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Join 45% of Australians this year – plan a road trip with a new Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander car red

You know how sometimes you get into a car (say, an Uber or a friend’s car), the seats are like wood, the posture’s off and the roof’s so low you get a pinched nerve in your neck and you’re left thinking how can anyone sit in this all day long? Well, the new Mitsubishi Outlander is so, absolutely the polar opposite of every average car experience you’ve ever had it’s going to be hard to find the words. But let’s try. Basically, if you’re in need of a new car, either for a good time or a long time, the Mitsubishi Outlander is it. And even though it’s not summer anymore and the season for roadtrips is tapering off – after 3-in-4 of us took to the road in 2021/2022, you’re still in safe hands with the new ride. View this post on Instagram A post shared by T H E F (@the_f_online) Sitting up higher than your average and with enough torque and suspension to truly convince you you’re driving a cloud, it’s a genuinely stylish ride – that kind of looks like a Transformer, but nicer – that will inspire you this winter to take a road trip to literally anywhere. We partnered with Mitsubishi earlier in 2022 to get their take on an ideal road trip itinerary when you know your trip’s sorted with a quality car, 20-inch alloys a full size sun roof. Beat the rush and make an early start to avoid the highway traffic jam. Mitsubishi’s research says that with… Read More

The ultimate road trip in Australia – as voted by everyone

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The Great Ocean Road has been named the Nextbase Ultimate Aussie Road Trip 2022. So, if ever there was a time to hire a car, buy a car, borrow a car – it’s now. With over 1,600 votes, the Great Ocean Road finished ahead of Broome to Kununurra via the Kimberleys, WA and the Tasmanian Ring Road.  Deciding it was time to settle the debate once and for all, the world’s leading Dash Cam manufacturer Nextbase asked the public which Australian road trip is the crown in the road.  From the shortlist of 10, the Great Great Ocean Road finished top, ahead of Broome to Kununurra via the Kimberleys and the Tasmanian Ring Road. In total, 1,635 Australians voted across November through to January 31, 2022.  THE TOP-10 ULTIMATE AUSTRALIAN ROAD TRIPS: Great Ocean Road, VIC Broome to Kununurra via the Kimberleys, WA Tasmanian Ring Road, TAS  Cairns to Normanton (on your way to NT), QLD Darwin to Kakadu, NT South Coast including Eurobodalla Shire Region and Narooma , NSW   Alice Springs to Uluru, NT Longreach to Rockhampton loop including Emerald and Carnarvon, QLD Birdsville Track, QLD & SA Bright, Falls Creek, Omeo loop, VIC If this is your kind of thing, then hey, check out some of the best SUVs for the job!

Thinking of a road trip? Try Mitsubishi’s top road trip tips

A Mitsubishi outlander drives away from the camera along a coastal road

Christmas holidays means lots of a few things: sun, beach and getting the heck outta town! So pack the life up into a car – rent one if you have to! – and hit the road, exploring some of your State’s, or further afield, hidden wonders and coastal gems. We spoke to Mitsubishi who gave us their top 10 tips for a road trip this summer that suits the newest to the most advanced drivers and their desire for a quality ride with a winning destination. Mitsubishi’s top ten festive road trip tips All I want for Christmas is less traffic Beat the rush and make an early start to avoid the highway traffic jam. Mitsubishi research indicates the busiest time on the roads this Christmas is likely to be between the 18th and 24th December, with half (48%) of Aussies planning on setting off for the Christmas holiday season between these dates and only one in ten planning to set off earlier than December 18th. Wrapping up insurance It’s important to protect the family from unexpected encounters with kangaroos on outback roads, or torrential downpours in the middle of rain forests, not to mention accidents and break-ins. As with every vehicle, make sure you have the insurance you need before travelling and purchase roadside assistance for additional support. Life cover never goes astray, either, while you’re at it. Be efficient with boot packing Much to the distress of parents Australia-wide, packing a boot is traditionally known as one of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of… Read More

Road tripping New Zealand’s South Island

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Few places are as stunning as New Zealand’s South Island. With its dramatic scenery and relative isolation, there’s nowhere better to hit the road in a camper van. Sure, it would be nicer to roll around in a luxury 6 star RV, but for those of us not lucky enough to win a EuroMillions jackpot, a regular camper van might have to do. That won’t make the trip any less memorable, though. The South Island is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, and with so much to see and do you could spend weeks exploring all it has to offer. Check out our to-do list, exploring the far south of the island, up to the very north. Fiordland National Park Our trip starts at Fiordland, New Zealand’s largest and most well-known national park. Shaped by glaciers over millions of years, and home to the spectacular Milford Sound, Fiordland is a haven for kayakers, campers, bush-walkers (called ‘trampers’ in New Zealand) alpine climbers and fly fishers. Boat tours of Milford and Doubtful Sounds are very popular, and the mirror lakes will give you some of the best scenery you’ll ever set eyes on. Dunedin Dunedin is the South Island’s second biggest city.  It’s a university town with proud Scottish roots. On the coast is the beautiful Otago peninsula, where you can take a cruise to see seals lazing and albatrosses in feeding frenzies. ‘The Pride of the South’, the Speights Brewery, can also be found in Dunedin, and is open for tours. The historic Larnach Castle is a… Read More

The spare parts to take on a road trip

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Road trips can be a lot of fun. They’re one of the most recommended holiday ideas to try out, and you can go anywhere you want at any kind of speed you want, with everything you could need on the backseat within easy reach! Sure, a road trip places a lot more emphasis on the journey rather than any of the destinations, but that’s what’s so great about them. After all, the car you bundle yourself and your friends or your loved one into is your own vehicle, and you have to make the experience enjoyable all on your own. No airplane luxury food, no pods you can sleep in, and no replacement bus service if the train stops working! And that takes a bit of preparation – cars can easily break down, especially if they’re going hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles, and there’s no one around but you to fix the problem. So with all that in mind, here’s the spare parts you should pack along with you. Make sure you’ve got a tool kit Before you even think about investing in any spare parts you think might come in handy, you’re going to need to buy yourself a good tool kit. If you don’t have the right tools, you’ll have no way to fit these spare pieces in if you have a breakdown, and you’re not going to want to risk your hands and fingers on a car engine. Not just any tool kit, but one with items that can be… Read More

How to be perfectly prepared for your road trip this summer

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You have been looking forward to hitting the road with your best friends this summer. Hopping into the car and driving to your chosen destination is going to be the highlight of your summer, so you want to make sure everything goes perfectly. From making sure your car is suited to driving in the city to getting prepared for the actual journey itself, you have a lot of things to think about before you set off. Make sure your long awaited road trip goes off without a hitch and consider all of these perfect pointers. Super supplies Before you set off on a long road trip you need to make sure you have the basic emergency kit for your car including items such as spare tyres, a torch and a luminous vest. You should also visit www. peakhd.com to buy products such as antifreeze, oil and diesel in bulk. This is a much cheaper alternative, rather than making a mad dash at a petrol station along the way. Splendid snacks Nobody ever likes to be hungry in the car and if you want to make limited rest stops then it’s important to stay stocked up on delicious snacks. Obviously, potato chips, popcorn and sweets are ideal snacks, but make sure you are careful not to bring too much chocolate; this could melt and cause a huge mess in the back of the car! Comfort is key If you’re on a super long trip then you need to make sure you are dressed comfortably and that you… Read More