Friday, 18 November 2011

Motorhome Rental in Melbourne

Yarra River & City Skyline
Yarra River in Melbourne by Donaldytong
Frequently named as one of the world's most liveable cities, Melbourne has come to be known as Sydney's more refined sister, and its fine-dining scene, elegant architecture and warren of hip inner-city arcades and laneways make it a true gem of a holiday destination.

Like most major cities, Melbourne is made up of a cluster of suburbs and precincts - from the urban bohemia of Fitzroy and seaside district of St Kilda to the quieter outer suburbs. Whether it be great food, compelling history or fun activities, nearly all of these areas offer something worthwhile and visitors could spend weeks exploring all that they have to offer. Melbourne also makes a great starting point for RVers who wish to venture out into the greater Victoria region and visit attractions like the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.

With its network of cobbled laneways, beautiful heritage buildings, urban parks and views of the Yarra River, Melbourne's city centre almost deserves a few days dedicated to it alone. Spend the morning visiting the host of galleries in Federation square or wander through the Fitzroy or Royal Botanic gardens - with lovely walking paths, diverse garden beds and trees, conservatories and examples of tudor architecture, these are two prime examples of spectacular urban parkland. Refuel with lunch at one of the charming outdoor cafes that dot Hardware Lane then shop yourself silly on Bourke St and Flinders Quarter. Come night the whole CBD buzzes with pleasure-seekers indulging in the spectacular bar and restaurant scene that has become synonymous with Melbourne.

Once known as a bit of a seedy area, St Kilda has over the years been transformed into a bustling and fashionable shore side suburb. A short Tram ride or drive south of the city centre, St Kilda is home to a number of cafes, picturesque walks and, of course, Melbourne's most famous beach. The Queen Victoria Market is located just north of the CBD and is a must-visit for foodies and history buffs alike. Opened in 1878, the market features many building dating back to this period and today its stalls and shops spill over with fresh meat and seafood, produce, baking and deli goods.

For those who wish to discover what lays beyond Melbourne's city borders, there are a number of excellent drives to open your eyes and stretch your RV's legs. The Great Ocean Road is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the worlds and will take you along the south-west coast of Victoria. There are a number of noteworthy sights along this route but by far the most anticipated is the 12 Apostles - 12 giant rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. This drive also takes you through to the Shipwreck Coast; a beautiful but fearful coastline that remains the final resting place for over fifty ships that were lost to its rough seas and jagged rocks.

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Motorhome Rental in Alice Springs

Uluru Australia(1)
Uluru by Thomas Schoch
Although the Arrente Aboriginal people had called this area home for over 50,000 years, European migrants didn't settle in Alice Springs until around 1887. Arriving to a largely isolated plane of rust-hued hills, spidery bloodwood trees and red-streaked skies, the men must have felt like they had stepped into some sort of post-apocalyptic world.

Today, “The Alice” is a modern metropolis that's home to over 27,000 residents and an even greater number of annual visitors, but its landscape still holds all the drama and wild beauty it did when it included just a repeater station and a handful of huts.

Even a quick glance on a map will tell you that travel time to Alice Springs will not be short – it is right in Australia's heart, after all – but those who do make the journey are rewarded upon arrival dramatic views of the glowing MacDonnell Ranges and a charming town filled with friendly and unpretentious locals.

The easiest route to Alice Springs is to take the Stuart Highway North from Adelaide. This 18 hour drive takes you right through the opal capital of Coober Pedy and also offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities and camping facilities via towns like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Pimba, Curtin Springs and Kings Creek.

The Alice itself houses a number of RV parks and the shaded gorges of the MacDonnell Ranges also make for particularly lovely camp and picnic grounds. The area has an old gold-rush town to poke around in as well as quirky little museums, wildlife parks and a couple of cattle stations (ranches) that welcome visitors. There are also plenty of hiking trails to put red dust on your boots and golf fans shouldn't miss out on playing one of the world's top 10 desert courses.

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Adelaide Campervan Hire

Remarkable Rocks Kangaroo Island by
Mike Lehmann
It may not have the flashy reputation of Sydney or the well-worn cultural associations of Melbourne, but Adelaide more than holds its own against its fellow State Capitals.
The sixth-largest city in Australia, Adelaide's well-planned layout, leafy streets and proximity to the country's best wineries makes it a charming, and easy, city to explore.

