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Eyre Peninsula – a road trip where memories are made

THE stunning Eyre Peninsula (pictured right), located in the west quarter of South Australia on the west coast of the Spencer Gulf, is a place where real memories are made once you reach it after picking up your South Australia campervan rental. But most people miss it – too excited to be heading onto the Nullabor Plain, they don’t deviate or are tired from months on the road and after completing the Nullabor they just want to get home. But in reality, they are missing one of the most amazing parts of Australia.
It’s an easy drive for any big […]

Heading to Arno Bay – a South Australian road trip for your bucket list

THERE is not a lot at Arno Bay, but that’s exactly what we wanted.
A great pub, a few local shops and a caravan park so close to the water that at one point I thought the waves were going to crash into the campervans and caravans! It is truly a ‘get-away’ place.
If you are in South Australia and choose an Adelaide campervan rental, getting there is easy. Pick up your camper in the city and head north-west about 530km.
Or, like we did, you can take the car and passenger ferry from Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula, just […]

Check out beautiful Esperance on the south coast of Western Australia

FOR a lot of us who live on the east coast of Australia, Esperance in the west is just that little bit too far away. Being situated along the south coast of Western Australia, the only way to get there from the east is usually along the Nullabor and a great way to travel the Nullabor  is with a campervan rental, preferrably booked through DriveNow of course! And for those of you who have never done it, you don’t know what you are missing out on!
Esperance really is a remarkable place, full of surprises … good surprises, of course.
Did you […]

Tranquility on the road to Killarney

KILLARNEY is the jewel of the Queensland hinterland, so we decided to bask in its glow for a while.
Only a two-hour drive in a southerly direction in your Brisbane campervan rental, Killarney is an easily accessible, stunning little country village nestled at the bottom of some remarkable ranges and waterfalls. The waterfalls, while a steady, hard walk to reach, are worth the effort – Queen Mary Falls and Dags Falls are the best options.
Killarney is the starting point of Australia’s longest river system and a tight-knit community with all the amenities a traveller needs – including great […]

Sitting by the Top in the Bay – a road trip to beautiful Byron

LEAVING the cold of the south behind, team Everitt moved on to the beachside haven of Byron Bay. And what a welcome sight!
After three weeks of grey skies, unloading and the campervan rental and setting up at the First Sun Holiday Park in full sunshine was glorious. We thought this was the best camping park in the area because it was located right in the heart of the action.
Looking for adventure, we headed south along the stunning beach and took the one-hour return walk around the coastline and up to the famous lighthouse. It’s a fairly easy […]

A beauty by the beach on Great Ocean Road

Barwon Heads Victoria

Barwon Heads was next on the agenda for the Everitt clan and it was an easy 90-minute road trip from Melbourne or if you are coming along the Great Ocean Road in an Adelaide campervan rental then its only a 20-minute deviation from Geelong.
Barwon Heads is the most beautiful beachside village you are likely to see, especially in Victoria. There’s a tonne of beach for everyone to enjoy, including ocean, river and estuary – you name it, they have it. The Barwon Heads Caravan Park was built on multi-million dollar land which runs right along the river/estuary. There are […]

Goondiwindi and the mighty Gunsynd legend


AT about a leisurely four hours after you pick up your rental car in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast, Goondiwindi is easy to get to with great roads all the way.
It’s a great little town and well-known for being the home of famous racehorse, Gunsynd. The legendary galloper still adorns the street murals and even has his very own statue and museum at the town’s Tourist Information Centre. Gunsynd’s story is a beauty and you get a real feel for the town upon discovering it. A hard-working country town built on trust and loyalty.
Goondiwindi is home to […]

Head for the hills in your Melbourne car rental

Omeo is one of those places in Victoria you wouldn’t automatically slot into your itinerary, but it’s a great little destination in the east of the state and worthwhile road trip experience from Melbourne.
Omeo is tucked away at the base of the Snowy Mountains, just a 90-minute drive north of Bairnsdale or a five-hour drive along the Princes Freeway, Princes Highway and Great Alpine Rd after you grab a Melbourne car rental in the CBD. There’s much to explore along the way if heading along the southern route through the Gippsland region.
The town itself flies under the radar […]

On the road to Tin Can Bay – a quick road trip from Noosa to meet wild dolphins

Where is Tin Can Bay? Just near Gympie in Queensland, that’s where, and only a leisurely three-hour drive in a campervan rental from Brisbane or a quick-fire 45-minute cruise if you pick up a Car Rental in Noosa.
And boy, what a great little spot it is. Tin Can Bay is a very sleepy little coastal village, with some of the most stunning scenery. The beautiful harbour area is just fantastic dotted with a ton of yachts and people enjoying the area. It’s great for fishing, water sports and a super spot to explore the area.
The best part, though, […]

Darwin and the Tiwi islands paradise

BEING surrounded by water means Australia has some of the most spectacular off-shore islands, none the least being the beautiful Tiwi Islands.
Located 80km north of Darwin where the Arafura Sea joins the Timor Sea, it’s well worth parking your Darwin campervan rental and spending a day or two on the Tiwi Islands.
We boarded SeaCat’s passenger ferry Arafuru Pearl just out of Darwin at Cullen Bay and set sail for the Tiwi Islands community of Nguiu on Bathurst Island. The Tiwi Islands are just a two hour sail by boat. The islands will give you the best insight […]

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