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7 amazing things to do in Australia’s great outdoors before your croak it

AUSTRALIA’S landscapes are so vast and diverse, with so much to offer travellers who love an unforgettable outdoor experience. After you jump in your car rental from your nearest capital city, 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 [...]

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5 Australian caravan parks with killer views so good you won’t be able to return home

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, [...]

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7 places in Australia where you can shoot a whale … relax! With a camera, we mean

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 [...]

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5 outrageous views that may force you to never return home from Australia and New Zealand

WHEN you discover holiday parks with such incredible views, there’s no choice but to spread the word. Grab a car rental from your nearest capital city and check out these holiday parks with views so outrageous, that you may never want to return back home.
Beachcomber Holiday Park offers sensational ocean views, with cabins and campsites spreading from the edge of the beach and sloping uphill. Beachcomber has won tourism awards and its owners guarantee kangaroo and wallaby sightings. How could you not want to stay forever?
Approximate travel time: 50 mins south of Sydney
Cowes Caravan Park in Phillip [...]

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99 experiences for road trippers that have the rest of the world jealous of Australia

JEALOUS? you bet they are. But anyone who lives beyond Australia’s coastline is more than welcome to head down to the Southern Hemisphere and experience the places that make we Aussies spoilt for choice.
We live in a big, bold land, an entire continent in fact, and relish the fact we have different worlds of discovery around every corner, inland and along our vast coastline of Oz. To pick up a campervan rental or car hire in Australia and hit the road is magical, especially when you have no plans and open your eyes to real exploration and stop off [...]

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Nine reasons why you should get lost and go camping in New South Wales this winter

OVER the winter months, campsites and holiday parks across New South Wales are less busy with some offering visitors the chance to build a campfire, access to superb surf breaks (winter offers some of the best surf conditions along the east coast) and is the ideal time for bushwalking with warm days and cool nights.
Looking for some new camping experiences in NSW? We’ve talked to the crew at Destination NSW and found some beauties for when you hit the road in your hire car from Sydney this winter.
Warrawong On The Darling offers a new camping experience on the [...]

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Three of the worst places to visit in Victoria if you’re trying to give up chocolate

WILLY Wonka and his chocolate factory started the rot for many chocaholics, and the sprouting of chocolate factories throughout Australia means there’s no escaping the lure of the cocoa bean. Let’s face it – good chocolate is worth the drive! And Victoria in Australia is as good as place as any for unforgettable chocky experiences.
So, you’ve flown into Melbourne airport and picked up a hire car but not sure where all the oompa loompas are plying their craft? Here are five destinations worth the road trip …and the sugar hit, among other reasons to stay around and explore Melbourne [...]

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5 Great Camping Tips From Big4 Holiday Parks

Looking for some easy tips to make your next camping trip a breeze in your DriveNow campervan rental? We talk to the gang at Big4 Holiday Parks.
School is out, the campervan is packed, the kids are loaded in the back and you’re about to head off on a long awaited camping trip. Camping with kids can be a great bonding experience and you can create lifetime family memories. To make sure those memories are unforgettable for the right reasons follow these simple camping tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks to camp like a champ.
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Park in profile – Marion Holiday Park, SA

Where: 323 Sturt Road, Bedford Park, SA
Website: http://marion-holiday-park.sa.big4.com.au
10 words or less: Splish-splash, snazzy,  family friendly, state-of-the-art, intimate.
The lowdown: Either grab yourself an Adelaide campervan rental or Adelaide car hire and make the 12km journey to Bedford Park. As easy as that!
With brand new state-of-the-art aquatic playgrounds, the water park at BIG4 Marion Holiday Park is the largest slide activity centre in the Southern Hemisphere and the tallest in the world built by the company Water Play, with one of the slides more than three metres high. Why wouldn’t you want to stay at this park when holidaying in [...]

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Park in profile – BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park and the Pub in the Paddock

Where: 2 Penelope St, St Helens, Tasmania
Website: http://st-helens-caravan-park.tas.big4.com.au
10 words or less: Beautiful and green, Freycinet, waterfalls, pub in the paddock – bliss.
The lowdown: Grab yourself a Tasmanian rental campervan and make the 160-kilometre trip (2 hours) along the National and Esk highways to the east coast of Tasmania’s biggest township.
TASMANIA is famous for old-fashioned Aussie pubs, breweries and all sorts of fascinating hotels, but the Pub in the Paddock near St Helens BIG4 stands out as a classic for campervanners who have driven in this part of the world. And what a beaut part of the [...]

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