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Carry-on classic and other nifty travel gear


So you’re looking for the right gear and gadgets as a business traveller on the road? Try these 5 recommendations from the DriveNow car rental team.

Stylish Victorinox carry-on is king

Light, compact and as tough as a goat’s head – if ever there’s a cool piece of carry-on luggage to glide through the airports with, it’s the latest from Victorinox called the Etherius Gradient.

Etherius Metallics Collection has suitcases in four sizes (from carry-on to check-in) in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver (it’s since added Evergreen, Deep Lake, which is navy blue). The carry-on stood out for its ultra light weight while shouldering up with some solid protection qualities.

The hard-shell cases are made from Bayer polycarbonate which translates to serious durability and super light. The Hinomoto wheels (made in Japan) and a retractable handle that can be set at three different positions make it a smooth experience, especially with separate grips on the side and top for extra convenience.

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Navman GPS EZY400LMT

Many travellers still use a GPS device while on the road. A little old school perhaps, but the Navman EZY models are still improving and the bigger screen and functionality seem to suit a big section of the corporate traveller market.

This one is perfectly affordable for drivers who may prefer to keep their sat-nav technology straightforward but appreciate the useful features of a standalone GPS, such as free lifetime map updates, spoken safety alerts, built-in multi-language options, or live traffic found on the EZY400LMT.

The touchscreen is one of the big drawcards, a 5-incher and includes 3D Junction Views and lane guidance so you don’t miss any of those sudden turn-offs in a foreign city, safety alerts that will actually tell drivers there is a school zone or speed camera ahead, tunnel simulation that ensures the GPS signal isn’t lost when travelling in a tunnel and lifetime map updates. The Navman EZY400LMT includes even more features such as Bluetooth Hands-free, New Zealand maps and a stack of traffic info such as Live Traffic and Smart Route that uses historical traffic data to provide the best route to avoid traffic congestion at any given day or time.

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FireFly combats DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a serious issue and one regular flyers need to be mindful of. FireFly is a brilliant  device created with the aim of stimulating blood flow for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). It was previously only used in hospitals.

Business travellers and travelling sports men and women take note: the electronic device provides athletes with accelerated recovery after intense physical activity. It has also been proven to assist in preventing the serious health risk of DVT when travelling long distances or when mobility is reduced due to an injury.

For some tech talk: it’s worn behind the knee, the device uses OnPulse neuromuscular electro- stimulation (NMES) technology to simulate muscle contraction and trigger the body’s built-in mechanisms. It’s portable and has no wires and can be easily turned on and off.

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Brilliant buds for long-haul flights

Air pressure changes during landing and take-off can be torture, and those annoying background noises on long-haul flights are a right pain. But the FlyFit noise and pressure-reducing earplugs are the perfect solution. FlyFit includes acoustic filters, which regulate uncomfortable pressure on the eardrums during takeoff and landing and act as a valve that balances the pressure between the outside world and the mid ear, to give your ears time to adapt to the differences in pressure in the air. These filters also absorb ambient noise, so you can have a relaxed start to your trip. Made from a special thermoplastic material developed by Alpine, these earplugs mold to the shape of your ear, so you’ll always have a perfect fit (not recommended for children under 10).

FlyFit Earplugs by Alpine. Photo by Alpine Hearing Protection

Noke a keyless winner

Who wants to worry about those tiny keys for your luggage padlocks? No one, really. Noke (pronounced “no key”) has served up the world’s first Bluetooth padlock which works with a simple app on your smartphone. The padlock opens and closes with a simple swipe of your finger. Better still, you can even share access to locked items with others by setting timeframes and duration of access if you really want to get fussy. And what if you lose your smartphone? Noke allows you to make a custom access code to open the padlock manually.

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5 ways to play in Houston

By United States /

During your next visit to Texas, make sure you stop over in Houston. Pick up your hire car from Houston Airport. Then just make your way to these exciting destinations.

Space Center Houston (pictured)
This is Houston’s most popular attraction for international tourists. The Space Center houses a collection of 400 artefacts from space. This includes spacecraft and the largest public display of moon rocks. You’ll also learn about the country’s fascinating space history and the technological advances. You can also take a behind-the-scenes look at NASA with the Level Nine Tour.

