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Found something you like? Too big to get home?

Posted: Sunday, 27 October 2013

We all love to do a bit of shopping when we are on holidays but are usually limited to how much we can fit in the rental car or in the luggage on the plane trip home. Sometimes we find that special something that may be too big or simply too fragile to carry home with you. I know this has happened to me so I bet it has happened to you.

The solution to this problem is simple, post the item back home with a courier or freight company. It doesn’t matter if you are an international or domestic visitor there are courier companies that will pick stuff up from practically anywhere and drop off to anywhere the only problem is finding the right one for the job and at a reasonable price. Well now there are websites that aggregate many of the top freight companies prices into the one place making it quick and easy to find a service that suits your price point and location needs. Three examples of these sites are couriercomparison.com.au, comparecouriers.com.au and delivermypackage.com.au.

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5 Must See Perth Attractions

Posted: Saturday, 17 August 2013

Kings Park & Botanic Gardens

The Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth is visited by close to 6 million people each due to its large expanse of beautiful park land and botanic gardens. It is located very close to the Perth CBD making it a great place to have a wander around in tranquility when you visit the city.

King Park

The Aviation Heritage Museum

The Perth Aviation Heritage Museum is a must see for anyone with an interest in historical aviation. The museum is a host to many different military and civilian aircraft. It is located approximately 10 kilometres from Perths CBD by road or train.

Fraser Avenue Lookout

If you are after a spectacular view of the city of Perth and the Swan River then Fraser Avenue Lookout is the place to go. It is located in Kings Park a short distance from the cbd and is the perfect spot to chill out and have a picnic whilst soaking in the views.

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe beach is one of the most popular beaches in Perth with tourists and locals alike. It has incredible white sand, clear water and a friendly atmosphere. There is something for everyone to do there from wind or kite surfing, relaxing on the sand or hanging out in one of the local pubs.

Perth Zoo

The Perth Zoo is home to many different species of both flora and fauna including animals from Australia, Asia, Africa & the America’s. It is conveniently located 5 minutes from the Perth cbd and frequently holds popular events.

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Top 5 tourist attractions in Melbourne

Posted: Friday, 22 February 2013

Here are my top 5 tourist attractions in Melbourne.

1) Visit the lane ways in the Melbourne central business district

Melbourne is know for its diverse and spectacular cuisine. Through the lane ways you will find some of the most spectacular restaurants, cafes and shops.

2) Enjoy a meal at South Bank overlooking the Yarra

Overlooking the Yarra from South Bank on a sunny day is a perfect way to spend your day. The view back across the river to Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and many of the skyscrapers of Melbourne is stunning. There are many restaurants of all sorts of cuisines lining the banks of the Yarra at South Bank. Alternatively, head to St Kilda to the abundant restaurants there.

3) Check out the Eureka Skydeck

At almost 300 meters the Eureka Skydeck is the highest public platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in South Bank, it’s a great place to see the views from.

4) Visit the Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium is one of Melbourne’s start attractions. A highlight is the 360 oceanarium which is the home to many a sea creature including sharks.

5) Learn about the Indigenous Culture

A popular thing to do is check out the Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The guides will teach you about Aboriginal history and the botanical gardens.

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3 tips to help you save on your next New Zealand holiday

Posted: Friday, 8 February 2013

One thing I have found great about living in Australia is that our Aussie dollar travels so much further when exchanging for foreign currency. Because of this, we have more cash to spend on our holidays and mini retirements.

While most Australians head north into South East Asia, my family and I have recently been traveling to New Zealand for our holidays, and we couldn’t speak more highly of the place. Yes, unfortunately our money doesn’t go as far in New Zealand as it does in Bali or Thailand, but it is still good and definitely helps out with the enjoyment of the trip. Seeing as we have been across the ditch a few times, I thought it would be good to share a few ways to save on your next New Zealand holiday.

#1 – Convert money when the Australian dollar is high

As mentioned above, you can maximize the distance your money goes by choosing the right time to convert from AUD to NZD. This is one of the best ways to save on your holiday because you are leveraging the currency to your advantage. Now you do not have to be an astute financial investor to keep an eye on the market, all you have to do is check out a few websites and look at the trend. If it is looking in your favor, then buy buy buy! Even if you plan on heading to New Zealand at a later stage, you can minimize the risk of the currency heading the other way and losing money when converting.

