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The Slow Track to Formula 1

Going to Melbourne for Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix? Why not drive and take in the magnificent, splendour of the Sydney to Melbourne coastal route? This road trip takes in national parks, sleepy seaside towns, lush rolling hillsides, alpine forests, sparkling seas and golden beaches…sigh, and it be done in two or three days! […]

Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival and a Barossa Valley road trip – the best of the best!

No matter what you call it, the Adelaide Festival or the Adelaide Festival of Arts, is one of the best cultural experiences on the Australian festival calendar. The festival has grown from its 1960 inception thanks to an impressive list of festival directors and continues to deliver an array of cultural genres including opera, theatre, […]

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Happy Chinese New Year

2016 may be the year of the monkey, but the road will always be a zoo. Check out your Chinese zodiac sign characteristics and driving style below: The Rat – creative, resourceful and imaginative, unfortunately, they can also be hyperactive. The Rat likes to get where they are going fast, so fasten your seatbelt! And, […]


Melbourne in January – Tennis Anyone?

Summer in Melbourne is tennis. Beautiful summer evenings, the best tennis players on the planet, fanatical fans, plenty to see and do and have I mentioned the tennis? For two weeks in January, Melbourne has it all. Come and be a part of this sporting festival as the household names of tennis battle it out on court. It […]

Fathers Day Jokes

This Father’s Day, the jokes on your kids.

Hitting the road for a Father’s day trip is an Aussie tradition. There’s nothing better than rolling down the highway with the top 100 classic rock countdown turned up and the windows down. The only problem with this dream scenario is the kids whining in the back. Sure you could bring activities for them, or […]

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Car rental of the future

Ever wondered what renting a car will be like in 10 -20 years time? Will the car rental staff take you to your flying George Jetson type hire car? Or will the car drive itself and pick you up from the front of the terminal? Without a doubt, the future of the car rental industry, aswell […]

Summer Selfie Competition

Beach Ball Competition – Win $200

Upload a photo with your free Redspot Car Rentals beach ball to our Facebook page and receive 10% off your next Top Dog all inclusive rental. When you upload your photo to our page, simply send us a private message with your full name and email and we will send you a unique voucher to use for 10% off your next rental. This voucher will […]

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4 Unexplained Ghost Cars

There are some things that you just have to see to believe. Take Ghosts for example. If you don’t believe in ghosts, you may just after you see these videos of what many are referring to as ‘Ghost Cars.’

Australian flag on the classic Australian meat pie.

9 Famous Australian foods and where to find them

Australia as a gourmet food destination? You bet. Australia has given the world some magnificent dishes – from the meat pie to the lamington and many taste sensations in between. We have combined 9 iconic Aussie foods with that other great Australian innovation, the true blue road trip. The result? A tour for the taste […]

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Top 10 Fathers Day Crazy Activities

Does your Dad think he’s a bit of a tough guy? Well then why don’t you test his endurance against our top 10 Father’s Day adrenalin activities around Australia?