What you should know before you rent a car
Car hires in Australia: practical information
Where to rent a car in Australia
Melbourne, Perth, Sydney: what of these fabulous Australian cities will be your next destination? While Australia sells itself as cultural and historical landline, the country's greatest treasures are found far from the city limits. Natural beauty is a winner Down Under and the best way to reach is of course by rent car in Australia. Have you already booked your flight tickets to Australia for your next adventure? That's great! Like we mentioned before, the best way to explore Aussie-land is with a rental and the best place to get one is of course a car hire Australia airport.
Ready to meet kangaroos and koalas up close and personal? Travel to the depths of the most remote areas of Australia's outback with an all-terrain long term car hire. You can pick up an economy car hire in Australia in just about any major city. You'll find the usual car rental companies there including Hertz, Budget, Europcar, National, Sixt, etc. Like you compared prices for your flights to Australia, do the same on car hire deals in Australia to get the best price available.
Driving in Australia: parking and other tips
You will need an international driver's license to both rent a car in Australia and drive it. You can get one of these easily before you depart for your holidays in Australia from the UK. Make sure you respect the rules of the Australian roads, especially with alcohol. You're allowed to drive with 0.05 BAC. Our recommendation: don't drive if you plan to drink.
Good news for UK drivers, Australians also drive on the left-hand side of the road. Just one less thing to think about while you drive your discount car hire in Australia. As for speed limits, highway speed is limited to 100km/h. Remember that distances are very large between cities (and petrol stations), so make sure you tank up before you take off!
Road trips in Australia: what to do, what to see
There are so many cool things to do in Melbourne! Start in the city centre, soaking up the great avenues and the uber chic bar and coffee shop culture. Collins Street is where you'll find all the designer goods and independent boutique shops. Melbourne is known for its fashion and design so don't overlook a little shopping here and there. Brunswick Street is the liveliest of the city, full of bars and bookstores. Don't leave without visiting the Queen Victoria Market.
While it's not the capital of Australia, it certainly has become the symbol Australia abroad. Sydney is a real knock-out and a city that is hard not to love. Start at the Harbour, snap some shots of the famous and iconic Opera House and then head to The Rock, the touristy part of the city. What else is there to do in Sydney on a sunny day besides hit hte beach? Don't miss the chance to do some surfing at Bondi… it's essential!
Never heard of Perth before? Well, get to know it! The biggest draw to this city is its incredible natural beauty as well as its status as "yet to be discovered." Head west to Margaret River where the sun shines year-round and some of Australia's most-prized wine are produced. A good stop for a drink in the city is the Sail & Anchor pub, with 14 local brews on tap.