Dec
05
2018

Sydney summer events – five reasons you have to be there!

By Australia / Sydney /

  Longer days, warmer nights, BBQ season- summer is when Sydney really shines. Not only do the stunning beaches and coastal walks look their best in the glorious sunshine, but the city comes to life with a whole host of exciting events to keep visitors entertained. Ready to pack your bags? After hiring a car from Sydney Airport, make sure you check out what’s on the Sydney events calendar during your stay. Sydney NYE Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of Australia, if not the world! From here you can be among the first major cities in the world to welcome in the New Year. The city is famous for its midnight fireworks at Sydney Harbour. Each year, more than one million people come to the various vantage points around the harbour to watch the colourful show and celebrate the end of the year in style. Chinese New Year More than one million people took part in Sydney’s Chinese…

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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
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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Aug
26
2018

Canada classics for a campervan adventure in the Fall

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Fall is one of the best times of year to visit Canada. The spectacular array of gold, crimson and orange across scenic valleys is a sight you don’t want to miss. You can also see it all on a budget with a Canada campervan rental, so once you have secured your set of wheels, make your way to one of these amazing places. Each and every one of them will be unforgettable in autumn. Banff National Park, Alberta Banff is one of those Canadian delights which you simply must experience – no matter what time of year you visit. From September through to October most of the tourists are gone, which means you’ll have stunning views to yourself. At this time of year, the days and the weather are generally still good for outdoor adventures.  On your must-do list is visit the stunning Lake Louise. Outlining the beautiful blue lake will be orange and gold hues from plants. It’s also…

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Jul
30
2018

Looking for fun in a family campervan in Far North Queensland?

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  A family holiday in a camper is the best way to spend an adventurous holiday in the wild Far North Queensland.  Secure your cheap campervan hire deal at Cairns Airport and start exploring the region with these top destinations. Undara Lava Tubes Drive three hours west of Cairns to Gulf Savanna country. This outback experience is unlike any other. Venture through ancient lava caves and tunnels. These mysterious formations are the result of a volcano eruption about 300 million years ago. An expert tour guide will point out unique wonders like Indigenous rock art. There are even tree roots hanging from the ceilings, searching for water. An underground wonderland! Cooktown People call it “the last frontier” of Far North Queensland. It’s not until you drive 30 seconds out of the centre of town that you gain a true appreciation for how rugged and remote this place is. One of the best places to go off-road and explore is the…

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Apr
11
2018

New Zealand South Island stunners for campervanning

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The South Island of New Zealand is one of the world’s most beautiful areas. There are mountain peaks, reflective lakes and even charming, historic towns in between. The South Island has it all Fly into Queenstown, where you can hire a campervan for your New Zealand South Island adventure. Start your journey with one of these four stunning sights. Milford Sound Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. It’s a breathtaking sight at any time of year despite rain, hail or shine. The mountain peaks, valleys and waterfalls were carved by glaciers during the ice age. Go trekking, take a boat ride on the lake, try your hand at kayaking or simply stroll through the village. Any activity treats you to the amazing scenery. Abel Tasman National Park This is New Zealand’s smallest national park but it’s still large enough to spend days exploring. Hiking and swimming are the best ways people spend their time here. Go on a boat…

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Mar
23
2018

Bluesfest Road Trip Spotify Playlist

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Byron Bay’s Bluesfest is back for its 29th annual event this long Easter weekend at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. With an ever-impressive line-up, the hedonistic party town will turn into a haven for some of the world’s top blues and roots artists. With the legendary Lionel Richie and CHIC on the headlining list, you’ll be dancing all night long to the beats. Joining the legends of disco and soul is Ms. Lauryn Hill who is returning to Australia for the first time since her tour back in 2014.  And, she’ll be performing a catalogue of her music career including her debut solo album; The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Alongside these music legends, there will be names you’ll know well and also up and coming artists to get to know. A few of our top picks to keep an ear out for in our Bluesfest road trip Spotify playlist is Dan Sultan, Citizen Cope, The Wailers, and The Strides to name just…

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Mar
08
2018

How to Conquer Campervan Travel with Kids

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  Adding kids to the campervan holiday equation can put a new spin on an already amazing trip. All it takes is a bit of planning, a bit of preparation, and maybe a few extra chocolate bars. Take a look at these top tips for campervanning with youngsters to best prepare your travelling crew for a smooth and enjoyable ride.   1. Pick the right vehicle While you may love the idea of living your hippie dreams in a rustic VW camper, your kids might have other ideas. Hire a campervan in which everyone can sleep without too much of a squeeze, particularly if your kids already struggle with bed time. Unless you don’t mind sharing lights-out time with your little ones, think about picking a vehicle with an awning or separate section for the adults to relax in to avoid having to talk in whispers! On-board toilet facilities and showers may also come in handy when you’re travelling as…

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Feb
16
2018

Head north for your southern winter escape in a caravan

By Brisbane / Queensland /

It seems just about everyone has the idea to head north for their southern Australia winter escape. Can you blame them? When the north’s tempting you with blue skies, hot days and perfect beach weather, it’s hard not to think about leaving the winter blues behind. But your winter escape holiday to the north doesn’t have to be expensive. DriveNow offers a range of bargain campervan rental deals from Brisbane. Snap up one of these offers and be on your way to one of these adventures. Have a magical encounter with turtles at Bundaberg Bundaberg is another destination that doesn’t always rank high on the list of priorities for travellers, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Apart from being home to the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, which pays tribute to one of the pioneers of flight, it’s also the site of the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific. Learn about the important work that conservationists are carrying out at…

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Dec
11
2017

Easter campervanning along the Murray River

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The Murray River is a stunning, iconic wonder. It forms the border for New South Wales and Victoria and encompasses various landscapes. The great thing about the Murray River is that it stretches more than 2,500 kilometres long, meaning you can find your own quiet paradise anywhere from the Victorian alps to the sandy shores of Goolwa Beach, South Australia. Even if it’s peak period for school holidays, you can escape the crowds for a few weeks by the Murray River. Hire a campervan from Melbourne, travel north and stay at one of these places. Echuca Holiday Park Stay riverside to the Murray River, while also being within walking distance to the historic Port of Echuca (see pictured). One of the best things to do while in town is to jump on board paddlesteamer to learn about the area’s history, dating back to the 1800s. Echuca Holiday Park also has great BBQ and entertainment facilities, including a shared lounge and…

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Nov
24
2017

Western Australia road trip – Perth, Margaret River and Albany

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Everybody has to experience their own Western Australia road trip at least once in their life. WA has some of the most scenic attractions in the country, and most of them are in the south west. Pick up your campervan rental deal with DriveNow in Perth. Your Western Australia road trip takes you from WA’s capital to Margaret River and Albany. Stopover 1: Perth Begin you 1100km Western Australia road trip in Perth. Pick up your campervan rental from Perth Airport. While in WA’s capital, you can squeeze in a cruise along the beautiful Swan River. For an epic day, take a 90 minute ferry across to Rottnest Island, where you can go snorkelling or relax on stunning beaches. Stopover 2: Bunbury Drive just under two hours south of Perth to arrive in Bunbury. One of the most popular activities for visitors is to go dolphin spotting. The main bay is home to more than 150 bottlenose dolphins, all of…

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