4 places to stop on your road trip from Melbourne to Sydney

April 2, 2020, Chester S Melbourne Road Trips Sydney

  There are two options when deciding how to get from Melbourne to Sydney – flying or driving – but there’s only one real winner. By hiring a car with East Coast Car Rentals, you not only eliminate worry about the logistics of a flight, you also get to take your time stopping off at […]

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The best places to see the stars on a clear, Adelaide night

February 28, 2020, chris Adelaide Fun Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

  Are you planning a stargazing trip this summer? Adelaide is a fabulous spot, because it’s not only a cool city, but it’s also a central location from which to base your nights spent staring up. If you’re flying into Adelaide and want to get out and about to the best stargazing spots around South […]

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What are the hottest spots between Brisbane and Cairns?

February 20, 2020, 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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Why you should head to New Zealand’s Writer’s Festival

April 30, 2019, Chester S Events Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips

  If Sydney’s Writer Festival doesn’t sate your literary needs, or you’re unable to make it to it, never fear. Just across the ditch, New Zealand has it’s own renowned Auckland Writer’s Festival which has been running for 19 years! This is no small deal either – in 2018, over 200 of the world’s best […]

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Harry Potter and the Melbourne Road trip

April 16, 2019, Chester S Events Fun Melbourne Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

If you ever had an excuse to get hyped about the wizarding world, it's now. The magical stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', the eighth story in the series that took the world by storm, has landed in Melbourne.   Far from where JK Rowling first found herself enchanted with the idea of Hogwarts and […]

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The best fishing experiences along Australia’s East Coast

April 9, 2019, Chester S Cairns Fun Road Trips Sunshine Coast Sydney Unusual destinations to drive to

Is it any surprise that along a coastline filled with great diving locations and the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll also find some of the world’s best fishing destinations? Marine life swarms Australia’s waters, creating the perfect environment for a day spent out on the boat.  Load up your Sydney airport hire car with your favourite […]

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Where to find the best lighthouses in NZ’s North Island

April 3, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

Considering that New Zealand is a country of islands, it shouldn’t surprise you that its shores are scattered with lighthouses. Maritime New Zealand alone manages 23 lighthouses, and there are more that are maintained by harbour authorities. While the practicality of lighthouses makes them an essential feature for coastal regions, it’s also impossible to deny […]

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6 must-do day trips around Cairns

April 1, 2019, Chester S Cairns Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

Situated perfectly amongst some of Australia’s most stunning scenery, Cairns provides a great base for those wanting to vary their days with a few amazing getaways. Whether you’re looking for adventure, awe or relaxation, you’ll find it all on these six must-do daytrips. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daintree Discovery Centre (@daintreediscovery) on […]

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Visiting the extreme points of NZ’s North Island

March 28, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

New Zealand is a small country with a lot to offer. In one day you can go from mountains to beaches, as well as passing through cities on the way. Diversity is jam-packed into two little islands. One major benefit of having everything so close at hand is that you can literally fit in the […]

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7 great tips for your next road trip

March 25, 2019, Chester S Cairns Melbourne Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

No matter the type of road trip you're undertaking, there are a few basics that hold true for every traveller. One is that you want to make the most of your adventure. Here are seven tips to read through before picking up your East Coast hire car to help you have a road trip like […]

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