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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 […]

Five great reasons to escape to The Star Gold Coast

The hype is building as the countdown begins for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year. The good news for travellers looking for a bit of sun and sand on our most famous beach strip is all the action taking place with hotels upgrading or being built – none more impressive than mighty The Star Gold Coast, formerly known as Jupiters. Best of all, once collecting your Gold Coast car rental there’s only a quick 15 minute drive north and The Star Gold Coast will have you checked in within a flash.
What’s all the fuss about? Plenty. […]

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 […]

Break the winter blues with a quick getaway to Queensland

Queensland is the place to be in the colder months when you’re searching for the ultimate winter getaway. With average daily temperatures hovering around the mid-20s, it’s little wonder why people call it the Sunshine State.
If you’re shivering through gloomy, grey skies, then you’ll love a last-minute winter getaway to the north.
All you need to do is book a flight, pick one of DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Brisbane Airport. Then the hard part will be picking just one of these destinations for your winter getaway.
Sunshine Coast (Noosa, pictured)

The Sunny Coast, as the locals affectionately call it, is exactly that. One of […]

Cooling off with some Cairns attractions in summer

The fierce heat of summer months in Far North Queensland scare a lot of travellers away from Cairns. What many people don’t realise is there are plenty of Cairns attractions where you can spend your days cooling off. Some of the best Cairns attractions are inland waterfalls and lakes where you can go swimming. Pick up your hire car from Cairns Airport this summer and visit one of these Cairns attractions.
Lake Eacham
Volcanic activity formed the gorgeous Lake Eacham, which is popular among locals. It’s a clear, blue lake in the middle of a cool rainforest. Take the 3.5km walk […]

Looking for the best Gold Coast restaurants? Read on

The Gold Coast is most famous for its sunshine, sandy beaches and busy nightlife. But you may not know that Gold Coast restaurants are some of the best going around.
There are so many places where you can grab a scrumptious bite to eat, a quick coffee or sit down for some fine dining.
Here are five of the best Gold Coast restaurants for the hit-list. Make sure you grab a hire car from Surfers Paradise then head to these amazing eateries.
Hellenika Restaurant (pictured)
Hellenika is one of the best Gold Coast restaurants. Treat yourself to “simple authentic home-style food, […]

Great ways to play on the Sunshine Coast this Easter

Australia Zoon Sunshine Coast

DO you prefer cheese and wine to chocolate eggs? Then the Sunshine Coast is the place to be this Easter according to the visitsunshinecoast.com team, so make sure you mark these hot things to do on your GPS after jumping in your car rental at Brisbane airport and heading north.
The region will play host to the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest on Easter Saturday(15 April) – a free event which kicks off with a cheese rolling competition, Cheester Egg Hunt for children aged four to seven years and gourmet cooking demonstrations showcasing produce from the Mary Valley.
And […]

Brisbane’s coolest caravan parks for your campervan

Do you want to explore the beautiful city of Brisbane in a caravan? It’s a caravan friendly city with many caravan parks to choose from. 
Hire a caravan from Brisbane Airport and stay at one of these caravan parks.
Brisbane Holiday Village (right)
If location is your main concern, then look no further than Brisbane Holiday Village. The award-winning Brisbane Holiday Village is only 15 minutes from the CBD and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast Theme Parks. It’s one of the most central caravan parks you’ll find in Brisbane which caters to all budgets. It also comes with all the amenities you’d […]

Summer favourites on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is one of the best summer destinations in Australia. Soak up the sun as you enjoy clear blue skies, white sandy beaches and fun activities for the whole family.
Pick up one of DriveNow’s cheap Brisbane rental car deals and drive an hour north to the Sunshine Coast.
The Big Pineapple
It’s one of Queensland’s most iconic attractions. Staff at the Big Pineapple proudly say it’s also the most photographed BIG thing in the region. Not only can you climb the 16 metre high pineapple, but you can also learn about the pineapple farming forces. Jump on board […]

 
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