Summer Sporting Spectacular

December 30th, 2014 No Comments »

The upcoming summer of sport in Australia will feature an unprecedented number of major events and something for every sports fan to get excited about. If you need a car to get around then there is no better place then webcarhire.com.

AFC Asian Cup 9-31 January 2015

The 16 best footballing nations in Asia are coming to Australia for the 2015 Asian Cup. 32 matches will be spread across 23 days of competition with the first Group game being played in Melbourne between Australia and Kuwait on the 9th of January. There are 5 host cities in all with 7 matches being played in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra whilst 4 matches will be played in Newcastle. The final will be held in Sydney on the 31st of January. Can defending champions Japan win their 5th Asian Cup or will Australia go one better than the 2011 tournament and win for the first time on home soil??

Australian Open 19 January – 01 February 2015

The worlds best tennis players will once again head to Melbourne Park for the 1st Grand Slam of 2015. Prize money on offer is an incredible $36.3 million for the tournament. Melbourne truly comes alive during these 2 weeks with loads of things to see and do around Melbourne Park other than just watching the tennis. If you can’t make it to Melbourne there are plenty of lead-up tournaments where you can see some great tennis. Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Adelaide will all be hosting tournaments prior to the Australian Open starting.

Santos Tour Down Under 17-25 January 2015

If cycling is your thing then head to Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under, the first stop on the UCI world cycling calendar for 2015. This event sees some of the top cycling teams in the world competing as they race around the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia. Not only is there a great bike race on but also festivals and associated events that take place during the race. If you can’t keep up with the professionals on your bike then why not rent a car to follow the tour around.

ICC Cricket World Cup 14 February – 29 March 2015

The 11th staging of the Cricket World Cup comes to Australia and New Zealand in 2015. This is one of the largest international sporting tournaments engaging one fifth of the worlds population. 14 countries will battle it out for cricket’s greatest prize. 26 of the 49 matches in total will be in Australia held across venues in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.  The 23 matches in New Zealand will be held at venues in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington. The final will be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 March.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 12-15 March 2015

The Formula 1 season once again kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne. 2015 marks the 20th year the Australian GP race has been held at Albert Park since it moved from Adelaide. If all goes to plan, the last 5 F1 champions will be on the grid come the 15th of March. The crowds are sure to be huge as local driver Daniel Ricciardo looks to add his name to the winners list. There is always heaps of off-track entertainment on offer to keep everyone entertained. It is a great week to be in Melbourne.

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Author: Antony Hearst

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Upgrade your ride this summer with Avis Australia

December 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Use the links below for some great upgrades thanks to our friends at Avis.

Free Single Upgrade

Rent an Economy (Group X) through to a Full Size (Group E) car with Avis in Australia for a minimum of 1 day and get a free single upgrade*.

Include coupon number UPPA046 in your booking.

Valid on rentals commenced by 31 March 2014. Blackout period applies.

Click here to book.

*Terms & Conditions

  • Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental.
  • An advance reservation with request for single upgrade is required.
  • Blackout period: 16 Dec 2013 to 4 Jan 2014
  • Valid for a single car group upgrade, from a Group X to Group A, Group A to Group B, Group B to Group C, Group C to Group D, Group D to Group E, Group E to Group P. Maximum upgrade to a Group P.
  • Minimum rental period of 1 day applies.
  • Coupon number UPPA046 must be used at time of reservation.
  • Offer available at selected corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia only.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion.
  • Not available on Government, corporate, package tour and industry rates.
  • Avis standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis Rental Agreement at the time of rental.

Free Double Upgrade

Rent an Economy, Compact, Intermediate or Standard car for 3 consecutive days or more in Australia and get a Free Double Upgrade*.

Include coupon number UPDA092 in your booking.

Valid on rentals commenced by 31 March 2014. Blackout period applies.

Click here to book.