Houston Arboretum and Nature Centre
This 155-acre nature sanctuary teaches you about past and current efforts to protect the city’s native animals and plants. The non-profit sanctuary offers free interactive exhibits. There are also several trails, which are perfect for nature lovers. Learn about how the developing city is threatening the survival of endangered animals, and discover how you can help protect them.

Houston Zoo
Admire more than 6,000 animals at Houston Zoo. You’ll come across animals from all corners of the globe – from chimpanzees and rhinos to jaguars and tortoises. Other highlights include the red panda exhibit and live shows for children. The zoo is also home to the beautiful, rare okapi giraffe, which is only found in Central Africa’s remote rainforests. This is a must-see during your trip to Houston.

Kemah Boardwalk
The Kemah Boardwalk is only a short drive from downtown Houston and sits along the gorgeous Galveston Bay. This exciting destination has everything you need – rides, shops, music and live entertainment in the summertime. Jump on board a thrilling roller coaster, or admire the city views from the top of the ferris wheel. The double-decker carousel is always a hit with the kids.

Gerald D Hines Waterwall Park

This feature sits adjacent to The Galleria and is surrounded by magnificent oak trees. It’s a beautiful 64-foot fountain, which is known as the “horseshoe of rushing water”. Every minute, 11,000 gallons of water flow down this towering work of art. It was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee more than 20 years ago. Today, it’s still a popular spot for couples – and many proposals are made here!



Places to park your campervan in Wellington

By New Zealand / Wellington /

Pick up a great campervan deal from Wellington and visit some of the exciting attractions the city has to offer.

If in need of some ideas of great places where you can park your campervan in Wellington, read on.

Wellington’s Kiwi Holiday Park
This family run holiday park is tucked away in the scenic parklands of the Akatarawa Valley in Upper Hutt. It’s set on 32 hectares of peaceful native bush and parkland, surrounded by wildlife and a river running through the area. It’s location makes it an ideal setting for a relaxing stopover when heading to or from New Zealand’s South Island.

Camp Elsdon
This family-friendly camp overlooks the magnificent Porirua Harbour and is surrounded by native bush. There’s are many fantastic bush walks and bike tracks around Camp Elsdon, and they’ll treat you to amazing, panoramic views of Porirua, Wellington and the South Island.

Wellington Waterfront Motorhome Park
Drive straight off the ferry from the South Island and into the Wellington Waterfront Motorhome Park. It may not have the recreational facilities you’d find elsewhere, but it’s convenient location – close to major tourist attractions, cafes and bars – makes it a great place to base yourself when exploring Wellington.

Paekakariki Holiday Park
About half an hour from Wellington City, Paekakariki Holiday Park sits on 11 acres of park-like grounds. It boasts full park amenities, and it’s only a 10-minute walk to the lovely township of Paekakariki. There are also dog friendly campsites available – so why not bring every member of the family along?

Capital Gateway Motor Inn
It’s touted as “the best location to enjoy New Zealand’s capital city”. The Capital Gateway Motor Inn is located just minutes from the city centre and the waterfront, so you’re close to all of the city’s main attractions. There’s also a cosy bar and restaurant open every night of the week.


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Where to visit in Queenstown with your campervan

By New Zealand / Queenstown /

Queenstown is one massive adventure waiting to happen. Rent a campervan from DriveNow and visit these amazing places when staying around the city.

Queenstown Hill Walk
It’s a fairly easy walk, but there are amazing views once you reach the top. Drive to Belfast Street in Queenstown before hiking through pine forest to the summit of Te Tapunui. Stunning views overlooking Lake Wakatipu await during the three hour return journey. You’ll also learn about Maori history, Queensland’s gold rush and how Queenstown became the Adventure Capital of the World along the way with information signs.

Walter Peak High Country Farm
Experience the beautiful Lake Wakatipu by cruising across it in a vintage steamship, before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Here, you’ll help feed adorable farm animals, watch a sheep shearing display and join horse treks or cycling excursions.

