Driving a new car, or one you are unfamiliar with (such as a hire car)? Before you hit the road, ensure you know the basics such as how to pop the hood and the location of the jack – and which part of the car to jack up if you need to change a tyre. Remember to ask what kind of fuel the car uses and how to open the petrol cap – you'd be surprised how hard it can be to find the right button or lever.
An hour from Melbourne, the village of Hastings on Westernport Bay is a great base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula and islands of the bay. For Andrew Iredale's full detailed guide to Hastings, click through to the RACV RoyalAuto Magazine.