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Great Victorian Campervan Adventures Within Two Hours of Melbourne 

Victorian campervan adventures are some of the best in the whole of Australia. Whether you want to explore the stunning coast, inland lakes or historic cities, Victoria has it all. You just need to hire a campervan from Melbourne. Then you can truly get started on one of these Victorian campervan adventures.
Blairgowrie
It would be difficult to find anywhere quite like Blairgowrie. It’s one of the most simple but charming seaside locations in all of Victoria, especially in summer when the light brings out the ocean’s gorgeous blue. The beach is family friendly and you only need to drive for an hour […]

Let it snow … 5 great places for a ski holiday in the Victorian Alps

The Victorian alps are some of the most picturesque in all of Australia. In winter, the region turns into a winter wonderland, as skiers and snowboarders flock to the High Country.
Are you planning a ski trip this winter? Make sure you find a great Melbourne car hire deal with DriveNow, then make your way north. 
Here are some of our top picks for where to stay in the Victorian Alps.
Mount Hotham
The resort is built on a spectacular mountain ridge with stunning views of Victoria’s High Country. Ski or snowboard from an altitude of 1845m. There are 13 lifts […]

Five food experiences worth the drive from Melbourne’s CBD

Food, glorious food. Melbourne is a melting pot hot spot of food experiences, many of which can be found in that easy to navigate CBD grid, but venture a little further afield and there are unforgettable tasty treats off the yellow brick road to enjoy. Grab a Melbourne car rental and try these five:
#1 La Sala restaurant at Olivigna, South Warrandyte
The drive … (from CBD) 45-50 minutes north-east
The rolling hills of Warrandyte is welcome sight for those escaping the urban jungle for a leafy green village with a river running through it. The Tuscan-like atmosphere of beautiful […]

Mornington Peninsula in winter and where to stay and play

The beautiful Mornington Peninsula is an incredible destination at any time of year, even during winter. When the mercury drops the beaches become quieter and the towns have more of a country charm.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and drive an hour and a half south west of the city. You’ll discover a stretch of magnificent coast and countryside that you won’t take for granted.
Here are five places where you can stay or have fun on the Mornington Peninsula.
Peninsula Hot Springs (pictured)
The famous Peninsula Hot Springs will help you slow right down and relax. These naturally […]

Five Melbourne hotels within walking distance of the MCG

Melbourne hotels are in abundance and any footy fan will know there’s always a “good one” just around the corner.  But where to start when heading to the mighty MCG for the match of the day? We’ve just kick five goals straight with these recommendations.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and book one of these Melbourne hotels.
Adara Richmond
Adara Richmond is only a 10-15 minute walk from the MCG. It’s hardly a hassle when you’re enjoying contemporary and spacious living in an inner-city serviced apartment. You’ll have full kitchens, washers, driers and high-speed WiFi in your room. There’s […]

5 of the best hotels for business travel in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great city for the business traveller. The place has some of the best hotels for those in the business world. If you’re heading here soon for work, then hire a car from Melbourne Airport and head to one of these hotels in the city.
Rydges on Swanston (pictured)
Rydges Melbourne is a great venue for guests, whether they’re staying for leisure or business travel. The hotel staff can assist with whatever you need for your work-related stay. Whether you are hosting a conference or organising an intimate board meeting, Rydges have some excellent conference facilities. The stylish […]

Lap of luxury in Mornington Peninsula with Jackalope

A brand new luxury hotel called Jackalope in the heart of the wine country on the Mornington Peninsula is one of five great reasons to jump in a Melbourne car rental and head south for just over an hour.
Jackalope Hotel
A reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation has arrived with the opening of Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. The hotel is a personal project of 29-year-old Melbourne-based entrepreneur, Louis Li, who moved to Melbourne in 2006 to study filmmaking.
Rather than tell stories through film, hotel design is now the creative platform. In […]

Four cool ideas for Melbourne adventures with the kids

Sea creatures, a giant eye in the sky, African wildlife and a mighty festival in the CBD make up four great suggestions for family adventure in Melbourne. Grab a Melbourne car rental and strap yourself in for these must-do activities.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
See Melbourne from up high with a birds-eye view on the three-year-old Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, which celebrated its birthday in style on Sunday. Catriona Rowntree hosted the “sparkle party” which included the one millionth guest and all sorts of carnival activities in the Melbourne Star’s Piazza followed by 30-minute flights in panoramic cabins for guests […]

5 step guide to a Melbourne city escape between Christmas and New Year

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 […]

This summer's hottest beach destinations near Melbourne

Summer is the best time to explore the great beach destinations that are only a short drive away. Whether you like to surf, fish, play around in the sand or lounge around by the sea, Victoria’s coastline has a beautiful slice of paradise for everyone.
Grab a cheap hire car deal from Melbourne Airport and check out these fantastic summer destinations, which are less than two hours from the CBD.
Phillip Island
It’s the place where Victoria’s thrill-seekers flock all year round. Phillip Island offers great waves for surfing, body-surfing and body-boarding. Parents with small children can also enjoy family-friendly […]

 
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