Camp and canoe at Moke Lake
Moke Lake is touted as one of the best camping spots in all of New Zealand, but it’s often overlooked in favour of Lake Wakatipu. However, beautiful Moke Lake sits in the mountains nearby, and is a perfect spot to bring along your own canoe or kayak. If you’re daring, why not go for a swim? Just make sure you bring a wetsuit!

Skiing The Remarkables
Located in the Remarkables mountain range is a popular ski field, which is just over half an hour’s drive from Queenstown. The north-facing slopes are a great spot for beginners learning how to ski or snowboard. However, the terrain is varied, which means The Remarkables is also an adventure paradise for experienced skiiers. Not to mention the amazing views!

Chard Farm winery
Close to Queenstown is Chard Farm, which was established in 1987. It makes them one of the pioneers of wine in Central Otago, producing fine cool climate wines. Sit down to a wine tasting like no other at Chard Farm. It specialises in Single Vineyard pinot noirs and Chard Farm’s philosophy is that people prefer drinking wines with interesting flavours, rather than simply tasting special wines.



Five reasons why a self-guided car rental holiday is best


Are you heading off on your next holiday and you’re not sure whether to hire a rental car or be part of a group tour? There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so it’s important to carefully consider your options before making a decision.  

Here are five reasons why a self-guided car rental holiday is the best.

Freedom to change plans last minute

Many tourists enjoy travelling in a group tour because it’s easy and the itinerary is planned for them. However, the downside is that they’re often stuck with a strict itinerary and little room for flexibility. In a hire car, you travel at your own pace and take a break when you want. When you drive past an attraction you really like, you can stop, admire and take photos without being hurried along. If you drive into a town and decide last minute you’d like to stay the night, you can do so without any hassle.

Privacy please

Why get stuck on a group tour when it can be just you and your lover? Group tours are great for meeting other people. However, when you’re on a tour bus surrounded by others, they also mean that there’s little privacy. In a car rental, you have the entire space to yourselves. You can have your own private conversations and turn up the music without annoying anybody else while they try to relax.

It’s cheap as chips

Hiring a car isn’t as expensive as you’d think. In fact, it’s significantly cheaper than paying for a group tour, you just need to find the right deals. DriveNow is a great comparison website, which allows you to compare the prices of different car hire companies, car models, insurance policies, pick-up locations etc. You can hire a Nissan Micra for a week with unlimited kilometres for a bit over $200. Or you can upscale to a 4WD and pay a little more. It just depends on what you want and what type of terrain you’ll be covering.

Go off the beaten track

A car rental holiday also allows you to get to places that the tour companies miss, either because they don’t know about some great, less popular locations or they simply don’t have time to fit them all in. Why not drive and get lost? Find yourself cruising down a road along the coast or in the middle of nowhere, and you’ll be surprised at what you come across. You’ll find amazing, hidden places that you never would’ve known about on a group tour that sticks to the tourist trail.


In the comfort of your own hire car, you can turn up the heater, air conditioner, adjust your seat, kick off your shoes, have your windows down, etc. All without affecting other people, unlike a group tour. Comfort is priceless and it’s extremely important if you want to make the most of your holiday.



5 great places to camp or explore in a campervan in Tasmania

By Australia / Tasmania /

Tasmania is one of Australia’s most unspoilt destinations. It’s also an ideal place to camp or explore in a campervan or car rental. With more than 50 caravan parks across the state, mostly in parks and reserves, Tasmania is the perfect place for your next affordable holiday.

Here are five great places to stay in Tasmania.

Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, Coles Bay

This holiday park sits opposite the stunning Muirs Beach at Coles Bay, which is located on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast. Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, with its park cabins, powered sites and tent sites, makes for the perfect base to explore this idyllic area. Not only is the area known for its stunning natural attractions, such as Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, but it’s also full of history and great walks.

White Beach Tourist Park (pictured)

Relax at White Beach Tourist Park, which is only a stone’s throw away from the crystal clear waters of White Beach. You’re close to a range of water activities, such as swimming and kayaking, not to mention it’s only a 10 minute drive from Port Arthur.

Discovery Holiday Parks Cradle Mountain

This caravan park features powered and unpowered sites in a beautiful bush setting, which is located on the edge of the World-Heritage listed Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. From here, you can explore the famous Overland Track, climb Cradle Mountain and admire the surrounding wilderness.

