Jun
21
2018

Canberra and the national capital’s chill thrill

By Canberra /

Canberra is almost famous for its winter chill factor. However, don’t let that stop you from checking out some of the best sights near the Australian capital this winter. The cold weather means two things. Not only do you get to rug up and get cosy by a fireplace or at indoor venues, but it also means you escape the tourist crowds that come with summer holidays. Hire a car from Canberra Airport and drive to some of these top places and things to do. Australian War Memorial The most touching attraction in Canberra is undoubtedly the Australian War Memorial, which is dedicated to the lives lost serving Australia in war. Walk through the memorial and you’ll notice the names of every Australian who died in war since 1885 inscribed in bronze. It’s free to enter this site and learn about Australia’s armed conflicts and the stories of war heroes. Exhibits are constantly changing, so there’s always something new to…

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Jun
21
2018

Travel Hacks That Will Make You a Happy Camper

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A campervan holiday is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors whilst giving you an unforgettable experience. Having the freedom to get up and hit the road to your next destination is the beauty of hiring a DriveNow campervan. You’ll get off the beaten path and enjoy a completely unique travel experience. To make the most of your travel adventure, we’ve decided to share our handy travel hacks that will make you a happy camper on your campervan road trip. Enjoy! Hack 1 – Saving Water When travelling in your camper, you’ll use a water tank for cooking, cleaning, and, washing. To avoid refilling the tank numerous times, as well as being more water conscious, there are some hacks to be more water efficient. When boiling the kettle to make a round of brews, fill the wash basin with the leftover hot water to clean any dirty dishes. You’ll save having to use the hot water tap from your tank….

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Jun
20
2018

Head for the ski resorts near Sydney this snow season

By Australia / New South Wales /

Ski resorts in New South Wales are some of the best in the country. The beauty is most of them are just a few hours’ drive from Sydney. There are ski resorts perfect for everyone, whether you prefer to ski, snowboard or even play around in the snow and build snowmen. Find a cheap Sydney car hire deal with DriveNow and visit these awesome ski resort. Thredbo Thredbo is Australia’s most famous ski destination. Not only is it the highest at 2,037m but it also has the largest vertical downhill drop, at 672m. Two-thirds of the resort is for an intermediate skill range. Choose from more than 50 runs and some of them are even great for beginners and advanced skiers. There are so many activities to do on and off the mountain. Head down to Thredbo Village at night for an evening of live music and entertainment in the alpine village surroundings. Perisher Resort Perisher is the largest ski resort in the…

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Jun
20
2018

Escape the winter weather with these five great Northern Australia attractions

By Australia /

The beautiful, rugged, vast landscapes of Northern Australia earns its reputation as an incredible place to visit. Northern Australia has more than just a handful of scenic attractions. In fact, the possibilities of where you can go in Northern Australia are endless. You’ll find a bargain car hire deal when you rent a car from your nearest capital city with DriveNow. When you’re all set with your wheels, head to one of these destinations. See the beauty of Katherine Gorge (above) Drive just under 250 km southeast of Darwin to this ancient sandstone country. There are 13 stunning gorges waiting to be explored on foot, by boat, canoe or even from the air. It’s a world-famous park, known for its vast scenery, pristine waters, beautiful swimming holes and hiking trails. There’s also plenty of Aboriginal rock art and wildlife to see as well. You could easily pass weeks exploring this amazing part of the Territory. Explore the Great Barrier Reef…

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Jun
14
2018

The Chair’s Where? Beachport, South Australia

By Australia / South Australia /

Limestone Coast splendour The Limestone Coast of South Australia is a truly wonderful destination to visit. Magnificent sandy beaches, serious cliffs and rocky outcrops, blowholes, caves and being at the end of the world renowned Coonawarra wine district makes this a ‘bucket list’ location. Proximity helps, as both Melbourne and Adelaide are a comfortable and drive-able distance from this locale. The Limestone Coast extends for a couple of hundred kilometres, so never fear that you will get crowded in, or miss out on a spot. There is room for every one, so jump in your Adelaide car rental or bring your motorhome or campervan, tow your caravan, bring your family, bring your relatives and bring your friends. Along the way OK, so you have picked up a hire vehicle and made plans to explore the Limestone Coast area. Why not turn “getting there” into “an adventure”? Wineries, antique shops, arts and crafts boutiques will all compete for your attention as…

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Jun
06
2018

Sunshine and Santa Monica – top spots for your summer holiday

By California / United States /

      Santa Monica, the end of the line for Route 66, is famous for its sunshine, surf and sand. It’s a paradise for anybody who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, and enjoy everything this gorgeous, sunny patch has to offer. The first thing you should do when you fly into LA airport is hire a car with DriveNow, and head west towards Santa Monica.  Check out these five top attractions and activities. Venice Beach The buzzing beachside town of Venice Beach is among LA’s top attractions. It’s graced with stylish boutique stores, cafes, live entertainment and awesome surf. It’s also just a short distance from Santa Monica. The Venice Boardwalk is a popular spot where you can casually stroll or take a bike tour as you enjoy the ocean scenery and nearby canals. Sailing Cruise Imagine sunset out on the water, where you can enjoy stunning views of the coast….

