Australia Car Hire

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If anywhere was made for a driving holiday, it’s Australia. This huge sprawling island continent is criss-crossed with long, wide tarmac roads ready to take you anywhere you want to go – from bustling city metropolis to the wilds of the outback. That’s the wonderful thing about Australia, it’s a country as diverse as it gets, and that means it’s ideal for every traveller. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane offer up thriving cultural hubs to explore, or you can escape to the desert, camp in the bush, take a dip and explore breathtaking coral reefs, hike in the snow covered hills or lush forests – whatever you want, it’s here for you to find.

Things to Do in Australia

This all depends on the type of holiday you’re looking for. If you want to keep things active, Australia is a very outdoorsy place with so much to offer the active traveller it can be a little overwhelming. Horseback riding, paragliding, challenging mountain bike and mountaineering trails, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, and of course every kind of watersport under the sun. If you’re looking for more of a city break there are hip cities a-plenty to explore. Glamorous Sydney is all beaches, bars and boutiques, Darwin is positively tropical, Perth and Brisbane are multi-cultural melting pots, while Melbourne’s full of winding sidestreets, vintage markets and arts venues. You really can take your pick.

Top 3 Must See: Australia

  • Sydney Opera House

  • The Great Barrier Reef

  • Uluru/Ayer’s Rock

Driving Around Australia

Driving in Australia is something of a motorist’s dream, and truly the best way to explore this vast continent. Out on the open road you’ll really appreciate the huge open spaces, and be free to go where you want, when you want. You’ll find car hire outlets at all airports and cities, and your choice of vehicles is incredibly broad – from motorbikes to motorhomes. As with any country, the traffic in major cities can be congested, so it’s best to avoid busy city centres and Central Business Districts during rush hour. Some motorways have tolls, speed limits vary across the country but are well signposted, and one thing to watch for - it is illegal to turn left on a red traffic signal unless there is a sign explicitly permitting it.