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Seven incredible spots to go surfing in Australia

Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]

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 […]

Hire a people mover before they book out at Xmas

Are you thinking about hiring a people mover for your next Christmas holiday? It’s one of the most popular rental vehicles, especially during the Christmas holiday period. Which is why you should get in early to book your people mover!
You’ll be able to transport the whole family and more with one of DriveNow’s great people mover hire deals. Once you’re all set, travel to one of these amazing coastal destinations for an epic summer holiday. All are within three hours of a capital city.
Warrnambool
Drive about three hours west of Melbourne and you’ll arrive at a picturesque seaside village at the end […]

Lap of luxury in Mornington Peninsula with Jackalope

A brand new luxury hotel called Jackalope in the heart of the wine country on the Mornington Peninsula is one of five great reasons to jump in a Melbourne car rental and head south for just over an hour.
Jackalope Hotel
A reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation has arrived with the opening of Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. The hotel is a personal project of 29-year-old Melbourne-based entrepreneur, Louis Li, who moved to Melbourne in 2006 to study filmmaking.
Rather than tell stories through film, hotel design is now the creative platform. In […]

Germany’s Romantic Road with a hire car

The Romantic Road is one of the most charming places you’ll ever visit. It’s a stretch of historic, quaint towns in southern Germany. These colourful towns will inspire you whether you visit during the heat of summer or the middle of winter.
Some people suggest joining a guided tour through Bavaria, others use public transport to hop from one are to another. We at DriveNow suggest you pick up a hire car in Munich and drop it off at the end of the Romantic Road!
Wurzburg
This town is set in a beautiful spot in the Main Valley along the Romantic Road. […]

Plan Easter now! 5 great Aussie destinations

Easter is a time of year when most Aussies plan to go away for a few days. It’s worth starting to plan the holiday now, as many places book out well advance for the holidays.
Hire a campervan and hit up one of these great destinations to greet the bunny this Easter!
Easter in Bendigo
It’s a vibrant city with trendy cafes, museums and nightlife. Head just on the outskirts of town and you’ll understand why Bendigo is known for its goldmines. Major attractions include the Central Deborah Gold Mine and the Golden Dragon Museum. Bendigo also puts on a show […]

Hastings Point for summer fun

Hastings Point is considered the jewel of the Tweed Shire. It’s set is an idyllic location surrounded by national park, unspoiled beach and ocean. Campers often return to this beautiful location for summer year after year. There’s no spot in Australia quite like Hastings Point.
That’s why you should read these tips to enjoy Hastings Point this summer.
Where to get some wheels
Whether you want to find yourself a hire car, a campervan or caravan you’ll find it all for cheap through DriveNow. For example, you can pick up some great campervan hire deals from Brisbane for only a […]

Chicago: 5 great ways to play in the Windy City

Chicago, nicknamed the ‘Windy City’, has so much to offer its visitors. There are outdoor activities, historical attractions and food and shopping tours to keep you occupied.
Hire a car from Chicago Airport and discover these five great ways to play.
Bike and Brew Tour
Explore Chicago’s unique breweries with a scenic bike ride along the city’s famous Lakefront Trail. Sample food and some of the best beer as you visit the Chinatown and Pilsen neighbourhoods. Your local guide teaches you about Chicago’s beer scene and its long brewing history. This ride is not only educational, but it’s also a […]

Great road trips from Paris

Most people travel to France to see Paris, one of the world’s most famous cities. But few take advantage of the chance to hire a car in Paris and discover this beautiful country by road at their own pace.
Here are five great road trips from Paris. Remember, allow extra time because you’re sure to come across plenty of unexpected wonders.
Normandy (pictured)

Travel two and a half hours west of Paris and you’ll discover one of the country’s most beautiful coastal drives. There are several landmarks, from the famous island monastery Mont-Saint-Michel to the so-called D-Day beaches where some of the most […]

Top 5 things to do in Berlin

This German city has plenty of great things to offer. Hire a car from Berlin Airport and add these five things to your to do list.
Potsdam
Just 25km southwest of Berlin are spectacular gardens and palaces. Spend the day exploring the residences where Prussian kings and German Kaisers lived until 1918. Among the highlights is Sanssouci Palace. Built in 1745, it’s complete with an incredible centre dome, circular rooms at each end and a grand courtyard. You can take a self-guided tour with an audio guide to learn about the fascinating history.
Brandenburg Gate (pictured)
The Brandenburger Tor is an icon of […]

 
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