February 2016 - DriveNow Blog

5 unmissable features at this year's Noosa Food & Wine Festival

The Noosa Food & Wine 2016 is on again with more than 30 fantastic events showcasing some of Australia’s best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa from May 20 to 22.
With almost 50 chefs from around Australia and Noosa’s own restaurants featured in the program, along with more than 20 wineries, events will take place under the Noosa Tipi on Main Beach, in Hastings Street for a long lunch, by the Noosa River in Noosaville and in signature restaurants throughout Noosa. Guest chefs include Pete Evans, Ben O’Donoghue, Luke Mangan and Matt Golinski and more from some of Australia’s […]

5 great foodie events to look forward to around Sydney

Sydney has a great reputation for its food and wine festivals, with many people travelling from across the country just to experience these top food events every year.
Here are five Sydney foodie festivals to look forward to.
Merivale Food and Wine Festival
Merivale Food and Wine Festival is a month-long extravaganza of food and drink events – could you ask for anything better? Throughout March, you can attend exquisite lunches, dinners, wine tastings, food markets and cooking classes. There are also chef competitions to entertain, with each event offering a quirky theme.
Thailand Grand Festival
This incredible event started off as a […]

5 great foodie events to look forward to in Melbourne

Melbourne is arguable one of the best cities in the world for foodies! With a bustling restaurant and café culture with chefs cooking up delights from all over the world, it’s not surprising at all to learn that the city hosts dozens of exciting food festivals each year.
Here are five great Melbourne foodie events to look forward to.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
One of Melbourne’s biggest events of the year is the Food and Wine Festival, attracting thousands of people to the Australia’s culinary capital. The 2016 festival runs for 10 days in March, when people will gather […]

5 ways to discover our capital

Visit Canberra and discover the amazing treasures in and around Australia’s capital city.
Here are five of the best places to visit during your stay in Canberra.
Gibraltar Falls
At the edge of Gibraltar Creek Pine Forest is the secluded and beautiful Gibraltar Falls. They’re located about 45 minutes south west of Canberra, and these gorgeous falls are definitely worth the drive. They have a 50m drop, creating the perfect backdrop for a swim after a short walk from the car park.
Canberra Reptile Zoo
Australia’s biggest and deadliest reptiles are all found at the Canberra Reptile Zoo. Come face to face […]

Unmissable Autumn adventures in NSW

With the Easter long weekend and school holiday break approaching, now is the time to take advantage of the changing season and plan an autum adventure in regional New South Wales, according to the Desination NSW gang.
From gourmet escapes to fossicking and heritage trails, the Destination NSW team gives us three getaways that will make you fall in love with regional NSW this Autumn:
50 shades of Orange and Bathurst
Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Central NSW, with the region guaranteeing vibrant Autumn foliage, delicious seasonal produce and a stellar line up of […]

Five great apps for life on the road

Life on the road can be stressful and difficult at times, especially if you find it difficult to plan ahead and organise what you’re doing. But this can all be fixed. Download these five great apps to turn your road trip into the easiest and most enjoyable holiday yet!
Petrol Spy Australia
Search for petrol prices across Australia’s capital cities. Other app users report petrol prices using this app, so you can compare prices at each fuel station in any postcode. It’s always nice if you return the favour and update fuel prices to help the next traveller. Doing so could also score you […]

5 things to do near McLaren Vale, South Australia

McLaren Vale and the surrounding area is easily one of the most charming regions in all of South Australia. This wine region is located approximately 35km south of Adelaide, and is home to many gorgeous wineries, beaches and towns.
Here are five things to visit near McLaren Vale.
Primo Estate (pictured)
This family owned winery is the home of JOSEPH wine and olive oil. Primo Estate produces a unique range of wines, which the owners say reflect their Italian heritage. Decades upon decades of family members have been creating these exquisite wines since Primo Grilli arrived in Australia and planted the […]

5 holiday parks to make a splash

A family holiday isn’t the same without a fun water park nearby, and it’s even better when the splash park is located only metres from your accommodation!
Here are five Big4 holiday parks where you can make a splash.
BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park, NSW (pictured)
Located on the Far North coast of New South Wales, the Big4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park is touted as the country’s premier holiday park with a water playground. It promises more than just endless entertainment with its tipping bucket and slides. The splash park design even reflects the magnificent surrounding Wollumbin-Mount Warning landscape.
BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park, […]

Byron Bay on the fly

Stopping over in Byron Bay, New South Wales? There’s plenty to do around Australia’s most easterly point.
Here are six things to do/visit while in the hood.
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The lighthouse that sits on Byron Bay’s magnificent coastline is an iconic attraction, which is worth a visit from any traveller to the region. Construction for this monument began in 1899, and years later the dramatic views from this structure are just as marvellous. From here you can’t help but admire the stunning views over the bay to the Border Ranges.
Whale watching
A popular activity for Byron Bay’s visitors is whale watching. At […]

 
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