We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park. Today, we will be highlighting part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. It is adjacent to Dharug National Park directly to the east and in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The park is vast, covering 154,328 hectares of land. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. Yengo National Park is located about 85 km northwest of Sydney’s CBD. It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Sydney. The park features walking trails, campgrounds, accommodations, cycle trails, bushwalking, horseback riding, bird watching, panoramic lookouts, scenic drives, and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This is part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. In part one, we highlighted the places to stay in Yengo National Park: The Big Yango House and the four different campgrounds in Yengo National Park plus the Big Yango House. The campgrounds are Mogo campground, Finchley campground, Mountain Arm campground, and Blue Gums campground. Stay tuned for part two, where we will explore the walking trails, picturesque lookouts, and scenic drives also available inside Yengo National Park. Today, we will be exploring the walking trails and panoramic lookouts in the park. Continue reading

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We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park. Today, we will be highlighting Yengo National Park. It is adjacent to Dharug National Park directly to the east and in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The park is vast, covering 154,328 hectares of land. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. Yengo National Park is located about 85 km northwest of Sydney’s CBD. It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Sydney. The park features walking trails, campgrounds, accommodations, cycle trails, bushwalking, horseback riding, bird watching, panoramic lookouts, scenic drives, and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This is the first of a three part blog series on Yengo National Park. Today we will be featuring the places to stay in Yengo National Park: The Big Yango House and the four different campgrounds in Yengo National Park plus the Big Yango House. The campgrounds are Mogo campground, Finchley campground, Mountain Arm campground, and Blue Gums campground. Stay tuned for part two, where we will explore the walking trails, picturesque lookouts, and scenic drives also available inside Yengo National Park. Continue reading

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Make a booking on the new mobile Budget app and you could win a $3,000 Aussie holiday! Who doesn’t want a vacation with flights, car rental, and accommodations all taken care of? You get to pick the destination, so maybe you would like to visit an Australian National Park, the Great Barrier Reef, whale watching, trek through the outback, or stay in one of the big cities and explore what city living has to offer for vacationers.

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Dharug National Park is one of many vast wilderness parks so close to the metropolitan city of Sydney. Last week, we featured Berowra Valley National Park  and Marramarra National Park. Today we are headed just north of those parks and a little further north of Sydney to explore Dharug National Park adjacent to Marramarra National Park to the north. It is still close to Sydney at only about a two hour drive away. The park covers a large section of protected land, a total of 14.850 hectares in the Gosford area. Dharug National Park is bordered by Yengo National park, Wisemans Ferry Road, Old Great North Road, McPherson State Forest, Popran National Park, the Hawkesbury River, and Marramarra National park. When you combine Dharug National Park with all the adjoining parks, it makes up a very large contiguous area of protecting land in New South Wales. Continue reading

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Last week, we featured Berowra Valley National Park, today we are headed just north of Berowra to Marramarra National Park. It is close to Sydney; takes less than 1 ½ hours to drive there. Marramarra National Park is 11,785 hectares of land 40 km north west of Sydney’s CBD. However, it is hard to imagine that this nature wonderland is that close to one of the biggest cities in the entire Southern Hemisphere and all of Australia. It feels remote and is a haven for outdoor lovers because you can camp here, kayak, canoe, swim, cycle, picnic, bird watch, fish, and bushwalk. The Hawkesbury River, Berowra Creek, and Marramarra Creek are a few of the waterways in the park. There is also much to be learned about the Aboriginal heritage here as well as European settler history of this region and its historic orange orchards. It is a great place for a day trip or an overnight adventure. Continue reading

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Berowra Valley National Park is located just an hour drive north west of Sydney. This vast protected nature wonderland is so close to Sydney, so you can easily make a day trip or spend a part of your holiday here. It is located between the suburbs of Hornsby heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills, and Cherrybrook. Things to do in the park include walking trails, boating, beautiful lookouts, picnics in the park, and just relaxing while exploring nature. Continue reading

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Last week we shared some of our sizzling hot deals that are heating up for summer. Today we have the rest of November’s deals to show you. Find all of this month’s discount codes, special offers, and details on our website: Budget.com.au. You can be sure that there is a great price or special pricing offer available at almost every Budget location in all states in Australia. Some of these special offers are regional and some discounts are available throughout Australia and some are regional or in certain states or territories. Last week, we featured The special deals we have for you this month include: 7th Day Rental Free in Darwin, Relocation Special from Melbourne to Sydney, 5th day free at Kangaroo Island, $10 off for ABN Holders, 4th day free,  3rd weekend day free, and Budget Car Rental deals that are available at your fingertips through the new Budget app. Today, we have even more savings on your car rental in Australia including:

The special deals we have for you this month include: a long term deal in Brighton, 3rd day free, 5th day free of the base rate, $5 off in Brighton, Victoria, $99 Wollongong, NSW weekend special, free upgrade with newsletter sign up, earn Qantas points, one way special from North Queensland, and a free upgrade on 2 day rentals. Continue reading

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Check out the sizzling hot deals we have for you this month when you book your next car rental. Budget Australia Car rental has all different types of vehicles to help you get around when travelling in Australia. All this and more at a great, affordable price. Find all of this month’s discount codes, special offers, and details on our website: Budget.com.au. You can be sure that there is a great price or special pricing offer available at almost every Budget location in all states in Australia. Some of these special offers are regional and some discounts are available throughout Australia and some are regional or in certain states or territories. The special deals we have for you this month include: 7th Day Rental Free in Darwin, Relocation Special from Melbourne to Sydney, 5th day free at Kangaroo Island, $10 off for ABN Holders, 4th day free,  3rd weekend day free, and Budget Car Rental deals that are available at your fingertips through the new Budget app. Continue reading

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Visiting cellar doors or cellar door hopping is one of the latest trends in Australian travel. There is something to be said about quaint, smaller wineries that aren’t associated with a big brand name. You will find hospitality and a friendly, family vibe at some of the smaller cellar doors you visit. Even if wine tasting isn’t your thing, there are other delights including gardens, historic buildings, local culture, and plenty of good eats. Here are five cellar doors to add to your list when travelling suggested by our friends over at AustralianTraveller.com: Continue reading

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The Warlu Way is fascinating, remote, and rugged road trip from Exmouth to Broome in Western Australia. From the coastal city of Exmouth, the Warlu Way takes you through the remote Pilbara region of northern Western Australia and into the rugged Kimberley region. Broome is your final destination on the road trip and a great city to explore the far northern reaches on the coast of Western Australia. Along the way on this 2,400+ km road trip, you’ll see the transformations in landscapes and experience the rich Aboriginal culture and history embedded in this area forever. Suggested itinerary for this road trip is 12 days to take your time and explore this fantastic and mystical place. In part one of our blog series on The Warlu Way, we covered the trail from Exmouth to Karijini National Park. Today, we are covering the rest of the trail north after leaving Karijini and heading to Millstream-Chichester National Park and then on to the end of the road trip in Broome. Continue reading

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