Camping

Jun
17
2016

4 places to park your motorhome near Denver

By United States /

Denver is one of America’s most exciting destinations. Colorado’s capital city has many exciting arts, culture and sports attractions. It’s also surrounded by a beautiful landscape of snow-capped mountains. When you book your next trip to the city and hire a motorhome from Denver Airport and park it at one of these camping grounds. Moraine Park Campground This campground is set amongst pine forest in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain National Park (pictured), which is just over 100km from Denver. Many people head out here for a day trip in the summertime, but it’s a shame to not spend at least a night or two in this beautiful wilderness. For about $20 a night, you’ll have access to incredible views 2,4800m above sea level. It’s the national park’s only year-round campground. Lakeside Caravan Park The name says all you need to know about the location of this caravan park. Except, the exciting thing is you’re amongst five tranquil fishing lakes! This means you’ll…

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Jun
14
2016
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Campervanning ideas in Alice Springs and surrounds

By Australia / Northern Territory /

Experience Alice Springs with a campervan. It’s the easiest way to explore Australia’s Red Centre. Stunning desert landscapes, rock formations and colourful sunsets are right here in the middle of Australia. Make sure you check out our list of things to do in Alice Springs and surrounds before you leave for your holiday. When you arrive in town, pick up a hire campervan at Alice Springs Airport then start driving to one of these caravan parks nearby. Heritage Caravan Park Heritage Caravan Park is nestled among the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. The caravan park is situated close to many of Alice Springs’ famous attractions, making Heritage Caravan Park the perfect base for your stay in Central Australia. Apart from its great atmosphere, the caravan park is also pet friendly and even comes with a self-service dog wash! Ayers Rock Campground This campground is  just 15km from Central Australia’s greatest attraction, Uluru. It’s also an ideal base from which to explore the Ulutu-Kata Tjuta National Park…

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Jun
10
2016
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5 wild Cairns adventures for kids in a campervan

By Cairns / Queensland /

Cairns is the perfect place to explore in a campervan with the kids. Hire a campervan from Cairns Airport. You can also hire a vehicle from Port Douglas. Begin your wild adventure by visiting these five incredible places. Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary The butterfly sanctuary in Kuranda is Australia’s biggest butterfly farm. It’s also home to the country’s largest walk-through aviary. Step inside and you’ll be surrounded by about 1500 butterflies. Spot these beautiful insects in all colours, including the magnificent, bright blue Ulysses. Make sure you wear bright clothes and they won’t stop landing on you! Snorkelling at Green Island, off Cairns Hope on a short boat trip from Cairns and you’ll be amazed by the beauty of Green Island. It’s the ideal place for those who want to give snorkeling a try but are uncomfortable with heading further out on the Great Barrier Reef. Make sure you check out the coral gardens close to the pier – that’s where you’ll…

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Apr
18
2016
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5 places to park your camper within 2 hours of Brisbane

By Australia / Brisbane / Queensland /

There’s no better way to explore sunny Queensland than in the comfort of a campervan. Not only is it cost-effective but you can travel at your own pace and know you always have somewhere to sleep! Hire a campervan from Brisbane Airport and make your way to one of these fantastic holiday parks. Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park (pictured) Have the time of your life at the Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park. During the day you can explore some of Queensland’s most popular surf beaches and return to your accommodation where there’s a huge pool with a monster water slide for the kids. You’re also within walking distance to the famous theme parks, including Movie World and Wet’N’Wild. Coolum Beach Holiday Park Only a short drive north of Brisbane is the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Park your campervan at Coolum Beach Holiday Park, where you’ll have direct access to a white sandy and patrolled surf beach. This holiday park is also…

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Mar
24
2016

What’s hot about California this summer? Try these for size

By California / United States /

California here we come… Pick up your hire campervan from Los Angeles airport, and head out and explore these five exciting things in California. Disneyland A visit to Disneyland in Anaheim is every kid’s wish come true and every adult’s childhood dream. Touted as California’s premier family destination, this amusement park is home to theme rides, games, shopping precincts, entertainment and popular restaurants. Here, there’s something for each member of the family. Big Sur A stunning and iconic stretch of coastline that’s hard to forget once you’ve seen it in real life. There are splendid views all the way along Highway 1 with hiking, camping and sun bathing among the perfect passtimes around here. Explore the hiking trails, lookouts and waterfalls hidden within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park along the way. Lake Tahoe This beautiful lake is an exciting destination at any time of year. It’s located along the border of California and Nevada. In summer it’s paradise for beach…

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Mar
22
2016
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Winter’s on the way, so hit the road and head north

