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What’s hot in Wellington NZ – DriveNow Blog


New Zealand’s incredible capital city, Wellington, is located on the North Island. It boasts many exciting attractions, from the exciting Weta Cave mini museum to the iconic red cable cars that take you to the top of Mount Victoria. The city also has a vibrant food and wine scene.
All you need to do is hire a car from Wellington Airport and drive yourself to one of these hot up-and-coming events.
Wellington Sky Show Fireworks (pictured)
6th November, 9pm
Every single year the Wellington Sky Show lights up the sky over the city’s harbour. This spectacular fireworks display marks […]

Top 10 Australian mountains to climb

Lake Dove and Cradle Mountain

Australia has several panoramic, famous mountains worth conquering. The thrill, the beautiful scenery and the physical challenge make them stand out above the rest.
1. Mt Kosciuszko, NSW
Height: 2,228 m
The easiest way to reach Australia’s highest peak is to take the chairlift from Thredbo before beginning a relatively easy 6 km walk. There’s also the Main Range Circuit, a full day walk to the summit which crosses the famous Snowy River and has wonderful views of the Blue and Albina Lakes along the way. 
2. Cradle Mountain, TAS (pictured)

Height: 1,545 m
The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain are tucked away […]

Top snorkeling spots in Australia

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AUSTRALIA  has some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. If you’re heading to the Australian coast this summer, consider discovering the beauty of the underwater world with snorkeling. Join a guided tour or grab your snorkeling gear and swim through some of the most spectacular marine areas – anybody can do it.
Here are some of Australia’s best places to snorkel.
Ningaloo Reef, WA
Check out the whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and humpback whale at certain times of the year around this incredible section of the world. Some of Ningaloo’s hotspots are:
The Oyster Stacks. Five isolated […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia


WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)

Eight great things to do in Hepburn Springs


QUICK escape ideas from Melbourne are in abundance. North, south, west or east, the variety is endless whether you’re wanting, beach, river, mountain ranges and snow fields, or open plains, caves or goldfields, or food and wine. But one that is only an hour and a half away is Spa Country and a little destination called Hepburn where cosmopolitan hamlets can be discovered, spa retreats await and natural charms of mineral springs are as fresh as you’ll find anywhere on the planet.
There are dozens of great reasons to head to this gorgeous part of Victoria, with Hepburn Springs at […]

10 fun things to do in Melbourne this summer


MELBOURNE is one of the world’s most liveable cities. Some say THE world’s most liveable city. So, where to go in Melbourne? There’s an endless list of places to go in Melbourne, with exciting things to see and experience at any time of day.
Here are 10 fun things to do in Melbourne recommended by the DriveNow team.
1. Climb the 1000 Steps, Mt Dandenong
Experience a fraction of the exhaustion felt by Australian soldiers following the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea in WWII. Appreciate the surrounding tree ferns, manna gum trees and plaques in memory of the soldiers […]

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