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Your next Darwin road trip: from NT’s capital to Broome

If you’re planning a Darwin road trip then be sure to check out DriveNow’s car and campervan rental deals from Darwin.
We also have an itinerary planned out for you. Make sure your Darwin road trip takes you through Kakadu, the Kimberleys and onto Broome.
Night 1: Darwin
Begin your Darwin road trip to Broome by picking up your campervan. Make sure your supplies, food and water are stocked up. While you’re in Darwin you should also try to visit Crocosaurus Cove, where you can dive into the cage of death and come face to face with a crocodile under water. […]

Driving Tasmania’s East Coast – a guide to your self-drive holiday

Tasmania’s East Coast is the place with all the spectacular scenery, white sandy beaches and ancient forests waiting to be explored. The best way to see it all is with a self-drive holiday.
You just need to hire a car or campervan from DriveNow. Your itinerary of Tasmania’s East Coast begins in Hobart and ends in Launceston.
Day 1: Hobart
Collect your DriveNow hire vehicle in Hobart to begin your trip of Tasmania’s East Coast. Use this day to explore the city centre and waterfront. Just 30 minutes west of Hobart is Mount Wellington. Make your way to the summit of the […]

Sydney driving holiday ideas – head for Melbourne

Feeling like a self-drive trip that encompasses the best of New South Wales and Victoria? Our recommended Sydney driving holiday will take seven days to get to Melbourne, which is just enough time to let you stop off at key attractions along the way.
Pick up a campervan and follow our Sydney driving holiday itinerary.
Day 1: Sydney
Pick up your campervan from DriveNow and explore some of Sydney’s famous heights like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the one and only Bondi Beach.
Day 2: Goulburn
Drive 195 km south west to Goulburn. On the way you can […]

Great Queensland drives: Brisbane to Cairns

This Brisbane to Cairns itinerary is without a doubt one of the world’s most stunning coastal drives. This self-drive holiday is full of stunning coastal spots that you wouldn’t believe existed until you saw them.
Spend 10 days following DriveNow’s 10-day Brisbane to Cairns itinerary.
Days 1, 2: Noosa
It’ll take roughly two hours to travel 145kms from Queensland’s capital to your first destination. Surf beaches, white sand and crystal-clear waters await. But if you like a quieter, more relaxed local vibe, then Peregian Beach is the place. Travel inland to explore the rolling green hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. […]

5 unmissable events in Queensland this November

THE sun shines all year round in Queensland so that’s reason alone to jump in a Brisbane car rental and head for the sun, sand and sea. But while the notoriously brilliant beach life is always available for visitors, some super events come and ago and take another 12 months before they come around again. So let’s look at 5 ripper events put forward by the Tourism Queensland team in the Sunshine State before we sign off on 2017.
No.1… Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival
November 1-5

The Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day bonanza based […]

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. […]

 
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