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

31/07/2018, brad.aldcroft 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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It’s an SUV kind of Spring

10/10/2017, brad.aldcroft 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, brad.aldcroft 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, brad.aldcroft 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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Avalon Airshow – an Aviator’s road trip checklist

24/02/2017, brad.aldcroft Fun Stuff Road Trips

Christmas has come and gone, Australia Day is a blur, Valentine’s Day is a mere memory then with a sonic boom the Avalon Airshow is upon us. Here’s a Redspot checklist to get you sorted: What is it? Time off work How to get there Accommodation What is it? It is the Australian International Airshow […]

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Get on the Road to Romance this Valentine’s Day

06/02/2017, brad.aldcroft 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 1

13/01/2017, brad.aldcroft 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.   […]

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Sultry summer road trip – Melbourne to Adelaide

29/12/2016, brad.aldcroft Location Guides Road Trips

If you prefer hot dry weather and stunning coastlines, then a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide ticks all the right boxes. The trip takes five days which leaves two days for leisurely return drive to Melbourne. Day 1 Melbourne to Lorne Pick up your Redspot rental from Melbourne Airport or Little Collins Street and […]

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Redspot is now open in Auckland

13/10/2016, brad.aldcroft Location Guides Road Trips

To celebrate opening our doors in Auckland, we believe a bit of holiday enticement is in order. The Auckland to Auckland via the volcanic plateau will open your eyes to what a fabulous and diverse land sits on Australia’s doorstep and we guarantee after this trip you’ll be back for more. Day One/Two – Auckland/Wakheke […]

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The Ultimate Three Day Tasmania Road Trip

07/09/2016, brad.aldcroft Road Trips

Sometimes the best road trips are the shortest – especially when you have a full itinerary. One of Redspot’s favourites is the round trip from Hobart to Hobart, via The Great Eastern Drive exploring Friendly Beaches, spectacular Wineglass Bay and the Hazard mountain range. Day One – Hobart to Coles Bay Start by hiring your […]

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