September 12th, 2014
It’s easy enough to fly in to any capital city along the east coast, but one of the tougher tasks is knowing which way to go to reach a great beach. Due to the sheer volume of beaches Down Under, the options can even confuse you. Without rolling out pages of recommendations or offering up a best of, we’ve tracked down five beautiful beaches in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland where you can’t go wrong once you’ve jumped in that car rental from the airport and hit the road.
1. Lennox Head
Where: Summerland Coast, 755km north east [...]
August 22nd, 2014
SITTING on the edge of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge is part of the world’s oldest rainforest tracing its origins back over 130 million years and home to an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.
If you are visiting Far North Queensland take time out to spend a half-a-day visiting Mossman Gorge. Located just over an hour’s drive north of Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge is easy to reach with sealed roads and plenty of parking available at the Gorge Centre. DriveNow can help with car hire in Cairns and there are also [...]
August 19th, 2014
WAY out west there are plenty of reasons to lose yourself from the daily grind of city life. Western Australia is overflowing with great escape options, so get yourself a Perth car rental and hit the accelerator as you head for one of these sublime destinations for some serious R&R.
1. Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages (pictured)
TWO hours south of Perth (246km) along the coast is all it will take to reach one of the highest accommodation locations in WA’s South West – and most enchanting – the multi-award-winning Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages. This venue’s has only [...]
August 12th, 2014
From dogs on tucker boxes and underground houses to a haunted old jail site in Tassie and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, there’s something very Australian about these historic sites and monuments where it’s well worth the drive in your campervan rental around Australia. We also give you the lowdown of some great caravan park suggestions where you can park your wheels.
Coober Pedy underground houses, SOUTH AUSTRALIA (pictured)
THIS Outback park is on the corner of the Stuart Highway and Hutchison St in Coober Pedy, only 30km south of the mighty Breakaways. The family owned and operated park has access [...]
August 2nd, 2014
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 [...]
July 31st, 2014
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 [...]
July 30th, 2014
Life on the road when you’ve rented a campervan in Australia can be loads of fun, but those with gadgets have a hunger for more. So what’s new in the world of digital enhancements and clever gadgets to make your road-tripping all the more special? Try these three.
1. Say hello to Lenny (pictured). If you have music in your smartphone, ipod or subscribe to an online music provider like Spotify, you want to make sure your tunes sound the goods in that camper! Audio Dynamics in Melbourne have the best portable Bluetooth mobile speaker units going around. For music [...]
July 24th, 2014
AUSTRALIA’S landscapes are so vast and diverse, with so much to offer travellers who love an unforgettable outdoor experience. Hit the road and explore the great outdoors (and underground!) with one of these exciting adventures.
1. Hang gliding in one of Queensland’s popular seaside towns
Where: Port Douglas, 67km north of Cairns
Hang gliding is probably the closest you’ll ever come to experiencing what it’s like to fly like a bird. Admire Port Douglas’ stunning beaches and blue waters from above, while enjoying the thrill of take off and landing.
2. Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Where: Bago State [...]
July 15th, 2014
With a campervan rental in Australia at the ready, there are plenty of parks dishing up views that are a feast for the eyes. Here are five to ponder when considering where to park your campervan while cruising Down Under.
VICTORIA - Cowes Caravan Park, Phillip Island
CAN anything top the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline and views right over the Western Port bay? It’s the recipe for a perfect night’s sleep – right after you’ve exhausted yourself exploring beautiful Philip Island in the morning and afternoon. Cowes Caravan Park is a beauty, just over two hours south of Melbourne, [...]
June 30th, 2014
EVERY year thousands of whales make the journey from Antarctica to the warmer waters along Australia’s east coast. From July to October it’s easy enough to hit the road in your hire car from Sydney or Brisbane and drive along our coastline to catch a glimpse of migrating Humpback whales. Here are seven places you can shoot one – with a camera, of course. We love them.
Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Where: 165km south west of Brisbane
Australia’s most easterly point, Byron Bay, is perfect for whale watching. The 3.7 km Cape Byron walking track is the conservation park’s [...]