Feb
20
2019

Queensland sporting events worth waiting all year for

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From fun runs to professional Rugby League, the best Queensland sporting events are truly worth waiting all year for.  Don’t have a car to get around the Sunshine State? Hire a car from Brisbane Airport so you can make your way to these epic Queensland sporting events. State of Origin Series June – July  Be prepared for a wild crowd of proud Maroons fans when Queensland hosts the State of Origin. Watch the Maroons take on the New South Wales Blues in this epic sporting rivalry. League fans around the country look forward to the series every year. For the games played interstate, you can just soak up the atmosphere at a good old pub, anywhere across Queensland. IRONMAN Cairns 9 June 2019 This is one of the most scenic Queensland sporting events, taking place between the rainforest and the reef. IRONMAN Cairns has earned a reputation as IRONMAN in paradise. Watch swimmers tackle the gorgeous tropical waters at Palm Cove….

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Feb
19
2019

Hot relocation deals as we speak – one way rentals

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Do you know people who always seem to get lucky with travel deals? Did you know that rental companies will often rent their campervans and cars for an incredible cheap price and even throw in free fuel. It’s so they can relocate vehicles around the country, to cities where demand for rental cars is highest. Luckily, you can be one of those people! It’s so simple. Just sign up for DriveNow’s watchlist for one way rentals and relocation deals for Australia and New Zealand and you’ll be the first to know when a bargain is up for grabs. The list is updated on a daily basis. Here are five incredible one way rentals that are available right now at the time we publish this blog. You’d better jump in quickly, but if you miss these never fear – there are always more on the way. Melbourne to Sydney For just $5 a day you can secure a Britz Voyager. The…

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Feb
18
2019

Summer lovin’ in London – 5 awesome English summer events

By London /

There’s no better time of year to visit the UK than summer. From June to August the countryside is green, flowers are blooming and it’s the time of year that you’ll enjoy the best English summer events. A good way to get around is to hire a car from London Airport, which helps you get around the countryside. Here are five hot English summer events you won’t want to miss. Glastonbury Festival 26 – 30 June, 2019 The beautiful, historic village of Pilton is the home of the world-famous Glastonbury Festival. The Pyramid Stage has historically offered the most high-profile attractions (including Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Lorde, Radiohead and Katy Perry). But some of the best experiences are on the outskirts. Each area has its own character with special attractions – from Dance Village to the Shangri-La night time district and the Circus and Theatre fields. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 30 May – 14 July, 2019 A warning for…

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Feb
13
2019

5 great holiday hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Planning a trip to Canada? Then Victoria, the stunning capital of British Columbia, must be at the top of your list! Victoria sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island and its residents boast lush parkland and gardens and stunning Victorian architecture – a sign of the city’s British colonial past. Hire a car from Canada’s Victoria Airport when you first arrive in British Columbia. This will give you the freedom to explore the city’s history, while also giving you easy access to some of Canada’s most stunning natural attractions outside the city. Here are five hotels that we recommend staying in for your trip to the capital of British Columbia. Fairmont Empress Hotel Many prestigious awards recognise the Fairmont Empress Hotel as an outstanding venue. It is considered among the Top 21 Hotels in the World by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine. The hotel is in prime position and overlooks the scenic Inner Harbour. In 2017, the hotel completed a…

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Feb
08
2019

Easter gems along the Mighty Murray

By New South Wales / Victoria /

There’s no other river like the Mighty Murray, which spans across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. With the legendary Murray stretching 2,500km, you’ll find hotspots for water sports, nature, wineries, galleries and events. You can also find quiet spots that are ideal for a quiet camping trip. Grab a set of wheels (a cheap campervan to hire or check out the great car deals from DriveNow) and go exploring. Here are five wonderful experiences to have along the Murray River this Easter. Have a go at fishing Of course, you can’t holiday to the Murray without attempting this classic Murray experience. The native Murray cod is Australia’s largest freshwater fish and a prized catch. But anglers will often look for the golden perch (yellow belly), trout and freshwater cray, to name a few. Some of the hotspots for fishing include Yarrawonga, Albury, the Narrows near Barmah, and Kings Billabong. Spend your days relaxing by the riverside or fishing…

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Feb
06
2019

8 ways to spoil a loved one in New South Wales

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Looking for romantic ideas for your adventures with a loved one in New South Wales? We dig up 8 great ideas thanks to the Destination NSW team. Grab a car rental from Sydney and get ready to explore to your heart’s content… Step back in time Immerse yourself in nostalgia with a short break to the historic Blue Mountains. Stay in one of the most famous hotels in the area, The Hydro Majestic, with stunning valley views and old-world charm. At Katoomba, sip an elegant apéritif at Champagne Charlies inside the heritage Carrington Hotel, dine at charming and good-value French bistro, The Rooster, and don’t miss the sunset from famous vantage point and wedding-photo fave, Lincoln Rock in Wentworth Falls. Wellness for two For a wellness escape steeped in luxury, stay at the remote and heavenly Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley (pictured). With an established reputation as one of Australia’s top retreats, it boasts 40 heritage-style villas with private…

