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Five road trips that could make a difference to bushfire affected towns

Road trips are the ‘new normal’ for Aussie travel and these five driving holidays should top your list, because they’ll really make a difference to bushfire affected communities.

New South Wales

Top Lake Mac road trip highlights

With the great outdoors being top of the agenda for many visitors, Visit Lake Macquarie has crafted a top highlights driving itinerary for cruising over 60 kilometres of easy road.

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It’s official: 2020 is the year of the road trip

A Camplify report highlights 2020 as the year of the local road trip, with Australians hitting the highways in record numbers to travel domestically and within their own states.

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Older Australians leading the charge on road trip safety

With travel restrictions easing in most states, many Australians are rediscovering the ‘great Australian road trip’. And older Aussies are leading the charge – and keeping safety top of mind before hitting the road.

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Where to find the cheapest fuel for your long weekend road trip

The pandemic has been a catalyst for some of the lowest petrol prices we’ve seen in a long time. Here’s where to fill up across the country this long weekend.

Australia

Time to plan an Australian autumn weekend getaway

Autumn is upon us and it's the best time of the year for a weekend road trip. The colours of deciduous leaves – orange, red, yellow – against the clear blue sky of an Aussie autumn: nothing beats it.

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Analysis: The cheapest and most expensive country to rent a car

A UK company rates the world’s cheapest and priciest places to hire cars.

Australia

Australian place names ending in ‘up’

Steve Perkin shares the history behind southern Western Australian place names that end with ‘up’.

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Do you dare drive down Australia’s most haunted roads?

Here’s a list of five freaky freeways, roads and highways that have a reputation for scaring drivers out of their seatbelts.

Queensland

Southern Queensland country road trips to get your engine revving

Wineries, waterfalls and wonderful countryside – Shelley Winkel shares her favourite stretches of road through southern Queensland country.

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Research shows Aussies want to stay close to home

Aussie travellers prefer to explore their own backyard instead of heading overseas or roaming across country, according to recent research conducted by Avis Australia.

Queensland

Queensland Outback bouncing back

Where can you see the Australian Dunny Derby, the Bush Poets Breakfast, unique competitions and games – not to mention entertainment from top Australian artists and bands? Why, the Winton Outback Festival, of course!

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