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May
28
2018

Where to find the best ‘Big Things’ in Australia

By Australia /

If you’re planning on travelling around Australia and have never heard of the ‘Big Things’, well you’re in for a treat. These giant, seemingly random structures are dotted all over the country, ready to be hunted down and take centre stage in your selfies. From prawns to koalas to giant gumboots, you’ll certainly know when you’ve seen one. There are over 200 ‘Big Things’ in Australia, so scouting them all out could take you several road trips. Here are just a few of the best-loved and most popular Big Things for you to factor into your  next Aussie road trip itinerary. Jump in your hire car and get your selfie sticks ready!  The Big Banana Pacific Highway, 3km north of Coffs Harbour, NSW If your travels are taking you along the north coast of New South Wales, keep your eyes peeled (get it?) for the Big Banana. Constructed in 1964, this is one of Australia’s very first Big Things, built…

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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
24
2017

Head for the hills for these Blue Mountains attractions

By Australia / New South Wales /

West of Sydney are dozens of Blue Mountains attractions. Whether you want to head to a waterfall, explore an historic town or admire mountain scenery, this pristine region has it all. It’s one of the most famous wilderness areas in Australia and is perfect for nature lovers. To explore these Blue Mountains attractions, all you have to do is hire a car from Sydney Airport and drive about 60km west of Sydney. Leura This charming town is famous for its health spas and cool-climate gardens. Visitors love taking photos of the 19th-century cottages, which make this place feel like a quaint English village. Cherry trees also line the main street, where you can stop to take a break at one of many antique stores, gift shops and cafes. The Toy and Railway Museum is also popular with tourists, especially children. Or if you just wanted to relax by a waterfall, head to the delightful Leura Cascades for a picnic. Katoomba…

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Jun
12
2019

The Chair’s Where? Barham & Koondrook on the mighty Murray

By Australia / New South Wales /

TIME TO DISCOVER THE MIGHTY MURRAY For all of us in southern Australia, whether a local, a visitor or an overseas traveller –  the need will arise to see the Murray River. Often referred to as the Mighty Murray, this river is the lifeblood of numerous agricultural endeavours, the actual border between Victoria and New South Wales, a mecca for fisherman, a delight for paddle steamers… and the list goes on. It is the perfect reason to hire a Melbourne motorhome, grab the wife or partner, the kids, the dog or just travel solo and head off on a great adventure. The Murray covers a huge area with access from numerous states and cities.  There are some well known destinations such as Echuca-Moama, Swan Hill and the like.  My preference, however, tends to the slightly smaller, less busy environs of Barham and Koondrook. LOCATION The townships of Barham and Koondrook sit on opposite sides of the Murray river – only…

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Jun
06
2019

Time to explore Victoria’s tasty food bowl offerings

By Australia / Melbourne / Victoria /

Are you ready to taste regional Victoria? Farm to table dining is no longer exclusive to regional restaurants with Melbourne’s top chefs championing Victorian produce, according to the Visit Victoria team. Regional Victoria’s status as a world class food bowl has been underlined as the country’s leading chefs increasingly adopt low food mileages practices to prioritise local producers as their primary source of fresh ingredients.   Flying from interstate? Then check out our incredible Melbourne car rental deals, loosen your belts and hit the road! Read on as Visit Vic’s experts reveal what’s hot in the kitchen. What Grows Together Goes Together St Kilda’s famous Stokehouse, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year as one of Melbourne’s most iconic culinary institutes, will continue their popular dinner series  What Grows Together Goes Together over winter. Head Chef Ollie Hansford, Group Sommelier Gavin Cremming and the team have been hard at work to coordinate four dinners that will each highlight a Victorian region. Victoria’s Macedon…

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May
24
2019

Dry season dreaming in the Northern Territory

By Northern Territory /

The dry season is the best time of year to explore the Northern Territory. From May to October, the weather becomes cooler and drier. This makes it easier to go off-road and explore all corners of the Northern Territory, instead of worrying about heavy rains and potential floods. If you plan to explore the Northern Territory, then you just need to hire a campervan from Darwin Airport. With your set of wheels, follow our guide for the top things to do in the Top End during the dry season. Berry Springs Nature Park Drive 50 kms south east of Darwin city and you’ll encounter the picturesque Berry Springs Nature Park. Have a picnic under a shady tree after cooling off in one of Berry Creek’s beautiful swimming holes. The clear waters are teeming with aquatic life. There’s also a fantastic walking track that takes you through forest and woodlands. Where to stay: AAOK Lakes Resort and Caravan Park Kakadu National…

