August 2017 - DriveNow Blog

Hire a people mover before they book out at Xmas

Are you thinking about hiring a people mover for your next Christmas holiday? It’s one of the most popular rental vehicles, especially during the Christmas holiday period. Which is why you should get in early to book your people mover!
You’ll be able to transport the whole family and more with one of DriveNow’s great people mover hire deals. Once you’re all set, travel to one of these amazing coastal destinations for an epic summer holiday. All are within three hours of a capital city.
Warrnambool
Drive about three hours west of Melbourne and you’ll arrive at a picturesque seaside village at the end […]

Things to do along the Santos Tour Down Under route

The Santos Tour Down Under is a world-class, international cycling event. The nine-day festival celebrates everything to do with cycling. Athletes travel from all over to cover 860 kilometres in an attempt to win Australia’s great cycling race.
There’s no reason why you can’t explore attractions along the route when you’re not watching the race. If you’re heading to the region in January then definitely shop around for some of the best Adelaide car hire deals with DriveNow. 
Here are our top picks for what to do while tagging along for the Santos Tour.
Stroll through Victoria Square
The People’s Choice Classic […]

Spring festivals in Australia – where to celebrate the season

Many people would agree that spring is the loveliest time of year. So why not get out and explore some of the best spring festivals that Australia has to offer…
Whether you’re a passionate gardener, a food lover or an arts and film buff, there are spring festivals for every niche.
For an affordable getaway, check out DriveNow’s website for some cheap campervan hire deals. Then make your way to one of these incredible spring festivals.
Brisbane Spring Festival
9-30 September, 2017
Spend 21 days celebrating one of Queensland’s most exciting arts festivals. More than a million people attend every year. […]

A winter break in the Northern Territory – 5 things to do

Are you desperately in need of a winter break? Luckily for you, winter is the best time to visit the Northern Territory. Instead of battling some of Australia’s highest temperatures in summer, you’ll get to enjoy sunny weather that southerners are missing out on.
To get your winter break started, look into cheap car hire deals from Darwin.
Here are our recommendations for top things to see or do on your winter break.
Explore Uluru
No trip to the Red Centre is complete without visiting Ayers Rock, or Uluru, as it’s known in Aboriginal tongue. The giant sandstone is right […]

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 […]

 
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