeks by the Murray River.
Hire a campervan from Melbourne, travel north and stay at one of these places.
Echuca Holiday Park
Stay riverside […]

Christmas spirit sweeps over Melbourne

Melbourne comes alive for some serious Christmas spirit every year as shopping hotspots dress up for the occasion. The Visit Victoria team shared the news with Melbourne car rental specialists DriveNow on just where to go to find the Spirit of Christmas, along with what’s open and when.
From markets to the Myer windows, selfies with Santa and a merry activation in Federation Square, there’s something for locals and visitors alike as Victoria celebrates. Try these:
Federation Square (until 25 December)
Federation Square will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland offering festive fun for the whole family. The jolly man […]

Wet and wild is the Northern Territory summer

The NT is stunning all year round, yet when the wet season rolls in like clockwork every November, it adds a certain vibrancy to the landscape as floodplains fill and spill into surrounding waterways and the green foliage thickens and deepens in colour. Touring the Top End in your Darwin car rental in the green season also means you’ll be visiting out of peak, so your Territory trip-of-a-lifetime won’t break the budget as hotels and tour operators offer generous discounts.
If you’re ready for a cool change this summer, here are Tourism NT’s picks to whet your appetite for travel […]

Sydney New Year’s Eve party hot spots to bring in 2018

With Sydney set to throw the world’s most exciting New Year’s Eve party party featuring outstanding fireworks displays, we’ve asked the Destination NSW team to reveal some of the city’s best vantage points and parties for revellers to ring in 2018.
As NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall says: “Every year Sydney erupts into a kaleidoscope of colour as the nation’s biggest-ever fireworks display welcomes in the New Year. With many locations across the harbour foreshore to view the fireworks, as well as festivities and parties to experience, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney is another great […]

5 great Australian music festivals for summer

We come from a land Down Under where women glow and men plunder, and we have an endless supply of incredible music festivals. Diversity is the key so there is a festival somewhere in our great southern land to suit all tastes. Where to begin? Why not start with a campervan rental and book a holiday park to park your wheels before getting in tune with one of these five for the summer of 2017-2018.
The Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth (19-28 January 2018)
TEN days, 700 performers, 2800 events and more than 50,000 country music lovers. Clearly there are […]

Western Australia road trip – Perth, Margaret River and Albany

Everybody has to experience their own Western Australia road trip at least once in their life. WA has some of the most scenic attractions in the country, and most of them are in the south west.
Pick up your campervan rental deal with DriveNow in Perth. Your Western Australia road trip takes you from WA’s capital to Margaret River and Albany.
Stopover 1: Perth
Begin you 1100km Western Australia road trip in Perth. Pick up your campervan rental from Perth Airport. While in WA’s capital, you can squeeze in a cruise along the beautiful Swan River. For an epic day, […]

Your self-drive itinerary from Adelaide to the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions of South Australia. We’ve organised an itinerary guide for you to see the highlights of the Eyre Peninsula. It’s about a 1500 km round trip, with visits to Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Venus Bay.
Find a bargain car rental deal from Adelaide Airport with DriveNow and begin your journey.
Night 1: Port Pirie (pictured)
Drive 220 km north of Adelaide to arrive at your first stop, Port Pirie. Between the sheltered waters of the Spencer Gulf and the gorgeous Southern Flinders Ranges, is this lovely coastal city. A visit […]

Your next Darwin road trip: from NT’s capital to Broome

If you’re planning a Darwin road trip then be sure to check out DriveNow’s car and campervan rental deals from Darwin.
We also have an itinerary planned out for you. Make sure your Darwin road trip takes you through Kakadu, the Kimberleys and onto Broome.
Night 1: Darwin
Begin your Darwin road trip to Broome by picking up your campervan. Make sure your supplies, food and water are stocked up. While you’re in Darwin you should also try to visit Crocosaurus Cove, where you can dive into the cage of death and come face to face with a crocodile under water. […]

 
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