#2 – Book cheap New Zealand accommodation

There are several methods of booking your accommodation in New Zealand. Of course there is the traditional method of going through a travel agent, however if you want to save, you need to find cheap New Zealand accommodation online yourself. One of the best ways to save is by comparing all the accommodation deals on one website, thus saving you both time and money. My family found cheap Auckland accommodation with NZ Hotel Deals. You can compare accommodation New Zealand wide including the major tourist hotspots to the small towns that make up the majority of the country. This helped us save considerably.

#3 – Buy and sell a car rather than rent

If you really want to pinch down on the penny, and don’t want to search for one of the cheap rental cars on Rent Me a Car, then your next best bet is to wing it! Taking your chances and buying a car to travel within NZ is a risky option, and can sometimes cost you more hassle than you anticipated… but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences and also save you a dollar or two. Cars are much cheaper as a whole in New Zealand compared to Australia. It does mean that you will have to fork out the cash for the car up front, but when you are ready to leave the country you can always sell the car – wither to someone new or to the same person you originally bought it for. You probably won’t make any money on the deal, but depending on how long you are there for, can work out much cheaper than a rental car.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you take into consideration the above points and you are sure to save some of your hard earned cash when travelling to New Zealand on your next holiday.

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Visit Melbourne for the Australian Open

Posted: Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Australia Open is held in Melbourne, Australia for two weeks in January every year. The Australian Open is one of the four grand slams held on the ATP tour each year. It is played on a hard court at Melbourne Park. The Australian Open is the first grand slam played each year on the ATP world tour. The open was first held in 1905. It features both Men and Women’s singles titles. Also there is men’s, women’s and mixed doubles events. Plus Junior, wheelchair, exhibition and legends events. Lead up events to the tour include the Kooyong Classic, also held in Melbourne as well as the Brisbane International, the International Sydney Tennis Tournament and the Hopman Cup held in Perth.

Within the tennis area, there is plenty more to see then just tennis. There are all sorts of entertainment options in the area around the tennis arenas. Live music in the evenings. There are two big screens if you are wanting to watch some of the big matches with a ground pass. There are lots of shops and various tennis related games to play. There is also plenty in the way of things to eat and drink.

Getting there

Hire a car from Tullamarine airport and drive to the Tennis. The drive will take you about half an hour. Parking for the Australian Open is located at Yarra Park via Gate 3 and Gate 5 (day sessions only).

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Lorne Pier To Pub event

Posted: Sunday, 6 January 2013

Check out the Lorne Pier to Pub event held annually in January at Lorne. Lorne is  located on the Great Ocean Road just under 2 hours drive from Melbourne. The Pier to Pub swim is the largest open water swim in the world. It is a 1.2km swim which commences at the Lorne Pier and finishes at the Lorne foreshore (located in front of the pub!). It is run by the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. If you are so keen you want to enter, the entries are on a ballot basis. Remember that the party is not over after the last swimmer reaches the shore, the Pier to Pub weekend is one of the busiest in the town of Lorne and many head to the pub afterwards.

The day before the Pier to Pub swim is the Mountain to Surf run. The run is an 8km run which is also run in and around Lorne. After winding through the backstreets of Lorne, the run takes you up and over the hill and into the forest behind Lorne. The run ends around the winding Great Ocean Road and finishes at the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club.

Getting there

Rent a car from Melbourne and head to Lorne via the spectacular Great Ocean Road. The drive will take just under 2 hours.

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Car Review Mitsubishi Pajero

Posted: Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Mitsubishi Pajero is a common sight in hire car depots these days as it is a popular car with families on holidays. The Pajero is made in Japan and is powered by one of few different v6 engines ranging from a 3 litre one to a 3.8 litre one. With 4 doors, 5 seats and a large boot it is perfect for the traveling family with a lot of luggage. If you are planning a bit of off road driving it is also perfect for that as well with its 4 wheel drive.

If you are looking to hire one of these vehicles you will expect to pay around $50AUD per day but that value can change a bit depending on the time of year and availability.

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Three attractions to see in Perth

Posted: Wednesday, 3 October 2012

If you are planning on taking a holiday to Perth Australia, whether you are Australian or traveling from overseas these are 3 things you must do.

