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The ultimate itinerary for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Courtney Act on Harbour Bridge

THOUSANDS of Mardi Gras merrymakers will travel to Sydney to participate, celebrate or spectate at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, culminating in the world-famous Oxford St Parade on March 7.
The annual Mardi Gras attracts more than 25,000 interstate and overseas attendees to take part in some of the Festival’s month-long series of events than range from Fair Day to theatre, from drama to drag shows. More than 130,000 spectators, family and friends will cheer on 10,000 participants when the annual Mardi Gras Parade weaves its way down Oxford St.
As well as enjoying the festival, […]

Sizzling summer of Australian music festivals


Love hanging out with your friends and listening to great music during the summer? Then why not grab a hire car or an Australian campervan rental and head for a caravan park near some of our hottest music festivals this summer.
Here are five to ponder, complete with recommended caravan parks where you can park your wheels.
SUMMADAYZE (January 5, Gold Coast)
If you have spent all winter rocking to the beats of Fedde LeGrand, Adrian Lux and Icona Pop, then don’t miss Summadayze this summer! Park your wheels: Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale. Powered sites starting from $36.
BIG […]

Thirst for adventure quenched with Father’s Day weekend away


Take the driver’s seat and let Dad relax on Father’s Day by picking up a DriveNow campervan rental and hitting the road for a couple of days of sight-seeing, fishing and a few quiet ales with the bloke who brought you up. It’s a great way to say “cheers Dad, have a good one.’’
Where: Brisbane to Bundaberg. Grab your Brisbane campervan rental and jump on Bruce Highway (M1) for four hours for a cool Queensland road trip weekend escape.
What to do: Head for the Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a tour – and a tasting, of course – […]

Grab a campervan rental and surf Australia’s east coast


WHEN hitting the waves Down Under, finding a top surf town on an Australian road trip in your campervan rental serves up a magical mix: a great caravan park to plonk your camper for a few days, a beach boasting some of the best waves in the world, friendly natives, great food haunts and cool pubs where you can brag about that monster wipeout you survived over a couple of cold beers.
The east coast of Australia is lined with hundreds of the best surf locations and the best place to start your journey is after you’ve collected your Sydney […]

Drive from Melbourne to Portland to chase some ‘fin’ – Bluefin Tuna, that is


CRUISING around in your Melbourne car rental to Victoria’s hotpots can always be broken up with a bit of activity on the water whether it be a river, creek or the mighty ocean, so I recommend you pack your rods.
Let’s start with the Great Southern Ocean. Just saying the name sounds impressive enough but when considering the idea of tackling it and chasing Bluefin Tuna, I feel it is always worth going with someone who knows the ocean like the back of their hand. I will always recommend you take a professional charter especially in waters that are very […]

Say g’day to the Don – a road trip to the Southern Highlands


ONE can’t indulge in a picturesque road trip after picking up a rental car in Sydney and heading to the Southern Highlands without popping in to say hello to “the Don”, the greatest cricketer the world has ever seen.
Of course, to the uninitiated, we’re talking about the great Don Bradman, “the boy from Bowral”, who blasted world bowling attacks for thousands of runs around cricket grounds worldwide. No-one has come close to conquering his unsurpassable Test cricket batting average of 99. Unfortunately, the cricket legend left us almost a decade ago but his memory lives on at the Bradman […]

Boys weekend – Gold Coast (Queensland)


The sun, the surf, the sights … the cheese. Ah, it’s what boys’ weekends are made of. The Gold Coast, Australia’s answer to Las Vegas minus a squillion casinos and bright neon lights, but certainly ample gambling opportunities, bands, great pubs and clubs, sunshine and sand – and that’s not desert sand, but the soft, powdery kind plonked right at the feet of some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
Oh yes, then there’s the bikini clad babes wandering around here, there and everywhere. And plenty of buff male torsos for the ideal eye candy for a girls’ […]

Boys’ Weekend – Byron Bay (NSW)


Kayaking with dolphins, having our “auras” photographed at Crystal Castle in the hinterland and laying a few bets on the gee-gees at a pub with ocean views wasn’t exactly the sort of blend I had in mind for a boys’ weekend, but hey, we were in Byron Bay and it was a case of doing as the Romans do … well, some of them, anyway.
Our weekend launched the moment we touched down on the Gold Coast at Coolangatta. We hooked ourselves up with a Toyota Aurion after snapping up the hottest deal at DriveNow with Hertz emerging the winner […]

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