Take a trip to Ballarat for the biggest ever showcase of Australian art

31/07/2018 Location Guides Road Trips

Ballarat’s art scene will go through a renaissance of sorts between September and November, offering road trippers the opportunity to discover some of Australia’s best artworks against a unique historic backdrop. The inaugural Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) will see 150 artists from across the country bring their works to the regional city, transforming the […]

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New Zealand skiing made easy…

05/06/2018 Fun Stuff Location Guides

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or an experienced skier or snowboarder because New Zealand has a ski track for everyone. Each year skiers from all over the world flock to the South Island to experience the snowfields, so it’s best to plan and book ahead. You can get direct flights from Australia […]

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Five reasons to take a road trip to Ballarat this Autumn

28/03/2018 Location Guides

Every Autumn, the historic city of Ballarat comes to life with an array of contemporary culinary offerings set against the iconic heritage backdrop that has become synonymous with this gold-rush destination. This year is set to be no different, with close to 40 food and wine events staged throughout the city’s restaurants, eateries and cafes […]

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It’s an SUV kind of Spring

10/10/2017 Location Guides Road Trips

Spring time in Australia is one of the best times to hit the road, you beat the summer heat or the top-end ‘wet’ season. Looking for inspiration? Look no further, we have the perfect road trip and the perfect SUV. SUVs are perfect for a driving holiday, they carry more people efficiently which is important […]

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Ballarat – a Winter Wonderland

10/07/2017 Location Guides Road Trips

This July, Ballarat will come to life as part of the inaugural Winter Festival. The month-long event will allow you to rug up in your warm woollies and embrace the beauty of the cooler months with a series of festivals and events to enthral everyone. So if you’re looking for the perfect winter getaway – […]

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Take the High Road North

16/05/2017 Location Guides Road Trips

Heading to northern NSW by way of the spectacular Barrington and New England highlands is a feast for the senses. The shortest, most relaxing and most scenically varied route between Sydney and Queensland – Thunderbolts Way – is named after the legendary horseman and snappy dresser, the bushranger ‘Captain Thunderbolt’. We travelled this blissfully uncrowded […]

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Explore Ballarat in Autumn

19/04/2017 Location Guides

AUTUMN is one of the best times to explore regional Victoria, and Ballarat is no exception. With its iconic tree-lined streets bleeding vibrant hues of brown, orange and red, the fall season provides the perfect excuse for a getaway to this historic yet contemporary city. The autumn months are also renowned for their showcase of […]

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Get on the Road to Romance this Valentine’s Day

06/02/2017 Fun Stuff Location Guides Road Trips

At Redspot we know that our cars need regular tender loving care to perform well. The same philosophy should be applied to everyone’s amorous relationships ­– the grass is always greener when it is watered. So, if you’re thinking about getting away with the one you love this Valentine’s Day – look no further. Simply […]

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Tweed Valley Road Trip – Part 2

25/01/2017 Location Guides

It’s no co-incidence that the beaches of far northern NSW have long attracted dreamers, artists, surfers and devotees of the good life. The saside community of Kingscliff, an intoxicating blend of casuarina – framed beaches and a fetchingly low slung 70’s style settlement conjures the notion of sea-side holidays in simpler times. With the 30 […]

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Tweed Valley Road Trip – Part 1

13/01/2017 Location Guides Road Trips

Tucked away between the bohemia of Byron Bay and the glitz of the Gold Coast, the Tweed Valley is a voluptuous landscape that rolls out bewitching volcanic vistas, picturesque heritage villages and pandanus framed beaches. Driving up from Sydney gives us the opportunity to feel the scenery get lusher and the rivers wider. Having decided […]

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