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Jan
29
2019

5 Places to go in a campervan from Auckland, NZ’s North Island

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New Zealand’s North Island can sometimes be overlooked for travellers who want to explore the south. But the North Island is an incredible place to see with your own eyes. Imagine picturesque mountain ranges, lakes, glaciers and coastline. The North Island also has warmer weather, which is perfect for summer campervan adventurers. If you’re stuck for transportation, consider hiring a cheap campervan from Auckland to explore these incredible destinations. 1. Bay Of Islands This is easily one of the most stunning coastal areas in New Zealand, and you surely can’t miss it. There are more than 140 gorgeous islands to visit. You can jump on board a sailing boat for the day, go fishing or relax by the beach and beautiful harbours. If you have extra time, visit the remote Cape Reinga. Where to stay: Bay of Islands Holiday Park, Paihia Top 10 Holiday Park 2. Hobbiton (also known as Matamata) Lord of the Rings made New Zealand and its…

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Jan
26
2019

Why you need to visit Los Angeles in February

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If you’re one who doesn’t enjoy travelling in the peak of summer, then you should consider visiting LA in February. It’s cooler while still being pleasant and there’s fewer crowds. You just need to hire a car from LA Airport, then you can check out these top things to do in February. Chinese New Year You thought the New Year was done and dusted in January… think again. February brings Chinese New Year as the east meets the west in LA. What better place to celebrate Chinese New Year other than Chinatown? Expect tens of thousands of people to line the streets, with firecrackers, live music and dozens of floats in LA’s famous Golden Dragon Parade. Valentine’s Day Be romantic and plan an epic Valentine’s Day for your partner in LA! You can have a candlelit dinner at a fancy restaurant by the ocean or with mountain views. If you really want to impress your date with an extravagant experience,…

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Jan
25
2019

5 Great Reasons to head for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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Great wine? Check. Yummy food creations? Check. Good company? Check. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has everything you need to guarantee an incredible day of fun and indulgence. Sample Australia’s world-class wines, meet chefs who can teach you some unique tips for the kitchen and relax. This year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival runs from March 8 – 24, promising many opportunities for an unforgettable culinary experience. Tip: for those who are travelling from out of town, you can snap up a bargain car hire deal from Melbourne Airport with DriveNow. Here are five must-have experiences at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The Village Feast March 16 Travel just one hour from Melbourne to the tiny dairy farming town of Jindivick in West Gippsland. This is where The Village Feast takes place, making for the ultimate country getaway. Several pop up stalls and big names line Jindivick’s main street with exceptional food, produce and drinks. Soak up the…

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Jan
20
2019

5 Aussie sites every campervanner should bookmark

By Australia /

Whether you’re roadtripping in Tasmania or at the Top End, way out Wests or on the east coast, Australian campervanners will always have a better holiday experience with a few handy resources at hand. That includes resourceful websites or apps. But you’ve gotta know where to find them. Yes, sometimes the thrill of adventure can include taking a motorhome into foreign ground without knowledge of what’s ahead of you. But why wouldn’t you want to know how to quickly check the cheapest fuel available? Or what some of the experts say is “must do” in a city you’ve never been before? Or cashing in on super cheap holiday activities via a particular site or app? Whether you own your own campervan or have a Campervan rental for a couple of weeks, save these onto your favourites list to help make that motorhome adventure even more special. Petrol Spy Australia www.petrolspy.com.au Pretty obvious, this one. A tool (available in android or…

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Jan
17
2019

5 Great Music Festivals in Queensland in 2019

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Queensland is home to some of the most exciting music festivals in Australia. Every music lover can find a festival to suit their tastes – from country and rock ‘n’ roll in the outback to jazz and blues by the seaside. Here are five of the best music festivals that Queensland has to offer in 2019, starting mid-year, so there’s plenty of time to get organised. (And if you need a set of wheels to get you there, look at DriveNow’s car hire bargain deals from Brisbane). Birdsville Big Red Bash 16 – 18 July, 2019 Venture into the Simpson Desert for what has become known as the world’s most remote music festival. As you’d expect, this one would be a decent trip by car – 1582 km from Brisbane, to be exact. But every kilometre is definitely worth it. Midnight Oil (pictured) is set to headline the desert festival this year, with other Aussie rock bands also taking centre stage….

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Jan
16
2019

Motorhome holiday planning for Aussie winter break

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Right now is a great time to get organised for a campervanning holiday in the Australian winter. With Summer holidays pretty much done and dusted on the planning front for this season, but now is as good as ever to organise a fun escape on wheels in 6 months’ time. Here are seven tips to get you started with your motorhome holiday planning. Hunt for a bargain set of wheels For under a couple of grand, you can line up a 4 or 6 berth campervan for a fortnight exploring any Australian state.  You can hire a cheap campervan from your nearest capital city with DriveNow. There’s a huge selection (go in and test it if you want), and there’s a variety of brands including the popular Britz, Maui, Apollo, Elite models. Also consider the type of holiday you’re aiming for and what extra features you will or won’t need. Lock down accommodation early It’s true, sometimes you can save…

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