*Terms & Conditions

  • Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental
  • An advance reservation with request for double upgrade is required
  • Blackout period: 16 Dec 2013 to 4 Jan 2014
  • Offer available at selected corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia only
  • Minimum rental period of 3 days apply
  • Valid for a two car group upgrade from a Group X to Group B, Group A to Group C, Group B to Group D, Group C to Group E, Group D to Group P – Maximum upgrade to a Group P
  • Include coupon number UPDA092 in your reservation
  • Drivers under the age of 25 can only rent car groups up to a Standard 4 door automatic
  • Avis standard age, credit and driver requirements apply
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour or government rates
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis Rental Agreement at the time of rental

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Tips & Tricks for driving in Los Angeles

November 19th, 2013 No Comments »

LOS ANGELES is the 2nd busiest city in the US and depending on where you need to go it can take a lot of time to get to your destination. Los Angeles is one of those destinations where it is essential to have a good GPS system or comprehensive maps, especially if you are a visitor in a rental car and don’t know your way around

Driving in LA is always on the right hand side of the road and there are a variety of different roads and highways. What can sometimes be very confusing in LA is when you are using the freeways and highways and asking for directions. This is because the freeways are referred to by name and number. EG- 1-105 is also known as the Century Freeway. However, when asking a resident for directions you will probably be given the directions by freeway number only. There are lots of different lanes on the freeways and it is a good idea to be aware of this before you set off.

Here are some tips for driving in Los Angeles:

  1. In Los Angeles you cannot use your phone whilst driving as LA is strictly hands free driving at all times.
  2. Seatbelts are also compulsory for both the driver and all passengers at all times.
  3. All babies and children under 27kg or 6 yrs of age must be restrained in a booster seat or car seat.
  4. The BAC limit is 0.08 for those aged 21 and over at all times.
  5. Peak hour in LA is generally between 7-9 am and then again between 3-7 pm. The freeways heading to the beaches are also bumper to bumper on sunny weekends.
  6. At all intersections passengers have right of way at all times.
  7. U TURNS are allowed unless signage states otherwise, or there is a solid yellow line down the road.
  8. You can turn right at a red light after stopping unless a sign tells you otherwise.

Also be aware that there are carpool lanes at the far left and to travel in these lanes you need a minimum of 2 or sometimes 3 persons in the vehicle. You will be given an infringement notice if you use these lanes inappropriately. The road signs should state which hours these lanes operate as carpool lanes.

Something that really slows down the LA roads is the left turn on a red signal. There are many intersections in LA where you can pull as far through the intersection as is safe on a green light. Then when all other traffic has gone through and the light is red- you may turn. Often when the light turns red up to 5 vehicles perform this turn and it slows things down.

When looking for parking it is advised to be patient and be aware of signage in residential zones. Often parking in residential streets is permit parking only. Be prepared and travel with plenty of quarters to feed any parking meters. Once parked, ensure that you remove from view all valuables and luggage if you want to return to these items.

webcarhire.com offers a great range of cars to rent from either Los Angeles Airport or downtown.

Author: Antony Hearst

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Planning a UK roadtrip?

May 10th, 2013 No Comments »

How long do you really need to enjoy a great road trip in the UK? The answer to this question is simple – as long as you want.

The UK is one of the best road trip destinations in the world and this is for many reasons. The roads are well maintained which makes driving in the UK stress free. The signs are all clear and the road rules are simple and easy to follow.

The most challenging part of planning your road trip is choosing what to put on your itinerary. You need to start by asking yourself what are the must see destinations on your list. Once you have done this – it is easy to get the itinerary organised.

The basics that you need to know for a UK driving holiday are that if you are under 25 years of age you may need to pay a young driver fee for your car hire. We have a variety of partners on our website including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Alamo. This makes securing your car hire UK simple. Plan and book in advance as things get busy in summer.

There may be one way fees involved if you are looking at picking up your carhire UK in one destination such as London and dropping off in another such as Scotland. These fees however will always be included in our car hire rates.

Once you have picked up your vehicle it is important to follow the speed limits at all times. Built up roads have a max speed of 45km and country roads have a max speed of 64-80 km. Once you head onto a motorway you are able to travel at 112 km.

