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Party time in the Northern Territory over winter months

COOLER temperature and the dry season up north usually means there’s a party going on in the Northern Territory, so jump in your Darwin car rental or Alice Springs car hire and get ready to enjoy one of these great events. Tourism Northern Territory gives us the heads up for coming months:
Beer Can Regatta (Darwin), July 9

See boats built of beer cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons put to the test! Get involved in some of the silly competitions that take place at this unique Top End festival. Thousands gather for this annual Darwin family […]

Californian dreaming on the road to Sonoma County

SO you’ve flown into San Francisco, picked up your California car rental and not sure where to go? We say “not far at all” if you underline the words “Sonoma County” on your itinerary. We’ve tapped into the Sonoma County Tourism latest news to give you the lowdown on what makes it special, so read on.
Sonoma County
Located in Northern California just a 50km drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County offers a blend of incredible scenery, urban sophistication, agriculture, small-town charm, outdoor adventure, and, of course, the food and wine that make this region famous. Sonoma County […]

Five food experiences worth the drive from Melbourne’s CBD

Food, glorious food. Melbourne is a melting pot hot spot of food experiences, many of which can be found in that easy to navigate CBD grid, but venture a little further afield and there are unforgettable tasty treats off the yellow brick road to enjoy. Grab a Melbourne car rental and try these five:
#1 La Sala restaurant at Olivigna, South Warrandyte
The drive … (from CBD) 45-50 minutes north-east
The rolling hills of Warrandyte is welcome sight for those escaping the urban jungle for a leafy green village with a river running through it. The Tuscan-like atmosphere of beautiful […]

Lap of luxury in Mornington Peninsula with Jackalope

A brand new luxury hotel called Jackalope in the heart of the wine country on the Mornington Peninsula is one of five great reasons to jump in a Melbourne car rental and head south for just over an hour.
Jackalope Hotel
A reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation has arrived with the opening of Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. The hotel is a personal project of 29-year-old Melbourne-based entrepreneur, Louis Li, who moved to Melbourne in 2006 to study filmmaking.
Rather than tell stories through film, hotel design is now the creative platform. In […]

Great ways to play on the Sunshine Coast this Easter

Australia Zoon Sunshine Coast

DO you prefer cheese and wine to chocolate eggs? Then the Sunshine Coast is the place to be this Easter according to the visitsunshinecoast.com team, so make sure you mark these hot things to do on your GPS after jumping in your car rental at Brisbane airport and heading north.
The region will play host to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest on Easter Saturday(15 April) – a free event which kicks off with a cheese rolling competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for children aged four to seven years and gourmet cooking demonstrations showcasing produce from the Mary Valley.
And […]

Four cool ideas for Melbourne adventures with the kids

Sea creatures, a giant eye in the sky, African wildlife and a mighty festival in the CBD make up four great suggestions for family adventure in Melbourne. Grab a Melbourne car rental and strap yourself in for these must-do activities.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
See Melbourne from up high with a birds-eye view on the three-year-old Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, which celebrated its birthday in style on Sunday. Catriona Rowntree hosted the “sparkle party” which included the one millionth guest and all sorts of carnival activities in the Melbourne Star’s Piazza followed by 30-minute flights in panoramic cabins for guests […]

Adelaide revs up for the hottest event in town, the Clipsal 500

PETROL heads, lovers of fast cars, those with a need for speed, and anyone in general heading to South Australia’s capital early in March, it’s time to rev up and start your engines as the Adelaide Clipsal 500 hits town over the weekend of March 2 to 5. So where does your loyalty lie? Ford or Holden?
The streets of Adelaide will come alive with the growls, roars and screeches of some of the fastest vehicles in the world. Whether you’re car crazy or just looking for an awesome day out, you’d be mad to miss it, the team from […]

Why a Tasmania campervan escape is a must-do

Tasmania is beautiful any time of year with its countryside being the perfect place to relax and unwind. Just a couple of days away from the hustle and bustle of the city and you’ll feel as if you’ve been on holidays for weeks in beautiful Tassie.
Thinking of heading somewhere beautiful for the Easter break? All you need to do is grab a great Hobart campervan rental deal to enjoy a cheap weekend at one of these destinations in Tasmania.
Rosebery
Located within a beautiful valley, Rosebery is a zinc and gold mining town. It’s surrounded by dense forest and […]

4 of the hottest new hotels and resorts in Queensland

AUSTRALIA has an endless feed of new hotels and resorts, but it shouldn’t come as any surprise Queensland often leads the pack with the most interesting and alluring. Looking for somewhere new to explore in the sunshine state after jumping in a Brisbane car rental and hitting the road? The Queensland Tourism & Events team serve up six of the finest…
Breeze (pictured) – Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
Breeze is a new boutique coastal property located in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, and is the newest luxury resort to open in the seaside suburb in over a decade. Breeze occupies prime […]

5 quirky accommodation options in NSW

NEW South Wales has loads of quirky accommodation whether it’s camping out with bison or stretching out in a private treehouse, say the Destination NSW who know better than anyone where to go for .
From a selection of their recommendations, we’ve plucked out 5 accommodation hotspots that are much more than merely being a place to rest your weary bones.  Jump in your Sydney car rental and head for these quirky venues for a sleepover with a point of difference.
One… Camp Native American style with bison (pictured)

Believe it or not, but there’s an American bison farm […]

 
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