The East Coast road trip: Winter edition

January 31, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals 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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The best national parks along the east coast

December 28, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Uncategorized

It’s no secret that the east coast of Australia is a magnet for tourists. Beyond the city centres and the popular theme parks, the east coast is home to some of the country’s most exquisite national parks, each with incredible hikes and sights tucked within their treelines. Royal National Park This list wouldn’t be complete without a […]

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5 unmissable places to visit along the Great Ocean Road: an Australian classic

November 8, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Uncategorized

There’s little point arguing past the Great Ocean Road when it comes to the quintessential Australian road trip. Famous the world over, the Great Ocean Road was built as a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives during the First World War. It stretches almost 250 kilometres, hugging Victoria’s southern edges. Though it can be driven […]

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4 fun-filled excursions for Father’s Day

August 14, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Sydney

Father’s Day: If anyone deserves a day devoted to them, it’s dear ol’ Dad. Australia is one of a small handful of countries that celebrate Father’s Day, and with the holiday fast approaching, make this one especially memorable by spending time with the guy who loves you the most. If you live in Australia or happen to […]

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Find the perfect hot dog in Sydney

July 19, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Sydney

Served in a bun, straight on a plate or stuck with a stick, hot dogs can hit the spot. While they’re often enjoyed in the warm days of summer – in Australia and elsewhere – they’re devoured year round. True, America is perhaps the most well-known country for hot dog consumption – with a whopping 7 […]

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Exploring the Kaimanawa Forest Park

June 20, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals New Zealand

Around an hour’s drive from Taupo, Kaimanawa Forest Park is a time capsule of life in New Zealand before humans walked the Earth. These rolling, tree-covered hills offer plenty to explore with varying levels of difficulty, making it the perfect stop on your North Island road trip. Where is the Kaimanawa Forest Park? Made up of several […]

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Staving off sickness on your road trip

June 6, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Uncategorized

The east coast of Australia is one of few places in the world that provides a picturesque road trip opportunity all year round – even in winter. However, nobody is immune to the coughs and colds that come with the changing season. Here, we break down our tips for staving off winter sickness on your road […]

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Winter road tripping tips for New Zealand and Australia

May 27, 2019, contentadmin New Zealand

Don’t let winter scare you off the idea of a road trip. The colder season has a lot to offer travellers who are willing to change things up and escape the popular summer months.  Here’s how you can make the most of a winter getaway in your East Coast hire car.  Focus on the winter attractions […]

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The wild attractions of Kangaroo Island

May 16, 2019, contentadmin Uncategorized

Despite the name, you’ll find a lot more to this island than just kangaroos. A veritable zoo when it comes to wild life, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest offshore land mass and is home to animals, humans and some great experiences. The best thing? With a ferry ready to transport you and your Adelaide hire car across […]

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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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