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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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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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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What you can’t miss in Australia’s Blue Mountains

March 1, 2019, Chester S Fun Road Trips Sydney Unusual destinations to drive to

Not more than two hours drive outside of Sydney you'll find mountain ranges covered in eucalyptus trees. Hidden amongst the overwhelming greenery you'll find waterfalls, trails, caves, botanic gardens and so much more. The Blue Mountains are a necessary stop for any Australian road tripper, so make sure you grab your hire car from the airport! […]

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Where to road trip along the East Coast of New Zealand

February 18, 2019, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

The East Coast of Australia isn't the only one holding some amazing road trip treasures. Along the eastern edge of New Zealand's North Island you'll find plenty to do and see. Grabbing your hire car from Auckland airport, head to the coast and check out these great locations! View this post on Instagram A post […]

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Whale spotting in NZ: When, where and how many

February 4, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

Back in 2002 the NZ movie 'Whale Rider' was released, and Keisha Castle-Hughes found her way into international limelight. However, this movie wasn't just a fictional tale – instead it showed the world how the majestic mammals are part of New Zealand's history and culture. Is it any surprise that there are so many great […]

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