Seatbelts are compulsory in all areas of the UK at all times. The maximum BAC content allowed is  0.08. One of the best things about driving in the UK is that you drive on the same side of the road as in Australia.

Make sure you are very familiar with the headlights as often you will need them on all day due to misty/foggy conditions which are common in the UK. It is also important to consider the time of year that you are travelling. In summer and particularly the month of May you will have the longest days and daylight for the best driving conditions which is important when planning your itinerary. If travelling in winter it can often be dark by 4 pm.

London is a great place to start because of what it offers as a destination. My advice for London is to avoid the congestion zones where there are fees for driving in central London during peak periods.

Another good tip for driving around London is to make use of your smartphone as there is a great RAC mobile traffic app which will keep you abreast of all the traffic conditions in your area.

London has so many tourist hotspots including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Portobello Markets and Hyde Park.

A short almost 1 hour drive from London also takes you on the M4 through to Windsor. Take your time exploring the Castle, river, picturesque streets and cafes.

Also accessible by car and only a 2 hour drive from London is the Southeast area. Here you will drive through the seaside towns of Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, and Surrey.

If the weather is decent take a stroll on Brighton Pier with fish and chips. A real must see destination is the charmed areas of Oxford and Cambridge which are steeped in tradition and make for a nice drive.

When you drive towards the Southwest your scenery will change dramatically to stunning beaches and coastline. Cornwall, Dorset and Devon are all magnificent spots to meander through and offer a unique village and historical feel to them.

No trip to the UK is complete without a leisurely drive to Scotland which is a picturesque journey year round. The drive from London is best done over a couple of days with a stopover in stunning York.

Once you hit Scotland – Edinburgh is the place to be as it is simply gorgeous year round (but wet) with much to offer the tourist. But if you want to have the best opportunity for good weather and a packed itinerary then I recommend going over summer. August is when things heat up in Edinburgh as it is festival and events time.

So hit the road and enjoy !

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Road Trip in New Zealand

April 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Road trips in New Zealand are extremely popular all year round. We recommend allowing between 10 and 14 days in order to plan a full itinerary on both the North and South Islands.

New Zealand’s popularity over recent years has sky rocketed as travellers head there in large numbers due to the amount there is to see and do. There are so many different ideas and tips that experts and previous visitors to New Zealand will give you.

The convenience and ease of a New Zealand road trip lies in the magnificent scenery around every corner of the road and the low volume of traffic that is experienced.

The best advice we have is to plan your holiday well in advance so that you get to see everything this amazing country has to offer its visitors.

That means that you need to be super organised, plan your itinerary and book your car rental well in advance. Although New Zealand does experience a true climate of 4 different seasons a year it is still manageable to drive all around New Zealand year round.

The North Island of New Zealand offers stunning bays and beaches that are second to none. In winter the North can experience some snow around its peaks and National Park. The South Island offers glorious mountains and skiing that is simply sensational. In winter the South can experience snow anywhere especially on the Southern Alps. There are areas on the West Coast of the South Island such as the Bay of Islands where there will be some amenities closed during the winter months.

If you want to drive on both islands you can make 1 car rental booking. However most car rental companies will not allow vehicles to be taken on the ferry from 1 Island to another. This means you will need to arrange your ferry crossover date with the car hire company when picking up your car. When on the North Island you will return your rental to Wellington where you will board a ferry to Picton on the South Island. Upon arriving in Picton you can pick up your 2nd rental.

If you are beginning your road trip on the South Island you will return the rental to Picton and take the ferry to Wellington before picking up your 2nd rental.

Due to the popularity of New Zealand all year round, vehicles sell out well in advance and that is why early planning is essential. Although car hire is generally cheaper in winter, many vehicles such as 4WD sell out quickly in winter. You will also need to organise snow chains depending on where you are driving in Ski season/winter.

Summertime is when families come to New Zealand and request the larger cars and so again being organised in advance is paramount.  Make sure you request the vehicle size that will comfortably fit your luggage and passengers.

Most rentals available for car hire in New Zealand are automatic and the renter must have a full valid drivers license and be over the age of 21.

