September 2016 - DriveNow Blog

Perth and 4 awesome road trips north and south

Aussies are increasingly choosing Perth as their next holiday destination. Is it any wonder why? It has everything you want including gorgeous surf beaches, wineries, eateries and national parks right on the city’s doorstep.
Hire a vehicle from Perth airport and choose one of these four awesome road trips.
Perth to Exmouth
This 13-hour drive north of Pert takes you past Western Australia’s most stunning beaches.. If you’re driving up this way during wildflower season you’ll also witness the landscape come alive with wildflowers. It’s a scenic drive and you can stop at several locations along the way. When you […]

Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland

The second annual Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland over three days from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23.
The family-friendly event, which brings together a range of adventure sports into a single, ultimate outdoor festival provides athletes with events across several disciplines in some of the most beautiful wilderness in Australia.
Nestled in Victoria’s eastern corner, East Gippsland has a mild climate and stunning natural environment with high-country grandeur, isolated beaches, rugged coastal outcrops and Australia’s largest inland water system, the Gippsland Lakes.
It is rich in natural attractions, ranging from the remote wilderness of the UNESCO-recognised […]

6 adventure activities in Byron Bay you can't ignore

Byron Bay is home to some of Australia’s most gorgeous beaches. The surf, sun and sand draw a crowd of approximately one-point-seven million visitors each year. But while the coastal town is renowned for its beaches and relaxed, hippie vibe, there are also plenty of activities that will wow the senses and get the adrenaline pumping! Grab a Byron Bay car rental at Gold Coast airport, hit the road and get ready for some adventure once you arrive in Byron.
Check out these six activities.
Sea Kayaking with Dolphins
Established in 1995, Cape Byron Kayaks offers the original sea […]

5 Campervan holiday options from Brisbane

Travelling around Brisbane in a campervan is one of the most convenient ways to explore this part of Queensland. Hire a campervan in Brisbane and start driving to one of these holiday parks.
Brisbane Gateway Resort (pictured)
This holiday park is in a fantastic location, just 15 minutes from the CBD. It’s also just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and its theme parks! This means you can spend more time enjoying your holiday rather than sitting in traffic and you move from each attraction. The caravan and camping sites are spacious. They’re also set among beautifully landscaped gardens, giving […]

Gold Coast escape – how to plan your next winter school holidays away from Melbourne

What to do when the school holidays arrive next winter has the whole family shivering in its collective boots?
You head north, hit the east coast and soak up the sun in between theme parks, that’s what. But it’s not for the faint-hearted. We may be heading into the warmer weather, but here’s a cool plan for school holidays next winter.
A Gold Coast adventure with theme parks on the agenda in a Griswald-style escape may be an oldie, but it’s certainly a goodie and the perfect way to elude the Victorian winter chill for a week or so. With […]

Don't miss these Melbourne Cup Carnival events

melbourne cup

Springtime in Melbourne is one of the most exciting times of the year. Fashion, fine dining and racing all combine for an exciting season, which finishes with the Melbourne Cup.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and make sure you don’t miss these events this racing season.
Cox Plate
October 21 at Moonee Valley Racecourse
There’s a reason the Cox Plate is known for being ‘the race where legends are made’. The Cox Plate was first run in 1922. Since then, there have only been three horses who won the Melbourne Cup and went on to win the Cox Plate […]

Guide to skiing at Whistler

Whistler is one of the world’s greatest skiing destinations. Spend a weekend in the snow and you’ll never want to leave. There’s no need to stress about all the details such as where to hire your equipment or where to stay. We have it all sorted!
Once you fly into Vancouver airport, pick up a hire car and drive 2 hours north to Whistler. Here are five things you need to know before you stay there.
Where to hire your gear
Finding the right gear is perhaps going to be the most important part of your trip. While in Vancouver […]

 
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