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Break the winter blues with a quick getaway to Queensland

Queensland is the place to be in the colder months when you’re searching for the ultimate winter getaway. With average daily temperatures hovering around the mid-20s, it’s little wonder why people call it the Sunshine State.
If you’re shivering through gloomy, grey skies, then you’ll love a last-minute winter getaway to the north.
All you need to do is book a flight, pick one of DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Brisbane Airport. Then the hard part will be picking just one of these destinations for your winter getaway.
Sunshine Coast (Noosa, pictured)

The Sunny Coast, as the locals affectionately call it, is exactly that. One of […]

Your guide to Melbourne’s 2017 Spring Racing Carnival

Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival is one of Australia’s great sporting highlights. It attracts race-goers from across the nation and the word. But some of the best Spring Racing Carnival highlights aren’t only in Melbourne, but they’re in country Victoria too. 
All you need to do is hire a car from Melbourne and then you can travel to these fantastic events on the racing calendar.
Cox Plate
Every year in late October, the Moonee Valley Racecourse plays host to the famous Group One WS Cox Plate over 2040m.  It’s widely known among those in the racing community as the weight-for-age championship […]

It’s not too late to book your last minute New Zealand ski holiday

A ski holiday is one of the best ways to spend winter with the family. Most people start to hit the slopes when snow season begins in June. But the great news is you can wait until October to go skiing or snowboarding and the trip is still going to be just as great.
A New Zealand ski holiday offers you postcard views at every turn and terrain for different experience levels.
Check out some of the cheap car rental deals on New Zealand’s north and south islands, then make your way to the slopes.
Mt Hutt, South Island
Mt […]

Where to stay at the Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival is once again returning to the Bellarine Peninsula this November. The festival has been running since 1997, treating music-lovers to an intimate festival experience and seaside views.
This year’s line-up includes The Beautiful Girls, Bernard Fanning, The Tesky Brothers, Nai Palm and The Temper Trap.
If you’re heading to Queenscliff in late November, make sure you book your festival tickets early and check out some cheap car hire deals from Melbourne Airport. Travel an hour and a half west of Melbourne and consider staying at one of these great venues.
Vue Grand
Travellers consistently rate this accommodation as one […]

Bathurst: 5 things to do on your next trip to the Central Tablelands

Bathurst is a gem of a destination in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales. Many Australians head to New South Wales for Sydney and the beaches but fewer travellers venture west of the coast. As you’ll discover with Bathurst, there are historical sites, breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders hidden in this part of the state.
All you need to do is check out the DriveNow website for a cheap car hire deal from Sydney Airport. Drive about 200km west and you’ll reach your destination.
Here are five things to do when you’re there.
Abercrombie House (pictured)
You can explore […]

Phillip Island MotoGP and where to stay

The Phillip Island MotoGP is one of Australia’s greatest sporting events of the year. Rev heads definitely don’t want to miss the thrilling action against a scenic, coastal backdrop. But if you want to make sure you’re staying nearby so you don’t miss any of the action, then you’ll have to book your accommodation in advance.
Whether you want to stay at a hotel, camp or rent your own house, all you need to do is check out DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Melbourne Airport then make your way there! Here are some of the best places to stay when you’re visiting […]

The best of Birmingham in the English summer

English summer in Birmingham is absolutely glorious. The city in West Midlands is one of the greenest in all of England, with more than 3,000 hectares of green park spaces. It also has more kilometres of canals than Venice! There’s also plenty of activities to keep you busy in Birmingham during the summer months.
Snap up one of DriveNow’s great car hire deals at Birmingham Airport and add these ideas to your bucket list.
Aston Hall
Aston Hall is one of the last great architectural masterpieces from the Jacobean era. This seventeenth century red-brick mansion overlooks a gorgeous public park. […]

Monkey mayhem at Stoke on Trent: 5 things to do

Stoke on Trent is one of Staffordshire’s most charming cities. It’s home to England’s pottery industry. People even famously refer to the area as ‘The Potteries’. But there’s more to Stoke on Trent than meets the eye. It’s a place full of many. Hire a car from Stoke on Trent and tick off these five things to do.
Visit the Trentham Monkey Forest
The Monkey Forest at the Trentham Estate is one of the most charming places you’ll ever visit. Walk along a path to see them swinging in the trees and interacting with each other. You’ll be able to get up […]

The best luxury hotels in Adelaide and surrounds

There are many incredible luxury hotels in South Australia. Whether you want to explore Adelaide city, venture to the Barossa Valley or witness the natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges, we have you covered for where to stay.
First, snap up one of DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Adelaide. Then take your pick from one of these five luxury hotels…
The Playford Adelaide
In the heart of Adelaide’s rich cultural precinct is The Playford. It’s one of Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotels. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway then we recommend booking one of the Studio Spa Suites. […]

Dallas activities you must experience in Texas

There are plenty of Dallas activities suitable for all travellers. This city continues to amaze millions of tourists every year. The stadiums, the museums, the food portions in the restaurants – everything is so big! If you’re heading to the deep south, make sure you find yourself a great car hire deal before checking out some of the best Dallas activities on offer.
Join a JKF history tour
One of the must-do Dallas activities is a history tour that’s all about one of US history’s most famous presidents, John F Kennedy. Dealey Plaza is perhaps the most famous site, as it’s […]

 
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