Adelaide is gaining quite a name for itself as a cultural and epicurean playground, and its elegant architecture, fine-dining restaurants and thriving nightlife are certainly suggestive of a city that enjoys the finer things in life. Many major concerts and sporting events are also held here and the Adelaide Fringe Festival is the cultural highlight of the year – drawing visitors from around the world and rivalling the Edinburgh Festival for size and popularity.

Those wanting to explore the greater South Australia region will be happy to know that Adelaide provides an ideal base for RV travel. Just to the east of the city lies the lush Mt Lofty Ranges, which offer excellent bush walking and unique scenery. The Mt Lofty Ranges are also home to Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley - two of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia. Adelaide is surrounded by fertile wine country and the vineyards of the Barossa and Clare Valleys and McLaren Vale (all famous for producing some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling) are all within day-trip distance of the city.

From dreamy hillside to the thrilling coastline; the Fleurieue Peninsula is an easy drive from Adelaide and presents a playground of secluded beaches, stunning scenery, adventure tours and unspoiled nature. Its underwater shipwrecks and marine life make it ideal for diving and snorkelling and surf lessons are also a popular option for those visiting here. Lastly, no trip to South Australia would be complete without a visit to the impossibly beautiful Kangaroo Island. An animal lover's paradise, the island can be accessed by ferry and is home to a substantial population of native Australian wildlife, as well as soaring cliffs, dense forest, towering sand dunes, wetlands and seemingly endless stretches of white sand shores.

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Campervan Hire in Darwin

Twin Falls
Twin Falls by
TDC wikimedia commons
Boasting a tropical climate, compact size and a cosmopolitan population of over 56 nationalities, Darwin is charming, relaxed and captivating destination for motorhome enthusiasts.

Darwin can be accessed from all Australian Capital cities given the correct planning and provisions (the drive from Sydney is around 4000km) however, the most famed and rewarding roadtrip route has to be the central stretch from Adelaide to Darwin. Clocking in at around 14 days, this epic journey bisects Australia's red centre and will take you through must-see spots such as Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon. Any long roadtrip requires plenty of careful planning and this is especially important when your route is one of arid, challenging terrain. A 4WD motorhome is a must for conquering the many unsealed roads the outback presents, and your itinerary should be broken up into easily managed time blocks. On this route you will drive along vast stretches of empty road and therefore it is essential that you are well stocked with water, food and fuel. Sun block, hats and light clothing will also protect you from the often intense outback heat.

With a bit of preparation and an open mind you'll enjoy one of the most unforgettable roadtrip experiences in the world – and the fun doesn't stop when you get to Darwin. Combining history, culture and stunning scenery, Darwin is the treat at the end of an already rewarding journey. The city's multi-cultural status is evident in the number of cultural festivals and food and craft markets, while its 40,000 years old Aboriginal history can be explored in various art galleries, museums and cultural centres. Darwin also sits in close proximity to some of Australia’s most stunning national parks, including Kakadu - considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Lying 300 kilometres east of Darwin, Kakadu covers nearly 20,000 square kilometres of unbelievable natural beauty and biodiversity. The park is easily accessed by motorhome and also offers a number of managed and commercial camping grounds.
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Monday, 7 November 2011

Early Bird Australia Camper Hire Special

Book any Britz vehicle 120 days prior to the start of your rental and get 5% off the base rental rates. This offer is only valid for travel from 1st April 2012 onwards.
Valid from 08-Jun-2011 to 31-Mar-2013

Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Subject to vehicle availability.
2. Discount only applies to the base rental portion of the hire.
3. This offer is only valid for travel from 1st April 2012 onwards.

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Cairns to Brisbane Motorhome Rental Special

Book any Apollo vehicle for one way rentals from Cairns to Sydney or Brisbane, you will get 10% off base rental rates and one way fee Free. Please note travel must commence and be completed between 1st April 2012 and 30th June 2012 and Minimum 7 days & Maximum 20 days.
Valid from 07-Nov-2011 to 30-Jun-2012

Coupon Terms and Conditions
1. Only applies to NEW bookings.
2. Subject to availability at all times based on fleet capacity assigned to the special.
3. Travel must commence and be completed between 1st April 2012 and 30th June 2012.
4. This offer is only valid for one way rentals from Cairns to Sydney or Brisbane.
5. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers, early bird offers or be combined to receive long term discount rates.
6. Minimum rental period 7 days. Maximum rental period 20 days.
7. One way fee of $260 will be waived.
8. Normal terms & conditions, payment conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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