May
14
2018

Winter heaven in the beautiful Hunter Valley region

By New South Wales /

The Hunter Valley is a magical sight in winter. The crowds disappear, leaving a pristine and untouched natural scene. The rains arrive to nourish the soil. The early morning frosts make for a good excuse to rug up and visit some of the region’s excellent restaurants, cafes and wineries. It’s the perfect place for a quick getaway in winter, especially if you love your gourmet food and wines. Hire a car from Sydney with DriveNow and travel three and a half hours south to the Hunter Valley. There you’ll begin your winter adventure with these five great experiences. Have fun with Snow Time in the Garden This is a fantastic family-friendly event. During summer, the Hunter Valley Gardens is a web of right kilometres of walking paths through gorgeous, landscaped gardens. In winter, it transforms into an icy wonderland for three weeks. There’s an ice skating rink, an ice toboggan and the chance to build a snowman. Entertainment every day…

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May
10
2018

Flash Camp Kakadu returns for winter fun near Darwin

By Australia / Darwin /

Tents in the heart of Kakadu Set in beautifully shady grounds, Flash Camp @ Kakadu offers bespoke bell tent accommodation in the heart of Kakadu National Park, ideal for those looking for an effortless camping experience while exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Listed wilderness, so grab your wheels in Darwin and get set for the adventure in Australia’s most famous outdoors! Accommodation will include double and twin bell tents with spring-foam mattresses on pallet bases, quality bed linen, fresh towels, bamboo furniture, toiletries and Armadillo & Co rugs. Tents have power, lighting and a fan, though nights are usually mild throughout the “winter” season (18 – 20C). Flash Camp tents can be configured especially for families, allowing two adjacent tents to be allocated for family groups and a communal Flash tent will be available for relaxing and enjoying complimentary tea and coffee. Flash Camp guests have access to communal toilet and shower facilities, barbeques, as well as a restaurant, bar…

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May
08
2018

The Chair’s Where? Fraser Range, Western Australia

By Australia / Perth / Western Australia /

Home on the range So you have decided you want something a bit different. You have decided you are happy for a “good drive” to get to somewhere different. You have hired a Perth campervan or you have booked accommodation and sorted a Perth car rental. You have checked the map, worked out fuel locations, worked out shopping opportunities and you have pegged some terrific sightseeing opportunities to keep you interested on the trip. Wow! I can only think of one place you’re talking about… Fraser Range Station and Caravan Park. Location and history For starters, the Fraser Range Caravan Park is set in the Great Western Woodlands of West Australia. This is the western end of the Nullabor, and constitutes the largest temperate woodland in the world. Many travellers, heading either east or west, pass by the gates of the Fraser Range station. Originally founded by John Forrest while doing an expedition from Perth to Adelaide in 1870, it…

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May
07
2018

Get a Taste of Tassie on this Ultimate Food Tour

By Australia / Tasmania /

Tasmania has become one of the focal points of the Australian food scene, with incredibly fertile fields and fantastic farmland producing some of the finest ingredients in the land. While MONA, amazing trekking trails and the city centres of Hobart and Launceston certainly have plenty to see and do, you’d have to be plum crazy to skip the chance to devour the delectable dishes and drinks while on the island. Grab a hire car and set course for these hotspots, which cater to a wide variety of tastes and interests and put a whole new spin on what this great state has to offer. Check out the map to plan out your itinerary!  Tamar Valley Just north of Launceston Tassie’s tasty Tamar Valley is a wonderful chance to check out the state’s thriving wine region. With about 50km of wonderful vineyards and orchards to check out along the winding banks of the Tamar River, you won’t be short of stunning…

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May
02
2018

Spring into action with these great Berlin attractions

By Europe / Germany /

Berlin attractions are at their peak in spring. The sun is shining, the parks are green and the streets are alive with smiling locals as the weather warms up. Are you planning a trip to Germany’s capital this spring? Find a cheap deal to hire a car from Berlin Airport and check out these Berlin attractions. Berlin Wall You can’t visit Germany without exploring the world’s most famous wall. For nearly 30 years it was a symbol of the Cold War, dividing Berlin and the world. The destruction of the wall was one of history’s most celebrated moments. As a result, there’s little left of it. There’s a section of the wall that’s about 1km long with more than 100 paintings. They document the city’s history and pay tribute to the lives lost while trying to escape to freedom. Beer Gardens One of the most popular Berlin attractions is the beer gardens. With spring beginning and as more people take…

