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Top 7 things to do in 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 […]

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5 short road trips from Sydney

LIFE in the fast lane in Sydney can be extremely busy and at times stressful, so we could all do with a weekend getaway from time to time. Are you in need of an escape, a perfect weekend trip that’s just a short hope, skip and a jump from Sydney?
Maybe one of these Sydney weekend getaway ideas is your answer.
1. Blue Mountains National Park
A two-hour drive from Sydney’s CBD, the Blue Mountains is beautiful at any time of year. Go bushwalking, marvel at the iconic Three Sisters, chill out at Wentworth Falls (pictured), explore the underground rivers […]

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Top museums in Melbourne

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 […]

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7 top spots for a sunrise or sunset in 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 […]

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7 places to watch a sunrise or sunset in Melbourne

WATCHING a sunrise and a sunset in Melbourne is spectacular at any time of year. There are many vantage points including some relatively unknown places where you can admire such beautiful and unforgettable scenery.
Here are seven places to warm the cockles of your heart around the city where you can take in the best views of Melbourne’s sunrises or sunsets.

Eureka Skydeck

Watch Melbourne’s incredible sunrise or sunset from the sky! The southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform offers 360 degree views of Melbourne’s CBD, Port Phillip Bay and Sports Precinct. For a thrill, head the ‘The Edge’ […]

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Five great markets in Melbourne

VICTORIANS and visitors alike aren’t shy when it comes to weekend markets in Melbourne. Craft markets, farmer’s markets, bric-a-brac, clothes, design, computers, food … you name it, there’s a market somewhere close by. Then there are thousands of garage sales in the streets.
Where to begin when it comes to the best Melbourne markets? It’s hard to squeeze all the good ones into 10 slots, but we’ll give it a go. Here are some well worth the visit.
1. Queen Victoria Markets
Some say this is the one to rule them all for more than a century for everything from […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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5 great hotspots where you can park your wheels along the Murray River

AUSTRALIA’S longest river, the Murray, rises near Mount Kosciuszko in the Australian Alps and runs more than 2,500 kilometres to the Southern Ocean near Goolwa, South Australia. Beautiful little towns are dotted all along the mighty Murray River and with a Melbourne car rental you can explore any number of them. Here are five destinations to discover along the way after with each town distinctively its own.
Echuca
Where: 220km north of Melbourne
Home to the world’s largest paddlesteamer fleet, Echuca lives up to its title of Australia’s Paddlesteamer Capital. These riverboats have been travelling the Murray since 1853, so […]

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Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips


If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into writeabout@drivenow.com.au.
Tips:

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on […]

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