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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 […]

6 adventure activities in Byron Bay you can't ignore

Byron Bay is home to some of Australia’s most gorgeous beaches. The surf, sun and sand draw a crowd of approximately one-point-seven million visitors each year. But while the coastal town is renowned for its beaches and relaxed, hippie vibe, there are also plenty of activities that will wow the senses and get the adrenaline pumping! Grab a Byron Bay car rental at Gold Coast airport, hit the road and get ready for some adventure once you arrive in Byron.
Check out these six activities.
Sea Kayaking with Dolphins
Established in 1995, Cape Byron Kayaks offers the original sea […]

5 Campervan holiday options from Brisbane

Travelling around Brisbane in a campervan is one of the most convenient ways to explore this part of Queensland. Hire a campervan in Brisbane and start driving to one of these holiday parks.
Brisbane Gateway Resort (pictured)
This holiday park is in a fantastic location, just 15 minutes from the CBD. It’s also just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and its theme parks! This means you can spend more time enjoying your holiday rather than sitting in traffic and you move from each attraction. The caravan and camping sites are spacious. They’re also set among beautifully landscaped gardens, giving […]

Gold Coast escape – how to plan your next winter school holidays away from Melbourne

What to do when the school holidays arrive next winter has the whole family shivering in its collective boots?
You head north, hit the east coast and soak up the sun in between theme parks, that’s what. But it’s not for the faint-hearted. We may be heading into the warmer weather, but here’s a cool plan for school holidays next winter.
A Gold Coast adventure with theme parks on the agenda in a Griswald-style escape may be an oldie, but it’s certainly a goodie and the perfect way to elude the Victorian winter chill for a week or so. With […]

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival arrives next week with oceans of fun and a jam-packed 9 day program of events highlighting the Fraser Coast’s deep connection with the sea, according to the region’s tourism body. World famous whale-watching experiences, renowned mouth-watering seafood, a seaside lifestyle, music and cultural activities are all heroes of this gigantic showcase from August 13.
Pick up your Sunshine Coast car rental and head north for a whale of a time!
Festival highlights:
The Blessing of the Fleet opens the even, which the Fraser Coast’s famous fleet of whale watch vessels undergo a centuries old tradition at Hervey […]