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Apr
30
2018

Northern Territory sights for sore eyes – 5 amazing places

By Northern Territory /

The Northern Territory is a natural paradise waiting to be explored. It’s a true gem on the Australian tourism scene with unique natural wonders and experiences. Hire a vehicle from Darwin Airport and start ticking off these five amazing things to do and see. Uluru The 348-metre high monolith is an iconic Australian attractions. It’s among the world’s great natural wonders, which formed about 550 million years ago. Visit at sunrise or sunset to see the rock transform into an array of intense orange and red tones. Many people choose to walk around Uluru’s 9.5 km base, stopping at waterholes and hidden caves along the way. Mindil Beach Sunset (pictured) At the other end of the Northern Territory is the Mindil Beach which comes alive at sunset. There’s no other place quite like it. After admiring the magical backdrop you can then treat yourself to the famous Mindil Beach Market nearby. It’s Darwin’s largest market which opens every Thursday and…

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Apr
26
2018

London calling with 5 hot restaurants for foodies

By London /

London’s food scene is alive and kicking with flavours from every corner of the globe. Tuck into a nicely done steak and chips, or lap up a delicious Asian soup dish with dumplings. London and it’s seemingly endless number of top restaurants are calling. When you touch down at Heathrow Airport, pick up a hire car from DriveNow. Then you’ll be set as you race from one place to another, enjoying all the goodies that London’s food scene has to offer. Stop by some of these great London restaurants. Royal China This is a great place to take yourself when you’re craving dumplings and special dim sums. Royal China (check out this tempting dish above) is sure to tempt your taste buds with aromatic rice, honey roast pork and other meat creations. Even when you’re about to burst you won’t be able to resist some black sesame dumplings covered in peanut crumbs to top it off. The Harwood Arms The…

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Apr
26
2018

Five Fail Safe Recipes for Campervan Cooking

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For those with a sense of adventure, a campervan holiday is the perfect way to travel. Not only do you get to explore new places and see epic sights, you also get to relax in your own little home on wheels. One of the best parts of this is coming up with inventive ways to cook your favourite meals in your new campervan kitchen. If you’re lacking inspiration, here’s a roundup of some classic campervan cooking recipes for you to whip up after a long day of exploring. Three Ingredient Chilli Duration: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 500 grams of Ground minced beef 1 can of red kidney beans 1 can of chopped tomatoes This dish is super quick and easy to make and perfect for warming you up on a cold evening. Start off with three ingredients, and add in spices to give it a fiery kick. You’ll need a pound of ground minced beef, a can of chopped tomatoes, and a…

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Apr
24
2018

Autumn Tassie adventures in a caravan – five sights to see

By Tasmania /

A lot of people decide to visit Australia’s most southern state in summer. But if you love to avoid the crowds, then an autumn Tassie trip is probably a better option for you. The hiking trails and attractions are less busy, not to mention the forests come alive with different shades of orange, red and gold. It’s a magical sight. You can easily find a bargain campervan hire deal from Hobart. Then let your autumn Tassie adventure begin with these five amazing sights. Witness the ‘Turning of the Fagus’ This is a unique experience that you’ll only ever get during an autumn Tassie holiday. The native Deciduous Beech, which is better known as fagus, is only found in Tasmania. It’s a two metre tree which thrives in inhospitable places and it dates back 35 million years. On the mountainsides of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park you can watch the fagus turn into a kaleidoscope of green, yellow, red and…

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Apr
21
2018

The Chair’s Where? Merredin, Western Australia

By Perth / Western Australia /

So, you have arrived in Perth after a nice flight, you’ve gone to the Perth airport car rental kiosk to grab your vehicle of your choice and then you have been to the more well-known destinations like Mandurah, Bussellton, Jurien Bay and the like. You will have seen plenty of ocean, long sandy beaches and lots of coastal attractions but surely that’s not the end of your journeys? Surely it’s time to go a little inland and explore a true wheatbelt town? Yep. Time to broaden your travel horizons and head to the township of Merredin. Location The township of Merredin is a comfortable three-hour drive from Perth. The route is well signed on a major road with all necessary fuel, shopping and sightseeing available to break up the drive. Merredin is part of the wheat belt and as such is a town steeped in tradition and history. The wheat belt consistently acts as a major provider of revenue to…

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