Launceston Holiday Park, Legana

The best of both worlds. At Launceston Holiday Park, you’re situated on eight acres of leafy parkland but you’re only a few minutes from the centre of Launceston. Here, you have the convenience of powered and unpowered caravan sites, and it’s  also a wonderful base from which you can explore nearby attractions.

Strahan Holiday Park

Situated in the heart of Strahan, a small harbour village on the west coast of Tasmania, Strahan Holiday Park is only a two minute walk from the local swimming beach. It’s also a great place to stay with the family. The holiday park’s owners say there’s a resident platypus that hangs around the nearby creek, and can be spotted from some sites at dusk!



5 Great Ways To Discover Byron Bay in NSW

By Australia / Gold Coast / New South Wales / Queensland / Sydney /

A beautiful beachside town famous with backpackers for its laid-back vibe and enviable year-round weather, Byron is also a crackerjack holiday spot for everyone from families to grey nomads and friends on the loose. At mainland Australia’s furthest point, visitors do more than admire the Cape Byron Lighthouse that sits atop the headland, dividing the uncrowded beaches stretching miles north and south of the township.

No.1 Whale Watching

The perfect place for whale watching, Byron Bay is arguably unmatched as the east coast’s premier spot to sight a pod of humpbacks. While you can join one of the intimate tours, the likelihood of catching a glimpse of them from the headland on their annual migration from May to November is high. There can’t be many better places to wait for the whales than in the breathtaking surrounds of the point.

No.2 Byron Bay Brewery

For those who love to finish of a long day’s exploration with a cold one, there is plenty of choice at the local brewery. With six beers brewed on site, why not grab a tasting board and sample them all? The food is sure to satisfy the hunger worked up throughout the day and if you are lucky enough to be here on a lazy Tuesday or Thursday arvo, a brewery tour will take you behind the scenes, explaining what goes into the beer that you are about to sample. More

No. 3 Cape Byron Walking Track

For incredible views of the golden sandy beaches, glistening ocean and tropical vegetation that make Byron Bay the ultimate escape, the Cape Byron Walking Track is sure to mellow even the most stressed of visitors. Why else would you come to Byron, if not to unwind and take it all in? Setting off from the Captain Cook Picnic Area, the two hour walk winds through Palm Valley, past Watego’s Beach and to the heritage-listed lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottages, which have been converted into rustic accommodation and which boast stunning coastal views. More

No 4. Circus Arts Byron Bay

For those who need something a little more interactive than walking to keep them entertained, Circus Arts is a kid’s play space where littlies can get physical and learn the basics of flying trapeze, indoor climbing, yoga and circus. Circus Arts is open year-round but hosts dedicated school holiday program events.  More

No 5. Main Beach

We know what you’re thinking. The beach? Hardly rare in Australia, no doubt. But what makes this one so special? It’s quite possible that this is the most family-friendly beach in the country. For starters, Main Beach is sheltered from wind by the headland and patrolled from October to Easter by surf lifesavers. Parents’ lives are made easier with a baby change room in the surf club and a playground nestled in the shade of the soaring pine trees, as well as plenty of food and drink options nearby. For a bit of adventure with the older ones, a popular activity is to snorkel out from to the Tassie II, a ship off the coast. If you’re lucky you may even spot some passing whales and dolphins from the shoreline, proving that this is NOT just any beach.



Difference between Car Sharing and renting a car


What is Car Sharing?

Car Sharing only started to become popular in recent years in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s growing in Australia. It’s a similar concept to renting a car, but there are differences. Car Sharing can occur through casual sharing via a website, but there are also professional Car Sharing companies, which organise everything for you.

How does Car Sharing work?

Car Sharing is charged by the hour, including insurance and fuel. Free mileage is capped, with per kilometre charges for extra travel. Share cars are also distributed around cities, close to where people live and work, which isn’t always the case with rental cars. Instead of filling out lengthy paperwork before each trip, Car Sharing just requires customers to register. This is usually done through an online registration form. You’ll also have to present your details such as your drivers’ license and credit card.

