Dec
10
2018

Top tips for a summer of camping fun in Victoria

By Melbourne / Victoria /

Mountains, rivers, beaches, forests – Victoria has it all when it comes to camping locations, according to the team from Parks Victoria. While Mother Nature provides the magnificent backdrop and Parks Victoria provides campgrounds in more than 100 parks, it’s the little bit of additional planning and care that will really take a camping holiday from ho-hum to ho-ho. So grab your Melbourne campervan rental Check out these Park Victoria tips for making sure you are a happy camper these holidays. Research your campground Make sure you know what to expect before you pack the campervan or tent. Campgrounds in Victoria’s vast parks and reserves vary greatly. Some are remote with no toilets or running water, while others can be easily accessed, and include showers and cooking facilities. Either way, there’s something for everyone. To get started, visit the Parks Victoria website. Book ahead or arrive early Once you know where you want to go, make sure you’ve checked how…

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Nov
19
2018

Campervanning Top Tips For Summer Adventures

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Summer is the best time of year to snag a bargain campervan hire deal from your nearest capital city. With summer just around the corner, we’ve prepared some campervanning tips to help make things easier for your next adventure. Here are our top five campervanning tips: 1. Finding a campervan One of the best campervanning tips we can share, of course, is where to find the best campervan hire deals if you don’t own one. DriveNow rents campervans, giving you a wide choice of vehicles at affordable costs, with no booking fees. You can rent a campervan for as little as one dollar a day with DriveNow’s campervan relocation rentals or even start planning for your American summer road trip in a motorhome mid-year 2019. 2. Stock up! There’s the obvious list – bring food, sunscreen, bug spray, a first-aid kit, hand sanitiser, bin liners, extra towels. However, something that travellers commonly overlook are battery chargers. There’s no point in…

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Oct
23
2018

5 reasons to tuck into the Margaret River Gourmet Escape

By Perth / Western Australia /

Just while the west coast’s colourful wildflowers put on a show in the Spring, the chefs also come out to play as food lovers converge on the Margaret River Gourmet Escape. It’s one of the premier foodie events on a global scale, let alone Australia so grab a Perth campervan or car rental and get ready for some seriously tasty treats come November 16-18.  And here’s a warning – you may just forget about returning home and stay on for summer as you explore the regions amazing attractions. Nigella’s Tea Party Margaret River Gourmet Escape is a unique event attracting local, national and international visitors to enjoy a food and wine 3 day festival program. Cumulatively since the inaugural 2012 event 80,000 passionate foodies have shared in the unique local flavours, incredible landscapes, fun atmosphere and the personal experiences of their favourite attending food and wine celebrities. Could any be more popular than Nigella? “I have always had a slight…

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Oct
07
2018

7 Nifty Apps For Campervan Road Trippers

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Campervanning adventures in the modern world is a whole lot different to yesteryear, especially with a gazillion digital tools to help you on your way. Looking for some little digital helpers for your next roadtrip? Apps for your mobile phone are the most convenient way to get access to all the information you need. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are travelling, you can have all these tools at your fingertips. Once you collect that campervan rental just make sure you’ve downloaded at least one of these apps and you’ll be set for some digi assistance on the road. Finding a carpark: INRIX ParkMe It’s one of the worst parts of road travel, especially when driving to inner city areas or small towns with narrow streets and limited parking. One of the biggest complaints for drivers is you can easily waste half an hour circling busy areas to find a carpark. That’s about to get so much easier…

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Sep
05
2018

Campervan escapes are music to our ears

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Road trips. Could there be anything better? Right now we’ve launched into Spring and life on the road becomes an extremely enticing proposition when there’s an opportunity to jump in a campervan and explore. It’s music to our ears, in fact! As Walt Whitman once said: “I take the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” In the spirit of Walt’s celebration of life on the road, here are 7 great reasons why the humble road trip ticks all the boxes for a memorable holiday. No.1 Australia is best explored with a road trip We love and live on a massive continent in Australia and with that comes thousands of destinations and many worlds in one. Tasmania anyone? What better way to explore than in a campervan through Tasmania’s rugged West Coast routes, or Wildflower season in the Mid West of Western Australia where carpets of colours are on show. Maybe Victoria’s High Country or the New South Wales…

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May
28
2018

Where to find the best ‘Big Things’ in Australia

By Australia /

If you’re planning on travelling around Australia and have never heard of the ‘Big Things’, well you’re in for a treat. These giant, seemingly random structures are dotted all over the country, ready to be hunted down and take centre stage in your selfies. From prawns to koalas to giant gumboots, you’ll certainly know when you’ve seen one. There are over 200 ‘Big Things’ in Australia, so scouting them all out could take you several road trips. Here are just a few of the best-loved and most popular Big Things for you to factor into your  next Aussie road trip itinerary. Jump in your hire car and get your selfie sticks ready!  The Big Banana Pacific Highway, 3km north of Coffs Harbour, NSW If your travels are taking you along the north coast of New South Wales, keep your eyes peeled (get it?) for the Big Banana. Constructed in 1964, this is one of Australia’s very first Big Things, built…

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Apr
06
2018

How to Make the Most of your New Zealand Campervan Rental

By New Zealand /

Hiring a campervan can be an exciting way of exploring New Zealand with the whole family, especially for your kids – imagine the delight on their faces at the prospect of living in a house with wheels! If it’s your first time travelling in a Campervan in New Zealand or anywhere for that matter, here are some things to keep in mind.

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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

By Australia /

  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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Dec
21
2017

Where to stay and park your campervan for Parkes Elvis Festival

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Every year the small town of Parkes comes alive with a festival to celebrate the King of Rock n Roll’s birthday. The Parkes Elvis Festival is held in the second week of January, to coincide with Elvis Presley’s birthday. It boasts more than 150 events over five days of all things Elvis. The Parkes Elvis Festival attracts more than 22,000 fans from across Australia and the world. The event features non-stop live entertainment, including the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a street parade and a renewal of vows ceremony. You just need to find a cheap campervan hire deal at Sydney and travel five hours west to be part of this iconic even. It’s an epic celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley. Park your wheels at one of these places! Spicer Caravan Park, Parkes This quiet park is only a short walk from the town centre. Yet it’s far away enough from the highway that you won’t be…

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