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Nov
21
2014

Top 7 things to do in Canberra

By Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Canberra /

WHAT to do in Canberra? It’s a question visitors ask regularly. Australia’s capital city has several exciting things to do and landmarks to see. Many attractions in Canberra that will undoubtedly blow you away. Here’s seven things to do in Canberra. 1. Visit Parliament House When you’re visiting the nation’s capital city, visiting Parliament House is a must. Explore the public galleries and watch politicians debate at question time. If you’re there at the right time, you might even see the House of Representatives or the Senate pass an historic law! 2. Take a tour of the Royal Australian Mint Since opening in 1965, the Royal Australian Mint has produced over 15 billion circulating coins. Find out more fun facts with a tour of the Mint, where you’ll observe coins being produced, learn about historically significant coins and marvel at the National Coin Collection.  3. Discover history at the Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial is the leading archive and centre for research into…

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Nov
16
2014

Top museums in Melbourne

By Australia / Melbourne / Victoria /

MELBOURNE’S museums offer you the chance to see, feel and touch what you would otherwise only read about in books or watch on television. Melbourne is home to many unique museums, giving you the opportunity to see famous art up close. Many museums host permanent collections but there’s always something new and exciting to see with new exhibitions always coming to Melbourne. Pencil in a date to explore history, culture and science at some of these top museums in Melbourne. Melbourne Museum No childhood is complete without a memorable experience to the award-winning Melbourne Museum. See Australia’s most famous racehorse Phar Lap, marvel at the complete skeleton of a blue whale, step inside a living rainforest. For an extraordinary experience, watch a 3D documentary on the IMAX Theatre’s eight storey high screen. Jewish Holocaust Museum Dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis between 1933-1945, this museum in Melbourne’s southeast aims…

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Nov
10
2014

7 top spots for a sunrise or sunset in Sydney

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

WHETHER you’re looking for stunning views of the city’s skyline, gardens or surrounding water, there are many places around Sydney where you can admire an incredible sunrise or sunset. Here are some of the best spots for a spectacular sunrise or sunset in Sydney.  1. Sydney Tower Eye Sydney’s tallest building is the first place in the city to witness dawn and the last to see dusk. From the viewing platform you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of Australia’s largest city, including Sydney’s beaches, harbour and the Blue Mountains in the distance. 2. On the harbour You don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve experienced sunrise or sunset on the water! Take a ferry or boat cruise in the evening or first thing in the morning on Sydney Harbour. Marvel as the sky changes colour and the sun’s rays bounce off the water. 3. Hornby Lighthouse, Watson’s Bay Watch the sunrise and sunset from arguably one of Sydney’s most breathtaking coastal views, the Hornby Lighthouse. From the…

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Oct
25
2014

Go retro with these 4 Australian drive in venues to catch a movie under the stars

By Australia / Darwin / Melbourne / Perth / Sydney /

GOING to the local cinema always guarantees a good night out, but nothing compares to the nostalgic charm of jumping in a car with your partner, or the family, and watching a movie at the drive in theatre. Whether you’re with your partner, friends or family, everybody loves a night under the stars. It’s an old-fashioned way to have some fun, but it’s a goodie. 1. Skyline Drive In Blacktown, 38km west of Sydney CBD When it comes to drive in movies Sydney does as well if not better than anyone with its only drive in featuring a 50s-in-America theme, perfect for anybody who wants to go back to the days of Elvis, Rock’n’Roll and puffy dresses for an evening out. The staff at the diner even bring you burgers and hotdogs in their ’50s style costumes. It’s serious retro fun at a Sydney drive in threatre that offers the lot! 2. Deckchair Cinema 13km south east of Darwin Airport…

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Oct
20
2014

7 things to do in Canberra and why there’s much more to it than just pollies and roundabouts

By Australia / Canberra / New South Wales / Sydney /

CANBERRA – it’s Australia’s capital. Many will tell you it’s best to steer clear of it if you’re zooming around on an Aussie road trip in your Sydney car rental and avoid the home of politicians and roundabouts. But they’re wrong, and I’ll give you seven good reasons why there are plenty of good attractions in Canberra. 1. The Australian War Memorial BEAUTIFUL and monumental in its bush setting, the AWM transports us back in history – and the present – allowing us to reflect on some extraordinary Australian experiences in war. Forever expanding since early last century, we’re not talking about old-fashioned dioramas any more, but rather a thoroughly engaging and immersive experience where new technology is taking it to new levels. This includes such treats as simulated submarine activity and in Anzac Hall, for example, there is a permanent exhibition Over the front: the Great War in the air, which recounts the story of military flight and aerial…

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Aug
02
2014
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Early Christmas Tip #1: Booking a 7 Seater

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If you are in the market to hire a people mover for Christmas, here’s a hot tip ….. book now. Get in early and get a cheaper rate and more importantly secure a vehicle. Of all rental cars in Australia, 7 seaters and people movers sell out more quickly and earlier than any other at Christmas. Every year DriveNow has to turn away travellers looking for these vehicles as suppliers across the country book out. There’s no deposit required and with no booking or cancellation fees charged by DriveNow you’ve nothing to lose by booking now and locking down a 7 seater for your Christmas holiday. DriveNow Reservations Team

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Jul
31
2014

Three spine-tingling Australian haunts

By Australia / Melbourne / New South Wales / Perth / Sydney / Victoria / Western Australia /

AFRAID of ghosts? What about paranormal activity? There’s plenty of spooky places around the planet but Australia has many of them. It’s not for everyone, but if you have hired a car in Sydney, Melbourne or Perth here are three places that promise to spook the hell out of you. 1. Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee NSW – Could this old mansion be the most haunted place in the world? Many say it is. The resident ghost is said to be Mrs Elizabeth Crawley, the original owner, who apparently is fiercely protective of her property. In addition to spooky visions there’s believed to be poltergeist like activity as well. Yikes! From Sydney, Junee is a four hour drive. We suggest you get a room at the Mercure in Wagga Wagga just a racing heartbeat away. Don’t forget to do a tour of the mansion. 2. Princess Theatre in Melbourne Victoria – This gorgeous building was built in 1854 and is known as the…

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