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Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips

If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on this […]

Travel Top End Loop – Litchfield Park – Marines on Falls Day 7 & 8

Batchelor, Buley Hole and Wangi Falls
The Final destination in our loop through the top end in our Maui Motorhome was Litchfield Park. Just 80 minutes south of Darwin, close enough for a day-trippers and 244km north of Katherine straight up the Stuart Highway.
14kms off the Stuart Highway the small township of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield Park. Made up of a couple of pubs, a Best Western Hotel, small supermarket, fuel, Post office and 3 holiday parks, Batchelor is also home to the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education . The Batchelor airport, a former World War […]

A visit to Mossman Gorge – Daintree Rainforest

SITTING on the edge of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge is part of the world’s oldest rainforest tracing its origins back over 130 million years and home to an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.
If you are visiting Far North Queensland take time out to spend a half-a-day visiting Mossman Gorge. Located just over an hour’s drive north of Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge is easy to reach with sealed roads and plenty of parking available at the Gorge Centre. DriveNow can help with car hire in Cairns and there are also […]

Early Christmas Tip #1: Booking a 7 Seater

If you are in the market to hire a people mover for Christmas, here’s a hot tip ….. book now. Get in early and get a cheaper rate and more importantly secure a vehicle.
Of all rental cars in Australia, 7 seaters and people movers sell out more quickly and earlier than any other at Christmas. Every year DriveNow has to turn away travellers looking for these vehicles as suppliers across the country book out.
There’s no deposit required and with no booking or cancellation fees charged by DriveNow you’ve nothing to lose by booking now and locking down a […]

Splendour in the Grass Campervan Accommodation

Heading off to Splendour but don’t want to sleep in a tent? Why not try luxury camping and book a campervan with DriveNow instead? In conjunction with Britz and Mighty Campers we have a number of campervan accommodation packages designed specifically for those attending the 2013 Splendour in the Grass festival, held for the first time at North Byron Parklands, around 20kms north of Byron Bay.
Below is a quick snapshot of what to expect – for more information visit our Splendour in the Grass Accommodation page.
Special 4, 5 or 6 day packages from Bryon Bay or Brisbane.

The Kiwi classic road trip game – Car Cricket

Play car cricket in New Zealand on your Kiwi road trip

Hiring a car with your mates and road tripping to some outrageously fun campsite or batch is basically a rite of passage for Kiwis, and a no-arguments, no-excuses must-do for tourists.
But as they say, life isn’t all about the destination.
Once you’ve run out of ideas for eye-spy (or your mate gets a little too ambiguous on what he spies), give this Kiwi classic a try.
You will need; a bag of lollies (for prizes, and sneaky nibbling). The sweets will be preferably something intrinsically Kiwi like pineapple lumps, snifters or jaffas – especially if your journey kicks off […]

Shush don't tell Destination Secrets – Victoria – Bellarine Peninsula to the Great Ocean Road

If you’re visiting Victoria or just looking for a great day or weekend away from Melbourne there’s plenty of places to visit just a stone’s throw from the city. Here’s our collection to tackle with your Melbourne Car Rental from the Bellarine Peninsula to the Great Ocean Road…..

Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale

How Far:
105km south-west of Melbourne (90 minutes)

Getting there:
Across the West Gate Bridge on the Geelong freeway and continue down the B110 Bellarine Peninsula Highway


Point Lonsdale sits at the head of […]

What is Car Hire Excess Insurance?

car hire Insurance

One of the most common issues raised with us is that of Excess Car Insurance.
How much am I liable for in the event of an accident?
How can I reduce my liability and how much will that cost?
Does my travel insurance cover me?
To answer these questions and explain how excess car insurance works the DriveNow Res team put together a quick guide.
What insurance comes as standard with a Rental Car?
All car hire companies supply vehicles fully insured with a standard amount that you are liable for in the event of an accident or damage to […]

Let's keep Easter at Easter and Christmas in December

Christmas in July is one thing but Easter in January?
Santa has no sooner garaged the sledge, turned Rudolph and friends loose for another 11 months of frolicking in the ice fields and put the kettle on when Easter has arrived.  No long hot antipodian summer, no frenzied Australia Day celebrations nor excitement of the first term in the new school year. No, it’s official, Easter is here – just visit your local supermarket where time beats to a different tune and you’ll find yourself thrown forward to Easter in January.
Our local Victorian seaside purveyor of all things fresh and wonderful was offering Hot Cross buns […]

Campervan of the Month: August – 3 Berth Cruiser from Around Australia Motorhomes

Around Australia Cruiser Campervan

A relative newcomer to the DriveNow family, Around Australia Motorhomes offer a great Campervan for every road trip right Around Australia!  For August’s Camper of the month we’re focusing on small families and Around Australia Motorhome’s 3 Berth Cruiser

Around Australia Motorhomes 3 Berth Cruiser

Mercedes or Volkswagen 2WD

2.3L Turbo Diesel

11 litre per 100km

6 Speed Manual, Power Steering

 1 x Double & 1 x Single (linen included)

 Gas Stove with Grill & oven, […]

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