The East Coast road trip: Winter edition

May 31, 2019, contentadmin Brisbane Gold Coast Sydney

One of the great things about Australia is the glorious weather. Holidays here are associated with golden sand beaches, warm water and alfresco dining. But, even during the winter months, when air fares are lower, demand for accommodation eases and there’s more room on the sand – there’s still plenty to do. Here’s what we like […]

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What to do when visiting Stradbroke Island

April 18, 2019, Chester S Brisbane Gold Coast Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

On a quiet island peninsula just off the coast of Brisbane, you'll find a little slice of paradise to slow down your East Coast road trip. Easily accessible by car or ferry, Stradbroke Island is culturally significant for the Quandamooka people, who call it Minjerribah. With no shortage of activities available to help you reconnect with […]

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What are the hottest spots between Brisbane and Cairns?

February 13, 2019, Chester S Brisbane Cairns Road Trips Tips

  You’ve just booked your rental car from Cairns. The first leg of your road trip down the East Coast of Australia is beginning. However, do you know the hottest spots to check out before reaching Brisbane? Bundaberg You might have heard of Bundaberg rum. Or maybe Bundaberg’s Lemon Lime and Bitters, Ginger beer or other […]

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6 East Coast beach towns not to miss on an Australian roadtrip

January 17, 2019, Chester S Adelaide Brisbane Gold Coast Road Trips Sunshine Coast Sydney

  Sometimes the best travel memories arise in the smaller discoveries, when the main attractions are left behind. Australia’s cities hold many adventures for travelers, however we think that it’s the small beach towns that really make a roadtrip along the East Coast so worthwhile. Here are six of our favourites for you to fall in […]

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The 5 unmissable sunrise spots along Australia’s East Coast

January 14, 2019, Chester S Brisbane Road Trips Sydney

The fact that the East Coast of Australia has some incredible spots for watching a new day dawn shouldn't come as any surprise, considering the geography. The views that await are unmissable, even if you're not a natural morning person. Pick up your hire car from Sydney airport, set your alarm and get ready to […]

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5 fun and quirky facts about Brisbane

November 30, 2018, Chester S Brisbane

Brisbane. Thoughts of beaches, outdoor spaces, and soaking in the sun, rise to mind. However, did you know that there's an underground opera circuit, lurking in the background of the beautiful city? Don't worry, when driving through Brisbane in your hire car at night they won't jump out and sing at you. Instead, they're one […]

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Keeping fit and healthy on the road

November 13, 2018, Chester S Brisbane Gold Coast Tips

Travel is a great time to reinvigorate your fitness regime. Not only is it possible to remain fit and healthy while on the road, but it can remind you of the benefits involved with exercise. You don't have to take time out of exploring and experiencing new things either! What are some of the ways you […]

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What you didn’t know about Australia’s best known animals

November 7, 2018, Chester S Brisbane Fun Sydney Tips

  Did you know that Australia chose animals that couldn’t easily move backwards for their National Coat of Arms to symbolise their forward progression? In their first coat of arms, the banner also contained the words, “Advance Australia”, developing on this theme. However, when it comes to Australia’s native animals, the fact that emus and […]

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Keen on golfing? Check out these Australian courses on your trip

October 4, 2018, Chester S Adelaide Brisbane Fun Gold Coast Melbourne Surfers Paradise Sydney Tips

  If you know your drivers from your putters and fancy a leisurely game of golf on your Australian road trip, you’re in luck. From South Australia all the way up to Queensland, there are more places than we could ever list to stop off for round or two. We’ve rounded up some popular courses you […]

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10 of Australia’s September festivals worth calling into

August 31, 2018, Chester S Adelaide Brisbane Canberra Events Fun Melbourne Road Trips Sunshine Coast Sydney

  September is the month of festivals in Australia. With the warm weather finally returning to the more southerly regions, everyone’s ready to get outdoors and enjoy some of the finest entertainment the country has to offer. Grab a hire car at the airport and get motoring to check out these great events. 1. The Melbourne […]

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