Over the past two months we have been highlighting some of the best 4WD destinations and adventures in Australia. This is the 9th installment in our blog series. All Budget Trucks locations have a wide variety of vehicles available including 4WD and all terrain trucks that allow you to get to some of the most remote and rugged destinations in Australia. There are many tracks, adventurous road trips, and destinations in Australia where a four wheel drive vehicle is required and then others where one is recommended. Continue reading

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Bunbury is a port city in the southwest corner of Western Australia. It is the 3rd largest city in Western Australia and, like the other major cities of Perth and Mandurah are growing very quickly. Since it is surrounded by water on three sides, Bunbury is known as the City of Three Waters, offering waterfront living and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is located 175 km south of Perth’s central business district. The city itself has a population over 33,000, but including the surrounds that make up the Greater Bunbury area the population is estimated to be just over 67,000. The Greater Bunbury area includes the adjacent city centres of Australind, Leschenault, Eaton, Gelorup, Dalyellup, and Stratham. The suburbs of Bunbury include South Bunbury, Withers, Mangles, Glen Padden, Crosslands, Carey Park, Wollaston, Picton, Sandridge Park, East Bunbury, Rathmines, Glen Iris, College Grove, Kinkella, Mindalong Heights, Pelican Point, Usher, Grand Canals, Vittoria Heights, and Tuart Brook. Continue reading

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Rockhampton is one of Queensland’s major port cities for the Great Barrier Reef and is known as the beef capital of Australia. “Rocky”, as it is known to the locals, is located in central Queensland in the Capricorn Coast Region. The city is situated on the Fitzroy River and is about 600 km north of the capital of Brisbane. It isn’t quite a coastal city; it is actually quite inland for a port city. The Fitzroy River splits the city into a north side and south side that are connected by 3 bridges. One bridge is for trains and the other two are for vehicles and people. Over 80,000 people live in Rockhampton. Continue reading

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Here at Budget Trucks, we don’t just rent moving vans or moving trucks. We have a variety of trucks, utes, and other vehicles to fulfill all your needs. If you need a truck for anything, including moving some supplies or storage, hauling cargo, moving to a new office, or taking visiting mates sightseeing, we have a truck, 4WD or utility vehicle for all your needs. We even rent out coolrooms to keep your party foods fresh and delicious. Earlier this year we featured some of the best 4WD holiday spots in Australia and we wanted to recap some of these amazing off road adventure destinations to refresh your memory. We started our recap last week with our post called “We Don’t Just Rent Moving Trucks”. If you are planning an off road adventure this spring or summer, we hope you will turn to us when it comes to hiring a 4WD or utility vehicle to help get you through the terrain and safely to your holiday destination. Australia has many vacation spots in the outback, wetlands, or mountains where you might need to hire a vehicle that will traverse the rugged terrain better. Our agents are great at recommending the right vehicle for four wheeling adventures or whatever type of vehicle you will need depending on where your travels take you.. They can also, as always, offer up travel tips that only the locals can know. Continue reading

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Although the cities of Newcastle and Maitland in New South Wales may not be as well-known or the most popular tourist destinations; however these two cities make up the 7th most populated region in Australia. The two cities have a combined population of over 400,000. Greater Newcastle includes Newcastle, Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland, and Port Stephens and is the 2nd largest city in New South Wales behind Sydney. Read on to learn more about Greater Newcastle and why you would want to move to this coastal NSW area. Continue reading

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If you are planning to move to Darwin, it is quite different than many of the other major or capital cities we have highlighted in the past. Darwin is the capital and most populated city in the Northern Territory and it is a growing city, but still very small by comparison. As you probably may know, the Northern Territory is very remote and Darwin is on the coast, but the surrounds are most bush lands, national parks, and remote rivers. Darwin’s population is about 136,000 and the city itself is quite small, especially in comparison to some of the other large cities in Australia. There is a city centre; however, it is much smaller than you might even expect. That being said, if you are moving to Darwin, you are probably not much interested in the “city life” anyhow. This region is known for the abundance of crocodiles, fishing, and remote lands. Darwin also serves as an important port city because of its proximity to Asia. As BobinOz.com points out, it’s not like you are going to see crocodiles in the city, but they are plentiful in the surrounding lakes, rivers, billabongs, and even in the ocean and possibly beaches around Darwin. That’s because of the salt water crocodiles, which are very aggressive and get very large. Continue reading

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Canberra is the capital city of the Australian Capital Territory, which is the capital of Australia. Many people move to Canberra for a job. The largest employer in the ACT is the federal government since it is where the government business is carried out. Canberra is home to the Parliament House, the High Court, and other government agencies. Canberra is also a cultural hub for Australia with many different museums, galleries, and the Australian National University being located in the city. The Australian Capital Territory is located inside of New South Wales. Continue reading

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Brisbane is close to the east coast of Queensland in between the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast sections. It is a metropolitan population reaches almost 2.5 million, the 3rd largest city in Australia. The climate is humid subtropical, with hot summers and mild warm winters; this makes for great warm holidays even in the winter. The city is fondly known as BrisVegas because of its laid back atmosphere that still has plenty of exciting things to do in contrast. The city has been one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. Continue reading

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Perth is a growing city and is a popular destination to move to in Western Australia. It is the 4th largest city in Australia by population with about 2 million residents. Even though much of Western Australia is not populated, Perth boasts a big city life. Rugged and rural destinations are not far away; however other populated cities are quite a distance. Continue reading

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