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Family activities in Ballarat and surrounds

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Ballarat is a great place to visit with the family during the summer holidays. There are so many activities from panning for gold to roaming one of regional Victoria’s best art galleries.
All you need to do is grab a cheap hire car from Melbourne. Drive just over an hour north west of the city and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful city of Ballarat. When you arrive take up one of these family activities.
Sovereign Hill (pictured)
Ballarat is most famous for Sovereign Hill. Step back in time to the 1850s when the Gold Rush swept the world, luring […]

Noosa food scene is one of the hottest on the east coast

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NOOSA is renowned for its sun, surf and endless summer, but the food scene is not only one of the hottest on the Sunshine Coast, but up there with the best on the entire east coast.
There are plenty of excuses to catch a cheap flight to the sunshine state, nab a Noosa people mover rental and head north to this pearl in the east.
Try these foodie favourites when you’re not hitting the sand and surf.
Betty’s Burgers (below) – Surf rats, tourists and locals are swamping what is becoming known as the king of the burger craze Down […]

Seven new attractions in Melbourne in 2017

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THERE’S a big problem when comes to visitors wanting to explore Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. With so many diverse and big drawcard attractions, where the hell do you start and what do you see and do? For someone arriving in our state via the air, jumping in a Melbourne airport car rental, and setting forth for adventure and discovery, the good news is while there’s a plethora of old favourites to choose from perhaps a good idea is to look forward to what’s going to be new in 2017.
The Visit Victoria gang say food and wine will […]

Five state of the art hotels opening in Australia

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AUSTRALIA’S hotel industry is experiencing a building boom with 120 hotel projects in the pipeline, which will grow the accommodation stock by 30% over the next five years, according to Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).
This year saw Australia pass the 100,000 room mark and it is forecast over 4000 rooms will be added in 2017, and 5000 rooms in 2018, transforming every capital city across the country with new properties ranging from 500+-room internationally branded luxury properties to intimate boutique hotels.
Want the lowdown on some hot new upcoming hotels in Australia’s capital cities? Get ready to park your Australian […]

Plan Easter now! 5 great Aussie destinations

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Easter is a time of year when most Aussies plan to go away for a few days. It’s worth starting to plan the holiday now, as many places book out well advance for the holidays.
Hire a campervan and hit up one of these great destinations to greet the bunny this Easter!
Easter in Bendigo
It’s a vibrant city with trendy cafes, museums and nightlife. Head just on the outskirts of town and you’ll understand why Bendigo is known for its goldmines. Major attractions include the Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Golden Dragon Museum. Bendigo also puts on a show […]

Hastings Point for summer fun

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Hastings Point is considered the jewel of the Tweed Shire. It’s set is an idyllic location surrounded by national park, unspoiled beach and ocean. Campers often return to this beautiful location for summer year after year. There’s no spot in Australia quite like Hastings Point.
That’s why you should read these tips to enjoy Hastings Point this summer.
Where to get some wheels
Whether you want to find yourself a hire car, a campervan or caravan you’ll find it all for cheap through DriveNow. For example, you can pick up some great campervan hire deals from Brisbane for only a […]

5 things to do between Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

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The beautiful Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region, famous for its Shiraz. Just northeast of Adelaide you’ll discover rolling green hills, historic towns and high profile vineyards regarded as some of the best in the world.
Hire a car from Adelaide Airport and start ticking these items off your bucket list.
Murray Street Vineyards
Murray Street Vineyards was established in 2001, with the vision of creating unique artisan wines. The Tasting Room and cellars were inspired by early Barossa architecture, making you feel as if you’re entering another era when you step inside. Apart from its lovely interior, […]

Tasmania for a cooler kind of summer

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Some of Tasmania’s most beautiful places to stay this summer are within a couple of hours from Hobart. The best part about Tasmania is you won’t have to suffer through the scorching heat unlike your fellow Aussies further north. Summer in Tasmania is a lot cooler and kinder on your body. It frees you up to explore the great Tasmanian wilderness instead of hiding indoors.
Grab your hire car in Hobart and choose from one of these five places to stay.
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village (right)

Stay in a tranquil rainforest valley on the edge of the Cradle Mountain/Lake […]

Four museums in Melbourne you must visit

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Melbourne is home to world class museums. They all offer an exciting educational experience. Instead of just reading about history and humanity’s greatest accomplishments in print, you can actually see them for yourself in person at one of these unique museums.
New exhibitions are always coming and going, which means it’s always a good time to visit. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and pencil in a date to explore one of these venues.
Melbourne Museum (pictured)
This venue is perhaps the city’s most famous museum. Almost every Victorian child has visited the Melbourne Museum at some point. It has won […]

5 of the best Perth food experiences

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You may not realise it, but Perth boasts some of Australia’s most exciting food experiences. Whether you want to visit a fresh farmers’ market, dine in elegance or join in an educational foodie tour, Perth is the ultimate destination for food lovers.
Hire a car from Perth Airport and add these Perth food experiences to the top of your to do list!
Friends Restaurant (pictured)

This CBD venue is a multi award winning restaurant. It has also been voted number 1 on Tripadvisor. Head chef Frederic Verschoore serves up Modern Australian cuisine. He combines the world’s finest culinary techniques with Australia’s […]

 
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