Nov
19
2018

Campervanning Top Tips For Summer Adventures

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Summer is the best time of year to snag a bargain campervan hire deal from your nearest capital city. With summer just around the corner, we’ve prepared some campervanning tips to help make things easier for your next adventure. Here are our top five campervanning tips: 1. Finding a campervan One of the best campervanning tips we can share, of course, is where to find the best campervan hire deals if you don’t own one. DriveNow rents campervans, giving you a wide choice of vehicles at affordable costs, with no booking fees. You can rent a campervan for as little as one dollar a day with DriveNow’s campervan relocation rentals or even start planning for your American summer road trip in a motorhome mid-year 2019. 2. Stock up! There’s the obvious list – bring food, sunscreen, bug spray, a first-aid kit, hand sanitiser, bin liners, extra towels. However, something that travellers commonly overlook are battery chargers. There’s no point in…

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Nov
14
2018

8 hidden gems in the NYC music scene

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  Everybody knows NYC for its famous broadway shows, subway buskers and outdoor concerts. The music scene is the city’s heart and soul, although NYC has many music venues that you probably don’e even know about! If you’re stopping by NYC for your USA driving holiday, you should check out some of these hiddem gems. Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn Steel quickly made a name for itself after opening last year, with five nights of sold-out rock concerts. Since then it has become one of the most popular music halls for locals, with many performances for one night only. Some upcoming names include The Front Bottoms and rapper Noname. Barbes Imagine watching musicians perform a friendly, intimate back room of a French bar. That’s Barbes for you and it’s one of the city’s most diverse music scenes. You can expect everything from indie rock, West African funk, jazz and French musette. Flushing Town Hall The iconic Flushing Town Hall, which was built…

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Oct
19
2018

Your guide to Melbourne’s 2018 Spring Racing Carnival

By Australia / Victoria /

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 – 27th October 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 best weight for age race in Australasia and one of the most exciting race days in the world. The Cox Plate carries a total prize money of $3,000,000, and is Australia’s second richest race after the Melbourne Cup. This is one event you surely don’t want to miss. Melbourne Cup – 6th November Melbourne Cup, Australia’s best-known horse racing…

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Oct
07
2018

7 Nifty Apps For Campervan Road Trippers

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Campervanning adventures in the modern world is a whole lot different to yesteryear, especially with a gazillion digital tools to help you on your way. Looking for some little digital helpers for your next roadtrip? Apps for your mobile phone are the most convenient way to get access to all the information you need. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are travelling, you can have all these tools at your fingertips. Once you collect that campervan rental just make sure you’ve downloaded at least one of these apps and you’ll be set for some digi assistance on the road. Finding a carpark: INRIX ParkMe It’s one of the worst parts of road travel, especially when driving to inner city areas or small towns with narrow streets and limited parking. One of the biggest complaints for drivers is you can easily waste half an hour circling busy areas to find a carpark. That’s about to get so much easier…

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Oct
03
2018

5 things to see in New York City at New Year’s

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New York City has many charms, but nothing quite compares to the spirit of the holidays. It may be cold and snowing in the winter, but you can simply rug up and wear comfortable footwear to experience NYC’s festive events and decorations. If you’re travelling around the US, why not find a bargain car hire deal to get you from A to B? Once you’re in New York City, ring in the New Year by visiting some of the best attractions. Rockerfeller Center This iconic New York site is perfect for a Christmas visit. The huge complex gives you access to panoramic city views. On the ground level there’s an ice-skating rink, where you’re sure to have fun. Of course, you must make time to see the famous Rockerfeller Christmas tree in all its glory. Central Park There are many ways to enjoy New York’s great green space during winter. There’s outdoor ice-skating and the opportunity to hire a sled,…

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Oct
01
2018

New Zealand events you want to be part of

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During the spring and summer months, New Zealand events are all the rage. Food, music, art and sport… you name it. Be part of the celebrations as Spring brings a burst of energy and adventure. Hire a campervan from Auckland so you can travel to one of these great New Zealand events and stay for days. The New Zealand Cider Festival 3 November, 2018 Travel to Nelson, which produces more than 60 per cent of New Zealand’s cider. The New Zealand Cider Festival showcases more than 80 different varieties of cider from across the country. Held in a gorgeous Founders Heritage Park, this is one relaxed event you don’t want to miss. Where to stay: Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel Taste of Auckland 1 – 4 November Taste everything the amazing city of Auckland has to offer. Celebrate the city’s thriving restaurants, pop-up bars and feel inspired by local creations. Expose yourself to unique Maori culture by trying…