When driving around you will find that the speed on open roads is 100 km per hour and 50 km per hour in cities and towns.

For planning purposes you need to consider whether you require a GPS and this will also need to be added to your rental in advance. GPS units often sell out well in advance, especially in the peak summer period.

All drivers must adhere to the road signs/rules and any changed conditions. Seatbelts must be worn at all times and unless you are overtaking on a highway you should always remain in the far left lane.

On Motorways you must indicate for a minimum of 3 seconds before changing lanes and there are no u turns permissible. There is also no stopping on motorways and be aware that the motorways are regularly patrolled. Drivers will be accountable for any fines incurred whilst driving their rental.

In general New Zealand has well signed roads on both the North and South Islands. Local emergency services are also very responsive to changes in conditions and will close some roads that connect parts of the South Island if the weather requires it.

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Rent and Save with Budget Australia

March 12th, 2013 No Comments »

Check out these great offers thanks to our good friends at Budget.

1. Free Single Upgrade

Rent an Economy car (E.g. Group A, Hyundai Getz or similar) through to a Full Size car (E.g. Group E, Holden Commodore or similar) for 2 consecutive days and receive a free one car-class upgrade* (to a maximum Premium Full Size car, Group P).

Quote coupon UPNZ009 when making your booking. Offer is valid for rentals commencing before 30 November 2013. A blackout period applies between 24 March – 1 April 2013.

Click here to book.

*Terms and Conditions

  • Upgrade valid for car groups A, B, C, D and E with a maximum upgrade from Group A to Group B, Group B to Group C, Group C to Group D, Group D to Group E and Group E to Group P.
  • Offer valid at participating Budget Australia locations.
  • Minimum rental: 2 day.
  • Driver must meet Budget age; driver’s licence and credit requirements.
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion including local branch specials. Cannot be used with contracted, corporate or industry rates.
  • Vehicles and upgrade are subject to availability.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental.

2. $25 off 4 days or more!

Rent a Group B car or larger from participating Budget Australia locations for 4 consecutive days or more and get $25 OFF your rental.*
Quote coupon number MPNZ016 when you book. Offer is valid for rentals commencing before 30 November 2013. A blackout period applies between 24 March – 1 April 2013.

Click here to book.

*Terms and Conditions

  • Offer applies to car groups B, C, D, E, P, K, F, G, H, L, W and V only. Subject to availability.
  • Offer valid at participating Budget Australia locations.
  • Minimum 4 day rental applies.
  • Quoted rate includes GST, Admin Fee and Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee.
  • Quoted rate excludes Refuelling service charge, optional excess reduction and other optional miscellaneous charges.
  • May not be used in conjunction with any other promotional, coupon or discounted offer including corporate, travel industry, net and non-discountable rates as well as local branch specials.
  • Budget standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental.

3. 10 days for the price of 8

Rent a Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group K or Group P car from participating Budget Australia locations for 10 consecutive days or more and get 2 days FREE of the base rate*.
Quote coupon TPNZ090 when making your booking.  Offer is valid for rentals commencing before 30 November 2013. A blackout period applies between 24 March – 1 April 2013.

Click here to book.

*Terms and Conditions

  • Offer applies to car groups B, C, D, E, K and P only. Offer subject to vehicle availability.
  • Offer valid at participating Budget Australia locations.
  • 2 days free will be applied at the time of rental. Minimum 10 day rental applies.
  • Offer valid at participating Budget Australia locations.
  • Quoted rate GST, Admin Fee and Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee.
  • Quoted rate excludes Refuelling service charge, optional excess reduction and other optional miscellaneous charges.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion including local branch specials, contracted, corporate and industry rates.
  • Budget standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Budget Rental Agreement.

4. $100 off 12 days or more

Rent a Group B car or larger from participating Budget Australia locations for 12 consecutive days or more and get $100 OFF your rental.*
Quote coupon number MPNZ053 when you book. Offer is valid for rentals commencing before 30 November 2013. A blackout period applies between 24 March – 1 April 2013.

Click here to book.

