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Where to stay and park your campervan for Parkes Elvis Festival

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 […]

Best campsites and hidden gems in NSW this spring and summer

Destination NSW know better than anyone about the best camping spots for the warmer weather that comes with spring and summer. As the team says “It’s the ideal time of year to discover some of the NSW’s secret campsites and hidden gems.”
Rent a car or campervan at Sydney airport, then off you go on a camping adventure!”
According to Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase, “NSW is filled with hidden camping gems waiting to be discovered. NSW has amazing coastal and bush camping spots that continue to stay under the radar and would make an ideal weekend away […]

Swimming with whales sharks and dolphins in Western Australia

Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.

Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA
Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are […]

The best free campsites in Australia

Travelling around Australia doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, finding excellent free campsites is easier than you may think! 
When looking into your next holiday around Australia, look into visiting one of these free camping grounds:
Blue Pool, VIC
Camp next to a deep, beautiful gorge in Gippsland’s Briagolong State Forest, about a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne. The Blue Pool camping area is an ideal summer destination where you can take a refreshing dip in the stunning, natural Blue Pool, picnic on its banks or adventure through the surrounding wilderness walks in the Briagolong State Forest. Dogs are allowed at this small campsite and toilets are nearby.
Bretti […]

10 fun things to do in Melbourne this summer

MELBOURNE is one of the world’s most liveable cities. Some say THE world’s most liveable city. So, where to go in Melbourne? There’s an endless list of places to go in Melbourne, with exciting things to see and experience at any time of day.
Here are 10 fun things to do in Melbourne recommended by the DriveNow team.
1. Climb the 1000 Steps, Mt Dandenong
Experience a fraction of the exhaustion felt by Australian soldiers following the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea in WWII. Appreciate the surrounding tree ferns, manna gum trees and plaques in memory of the soldiers […]

Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips

If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on this […]

Five awesome markets on the Sunshine Coast to make you remember the simple things in life

THE Sunshine Coast in Queensland has just about every reason why you would want to jump in a Brisbane airport campervan rental and have a holiday in the sand, sun and explore the region’s beaches.
While it has a very cosmopolitan cafe scene, and opportunities for such adventures as swimming with the whales with the gang at Sunreef Diving, have an almighty feast at Spice Bar, and visit Australia Zoo, the one thing that is always underrated when you’re on a campervanning adventure is hitting the local markets. Problem is, there’s so many of them in this part of Australia.

3 great new gadgets to help tech-savvy road-tripping diehards stay connected

Life on the road when you’ve rented a campervan in Australia can be loads of fun, but those with gadgets have a hunger for more. So what’s new in the world of digital enhancements and clever gadgets to make your road-tripping all the more special? Try these three.
1. Say hello to Lenny (pictured). If you have music in your smartphone, ipod or subscribe to an online music provider like Spotify, you want to make sure your tunes sound the goods in that camper! Audio Dynamics in Melbourne have the best portable Bluetooth mobile speaker units going around. For music […]

99 experiences for road trippers that have the rest of the world jealous of Australia

JEALOUS? you bet they are. But anyone who lives beyond Australia’s coastline is more than welcome to head down to the Southern Hemisphere and experience the places that make we Aussies spoilt for choice.
We live in a big, bold land, an entire continent in fact, and relish the fact we have different worlds of discovery around every corner, inland and along our vast coastline of Oz. To pick up a campervan or rental car in Australia and hit the road is magical, especially when you have no plans and open your eyes to real exploration and stop off at […]

5 Great Camping Tips From Big4 Holiday Parks

Looking for some easy tips to make your next camping trip a breeze in your DriveNow campervan rental? We talk to the gang at Big4 Holiday Parks.
School is out, the campervan is packed, the kids are loaded in the back and you’re about to head off on a long awaited camping trip. Camping with kids can be a great bonding experience and you can create lifetime family memories. To make sure those memories are unforgettable for the right reasons follow these simple camping tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks to camp like a champ.
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