Some organisations are free while others may charge a joining fee. You’ll then be able to use a mobile phone app or website to book a car, with either your Car Sharing card issued by the company or a smart phone app giving you access to the vehicle. So in short: you don’t have to drive to a car hire shop and meet somebody to pick up the keys. It’s quicker and simpler.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Car Sharing?

Car Sharing is ideal for people who need a car right away and for a shorter period of time. It’s also great for people who don’t drive everyday and live in densely populated cities. In inner city areas, owning a vehicle can be inconvenient due to additional costs and a lack of places to park.

Car Sharing is a flexible solution, which allows you to pick up and drop off the car in designated zones, but without having to hand over a key or have somebody come and inspect the vehicle. However, keep in mind that there are limited options for one-way rentals between city zones.


Swimming with whales sharks and dolphins in Western Australia

By Australia / Perth / Western Australia /

Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.

Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA

Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are up to one metres wide and lined with up to 350 rows of teeth but don’t let that scare you – these gentle ocean giants feed mainly on plankton, not snorkelers. Ningaloo Reef is one of the few unique spots in the world where large numbers of whale sharks regular appear. It’s also the only place in Australia where it’s possible to swim with these fascinating creatures – all the more reason to add this experience of a lifetime to your must-do list.


Swimming with wild dolphins

Where: Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, 48km south of Perth

IT is often said there’s a deep connection between humans and dolphins. These self aware, compassionate creatures have even been known to defend people from shark attacks. Multi-award winning marine wildlife cruise company, Rockingham Wild Encounters, allows visitors the incredible and unique experience of swimming within a metre of wild dolphins in a natural environment. You simply link up with everybody in your tour group and jump straight into the water and dolphins emerge from the distance to join in for a play and a splash. For between 75 to 90 minutes you can witness dolphins catching their dinner, mothers nursing their calves or even showing off right in front of your eyes in what is said to be “the ultimate wildlife encounter”. Founder Terry Howson says this fascinating wildlife encounter is open to anybody. “It’s an unforgettable type of experience. The youngest I’ve put in the water is about 3 and the oldest was a 91-year-old Japanese lady.”




Looking for some great travel apps? Here are seven to consider for iPhone and Android


Tripomatic – Australia & New Zealand Trip Planner

Tripomatic is the easiest way to formulate your own travel itinerary as you’re cruising around Australia and New Zealand – you can plan a trip in minutes. Check out all the attractions, explore sights with opening hours, photos, contact info, maps and much more.


Here’s an Aussie-made app revolutionising the way we score a taxi and it’s “catching on”, if you’ll pardon the pun, in other parts of the world outside Australia including Singapore and Croatia. The app identifies where taxis are on the goCatch map – and finds your own location using GPS – then allows passengers and taxi drivers to connect directly using their smartphones. Passengers can rate drivers, too, so there’s a credibility element lending the system some respectability. The app has real-time analytics and is spot on predicting taxi pick up times so is handy if you have a scheduled flight or you’re stuck on foreign soil late at night and wanting to get back to your hotel.

Flight Radar24 Pro

In another great example of how we’re all connected in ways previously unimaginable, the Flight Radar24 app allows you to follow the path of international flights to the centimetre on augmented reality maps with seamless zoom functionality, details on departure gates, delays and cancellations. You can even point the phone to the sky and identify planes flying overhead. Even better, at any given time you’ll know where a friend or loved one is located in the air.

Petrol Now – Locate Fuel Stations Australia wide

For all things fuel, this is a beauty for finding all seven petrol brands including 7-Eleven, BP, Woolworths Caltex, Coles Express Shell, Mobil and United. In a nutshell it displays service stations nearby on a map, tap and drag to find more options immediately near your area, distances to and from the servos, tap the station number to call them if you have any questions and much more.


Is there a more convenient way to book accommodation as scoring insights from fellow travellers?  One of the best and most established travel review services in cyberspace, whatever you’re looking for the chances are you will track it down on Tripadvisor.


