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5 quirky accommodation options in NSW

NEW South Wales has loads of quirky accommodation whether it’s camping out with bison or stretching out in a private treehouse, say the Destination NSW who know better than anyone where to go for .
From a selection of their recommendations, we’ve plucked out 5 accommodation hotspots that are much more than merely being a place to rest your weary bones.  Jump in your Sydney car rental and head for these quirky venues for a sleepover with a point of difference.
One… Camp Native American style with bison (pictured)

Believe it or not, but there’s an American bison farm […]

5 of the hottest nearby beach destinations from Sydney

Sydney’s beach destinations are some of the best in New South Wales. On a hot summer’s day, people will head to the coast in droves just to soak up the sun and the atmosphere.
Grab a cheap car hire deal from DriveNow and travel a short distance to one of these incredible beach destinations.
Bondi Beach
It’s one of Sydney’s most iconic beach destinations. Bondi’s famous sandy shore can be explored all year round. Enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean as you relax in the sand on a summer’s day. You may even want to join thousands of other beachgoers […]

Road trip Sydney and beyond – 5 great drives this summer

If you are to Google Earth our beautiful country you would quickly realise we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to road trips throughout our enormous continent. Once you jump in a Sydney car rental every road leads to a great adventure. But where to start? Try these suggestions.
Sydney to Leura (pictured)

Set your sights in a westerly direction and head for Wentworth Falls via the M4 Motorway. Catch some gorgeous little towns along the way including Glenbrook, Faulconbridge, Hazelbrook and continue on to magnficient Wentworth Falls. The views over the Jamison Valley are hard to beat and […]

6 summer sensations in Sydney

Sydney is the perfect destination in the summer. It’s the time of year where you can spend pretty much your entire trip outdoors as you explore each attraction the city has to offer. Whether that’s a stroll along the beach, an adrenaline-filled activity or an evening of fine dining, Sydney has everything. But one of the best things about Sydney is its food scene.
Hire a car from Sydney Airport and choose from these six summer sensations.
Visit a dining precinct
This city is bursting with fantastic places to eat and drink. There are plenty of lively and emerging dining […]

Sydney summer events – five reasons you have to be there!

Sydney events in the summer…
It’s the best and busiest time of year to visit. 
After hiring a car from Sydney Airport make sure you start checking out what’s on the Sydney events calendar during your stay. If you need more convincing, then here are five reasons why you have to be in Sydney this summer!
Sydney NYE
Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of Australia. From here you can be among the first major cities in the world to welcome in the New Year. The city is famous for its midnight fireworks at Sydney Harbour. Each more than […]

Sydney to the Blue Mountains: 5 ways to play

The beautiful Blue Mountains are known for dramatic cliffs, lush forests and pristine waterfalls. The national park sits one hour west of Sydney. This World Heritage Site is ten times older than the Grand Canyon. It also has more than 300 walking tracks which span hundreds of kilometres.
Hire a car from Sydney airport, and discover these five highlights.
Waterfalls
This picturesque region is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful waterfalls. One of the most popular is Katoomba Falls. It sits in a rainforest gully surrounded by ancient trees. Spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls await if you walk […]

Whales are all the rage along the NSW coastline this winter

FROM full breaches like this photo supplied by the Wild About Whales crew to tail, chin and peck slaps, there’s a lot of action in the waters along the NSW and Queensland coastline with more than 20,000 migrating Humpback whales carving a path in the ocean. Where to spot them? There’s plenty of options along the east coast.
As the Destination NSW gang says, this winter is all about following a do-it-yourself whale trail along 2000km of scenic coastline between the Tweed and Eden offering a multitude of vantage points and experiences to spot these majestic beasts of the deep. Here are […]

5 ways to play in Sydney this winter

In winter when you’re in need of a holiday, look no further than Sydney! While the coastal city comes to life in summer, it’s also an exciting destination full of things to do in winter.
Hire a car through DriveNow, chuck on some warmer layers and check out this list of five ways to play in Sydney during the cold weather.
Sydney Opera House
The Opera House caused a controversial stir when it first opened in 1973. However, with time it became one of the twentieth century’s most iconic manmade attractions. It’s highly recommended that you get your hands on some […]

Five things to do in Newcastle

There’s so much to do in Newcastle,  from surfing the waves at the beach, to chilling out at a trendy bar or café, to exploring the city’s great surrounds.

Hire a car from Sydney Airport, drive two hours north and explore the incredible surrounds of Newcastle.
Knobbys Lighthouse (pictured)
A local icon since it was established in 1858, Knobbys Lighthouse is a must-see for anybody visiting Newcastle. Visitors walk 800m from the car park up a steep climb to marvel at the beautiful 360 degree views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. The Knobbys Lighthouse grounds are open […]

Port Macquarie for BBQs, bands and billycarts!

BBQs, bands and billycarts all feature in a bumper line-up of eclectic events in Port Macquarie this year. Plan your visit around one of the many foodie, cultural and sporting fixtures that will spice up any weekend in this gorgeous coastal town. Here are 7 to ponder:
1. Slice of Haven (29 May) – spend your day by the Camden Haven River and meet over 80 local producers of nuts, cheese, wine, beer, vegetables and bush-foods. This year’s ‘Magic beyond the plate’ theme will feature cooking demonstrations, workshops, dancing, quirky stilt walkers and games. 10am-4pm. Entry via gold coin donation. […]

 
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