*Terms and Conditions

  • Offer applies to car groups B, C, D, E, P, K, F, G, H, L, W and V only. Subject to availability.
  • Offer valid at participating Budget Australia locations.
  • Minimum 12 day rental applies.
  • Quoted rate includes GST, Admin Fee and Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee.
  • Quoted rate excludes Refuelling service charge, optional excess reduction and other optional miscellaneous charges.
  • May not be used in conjunction with any other promotional, coupon or discounted offer including corporate, travel industry, net and non-discountable rates as well as local branch specials.
  • Budget standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental.

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Rent and Save with Avis Australia

March 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Check out these great offers thanks to our good friends at Avis.

1. Save $20

Rent any car with Avis in Australia for 3 consecutive days or more and get $20* off your rental.

Include coupon number MPPA111 in your booking.

Valid on rentals commenced before 15 December 2013.

Click here to book.

*Terms and Conditions

    • Subject to vehicle availability
    • Offer available at selected corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia only
    • An advance reservation is required
    • Include coupon number MPPA111 in your reservation
    • Minimum rental period of 3 days apply
    • $20 off is applicable to time and kilometre charges only
    • Valid on all car groups
    • Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements
    • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour, travel industry or government rates.
    • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis Rental Agreement at the time of rental

      2. Free Single Upgrade

      Rent an Economy (Group X) through to a Full Size (Group E) car with Avis in Australia for a minimum of 1 day and get a free single upgrade*.

      Include coupon number UPPA046 in your booking.

      Valid on rentals commenced before 15 December 2013.

      Click here to book.

      *Terms and Conditions

        • Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental.
        • An advance reservation with request for single upgrade is required.
        • Valid for a single car group upgrade, from a Group X to Group A, Group A to Group B, Group B to Group C, Group C to Group D, Group D to Group E, Group E to Group P. Maximum upgrade to a Group P.
        • Minimum rental period of 1 day applies.
        • Coupon number UPPA046 must be used at time of reservation.
        • Offer available at selected corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia only.
        • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion.
        • Not available on Government, corporate, package tour and industry rates.
        • Avis standard age, credit and driver requirements apply.
        • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis Rental Agreement at the time of rental.

          3. Free Double Upgrade

          Rent an Economy, Compact, Intermediate or Standard car for 3 consecutive days or more in Australia and get a Free Double Upgrade*.

          Include coupon number UPDA092 in your booking.

          Valid on rentals commenced before 15 December 2013.

          Click here to book.

          *Terms and Conditions

            • Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental
            • An advance reservation with request for double upgrade is required
            • Offer available at selected corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia only
            • Minimum rental period of 3 days apply
            • Valid for a two car group upgrade from a Group X to Group B, Group A to Group C, Group B to Group D, Group C to Group E, Group D to Group P – Maximum upgrade to a Group P
            • Include coupon number UPDA092 in your reservation
            • Drivers under the age of 25 can only rent car groups up to a Standard 4 door automatic
            • Avis standard age, credit and driver requirements apply
            • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour or government rates
            • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis Rental Agreement at the time of rental

              4. Save $50

              Rent any small, medium or large car with Avis in Australia for 6 consecutive days or more and save $50*.

              Include coupon number MPPA082 in your reservation.

              Valid on rentals commenced before 15 December 2013.

              Click here to book.

              *Terms and Conditions

                • Subject to availability
                • Include coupon number MPPA082 in your reservation
                • An advance reservation is required
                • $50 off is applicable to the daily base rate only
                • Offer available at corporate and participating licensee locations in Australia.
                • The standard Under 25 Fee in Australia is $28.46 including Administration Fee and GST. This applies to all drivers aged 21 to 25. Drivers under 25 can only rent car groups Economy – Standard 4 door automatic.
                • Minimum rental period of 6 days apply
                • Valid for all car groups
                • Avis standard age, credit and driver requirements apply
                • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour, travel industry or government rates.
                • Subject to the terms and conditions of Avis Rental Agreement at time of rental.