By Australia / Brisbane / Queensland /

With winter fast approaching, the best plan of attack to beat the chill is to head north. While Aussies down south shiver through the coldest months of the year, up north in Queensland the sun is still shining and the ocean waters constantly warm. Pick up a camper from Brisbane airport and park it at one of these five caravan parks in Queensland for your next holiday. Noosa Caravan Park Just under two hours north of Brisbane is the lovely Noosa. Sandy, surf beaches and clear waters await. Park your camper at the Noosa Caravan Park, which is a two minute walk from Noosa River and a 15 minute drive from Noosa Beach. Then Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo is less than an hour away. It also has an outdoor swimming pool with BBQ facilities and a children’s playground. Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park Ideally positioned on five acres with beachfront views, Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park overlooks the beautiful southern…

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Feb
26
2016
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Unmissable Autumn adventures in NSW

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

With the Easter long weekend and school holiday break approaching, now is the time to take advantage of the changing season and plan an autum adventure in regional New South Wales, according to the Desination NSW gang. From gourmet escapes to fossicking and heritage trails, the Destination NSW team gives us three getaways that will make you fall in love with regional NSW this Autumn: 50 shades of Orange and Bathurst Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Central NSW, with the region guaranteeing vibrant Autumn foliage, delicious seasonal produce and a stellar line up of local festivals and events.  If you’re a foodie then the Orange F.O.O.D Week is an iconic experience for gourmands, with the 10 day festival in April a testament to the region’s great reputation for food and wine, and beautiful colours (see picture, courtesy of Destination NSW). Indulge your senses as local chefs and restaurants showcase their skill with farm gate tours, cooking demonstrations and the famous…

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Jan
29
2016
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Best campsites on New Zealand’s South Island

By New Zealand / South Island /

Across New Zealand’s South Island you’re bound to find some of the world’s most beautiful campsites. Make sure you pick up your DriveNow hire vehicle from one of New Zealand’s major cities and travel around the countryside to spend some time at these lovely locations. Here are five of the best campsites on New Zealand’s South Island. Te Anau Holiday Park A stay at the Te Anau Holiday Park should be on the top of every traveller’s list. The park is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau’s crystal blue water and surrounded by the stunning Kepler mountains. It’s a tranquil location with many options to explore nearby natural attractions, including the cascading Oneroa Falls, glow-worm caves and Milford Sound. Bay of Many Coves Campsite The name says it all. At the Bay of Many Coves Campsite, you’re treated to views of gorgeous coves along with lush forests. There’s no drive in access to this campsite, making it even more special….

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Jan
25
2016
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Where to stay with the family in New Zealand

By New Zealand /

Planning a family trip to New Zealand and wondering where to stay? There are many top quality holiday parks which offer a range of accommodation to suit travellers’ needs, from campervan and tent sites to motel rooms, scattered around the country. Grab your Camper and explore the country, while staying at some of these holiday parks: Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park The relaxing seaside setting at the Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park will make you want to stay forever. It’s situated metres from the sandy Carters Beach, which is safe for swimming. It’s the ideal location from which you can explore the West Coast’s beautiful scenery and also the world-famous fur Seal Colony at Cape Foulwind. Rainforest Holiday Park Franz Josef This beautiful holiday park is the perfect place to stay when exploring the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s situated among several acres of native bush, making it feel like you’re in paradise. The park’s owners tout is as…

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Jan
19
2016

6 reasons to holiday in Lake Macquarie this year

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

Home to undiscovered gems, the largest coastal salt-water lake in the country and 30km of pristine coastline, Lake Macquarie is one of Australia’s east coast’s hidden treasures. Just 90 minutes from Sydney, it has something for everyone, whether you’re an outdoors type, history buff, or simply seeking relaxation. The Visit Lake Mac team have given us six key themes to put Lake Macquarie at the top of your domestic holiday list. Bushwalking With nature reserves galore there’s no better way to explore Lake Macquarie than to don the hiking boots and hit the walking trails, with tracks taking in views of the beach and the bush, through to lush rainforest and waterfalls. Top choices include: Boarding House Dam in the Watagan Mountains – A cool rainforest bushwalk leads to a pretty waterfall along an easy pathway, featuring a 110 metre long moss covered rock wall (650m return) Or, for something more difficult, check out the Gap Creek Falls trail, with…

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Dec
24
2015

Driving through New Zealand’s north island

By New Zealand / North Island /

A drive through New Zealand’s north island in a campervan is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. Head to DriveNow to hire a campervan in Auckland, then make your way to these fascinating areas. Bay of Plenty The beautiful Bay of Plenty is home to New Zealand’s only active volcano, White Island. You’ll have a chance to explore the island and learn about the country’s volcanic workings. While in the Bay of Plenty, take in the sights of Tauranga Harbour with a kayaking trip, join a night-time glow worm tour on Lake McLaren, or swim with wild dolphins on a boat trip. Wellington Experience Wellington’s vibrant street culture, and its lively city markets, walking and biking trails and superb dining scene. The city is also filled with museums, galleries and parkland, making Wellington an interesting destination with lots to see and do. One of Wellington’s highlights – not to be missed – is the Mount Victoria Lookout, which…

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