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Your guide to Melbourne’s 2017 Spring Racing Carnival

Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival is one of Australia’s great sporting highlights. It attracts race-goers from across the nation and the word. But some of the best Spring Racing Carnival highlights aren’t only in Melbourne, but they’re in country Victoria too. 
All you need to do is hire a car from Melbourne and then you can travel to these fantastic events on the racing calendar.
Cox Plate
Every year in late October, the Moonee Valley Racecourse plays host to the famous Group One WS Cox Plate over 2040m.  It’s widely known among those in the racing community as the weight-for-age championship […]

Where to stay at the Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival is once again returning to the Bellarine Peninsula this November. The festival has been running since 1997, treating music-lovers to an intimate festival experience and seaside views.
This year’s line-up includes The Beautiful Girls, Bernard Fanning, The Tesky Brothers, Nai Palm and The Temper Trap.
If you’re heading to Queenscliff in late November, make sure you book your festival tickets early and check out some cheap car hire deals from Melbourne Airport. Travel an hour and a half west of Melbourne and consider staying at one of these great venues.
Vue Grand
Travellers consistently rate this accommodation as one […]

Phillip Island MotoGP and where to stay

The Phillip Island MotoGP is one of Australia’s greatest sporting events of the year. Rev heads definitely don’t want to miss the thrilling action against a scenic, coastal backdrop. But if you want to make sure you’re staying nearby so you don’t miss any of the action, then you’ll have to book your accommodation in advance.
Whether you want to stay at a hotel, camp or rent your own house, all you need to do is check out DriveNow’s cheap car hire deals from Melbourne Airport then make your way there! Here are some of the best places to stay when you’re visiting […]

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 […]