Aug
09
2018

5 unmissable Melbourne events in the lead up to Christmas

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! With a heap of events taking place across Melbourne in the lead up to Christmas, why wouldn’t you be happy?! It’s the time of the year when people are feeling festive, the weather is warming up and world-class events and festivals draw thousands of people to the city. As the race to Christmas begins, look into hiring a car from Melbourne Airport to easily get around to some of Melbourne’s highlight events. Here are five fantastic events you can’t miss! Royal Melbourne Show ‘The Show’ as Melburnians affectionately call it, has been running for more than 160 years. It’s Victoria’s largest annual celebration of agriculture, while tempting families with rides, stunts, live performances, animals and all kinds of entertaining activities. The carnival atmosphere is exciting for kids of any age. Before you leave, don’t forget to swing by the pavilion to bag a showbag! Melbourne Marathon Join thousands of other people as they hit…

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Jul
20
2018

Drive to the coolest Airbnbs in Australia

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If you’ve booked a hire car to explore Australia, chances are you’re going to need somewhere to rest your head at night. But before you make a beeline for the nearest hostel, check out some of these incredible offerings from our friends at Airbnb. Whether you fancy a night in an enchanted cave, a treehouse or a shipping container, one thing’s for sure: you won’t forget these trips in a hurry. The Tree House Source: Airbnb If waking up in a forest high above the trees sounds like a good time to you, you’ll love The Tree House in the Blue Mountains. It might not be the cheapest night’s sleep you’ve ever had, but the views, built in jacuzzi and photo opportunities will be worth it. Grab a hire car from Sydney and you can be relaxing in your forest getaway within 2 hours. Luxury Yacht Source: Airbnb Sometimes there’s no better place to be than on the water. Why…

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Jun
21
2018

Travel Hacks That Will Make You a Happy Camper

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A campervan holiday is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors whilst giving you an unforgettable experience. Having the freedom to get up and hit the road to your next destination is the beauty of hiring a DriveNow campervan. You’ll get off the beaten path and enjoy a completely unique travel experience. To make the most of your travel adventure, we’ve decided to share our handy travel hacks that will make you a happy camper on your campervan road trip. Enjoy! Hack 1 – Saving Water When travelling in your camper, you’ll use a water tank for cooking, cleaning, and, washing. To avoid refilling the tank numerous times, as well as being more water conscious, there are some hacks to be more water efficient. When boiling the kettle to make a round of brews, fill the wash basin with the leftover hot water to clean any dirty dishes. You’ll save having to use the hot water tap from your tank….

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May
18
2018

5 Great Ways to Roam in Rome – check out these Rome day tours

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Millions of tourists travel to Rome every year to indulge in Italian food, art, history and architecture with Rome day tours. Most tourists spend only a few days in Rome, when in reality there’s so much to explore that to do it properly would take months. Next time you visit Rome hire a car so you can drive to some of these destinations. Within the comfort of your own vehicle, embark on one of these Rome day tours. Lose yourself in the Tivoli gardens The Tivoli gardens are just outside of Rome. Explore the historic town of Tivoli and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Villa d’Este. The 16th Century villa has amazing gardens, not to mention the incredible Bernini-designed fountains. You can also visit the nearby Hadrian’s Villa, another UNESCO site. It was the luxurious 2nd century holiday home of Emperor Hadrian, full of temples, theatres and thermal baths. Walking tour of Ancient Rome Explore the ancient world with a walking…

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May
10
2018

Flash Camp Kakadu returns for winter fun near Darwin

By Australia / Darwin /

Tents in the heart of Kakadu Set in beautifully shady grounds, Flash Camp @ Kakadu offers bespoke bell tent accommodation in the heart of Kakadu National Park, ideal for those looking for an effortless camping experience while exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Listed wilderness, so grab your wheels in Darwin and get set for the adventure in Australia’s most famous outdoors! Accommodation will include double and twin bell tents with spring-foam mattresses on pallet bases, quality bed linen, fresh towels, bamboo furniture, toiletries and Armadillo & Co rugs. Tents have power, lighting and a fan, though nights are usually mild throughout the “winter” season (18 – 20C). Flash Camp tents can be configured especially for families, allowing two adjacent tents to be allocated for family groups and a communal Flash tent will be available for relaxing and enjoying complimentary tea and coffee. Flash Camp guests have access to communal toilet and shower facilities, barbeques, as well as a restaurant, bar…