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Jun
05
2018

Head off on a Royal Roadtrip this Queen’s Birthday Weekend

By Australia /

  For many of us (sorry Queensland and WA, not you this time) the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is fast approaching. If you haven’t got plans yet, it’s time to act. Queenie wouldn’t want you to spend the weekend watching Netflix, so don’t let her down. Long weekends are the perfect length of time for a road trip, so we’ve gathered some of the best short adventures in NSW, SA, Tassie and Victoria to help you get the most out of that extra day off work. Grab yourself a hire car or campervan and celebrate Queenie’s big day in style. NSW Sydney to Jervis Bay Just three hours’ drive from Sydney; Jervis Bay is a peaceful, scenic weekend getaway. You might not be able to soak up the sun on the famous Hyam’s Beach like you would in summer, but you can still enjoy plenty of activities like hiking, eating and exploring. Take a detour via Kangaroo Valley on your…

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Jun
05
2018

Five Melbourne hotels within walking distance of the MCG

By Australia / Melbourne /

  For any footy fan heading to the mighty MCG to experience an AFL match at this iconic stadium, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying close by. There is an abundance of hotels in Melbourne, but where to start to make sure you’re in the heart of the atmosphere? Here are our top five recommendations for hotels within walking distance of the MCG.  Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and book one of these Melbourne hotels. Adara Richmond Adara Richmond is only a 10-15 minute walk from the MCG or a five-minute tram ride. It’s hardly a hassle when you’re enjoying contemporary and spacious living in an inner-city serviced apartment. You’ll have a full kitchen, washer, dryer and high-speed WiFi in your room. There’s no doubt that you’ll feel right at home Quest East Melbourne Quest East is situated opposite the iconic MCG, simply walk just 7 minutes along Wellington Parade after the footy Grand Final and you’ll be at your…

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May
31
2018

Aussie winter adventures to escape the winter blues

By Australia /

Are you feeling the winter blues and want to escape for a little while? The great thing about Australia is the landscape is so vast and versatile, there are Aussie winter adventures to suit every traveller. You could go for a trip to the snow, rug up beside a fireplace and indulge in top drops. You could even escape the cold altogether and head north for the tropical islands. Hire a vehicle from your nearest capital city and embark on one of these top Aussie winter adventures. Thredbo Southeastern Australia’s Snowy Mountains are paradise for anyone who loves the snow. Enjoy the fresh winter air while zipping through the country’s longest ski runs. The ski resort attracts thousands of daring skiers and snowboarders every year. Another good thing about making Thredbo as your winter snow destination, is you can admire panoramic views from Australia’s highest mountain as you ride up the Kosciuszko Express chairlift. Broome Leave winter behind and venture…

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May
28
2018

Sweet home Chicago – Hottest Hotspots beyond the city

By United States /

Chicago is one of the United States’ largest cities. Famous for its architecture, art and cultural institutions and top restaurants, the ‘windy city’ draws millions of tourists every year. But many people don’t make the time to travel out of the city to explore some of the amazing gems nearby. Land a bargain car hire deal with DriveNow, and venture out of the city. Here are some exciting destinations within a few hours of Chicago. Hike the Empire Bluff Trail Drive five hours from Chicago into Michigan for one of the region’s most popular short hikes. The 2.4 km trail leads you through beech-maple forest to coastal boardwalks that overlook Lake Michigan. The hike rises above the deep blue waters and sand dunes, offering spectacular views of the coast. Beware of some steeper sections, but for the most part it’s a family-friendly hike. Pack some lunch so you can enjoy the scenery before heading back to your car. Kayak Chicago…

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May
28
2018

Where to find the best ‘Big Things’ in Australia

By Australia /

If you’re planning on travelling around Australia and have never heard of the ‘Big Things’, well you’re in for a treat. These giant, seemingly random structures are dotted all over the country, ready to be hunted down and take centre stage in your selfies. From prawns to koalas to giant gumboots, you’ll certainly know when you’ve seen one. There are over 200 ‘Big Things’ in Australia, so scouting them all out could take you several road trips. Here are just a few of the best-loved and most popular Big Things for you to factor into your  next Aussie road trip itinerary. Jump in your hire car and get your selfie sticks ready!  The Big Banana Pacific Highway, 3km north of Coffs Harbour, NSW If your travels are taking you along the north coast of New South Wales, keep your eyes peeled (get it?) for the Big Banana. Constructed in 1964, this is one of Australia’s very first Big Things, built…

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May
21
2018

5 Great Places To Stay On The Tweed Coast

By Gold Coast /

The Tweed Coast is home to many amazing, natural treasures. The area is known for its stunning golden beaches, surf competitions and great restaurants. The Tweed Coast sits in northeast New South Wales on the Queensland border, making it close to the theme parks. Hire a campervan from Brisbane airport and take a short drive south into New South Wales. Here are five great places to stay on the Tweed Coast. Tweed Coast Holiday Parks: Boyds Bay This gem of a caravan park is set along a protected stretch of Terranora Creek near the Tweed River. The location makes Tweed Coast Holiday Parks at Boyds Bay a great spot for families, especially those who love water sports. From here you can go swimming, fishing, launch a boat from the park’s ramp. There’s also a swimming pool with a waterslide for the kids. BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park (pictured) It’s easy to relax at this award-winning holiday park. Its great attraction…

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