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Nattai National Park is located south of the Blue Mountains and is adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park  which we have featured before. It is just a 1 ½ hour to 2 hour drive from Sydney. It is located 150 km south west of Sydney. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. We previously featured some of the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park  and Yengo National Park. Previously, we highlighted several other National Parks in this region including Blue Mountains National Park, Ku-ring-ga National Park, Royal National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, and Wollemi National Park.  Today, we are featuring Nattai National Park. Visiting a national park helps contribute to their protection and is an excellent way to be able to enjoy the Australian wilderness. Nattai National Park includes the Nattai River, the Little River, Allum River and the Wollondilly River, the dramatic Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, Mount Jellore and is heavily forested. Even though it is this close to Sydney, it is one of the more remote national parks and is not as well visited as many of the other national parks of this region. If you are into remote wilderness exploration, then Nattai National Park is for you. While there, you can also visit the Nattai State Conservation Area, the Burragorang State Conservation Area, Lake Burragorang, the Bargo State Conservation Area, the Wombeyan Caves, and the Yerranderie State Conservation Area. Continue reading

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One of the many things that the Internet and social media has made possible is the ability to travel and share your experiences with others through a blog and social media. If you love to travel and always wanted to start a blog, we have compiled a list of tips from the experts who are already doing it. Last week, we told you how to make your travel blog a “must read”; today we are taking a step back. Here are 10 tips on how to get started on a travel blog. Continue reading

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An Australian road trip is a very exciting holiday for the entire family. However, the idea of a road trip with the kids can be quite daunting. These tips and tricks in our road trip with kids survival guide will help you be prepared and keep them occupied so that everyone has a great road trip holiday. Preparing ahead of time is key. Before doing anything, check out our Long Distance Road Trip Checklist. If you are planning to hire a car for the road trip, then this might help you decide: Which is the Best Rental Car for You. Lastly, you might want to get some packing tips on How to Pack Less and Travel Light. You will see that many of our tips are about preparing ahead of time. Continue reading

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This is part two of our series on the special offers and discounts we have available in car rental deals this month. June is here and the weather might begin to cool down, but our deals are still sizzling! We have a two part series of deals this month since there are so many great offers and specials. You can book your next car rental with us online, over the phone, or on our new Budget app. Every which way, Budget Australia offers you great prices, convenience, and a variety of vehicle choices.. Budget Australia Car rental has all different types of vehicles to help you get around when travelling in Australia including cars, trucks, 4WD vehicles and more! 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 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. In part one of this series, we featured the following deals: new SUVs, the 5th day free on 5 or more day rentals, a free upgrade on rentals for 2 or more days, 3rd weekend day free for a longer weekend, and Qantas points. Now, in part two, our featured car hire deals are: 5th day free in Cairns, Free double upgrade in Mackay or Townsville, $10 off when renting for 3 days or more, Maxi Cosi Prams in Tasmania, and a North Queensland special offer. As always, get a free upgrade when you sign up for our email newsletter to get deals delivered to your inbox and download our new mobile app for added convenience for car hire at your fingertips. Continue reading

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June is here and so are some cool savings deals and offers! We have a two part series of deals this month since there are so many great offers and specials. You can book your next car rental with us online, over the phone, or on our new Budget app. No matter how you book your next rental with us, Budget Australia offers you great prices, convenience, and a variety of vehicle choices.. We also have all different types of vehicles to help you get around when travelling in Australia including cars, trucks, 4WD vehicles and more! 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 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 featured in part one of our monthly deals series includes: the new range of SUVs, the 5th day free on 5 or more day rentals, a free upgrade on rentals for 2 or more days, 3rd weekend day free for a longer weekend, and Qantas points. As always, get a free upgrade when you sign up for our email newsletter to get deals delivered to your inbox and download our new mobile app for $10 off an an added convenience for car hire at your fingertips. Stay tuned for part two of our March car hire special offers and discount specials. Continue reading

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The height of whale watching season has just begun in Western Australia. The Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean coastlines of Western Australia are home to one of of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. These are also some of the most isolated coastlines, which gives you an amazing opportunity to see these magnificent creatures of the deep up close and personal. The height of whale watching season in Western Australia is from May through September. However, something unique to Western Australia is that if you know where to look (and most of the expert whale watching charter companies do), then you can seek out and find different whales on year long; more on that later. Continue reading

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With the amount of different travel blogs there are out there, it isn’t easy to get recognised. Developing a successful travel blog that is a “must read” for your audience is more than just interesting destinations and pretty pictures. If you look to some of the most successful travel bloggers, you will see the hidden gems that make their blogs successful within the texts and the pictures. Today, we have 10 ways you can make your travel blog a “must read” that brings your readers back regularly for travel tips, ideas, and help. You will see that it isn’t only about writing style; it is also about technique too. Continue reading

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There is always something to do in Australia and it is easy to find all different kinds of events and festivals happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about upcoming festivals and events in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland part one and Queensland Festivals part two. Today we are featuring some of the festivals and events that are coming up in Victoria including the Melbourne Jazz Festival, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, the High Country Harvest, Van Gogh and the Seasons at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour Match 1. Add these great events to your social calendar now! Here’s a little bit about each: Continue reading

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Most people only think about hiring a car when they are on holiday, but there are other reasons to rent a car that can make your life much easier. You might not think about hiring a car other times, but you can also hire a car while your current vehicle is being repaired, when going on a road trip, when a rental car is more efficient for errands around town, for transporting things and moving, or instead of buying a new car. Continue reading

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There is always something to do in Australia and it is easy to find all different kinds of events and festivals happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about May festivals and events in New South Wales and in Western Australia. This is part two of upcoming festivals in Queensland. In part one, we featured the Brisbane Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Port Douglas Carnivale, and the Noosa Wine & Food Festival Today we are featuring 4 more upcoming festivals and special events in Queensland, some of them are quite fun and quirky, so let loose and enjoy! Stay tuned for more festivals and events in other states around Australia. Continue reading

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