Here’s a trailblaiser taking accommodation down a different path and making it a breeze to rent anything in a very down-to-earth “connected” way with others, from a room, a bungalow or a whole house to a boat or even a castle when searching overseas. Everyday people host fellow travellers and give them an insight into what it’s actually like to a live in a particular place. Travellers and hosts also provide reviews, so you can see what other experiences travellers have had.


Looking to bag the best deal on a flight? Skyscanner searches millions of routes from over 1000 airlines to find the cheapest on offer and links you directly to the airline or travel agent, promising no hidden charges or extra fees. Windows phone owners can keep track of the prices by creating a Live Tile that will give hourly updates on flight prices for selected routes. Includes the chart view to see prices over a week or a month and the everywhere search feature for those who need inspiration to be inspired about where to go.


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The best free campsites in Australia

By Australia /

Travelling around Australia doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, finding excellent free campsites is easier than you may think! 

When looking into your next holiday around Australia, look into visiting one of these free camping grounds:

Blue Pool, VIC

Camp next to a deep, beautiful gorge in Gippsland’s Briagolong State Forest, about a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne. The Blue Pool camping area is an ideal summer destination where you can take a refreshing dip in the stunning, natural Blue Pool, picnic on its banks or adventure through the surrounding wilderness walks in the Briagolong State Forest. Dogs are allowed at this small campsite and toilets are nearby.

Bretti Nature Reserve, NSW

This lovely, picturesque camping and picnic area, situated about 30km north of Gloucester, is a wonderful family and pet-friendly camping spot. Feel in sync with nature, surrounded by large open spaces, birdlife and a flowing river which is perfect for swimming. Facilities are basic, with no showers, taps or toilets but you can boil water from the river for drinking.

Babinda Rotary Park, QLD

Sleep peacefully in the small, lush green town of Babinda. Located in the Cairns region, beautiful Babinda is nestled in the picturesque valley between Mt Bartle Frere (the state’s highest mountain) and Mt Bellenden Kerr. Babinda Rotary Park is perfectly situated between the pristine coastal Graham Range and inland Bellenden Ker Range. From here, you can explore nearby Josephine Falls and swim in the cool waters at The Boulders. Toilets, showers and a few picnic tables are available at this campsite.

Long Beach, SA

Claim your own little stretch of beach by camping on Long Beach’s gorgeous, white sands for free. Lying to the north of Kingston SE, Long beach is approximately 100km long, running from Kingston SE to the Murray Mouth. Fishermen often regard the beach as one of Australia’s best surf fishing destinations but it’s also ideal for relaxing with the family. Of course, be aware of incoming tides when setting up camp on the water’s edge!




Seven stunning lookouts in Australia

By Australia / Broome / New South Wales / Northern Territory / Queensland / South Australia / Tasmania / Victoria / Western Australia /

WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.

1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)

One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.

2. Echo Point (NSW)

The famous view of the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains is one of the best in the world, let alone Australia. Situated on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. An absolute stunner.

3. Mount William (Victoria)

Mount William is the highest point in the Grampians National Park at over 1100 metres and offers 360-degree views of mountain ranges. Make sure you have plenty of energy in the tank to walk to reach the summit, and also have two glasses and a bottle of wine in your backpack for when you get there.

4. Cradle Mountain (Tasmania)

Take your pick when it comes to Tassie, but one of the hottest spots for some beautiful views is Cradle Mountain. The scenery is outstanding, overflowing with mountainous peaks, bushwalking tracks and a beauty that’s hard to top anywhere in the world.

5. Bungle Bungles (Western Australia)

One of Western Australia’s most fascinating landmarks, there are a number of great viewing spots in the Bungle Bungle range in Purnululu National Park. There’s nothing quite like this area anywhere on the planet.

6. Point Lowly Lighthouse (South Australia)

Head north about 400km from Adelaide and you will stumble upon this beauty in Port Bonython. The lighthouse is at a point jutting into the north end of gorgeous Spencer Gulf.

7. Best of All Lookout (Queensland)

The name says it all, so how could you possibly avoid the Best of All Lookout in Springbrook National Park in the sunshine state? Absorb panoramic view across Mount Warning, the lava plug centre of the erosion caldera of the extinct Tweed shield volcano, to Byron Bay and Coolangatta. This is one lookout to rule them all.