I have European relatives visiting and like many others out to impress overseas guests, I faced the dilemma of how to best show them around.
I wanted to give them a complete experience of Victoria, but I did not want to spend a fortune in the process. I came across an easy and practical Melbourne car rental website, DriveNow. DriveNow compares and presents all the best prices available from all the car rental companies.
The hard work was done for me so I simply entered in my destinations, selected a car within my price range, and picked it up from one of DriveNow’s 1250 plus locations across Australia.
Because I saved so much time with the car hire, I have time to share my ideas on some great road trips from Melbourne!
Phillip Island is worth a trip. The penguin parade is a must-see, especially for overseas visitors. Try Pino’s for a delicious family feed.
Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, you could find yourself defrosting and relaxing at the Peninsula Hot Springs in Rye. With pool temperatures varying from 37ºC to 43ºC, you won’t be disappointed.
While you’re in the area, take a trip to Flinders, at the Southern tip of Mornington Peninsula. Whatever you do, set aside time to try the biggest (one slice feeds three) and yummiest vanilla slice at ‘The Flinders Fish and Chip shop’.
You cannot say no to a trip down the iconic great Ocean Road. Just when you think all those kilometres of the winding road have given you enough beautiful views, you can visit the Erskine Falls at Lorne and watch the water tumble into a lush fern gully.
To experience more flora and fauna, visit Wilson’s Promontory Natural Park in Gippsland. With the option of hiring campervans through DriveNow, you might decide to stay overnight in one of the promontory’s caravan parks.
My relatives are relieved to know that their upcoming adventures around the world have been made that bit easier (and cheaper!). DriveNow can assist you with hiring vehicles not only in Australia, but in Europe, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the UK.