Dec
31
2017

Summer food festivals around Australia

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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 stalls that offer everything from seafood, cheese, fruits, vegetables and small goods. Snatch up some cool-climate wines and boutique beers and ciders on offer. Crush Festival January Celebrate the best of food in the beautiful Adelaide Hills during the annual Crush Festival. Take your senses on a journey as you sample wines and scrumptious produce grown in the region. There’s…

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Dec
30
2017

How to do your Canada snow holiday – visit Whistler

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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 during your time at Whistler. But which one is the best depends on who you’re talking to. However, Surfs Up consistently ranks as one of the best among experienced skiers and snowboarders. There are steep cliff drop offs to thrill you while beginners can still have a go at other parts of the mountain, such as Burnt Stew Trail. One…

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Dec
23
2017

5 great places to park your wheels and discover Perth attractions

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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 best places to admire in the hills just east of Perth is Lesmurdie Falls. There’s a two kilometre walk circuit that takes you to the base of the falls. You can also take a short ferry ride to Rottnest Island. Spend the day snorkelling with colourful fish and surfing. Or just relax on the beach. Where to stay? We recommend…

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Dec
21
2017

Where to stay and park your campervan for Parkes Elvis Festival

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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 Sydney and travel five hours west to be part of this iconic even. It’s an epic celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley. Park your wheels at one of these places! Spicer Caravan Park, Parkes This quiet park is only a short walk from the town centre. Yet it’s far away enough from the highway that you won’t be…

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Dec
18
2017

Your travel guide to Coffs Harbour and surrounds

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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 are just waiting to be explored. It also has plenty of scenic spots that are great for a picnic or birdwatching. The clear, cascading Bangalore Falls should be at the top of your list. It’s a 500m walk from the carpark, but you’ll feel like you’re in your own private oasis. Take a Segway tour Go off-road with an eco-friendly…

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Dec
14
2017

Where to stay for the Tamworth Country Music Festival

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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 in advance. Your best bet is to find a campervan hire deal at Sydney and drive nearly five hours to Tamworth to park your wheels at one of these places. Make sure you book early. Riverside Camping Grounds When in town for the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Riverside Camping Grounds are just a short walk away from all the…

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Dec
12
2017

Coonawarra region for a summer holiday

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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 history dates back to 1867, and today it has numerous accolades to its name. For example, it’s the official wine for the country’s largest arts organisation, Opera Australia. Katnook Estate vineyards include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Hells Hole Sinkhole This large sinkhole has existed for thousands of years. It sits in the depths of the Lower Glenelg National…

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Dec
11
2017

Easter campervanning along the Murray River

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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 to the Murray River, while also being within walking distance to the historic Port of Echuca (see pictured). One of the best things to do while in town is to jump on board paddlesteamer to learn about the area’s history, dating back to the 1800s. Echuca Holiday Park also has great BBQ and entertainment facilities, including a shared lounge and…

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Dec
07
2017

Christmas spirit sweeps over Melbourne

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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 in red is in residence, found beneath a 16-metre-tall tree and waiting to make his list of naughty and nice children. A light show takes over at 9:00pm every night, with a six-metre bauble glittering in the Square. State Library of Victoria Christmas Projections (until 25 December) The iconic State Library of Victoria will light up across December, with its…

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