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                  Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi in Australia

                  December 3rd, 2012 No Comments »

                  Hertz are one of our biggest partners in Australia and world wide.  Now they are also the 1st to introduce a mobile Wi-Fi service in Australia.

                  When travelling around Australia with Hertz, you now have the option of adding mobile Wi-Fi to your booking.

                  One advantage of this is the significantly lower cost than what you pay for hotel Wi-Fi, especially when you factor in mobile roaming costs if coming from overseas.

                  The device is small enough to fit in pockets and connect up to 5 devices at the same time. It is available from the following cities; Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Cairns at a cost of $12 per day plus tax.

                  Add this extra to your webcarhire.com booking with Hertz today and let us know your feedback.

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                  Our favourite travel apps

                  September 25th, 2012 1 Comment »

                  Before your next trip it is worth downloading some of the many useful travel apps to make your trip easier and more convenient. Below is a list of some our favorites that have been tried and tested by our team.

                  PACKING PRO- this app is great as you can make lists as you think of things that you will need for your trip. You can also preset reminders for must have items such as passports and visas. Use this app and you will get on the plane knowing you have left nothing behind.

                  GOOGLE TRANSLATE- the language barrier can be too hard sometimes and this is made easier with this easy to use app that works in 60 different languages.

                  HELP CALL- you never know when an emergency may strike and it is always handy to know you can reach emergency services fast from anywhere. This app detects where you are from 126 countries and all you need to do is touch the button and you will be connected to the appropriate emergency service.

                  XE CURRENCY CONVERTER- there is nothing better than finding holiday bargains. Never be caught out when you come home with what you thought was a bargain, but what was really not a bargain. With this app you will be able to convert prices immediately and with precision.

                  TRAPSTER- always remember when you rent you car through webcarhire.com, that you will be able to feel comfortable on the roads in any country with this app. It informs you of all accidents, hazards and speed cameras in you area. There is also an option to find your destination/ attraction by using the search and route component of this app.

                  What are some of your favorite travel apps?

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                  Winter Escape to Phillip Island

                  August 22nd, 2012 No Comments »

                  Phillip Island is the perfect venue for a lazy or action filled weekend away in Victoria. It is one of Victoria’s top tourist destinations and is world renowned for its famous penguin parade. Its Wildlife experiences and wetlands make it an ideal winter destination.

                  Phillip Island is approximately a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and its proximity to Melbourne makes it easy for a weekend getaway.  Simply get onto The Monash Freeway (M1) and take the exit for Phillip Island onto the South Gippsland Highway.

                  You will arrive at San Remo which is where the iconic Pelican Feeding takes place daily at midday on the foreshore. Indulge in some lunch at the Pelican View Family Restaurant and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the region. When you continue driving you will cross over the bridge onto Phillip Island.

                  Accommodation in the region is plentiful and ranges from budget stay accommodation to holiday parks and beautiful resorts such as The Silverwater Resort and Quest Phillip Island.

                  Be sure to book in for the nightly penguin Parade which takes place at twilight.  Arrive early to ensure you get a good view of the Penguins.

                  The Nobbies is where you will find exceptional views of the entire coast with magnificent scenery. If you want to experience a true scenic adventure then Phillip Island Helicopters is the attraction for you.  Drive a short way to Cape Woolamai where the walking trail is picturesque and well worth doing.

                  The Rhyll Trout and Bushtucker Farm is a great fishing area that includes indoor trout fishing  Stay a while and enjoy eating your catch which will be prepared by the kitchen and is truly delicious.

                  The nature and wildlife experiences on the island are endless and range from nature parks such at Maru Park and The Koala Conservation Centre to Churchill Island.

                  To see where the Moto GP action takes place, head to the world renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. You can go kart riding on a scale replica of the actual track, take a guided tour and look at the memorabilia.

                  If you like a maze and love optical illusions, then you must visit A Maze N’ Things where you will find a maze, illusions and even mini golf . A visit to Phillip Island is never complete without indulging in a visit to Panny’s Chocolate Factory. At Panny’s you can make your own chocolate bars, enjoy free samples and hit the shop for some take home delights.

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