Jan
17
2019

5 Great Music Festivals in Queensland in 2019

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Queensland is home to some of the most exciting music festivals in Australia. Every music lover can find a festival to suit their tastes – from country and rock ‘n’ roll in the outback to jazz and blues by the seaside. Here are five of the best music festivals that Queensland has to offer in 2019, starting mid-year, so there’s plenty of time to get organised. (And if you need a set of wheels to get you there, look at DriveNow’s car hire bargain deals from Brisbane). Birdsville Big Red Bash 16 – 18 July, 2019 Venture into the Simpson Desert for what has become known as the world’s most remote music festival. As you’d expect, this one would be a decent trip by car – 1582 km from Brisbane, to be exact. But every kilometre is definitely worth it. Midnight Oil (pictured) is set to headline the desert festival this year, with other Aussie rock bands also taking centre stage….

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Jan
15
2019

5 reasons to visit the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival

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Get ready for one of the most exciting events on the annual calendar for beer and cider lovers. The Highlands Beer and Cider Festival runs over the Australia Day long weekend (26 – 27th January). Beer, music and food enthusiasts will have plenty to celebrate in the Southern Highlands, which is just a 90 minute drive south of Sydney. Here are five reasons why you should visit the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival. It’s only a short drive from Sydney Drive just 90 minutes south of Sydney and you’ll arrive at Bowral, the home of the Highlands Beer and Cider Festival. The proximity to Sydney makes it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway. If you don’t have a set of wheels available, then you can snatch up a last minute car hire bargain at Sydney Airport thanks to DriveNow. Let the weekend road trip begin! It’s all about the beer and cider! The Highlands Beer and Cider Festival is…

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Sep
20
2018

Tempt your taste buds with these food events around Australia

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With a country so vast and a climate so varied, Australia has food events for every type of foodie. Explore the cool climate wines down south, or have a tropical feast further north. Whatever you choose, Australia is sure to have it all. Enjoy this foodie’s paradise on the cheap with a bargain campervan hire deal with DriveNow. Pick up your set of wheels from your nearest capital city, and treat your taste buds with these food events this spring. The Good Food and Wine Show From October 27-29, the Good Food and Wine Show hits Brisbane. Sample some of the best food and drink on offer from top chefs and restaurants, such as Matt Moran and Maggie Beer (pictured above). There’s a varied program serving up superb beer and booze masterclasses and free wine tasting events. Bicheno Food and Wine Festival Held on Tasmania’s gorgeous East Coast, this festival will help you understand why Tassie’s reputation for producing exquisite…

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Sep
12
2018

Aussie drinking events – the boozy experiences you don’t want to miss

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As the weather warms up, you’ll feel like an afternoon in the sun, sampling some of the best beer, wine and ciders. Throw in some live entertainment and gourmet food, and you have yourself an awesome afternoon of drinking events with friends. Hire a car from your nearest capital city with DriveNow, and get pumped for one of these popular drinking events. The good news is you won’t have to travel too far! Sydney Beer Week Sydney’s largest celebration of beer runs from October 26 to November 4. More than 7,000 beer lovers and industry experts unite for one of Australia’s world-class drinking events. Pubs, bars, breweries, cafes and restaurants across Greater Sydney sign up for this exciting festival. Some of the hottest events include the Opening Gala and even the Sydney Beer Awards. Adelaide Hills Oktoberfest Save the date for October 27 and head for the Adelaide Hills. Organisers proudly claim this boozy event to be a traditional and…

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May
18
2018

Vivid Sydney Drive Now Spotify Playlist

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

Vivid Sydney 2018 Heading to Sydney during May or June? Well, you’re in for a treat as Sydney’s annual light, music and arts festival, Vivid Sydney is here from 25th May to 16th June. The world’s leading artists and Imagineers come together to illuminate the city in a truly immersive light spectacle. Now, in its 10th year, Vivid 2018 is one that won’t disappoint. From the illuminating pathways around The Royal Botanic Garden to the breathtaking light art at Barangaroo, there’s plenty to see by foot. Or, for an unforgettable experience take a harbour boat cruise and see the jewels of the city around Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Luna Park and Harbour Bridge. Now, Vivid isn’t just about the brilliant light shows, Vivid Music also showcases some of the best musical talents at iconic Sydney venues and intimate clubs and bars. To get you in the mood whilst driving to Sydney in your DriveNow car hire, we’ve put together an eclectic…

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Dec
31
2017

Summer food festivals around Australia

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Food festivals are the best type of event for food lovers. The great thing about summer in Australia is you’ll find incredible food festivals across the country. Whether you’re after fresh, tasty raw produce, scrumptious sweets and deserts, international cuisine or hearty meats, there’s an event that’ll tempt every taste bud. Snag a bargain car hire deal from DriveNow in your nearest capital city and make your way to one of these fantastic food festivals. Taste of Tasmania December – January For a whole week, Hobart’s beautiful waterfront comes alive with the iconic Taste of Tasmania. The event features more than 70 stalls that offer everything from seafood, cheese, fruits, vegetables and small goods. Snatch up some cool-climate wines and boutique beers and ciders on offer. Crush Festival January Celebrate the best of food in the beautiful Adelaide Hills during the annual Crush Festival. Take your senses on a journey as you sample wines and scrumptious produce grown in the region. There’s…

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Dec
14
2017

Where to stay for the Tamworth Country Music Festival

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The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held every year in January. The city in northeast New South Wales draws massive international acts and about 50,000 fans from across the world. Country Music plays a pivotal role in culture in the city with the famous Big Golden Guitar. The Tamworth Country Music Festival is often regarded as one of the world’s top music festivals, and it’s the second only to the Nashville Music Festival in terms of its size and reach. With the influx of visitors to the area for the two weeks, accommodation completely book out up to a year in advance. Your best bet is to find a campervan hire deal at Sydney and drive nearly five hours to Tamworth to park your wheels at one of these places. Make sure you book early. Riverside Camping Grounds When in town for the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Riverside Camping Grounds are just a short walk away from all the…

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Nov
27
2017

5 great Australian music festivals for summer

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We come from a land Down Under where women glow and men plunder, and we have an endless supply of incredible music festivals. Diversity is the key so there is a festival somewhere in our great southern land to suit all tastes. Where to begin? Why not start with a campervan rental and book a holiday park to park your wheels before getting in tune with one of these five for the summer of 2017-2018. The Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth (19-28 January 2018) TEN days, 700 performers, 2800 events and more than 50,000 country music lovers. Clearly there are big numbers behind this giant country music fest which this summer showcases the likes of Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence, Beccy Cole, John Williamson and more.  From free shows every night in the park, to buskers, stalls, children’s activities and street performers there is a helluva lot going on. Choose from thousands of free and ticketed shows over the…

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