August 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, a free upgrade on rentals for 2 or more days, $30 off 5 day rentals, 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 August car hire special offers and discount specials. Continue reading

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We previously told you about all of the walking tracks in Brisbane Water National Park.  Today, we will be highlighting the lookouts, biking trails, picnic spots, and exploring Aboriginal culture and history of the park. It is 11,506 hectares and located 27 km north of Sydney. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive to the park from Sydney’s CBD. Brisbane Water National Park is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales. We have been featuring 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, Dharug National Park,  Yengo National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Nattai National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, and Thirlmere Lakes 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 and Wollemi National Park. There are so many national parks in this region close to Sydney, some are part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage-listed area and some are not. Visiting a national park helps contribute to their protection and is an excellent way to be able to enjoy the Australian wilderness. Today’s focus is on the different things to do in Brisbane Water National Park like the scenic lookouts, biking trails, picnic spots, and the Aboriginal art in the park. Continue reading

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As you might have just learned in our last blog post, an Australian holiday isn’t only about exploring the beautiful nature that Australia has to offer. Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. In part one of our series on the most popular casinos in Australia; we featured Adelaide SKYWAY Casino, Casino Canberra, Country Club Casino Tasmania, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex Melbourne, and Crown Perth. Today, we have five more of the most popular casinos: Crown Sydney, The Star Gold Coast, Lasseters Hotel Casino, Sky City Darwin, and The Star City Casino. Here is a little bit about each one. Continue reading

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When you think of visiting Australia, the things that come to mind might include The Great Barrier Reef, the wildlife, Sydney or Melbourne and the Outback. However, what you may not realise is that gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia and therefore, there are some pretty fantastic casinos in each of the major capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, and the capital of Canberra. There are also other casino hubs, namely in Gold Coast as well as some other regional cities. According to WorldCasinoDirectory.com/australia, as of 2015, over 80% of all adults in Australia take part in gambling. In fact, Australians have the highest gambling rate in the world. Close to 10% of all state revenues come from gambling. “Pokies” (short for the Poker Machines and also refers to slot machines and video poker consoles) are one of the most popular, but there are also lotteries, dog racing, horse racing, sports betting,a and casino gaming. Here are a list of the most popular casinos in Australia. When you plan your next Aussie holiday, perhaps you can incorporate a visit to one of them. Continue reading

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July 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, 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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Last week we did a feature on things to do in Australia in winter and we highlighted five different things to do including relaxing in Noosa, Kakadu National Park, winter festivals, whale watching in Hervey Bay and skiing in the mountains. Today, we have 5 more things to do in Australia in winter: Christmas in July, The Great Barrier Reef, Hobart, Swimming with Whale Sharks, and a Top End Road Trip. Continue reading

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Visiting Australia in the winter is a great time because of the varying temperatures, different options, and variety of festivals available. Depending on where you decide to travel, you can experience the tropics in the north, the mountains in the southeast, the Great Barrier Reef and whale watching along the coasts. If you plan for a road trip, you can get to see a little bit of everything. Here are 5 things to do in Australia this winter. Continue reading

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When you are travelling away from home, your vacation can be cut short fast if you forget an essential item. We aren’t talking about your toothbrush or underwear. While those are important to have, there are certain must-have things you need to take on a trip with you. Make sure to make a list of essentials and check it twice. Continue reading

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In the past, we featured many of the National Parks of NSW near Sydney. One of the national parks there with the most to see and do is Yengo National Park. First, we featured the campgrounds and accommodations in Yengo National Park. Then, we focused on the walking trails and lookouts in Yengo National Park. We previously told you all about Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, and Dharug National Park. We also just did a feature on the Nature in Nattai National Park. Yengo National Park is adjacent to Dharug National Park directly to the east and in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. 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 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 features walking trails, campgrounds, accommodations, cycle trails, bushwalking, horseback riding, bird watching, panoramic lookouts, scenic drives, and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This is part three 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. In part two, we explored the walking trails and picturesque lookouts available inside Yengo National Park. Today, we will be exploring the bike trails and scenic four wheel drives in the park. Continue reading

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Now is the time to start planning your next road trip through the Northern Territory. It is only passable during the dry season, which is the winter. Nature’s Way is a rugged and remote, adventurous road trip through the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory. The name says it all, this journey really helps you get in touch with the beautiful nature here in one of the most  untouched places in the world. The road trip is a triangle including Darwin through the Adelaide and Mary River wetlands, parts of the gigantic Kakadu National Park and the magnificent landscapes of Litchfield National Park. If you are not familiar with Australia’s climate, it is important that you understand that the north is tropical and it is hot and humid, even during the winter dry season.  The whole Top End of Australia gets warmer and more humid the further north you go. Be sure to dress appropriately and still drink plenty of water; the humidity can be deceiving. Our blog today will be covering a 7 day itinerary of a possible holiday journey that is part on land and part cruise. Continue reading

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