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Things to do along the Santos Tour Down Under route

The Santos Tour Down Under is a world-class, international cycling event. The nine-day festival celebrates everything to do with cycling. Athletes travel from all over to cover 860 kilometres in an attempt to win Australia’s great cycling race.
There’s no reason why you can’t explore attractions along the route when you’re not watching the race. If you’re heading to the region in January then definitely shop around for some of the best Adelaide car hire deals with DriveNow. 
Here are our top picks for what to do while tagging along for the Santos Tour.
Stroll through Victoria Square
The People’s Choice Classic […]

The best luxury hotels in Adelaide and surrounds

There are many incredible luxury hotels in South Australia. Whether you want to explore Adelaide city, venture to the Barossa Valley or witness the natural beauty of the Flinders Ranges, we have you covered for where to stay.
First, snap up one of DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Adelaide. Then take your pick from one of these five luxury hotels…
The Playford Adelaide
In the heart of Adelaide’s rich cultural precinct is The Playford. It’s one of Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotels. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway then we recommend booking one of the Studio Spa Suites. […]

4 must-see events at the Adelaide Festival 2017

The Adelaide Festival runs from 3-19 March. Fascinating opera, theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts awaits. This festival features some of the world’s best.
The Adelaide Festival is in its 32nd year. The 2017 line-up includes opera from England and drama from Germany. There’s also dance from Israel and a tribute to the late Judy Garland.
Grab a cheap car hire deal from Adelaide and make sure you see these top four performances at the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
Saul (pictured)

George Frideric Handel’s Saul is the headline act for 2017. Directed by Barrie Kosky, this opera masterpiece treats you to dramatic […]

Adelaide revs up for the hottest event in town, the Clipsal 500

PETROL heads, lovers of fast cars, those with a need for speed, and anyone in general heading to South Australia’s capital early in March, it’s time to rev up and start your engines as the Adelaide Clipsal 500 hits town over the weekend of March 2 to 5. So where does your loyalty lie? Ford or Holden?
The streets of Adelaide will come alive with the growls, roars and screeches of some of the fastest vehicles in the world. Whether you’re car crazy or just looking for an awesome day out, you’d be mad to miss it, the team from […]

Four festivals in Adelaide and surrounds you can’t miss

Adelaide festivals are some of the best in Australia. Next time you visit the city, make sure you pick up a great hire car deal from Adelaide Airport and tick off these awesome events during your stay.
Adelaide Fringe Festival
17 February – 19 March 2017
Fringe is internationally recognised as one of the best open-access arts events. Artists from across the world come to the city for four weeks of art celebrations. Visit the city and you’ll find pop up venues in parks, lane-ways, theatres and art galleries. The best thing about Fringe is that it’s not just for […]

5 things to do between Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

The beautiful Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region, famous for its Shiraz. Just northeast of Adelaide you’ll discover rolling green hills, historic towns and high profile vineyards regarded as some of the best in the world.
Hire a car from Adelaide Airport and start ticking these items off your bucket list.
Murray Street Vineyards
Murray Street Vineyards was established in 2001, with the vision of creating unique artisan wines. The Tasting Room and cellars were inspired by early Barossa architecture, making you feel as if you’re entering another era when you step inside. Apart from its lovely interior, […]

5 great places to stay in the McLaren Vale region

The McLaren Vale region is one of the most beautiful areas of South Australia. The region features superb wineries, beaches, trails and charming places to stay.
Hire a car from Adelaide Airport, drive 35km south of the city and stay at one of these great places.
Bellevue Bed and Breakfast
Relax and indulge at Bellevue B&B. Wake up in the morning for a delicious three course homemade breakfast. It’s just what you need before heading out to explore Mclaren Vale’s famous wineries. Your charming accommodation also has free WiFi, a dining area and an outdoor entertaining spot where you can […]

Adelaide's unmissable events in Spring

Adelaide is known for its amazing food, wine and culture. Spring is the best time of year to visit Adelaide, as the city comes alive to celebrate those things.
Hire a car from the Airport and get ready for these spring events.
OzAsia Festival (pictured)
The OzAsia Festival has been touted as Australia’s premier Asia-focused arts festival. It runs between September and early October. It offers the latest in dance, music, film, theatre and visual arts out of Asia. Its flagship event is the Moon Lantern Festival, where thousands of people will gather to watch Australia’s largest lantern parade.
Royal Adelaide Show
South Australians will flock […]

10 upcoming events in South Australia you can't miss

Who’s up for some fun in South Australia in coming months? Start planning your holiday with these great upcoming events, book your Adelaide car rental and prepare for a blast in late Winter and Spring.
SALA Festival
1-31 August, statewide
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists. Don’t miss your chance to journey through some of this year’s best collections, held in various places and spaces to […]

5 things to do near McLaren Vale, South Australia

McLaren Vale and the surrounding area is easily one of the most charming regions in all of South Australia. This wine region is located approximately 35km south of Adelaide, and is home to many gorgeous wineries, beaches and towns.
Here are five things to visit near McLaren Vale.
Primo Estate (pictured)
This family owned winery is the home of JOSEPH wine and olive oil. Primo Estate produces a unique range of wines, which the owners say reflect their Italian heritage. Decades upon decades of family members have been creating these exquisite wines since Primo Grilli arrived in Australia and planted the […]

 
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