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May
19
2019

5 regional adventures this winter in Western Australia

By Western Australia /

Western Australia is the place to be if you want the ultimate winter road trip. Not only is Western Australia home to some of the country’s most stunning natural scenery, but it also boasts great weather and awesome events all year round. You can experience the best of everything… sport, art and culture. It’s a large state so you’ll want to secure a cheap car hire deal from Perth Airport. Then make your way to these highlights of Western Australia this winter. Albany Classic Motor Event June 1, 2019 Drive 400 km south east of Perth to this beautiful city at WA’s southern tip. This is where the Albany Classic Motor Event takes place. Crowds line the streets just to see vintage and classic cars drive through the heart of Albany’s CBD and the harbour. You’ll also get to see a re-enactment of the famous 1957 Hill Climb. With all this motorsport history on display, you just can’t get enough!…

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May
07
2019

Southern Highlands counter is set for Pie Time

By New South Wales / Sydney /

WITH the winter chill in the air there’s no better time to have a pie festival! And the ingredients are prepped, organisers have added some extra ‘spice’ to this year’s recipe and the oven timer is set – it’s less than a month until Pie Time 2019 is ready to be served up piping hot to all visitors to the NSW Southern Highlands, so grab your Sydney car rental and loosen your belts! “Pie Time is 30 days and 100s of ways to enjoy pies in the Southern Highlands,” said Steve Rosa, Group Manager Tourism and Economic Development, Destination Southern Highlands, or the ‘Pie Man’ as he is affectionately known. “In one month from today the Southern Highlands truly becomes the Southern Pie-lands for this celebration of the great Australian pie, with many delicious pie themed events, festivals, tours and activities throughout the entire month of June,” Steve continued. Steve went on to say that with just one month to…

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Apr
30
2019

The Chair’s Where? Narooma, New South Wales

By Australia / New South Wales /

TIME TO DISCOVER NAROOMA Comes a point where you have enjoyed checking out the bigger cities, like Melbourne and Sydney, but feel it is time to do some beaches, do some chillin’ out, and maybe go for a road trip. I couldn’t agree more, so grab yourself a vehicle, perhaps hire a motorhome rental, and look no further than the Sapphire Coast and the wonderful township of Narooma. LOCATION The relaxed township of Narooma is a steady four hour drive south of Sydney, or a slightly longer six hour drive from Melbourne. All roads are fully sealed major routes and are all weather accessible. The journey to Narooma will allow for numerous scenic photo opportunities from seascapes to landscapes and stunning hillside viewing platforms in between. Smaller townships along the way will provide options for ‘bric a brac’ browsing, antique purchases, local farmers’ produce, and everywhere will have a bakery with ‘the best meat pie’ award. In other words, the…

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Apr
25
2019

5 incredible sights to witness at this year’s Vivid Festival

By Sydney /

Vivid Festival is back for 2019 and every year it gets bigger and better. Get ready for three weeks of spectacular light displays which illuminate Sydney’s famous landmarks. There’s also an exciting showcase of 160 music events across Sydney. You can watch acts like The Cure perform exclusively at the Sydney Opera House. Vivid Festival runs from 24 May to 15 June. Hire a car from Sydney Airport and add Vivid Festival to the list of destinations for a NSW road trip. If you want to avoid crowds, visit early in the week and avoid the weekends. Here are five things you’ll want to see or do at Vivid Festival. Sydney Opera House Every year thousands of people flock to Sydney just to see one of Australia’s iconic masterpieces lit up. Chinese-American artist Andrew Thomas Huang has designed the stunning Lighting of the Sails display for this year. It’s a beautiful and colourful tribute to Australia’s native flora and it’s…

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Apr
22
2019

5 things to do during your next campervan adventure in North Queensland

By Queensland /

Tropical North Queensland has everything to offer the adventurous campervan traveller. You can choose to explore the heart of Townsville, which is Northern Australia’s most populated city. Or you can venture out in to the wilderness to discover some of the natural wonders of the tropical north. Wherever you go, your North Queensland holiday is bound to surprise and delight. Make life easy for yourself by hiring a campervan from Townsville Airport as soon as you get off the plane. Here’s our advice for where to hear. Magnetic Island No trip to Townsville is complete without experiencing the gorgeous Magnetic Island National Park. It offers stunning beaches, laidback cafes and walking tracks. There’ll be times when you start hiking and you reach an untouched beach, only to find you’re the only one standing there. Geoffrey Bay and Alma Bay are perfect for snorkelling and a swim. Ferry rides depart from Townsville city several times a day. Suggested stay: Discovery Parks…

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