December 2017 - DriveNow Blog

Summer food festivals around Australia

Food festivals are the best type of event for food lovers. The great thing about summer in Australia is you’ll find incredible food festivals across the country. Whether you’re after fresh, tasty raw produce, scrumptious sweets and deserts, international cuisine or hearty meats, there’s an event that’ll tempt every taste bud.
Snag a bargain car hire deal from DriveNow in your nearest capital city and make your way to one of these fantastic food festivals.
Taste of Tasmania
December – January
For a whole week, Hobart’s beautiful waterfront comes alive with the iconic Taste of Tasmania. The event features more than 70 […]

How to do your Canada snow holiday – visit Whistler

If you’re planning a Canada snow holiday then Whistler is surely at the top of your list of destinations to visit. Many professional skiers and snowboarders consider it one of the world’s greatest winter destinations.
Your Canada snow holiday at Whistler will provide you with more than 200 trails along with more than 8000 acres of terrain for skiing or snowboarding.
Pick up a hire car or campervan at Vancouver airport, and drive 2 hours north to Whistler. Here are some of the most exciting things to do during your Canada snow holiday.
Surfs Up
There are many incredible trails to explore […]

5 great places to park your wheels and discover Perth attractions

Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital. It’s also one of the world’s most liveable cities, largely because there’s so much to do. Perth attractions include pristine beaches, exciting bushwalks and a vibrant food and wine scene,. ‘
These Perth attractions make the west coast such an appealing holiday option for families in caravans. Pick up your keys after securing a cheap Perth caravan deal with DriveNow and visit these places.
Perth City
Perth (pictured) is a great city for dining and for exploring beaches. It’s also a perfect spot to base yourself if you want to explore Perth attractions. One of the […]

Where to stay and park your campervan for Parkes Elvis Festival

Every year the small town of Parkes comes alive with a festival to celebrate the King of Rock n Roll’s birthday. The Parkes Elvis Festival is held in the second week of January, to coincide with Elvis Presley’s birthday. It boasts more than 150 events over five days of all things Elvis.
The Parkes Elvis Festival attracts more than 22,000 fans from across Australia and the world. The event features non-stop live entertainment, including the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a street parade and a renewal of vows ceremony.
You just need to find a cheap campervan hire deal at […]

Your travel guide to Coffs Harbour and surrounds

Coffs Harbour is a beautiful town on the North Coast of New South Wales. It’s a great summer getaway favourite for many travellers, thanks to its stunning beaches and iconic attractions like the Big Banana. But it’s also known for its many natural wonders. To do the region properly, you need a car to explore the region. You’ll easily find a cheap car hire deal with DriveNow. Drive six hours north to Coffs Harbour, where you can get started with some of these must-do activities.
Explore Bindarri National Park
This pristine park has many walking, bike and 4WD trails that […]

Where to stay for the Tamworth Country Music Festival

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held every year in January. The city in northeast New South Wales draws massive international acts and about 50,000 fans from across the world. Country Music plays a pivotal role in culture in the city with the famous Big Golden Guitar. The Tamworth Country Music Festival is often regarded as one of the world’s top music festivals, and it’s the second only to the Nashville Music Festival in terms of its size and reach. With the influx of visitors to the area for the two weeks, accommodation completely book out up to a year […]

Coonawarra region for a summer holiday

The Coonawarra region is famous for its superb wine, festival and food scene. The town is just under 400km southeast of Adelaide, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway, if that’s all the time you have.
But if you have a week or two, then Coonawarra is a great place to spend the summer. There’s plenty to do, from sussing out wine cellars to exploring the area’s history. Just hire a car from Adelaide with DriveNow and tick these activities off your bucket list.

Katnook Estate
In the heart of the beautiful Coonawarra region, lies Katnook. Its […]

Easter campervanning along the Murray River

The Murray River is a stunning, iconic wonder. It forms the border for New South Wales and Victoria and encompasses various landscapes. The great thing about the Murray River is that it stretches more than 2,500 kilometres long, meaning you can find your own quiet paradise anywhere from the Victorian alps to the sandy shores of Goolwa Beach, South Australia. Even if it’s peak period for school holidays, you can escape the crowds for a few weeks by the Murray River.
Hire a campervan from Melbourne, travel north and stay at one of these places.
Echuca Holiday Park
Stay riverside […]

Christmas spirit sweeps over Melbourne

Melbourne comes alive for some serious Christmas spirit every year as shopping hotspots dress up for the occasion. The Visit Victoria team shared the news with Melbourne car rental specialists DriveNow on just where to go to find the Spirit of Christmas, along with what’s open and when.
From markets to the Myer windows, selfies with Santa and a merry activation in Federation Square, there’s something for locals and visitors alike as Victoria celebrates. Try these:
Federation Square (until 25 December)
Federation Square will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland offering festive fun for the whole family. The jolly man […]

 
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