September 30th, 2014
ROAD trips in Australia. It’s the new black for tourism Down Under where caravanning, campervanning, cabin stays and camping is booming. In fact, the industry has always conquered any economic challenges. It’s an affordable, fun and down-to-earth way to experience this great country.
DriveNow’s CEO Russell Matters is only all too aware of it, claiming the rise in people either grabbing a car rental and heading for a caravan park cabin or the increase in campervan rentals in Australia is surging. “Definitely on the rise,” he said. “It’s an affordable way to have a holiday and I guess the big [...]
September 29th, 2014
AUSSIES are know to do some bizarre things, so much so that we have events that rival the most wacky and weird all around the planet. Surely that’s good enough reason to jump in an Australian car rental and hit the road for some crazy fun. We choose five to ponder.
1. Australia Day Dunny Race
We Aussies love a bit of toilet humour, so why not hold an event based on the humble Aussie dunny on Australia Day! This fun-filled occasion sees the road out front of the Sunshine Coast’s Ettamogah Pub turn into a thunderbox drag strip as [...]
September 26th, 2014
THE Sunshine Coast in Queensland has just about every reason why you would want to jump in a Brisbane airport campervan rental and have a holiday in the sand, sun and explore the region’s beaches.
While it has a very cosmopolitan cafe scene, and opportunities for such adventures as swimming with the whales with the gang at Sunreef Diving, have an almighty feast at Spice Bar, and visit Australia Zoo, the one thing that is always underrated when you’re on a campervanning adventure is hitting the local markets. Problem is, there’s so many of them in this part of Australia.
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 [...]