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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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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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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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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3 amazing Aboriginal festivals to experience in Australia

March 18, 2019, Chester S Adelaide Cairns Events Road Trips Sydney Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

One of the most amazing things about travelling through Australia is getting to experience a culture that's amongst the oldest in the world. The Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for at least a staggering 45,000 years, accumulating a culture that's rich in traditions, myths and legends.  Can you imagine a better way to immerse yourself […]

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The pick of Sydney’s best picnicking spots

March 13, 2019, Chester S Sydney Tips

There's something about a picnic. It's probably the combination of having grass under your bare feet, anchoring out the blanket with your shoes and pulling food out of a basket. However, no matter how you do your picnic, there's always one thing that's essential – a great view.  With Sydney full of picnic-perfect scenery, here's our […]

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4 great Australian spots for swimming with marine life

March 13, 2019, Chester S Adelaide Fun Road Trips Sydney Tips

Australia's waters hold something for everyone, whether you're an adrenaline seeker or enjoy activities that are a little more relaxing. If you're wanting to visit underwater creatures along the East Coast, here are four great spots to check out.   1. Cage diving with sharks in Port Lincoln, SA  Strap in for a full-day adventure. Located […]

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The Adelaide wineries to visit in Barossa Valley

March 8, 2019, Chester S Adelaide Tips

If world-class wines matched with exquisite gourmet dishes sounds like your kind of getaway, Adelaide's Barossa Valley is the place for you. Vines have lined this region for over a century and a half, over which the process of creating beautiful wines has been finessed into an art form. Of course, it's sure to help […]

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What to do in Sydney when it’s cold and wet outside

March 7, 2019, Chester S A weekend in Road Trips Sydney Tips

Rainy days don't have to get in the way of exploring, especially in a city like Sydney. No matter the weather, you'll always find something to enjoy! Here are seven of our favourite activities to make the best use of a day spent indoors. Grab your hire car and head on out! 1. Sydney's Sea Life […]

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