  1. Cottesloe Beach is a must – Just a short 15 minute drive from the city of Perth and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. Here you can swim, surf, relax on the beach or visit one of the many cafes or restaurants along the boulevard.
  2. If wildlife is your thing the Perth Zoo will keep you entertained for hours with many different species you will find here.
  3. The Perth Mint – This is the oldest currently operating mint in Australia.

The best way to get around in Perth is to hire a car. Rent Me A Car offers Perth car rental comparison and bookings right here online to help you save.

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Explore Sydney and Check Out the Sydney Opera House

Posted: Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sydney is one of the most popular tourist attractions for both Australians and international tourists alike. Sydney is known worldwide for a couple of its features, one being the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge and the other being the world renowned unique Sydney Opera House.

If you are traveling to Sydney then these two are a must to experience. The Harbour Bridge is best viewed from the Opera House so that is a great place to start your site seeing.

The Sydney Opera House was designed by a Danish architect named Jorn Utzon and was completed in 1973 and since has been home to a wide range of performing arts.

So if you get the chance the Sydney Opera House is a very unique and interesting building to check out.

Best way to get there.

If you are traveling from the airport to the city the easiest ways to do that is either catch a cab or grab a cheap Sydney rental car at Sydney Airport.

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Three Tips for Seeing Australia’s Gold Coast in Style

Posted: Friday, 21 September 2012

Visiting Australia’s Gold Coast is a fantastic way to simply get away from it all. The Gold Coast offers some of the world’s finest beaches and resorts that you can possibly find. When you are traveling to this amazing area, there are a couple of things you need to know in order to travel in style. By keeping these tips in mind, you will have an unforgettable vacation that is sure to please your entire family. You may enjoy it so much that you consider coming back year after year to try a new tourist attraction.

The Time of Year

The time of year you travel will greatly affect the amount you enjoy your stay. After all, you can not possibly see Australia’s Gold Coast in style when the weather outside is cold and uncomfortable. The time of year you go solely depends on what you want to see and do while there. The majority of Gold Coast activities are enjoyed in the summer months. The months in Australia are a lot different from the months in America. Winter in Australia is actually from June until August. The exact opposite can be said about the summer months on the Gold Coast.

You need to make a decision on when you want to go so that you can make the most of the Gold Coast’s activities. If you want to visit the beaches there and enjoy the outdoor life, you will want to travel in the summertime so that you can make the most of your vacation. There are also many different activities to do in the fall and wintertime, so make sure that you have some ideas of the available activities so that you know when you want to visit this amazing area.

The Type of Car You Use

Driving around the Gold Coast needs to be in style and with grace. Because of this, you need to have a car that gets you to where you need to go while also looking quite elegant. The best car to accomplish this would be something like the Holden Commodore. If you are going to be renting a car, make sure to ask for this specific model so that you can travel the Coast in absolute style. Car rental fees solely depend upon the company you are using to get the car. You can comparison shop online to see which companies and cars are available to you.

The car you choose should be one that is both stylish and comfortable for you to drive. There is absolutely nothing worse than traveling to a new area and driving a car that makes the entire experience unnerving. You need a vehicle that is going to keep you and your family safe while also offering a little bit of elegance. You can ask your car rental company about the best vehicle for this purpose so that they can recommend one to you. This helps you to enjoy your vacation even more with a great quality car. Book a cheap Gold Coast rental car online with us today and save.

The Place You Stay

Visiting the Gold Coast in Australia is not complete unless you stay in one of the top rated hotels. The hotel you stay in is going to make your vacation that much more enjoyable. This is why it is important to find a great quality hotel that offers a variety of accommodations for you and your loved ones. You can compare different hotels online and look at customer reviews to see what other people are saying. You may also be able to save money if you book your room on the Internet weeks or even months in advance.

When it comes to booking your hotel room, it is important for you to do so a few weeks or months in advance of your trip. The Gold Coast gets very busy with tourists during its summer season, so you want to make sure that you have an amazing hotel room without worrying that everything else is booked. As stated before, you can compare prices to find the right hotel from your own home
computer. Traveling to the Gold Coast in style does not have to be difficult and it definitely does not have to be expensive.

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