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Best Places for a Vacation Home in Australia

Best Places for a Vacation Home in Australia

We often highlight cities to move to here on the Budget Trucks Blog, but today, we are featuring the best cities to have a vacation home in. If you are planning on a vacation home, you likely want something away from the CBD and all of the traffic, etc. When staying in your vacation home, you will want to be away from the sights you see every day and close to attractions and things you will be doing on your holiday. Here are 5 places where you might choose to make your vacation home.

  1. Blue Mountains


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Not all vacation homes have to be by the beach. Instead, how about a vacation home in the Blue Mountains just about a 30 minute drive from Sydney? You won’t have to spend long to get there when you want to go for a long weekend, or even just a day trip. Get away from it all in just 30 minutes and enjoy the cool mountain air, horseback riding, winter sports in the snow, and Christmas in July.

Hiring a Truck or 4WD to Get to the Blue Mountains


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Whether you are moving your things into your vacation home, or just heading to the mountains to spend some time in your vacation home there, Budget Trucks Sydney locations  have got you covered with moving trucks, moving vans, and 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles. If you are travelling in winter, ask for snow covers, which are now available at Budget car hire locations. While in Sydney, in check out these other holiday ideas from our Budget Travel Tips Blog:

Best Scenic Drives in Australia: Greater Blue Mountains

Scenic Drives in the Snowy Mountains

Snow Valley Way: A Delicious Scenic Drive

Things to Do on Holiday in Sydney

Sydney Holiday Ideas for Families with Kids

Free Things to Do in Sydney

A Spectacular New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Places to See in and Around Sydney

5 Day Trips from Sydney

Sydney’s Famous and Secret Beaches

Scenic Drive from Sydney to Melbourne

Experience the Vast Beauty of Wollemi National Park

Royal National Park

Summertime is the Perfect Time for Sydney’s Outdoor Pools

Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Sydney

  1. Mackay


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Mackay is a city located in Queensland’s central coast. There are so many different relaxing things to do here. It is a vacation town with a very laid back vibe. Mackay is situated on the Pioneer River. Inland, you can visit the mountains and rainforests, just off the coast is the Coral Sea and just north is the Great Barrier Reef. Plus, there is a whopping total of 26 national parks in the Mackay and Proserpine region. You will have many opportunities to see the shy platypus in Eungella National Park. Centrally located, the Mackay Harbour Marina is the perfect hangout for local shopping and dining. Living like a local, you will quickly find out about Mackay’s Northern Beaches, they are a hidden gem located just 15 minutes north of the city centre. Just off the coast are some fantastic island getaways on Keswick Island, Newry Island or Brampton Island.

Hiring a Moving Truck in Mackay


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There are two truck hire locations in Mackay; you can hire a moving van in the Mackay city location  or at the Mackay Airport Budget Truck rental location. You can hire a moving truck or van or just a vehicle to get to your vacation home in comfort. Our representatives will be sure to help you find the right vehicle for your needs. When you have a vacation home in Mackay, it gives you plenty of time to see the sights in the area. Here are some holiday ideas from our sister site, the Budget Travel Tips Blog:

Great Sandy National Park

Noosa National Park: Australia’s Most Popular National Park

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

5 Day Trips from Brisbane

Things to Do in Brisbane

Free Things to do in Brisbane

Something for Everyone in the South Bank of Brisbane

The Rainforest Way

Endless Holiday Possibilities in Mackay

Great Barrier Reef 5 Top Port Cities and Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Excursions

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

Great Barrier Reef with Kids

  1. Port Douglas


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Port Douglas is the most northern port on the Great Barrier Reef. It is located in Queensland’s tropical Far North where it is always warm. If tropical warm weather is what you seek in a vacation, then finding a vacation home in Port Douglas is the place for you. In addition to plenty of excursion options to northern Great Barrier Reef locations, you also have the Daintree Rainforest nearby as well as Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the beach. It’s a trifecta of holiday spots and sprinkle in the Aboriginal culture and history for some good measure. Daintree is the world’s oldest and largest continuous tropical rainforest.

Hiring a Rental Truck in Port Douglas


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You can hire a moving truck in Port Douglas. We have more than just moving trucks though. If you need a 4WD vehicle to traverse the rugged terrain of northern Queensland, our friendly staff will help you find the right vehicle for your needs. Just give us a call or click the link for a quick and easy rate quote. While in Port Douglas, read about more things to do from our Budget Travel Tips Blog:

Great Barrier Reef 5 Top Port Cities and Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef with Kids

Excursions for Your Great Barrier Reef Holiday

Great Barrier Reef National Park

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

Day Trip from Cairns

Things to Do in Cairns

Rockin’ Holiday in Rockhampton

How Attracted Will You Be to Magnetic Island and the Port City of Townsville?

The Trip to the Tip

The Daintree Rainforest

Explore the Beauty and Nature of the Daintree

The Great Green Way Road Trip

Kutini – Payamu (Iron Range) National Park

Hinchinbrook Island National Park

The Waterfalls of Girringun National Park

The Tropical Delights of Barron Gorge National Park

Wooroonooran National Park and The Waterfalls Circuit

  1. Mornington Peninsula


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Mornington Peninsula is a relaxing holiday mecca just south of Melbourne. If you choose this peninsula as your holiday home, you can expect beautiful beaches, relaxing waves, great food, hot springs, and camping adventures. Phillip Bay is on one side of the peninsula and the Bass Strait is on the other. You can go fishing and hire our boat charters to explore the beautiful blue waters all around. Mornington Peninsula is known to foodies all over Australia. Many local specialties and product are grown here in the mild climate, rolling hills, and rich soil such as strawberries, cherries, olive groves, orchards, and vegetables. If you want to make your own gourmet and fresh meals in your vacation home, you can purchase the fresh produce at roadside stalls all over the peninsula.

Hiring a Rental Truck in Melbourne


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Mornington Peninsula is just south of Melbourne. There are so many convenient Budget Truck locations in Melbourne  where you can hire a moving truck or just a vehicle to get you to your Mornington Peninsula vacation home. Be sure to tell our car rental agents your travel plans so that they can help you in any way they can with travel routes, tips, car recommendations and more. Since you will be spending time on Mornington Peninsula and near Melbourne, here are some holiday ideas from our Budget Travel Tips Blog for destinations in this area:

Things to Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do Near Melbourne

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne with Kids

Refresh and Relax on the Mornington Peninsula

5 Stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road – Road Trip

Road Trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Escape to the Countryside South Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges

Outdoor Pools in Melbourne

Outdoor Pools in Melbourne (Part Two – Public Pools and Baths)

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part 1

Foodie Tours in Melbourne Part 2

The Great Ocean Walk

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