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Sep
26
2018

Take me to the river: Victorian river escapes from Melbourne

By Melbourne / Victoria /

As spring and summer starts to sizzle, pack your bags and head to a Victorian river for a day or two. There’s nothing like relaxing riverside in the sun, or swimming through pristine waters while surrounded by nature and wildlife. For an affordable weekend break, hire a campervan in Melbourne and set off on your riverside adventure. The great news is you don’t have to drive far from Melbourne to reach one of these incredible Victorian river escapes. Murray River, Echuca-Moama Head north to the mighty Murray, which separates New South Wales from Victoria. Here you’ll truly unwind and relax by reading a book or soaking up the sun at one of the sandy riverside areas. A popular attraction is to ride an old paddle steamer and learn about the area’s fascinating history. Where to stay: NRMA Echuca Holiday Park Warrandyte River When the beach feels too far away, join the locals at Warrandyte River on a summer’s day. The…

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Sep
23
2018

Perth highlights in a campervan – the unmissable list

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Perth has a lot to offer the Aussie traveller in a campervan. Perth highlights include trekking heritage trails, going to foodie heaven and exploring nature’s best-kept secrets. You can snag a bargain campervan hire deal from Perth Airport. Then your all set to start exploring some of these Perth highlights. Road trip to Margaret River Gourmet Escape This year the populat Margaret River Gourmet Escape (above) is back this November from the 15th-18th. The festival attracts more than 50 international and local chefs, including Adriano Zumbo and Rick Stein. Events include lunches, brunches and BBQs. What better way to explore one of Australia’s most celebrated food and wine regions? Trek the Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Trail Hike past gorgeous beaches and through serene bushland. You get the best of both worlds with the Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Trail. The 7.3km hike is widely considered to be one of Perth’s best walks. It’s made up of three loops, which allow you to explore Sunset Coast…

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Sep
21
2018

Tassie day trips in Spring – within a three hour drive

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Tassie day trips are a great enjoyable way to explore the beautiful Tasmanian countryside without breaking the bank. You can enjoy incredible seaside views, go hiking in old forests and dine at historic towns along the way. Browse DriveNow’s selection of cheap car hire deals from Hobart, and embark on one of these Tassie day trips. Salamanca Market Luckily, you won’t have to venture too far from Hobart Airport to enjoy this attraction. The Salamanca Market is an iconic outdoor market, with a picturesque backdrop of yachts and fishing boats. Every Saturday, Hobart’s waterfront comes alive with great food and music as thousands of people browse more than 300 stalls. There’s everything including arts and crafts, fashion, gourmet food and wines. Wineglass Bay (pictured) It’s the number one spot on every itinerary. The good thing to know is if you’re short of time, Wineglass Bay is easily manageable as one of your Tassie day trips in Spring. It’s about a two and a half…

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Sep
20
2018

Tempt your taste buds with these food events around Australia

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With a country so vast and a climate so varied, Australia has food events for every type of foodie. Explore the cool climate wines down south, or have a tropical feast further north. Whatever you choose, Australia is sure to have it all. Enjoy this foodie’s paradise on the cheap with a bargain campervan hire deal with DriveNow. Pick up your set of wheels from your nearest capital city, and treat your taste buds with these food events this spring. The Good Food and Wine Show From October 27-29, the Good Food and Wine Show hits Brisbane. Sample some of the best food and drink on offer from top chefs and restaurants, such as Matt Moran and Maggie Beer (pictured above). There’s a varied program serving up superb beer and booze masterclasses and free wine tasting events. Bicheno Food and Wine Festival Held on Tasmania’s gorgeous East Coast, this festival will help you understand why Tassie’s reputation for producing exquisite…

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Sep
15
2018

Spring sensations in Melbourne

By Australia / Melbourne /

Spring is one of the most sensational times to visit Melbourne. Not only are the flowers across the city’s gardens in full bloom, but the sun starts to come out after a long, cold winter. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and explore one of these events. AFL Grand Final (pictured) (29th September) After a season of suspense, every footy fan in Australia has their sights set on the AFL Grand Final. The big game is full of excitement and drama, with the two top teams battling it out in front of a packed area. Be one of the 100,000 screaming fans watching the game unfold inside the MGG. Royal Melbourne Show (22nd September – 2nd October) The show is perhaps Victoria’s most iconic event. There are colourful lights, exhibits, rides and 450,000 people who pack the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds for eleven days in September. There are exciting activities, plenty of competition and pop up restaurants of some of the city’s…

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Sep
14
2018

Summer of Aussie music festivals Down Under

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When summer hits, Australians are treated to some of the best Aussie music festivals of the year. It’s the time to be outdoors, soak up the festival atmosphere and dance all day in the sun to the latest beats. But what most people don’t realise about music festivals, is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good time. There’s a rising trend in people deciding to hire a campervan from the nearest capital city and stay in a caravan park to keep costs low. Here are some unmissable music festivals this summer, along with ideas for where to park your wheels. Falls Festival Dec 31 – Jan 2 at Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron Bay Falls Festival is one of the longest running music and arts festivals in Australia. It features more than 70 bands, DJs and comedians, including local and international acts. There’s no better way to bring in the New Year. This year’s…

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