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Apr
16
2018

7 Types of People You Don’t Want to Road Trip With

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Planning a road trip is almost as fun as the trip itself. Picking the route, packing up the hire car and prepping the snacks will get you pumped up for the adventure ahead. However, there’s one element of this process that you might want to give some extra thought; and that’s who you’re taking on your travels with you. Now, we aren’t suggesting you ruthlessly tell your friends and family that they’re no longer invited, but some people are just made to be co-pilots, and some, (as you will see from our handy guide) are not. Check these out before you select your crew and you should be in for a hassle free cruise. 1. The Sleeper We all get sleepy now and again, it happens. But when travelling in a party of two, everyone knows it is passenger etiquette to stay awake and keep the driver company at the wheel. The sleepy passenger will tend to put their feet…

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Apr
12
2018

Coachella Spotify Playlist

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Coachella returns this weekend for its 18th year and if you’re heading to the infamous music and arts festival, you’re in for a treat with our Coachella Spotify playlist. The festival organisers never fail to disappoint on the eclectic mix of unbelievable music talent, and this year isn’t any different. With three incredible headline acts; Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem it’s already set to be an unmissable gig. The Queen B herself had to bow out of the 2017 event due to being pregnant with twins. So, she’s back this year and it’s her first major gig since giving birth which is bound to be as fierce as ever. Headlining on Friday is The Weeknd who has recently dropped his new single, Call Out My Name just in time for his highly-anticipated performance. And, closing the festival on Sunday is the rap god himself, Eminem. After making a comeback in 2017 and collaborating with some huge talent, we wonder if he’ll bring…

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Oct
10
2017

Road trip Sydney and beyond – 5 great drives this summer

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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. You can get your rental car from Sydney Airport and then 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 there are some great opportunities for  a walk through the Blue Mountains National Park. After that take the 10 minute drive to Leura where you can take a stroll checking out the local shops, galleries and craft stores while having a bite in one of the gourmet cafes. Grand Pacific Drive This southerly sensation is arguably Australia’s best,…

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Aug
10
2010

Welcome to the New Look DriveNow

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DriveNow, today is Australia’s most popular online Car and Campervan comparison site. After almost 10 years of providing the very best in online Car and Campervan rental booking services, we have given our site a major revamp. This refresh has been completed thanks to the valuable feedback from loyal DriveNow customers. Your comments and compliments have been used to map our future and the services we offer you. 3 Key aspects to the new look: Search and Booking Process stays the same The number one comment we receive is – DriveNow is a great comparison and booking tool, don’t change anything!   We have certainly listened to this and ensured that the soul of DriveNow remains the same.   Our focus has been to refresh the look and feel of the site to make it even cleaner and visually easier to navigate and use.Here are some of the most recent comments to highlight this feedback. “Overall, a good site – great to…

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Jul
31
2010

Great drives – Melbourne to Sydney (Tumut, a place to sweep you off your feet!)

By Australia / Melbourne / New South Wales / Sydney / Victoria /

MANY Aussies have done the famous trek from Melbourne to Sydney along the Hume Highway, but make sure you take the time to stop in a little town called Tumut. Once grabbing a campervan rental in Melbourne head north and you will arrive at this amazing little destination after about six or seven hours later. Tumut is just before Goulburn, and is only a 25-minute drive from the highway – you won’t be disappointed! This is where you will find Australia’s only remaining original broom factory that makes good old-fashioned straw brooms. Prices start at just $10 each and have an impressive 10-year guarantee! There’s some serious sweeping to be had in these brooms, so you can’t really go wrong. Furthermore, these brooms are an absolute must for your campervan, caravan or motorhome, as they get into all the nooks and crannies. No matter what it is you are sweeping up, nothing beats a straw broom! And while at the…

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