January 20th, 2017
It’s a long way off but there’s a certain time of year the rest of the human race are either snoozing or have escaped to somewhere else when it comes to Melbourne city and inner city ‘burbs. With Christmas and Boxing Day out of the way and many catching their breath before New Year’s suddenly arrives, Melbourne’s a little sleepy and there are some great hotel deals on offer if you’re looking for a quick getaway.
For a two night, three day stay and play in the big smoke, here are five suggestions for a great Melbourne short stay in […]
December 19th, 2016
Darwin is considered the gateway to Asia and it’s one of the must see cities in Northern Australia. It has everything you could ask for – scenery, outdoor adventures, wildlife interactions and family activities.
Grab a cheap car rental at Darwin Airport and put these highlights on your ‘things to do in Darwin’ list.
Watch a film at Deckchair Cinema
You can catch a movie every night of the week at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema during the dry season. Most people enjoy this experience as it’s usually the first time they’ve ever watched a movie under the stars while in a […]
November 30th, 2016
NOOSA is renowned for its sun, surf and endless summer, but the food scene is not only one of the hottest on the Sunshine Coast, but up there with the best on the entire east coast.
There are plenty of excuses to catch a cheap flight to the sunshine state, nab a Noosa people mover rental and head north to this pearl in the east.
Try these foodie favourites when you’re not hitting the sand and surf.
Betty’s Burgers (below) – Surf rats, tourists and locals are swamping what is becoming known as the king of the burger craze Down […]
October 21st, 2016
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 https://www.drivenow.com.au/new-zealand/car-hire-wellington.jspc# 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 […]
January 16th, 2015
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 […]
January 5th, 2015
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 […]
December 31st, 2014
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)
December 29th, 2014
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 […]
November 25th, 2014
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 […]