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Getting to Australia has never been easier - whether via the USA and Canada, South Africa or Asia. From the UK alone 25 airlines fly to Australia. This also means you can tailor a round trip to take in some other destinations on your way - or even a round the world trip. From London you can stopover in Japan, Thailand or Singapore fly via Johannesburg or Los Angeles. Sydney and Melbourne are the most popular destination airports in Australia. However there is also Brisbane airport, Adelaide airport, Perth airport, Darwin airport, Cairns airport and Hobart airport. Take your pick and then for instance take a hire car from Sydney and visit other Australia Cities.
Cairns is at the heart of the tropical north of Australia. Cairns offers great access to coral reefs and islands and is a perfect base for exploring the wider region in a hire car from Cairns.
Cairns Airport is within easy reach of Cairns. International flights from across the globe arrive and depart Cairns Airport. There are the usual airport services at Cairns Airport and it is well connected to the rest of Australia. You can get a hire car or a camper motorhome in Cairns and could arrange a one way service to say Sydney.
Car hire Cairns Airport
Brisbane is on the East Coast of Australia with fantastic beaches and a sub tropical climate. There is plenty to do including visiting islands. Brisbane is known for its keenness on sports, its wines and its art.
Brisbane Airport is located 13 kilometres (eight miles) northeast of Brisbane's city centre. A busy Airport, Brisbane has all the facilities for comfortable travel. There are plenty of companies offering car hire from Brisbane Airport and from here it is easy to see the attractions of Brisbane and further afield. Why not make the most of the sun and hire a convertible car in Brisbane.
Car hire Brisbane Airport
International Terminal Building
Brisbane International Airport
Brisbane car hire
Brisbane Domestic Airport
Sydney is one of the most famous cities in the world and the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are Sydney's landmarks. With famous beaches and its eclectic mix of cultures, cuisines and people Sydney is really worthy of it's reputation. If you are just staying in Sydney then a small hire car will be sufficient.
Sydney Airport is located on the northern shoreline of Botany Bay just 9 kilometres south of Sydney's central business district. A major International Airport, Sydney has all that a busy or tired traveller requires from banks, bars and brassieres to pharmacies, playstations and parking. It is easy to rent a car from Sydney Airport as all there are all the major companies offering car hire. If you are going on a long tour then you might want to consider a large hire car from Sydney.
Sydney International Airport Sydney NSW Australia
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Australia
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and a city of style and culture. Melbourne is known for it's architecture, theatres and art. In Australia Melbourne is a fashion, food, entertainment and sport city. Close to other cities (in Australian terms) and a main gateway airport, Melbourne is a great place to start a tour of Australia in a rental Car. It is possible to choose a hire car from Melbourne city or alternatively you can collect a hire car from Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne Domestic Airport Melbourne Victoria Australia
Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. Adelaide is situated between the seaside and the hills. Adelaide is a graceful city with wide boulevards lined with elegant buildings. Adelaide also has galleries, theatres and museums and is proud of its good food and local wine.
Adelaide has an airport, which has all the necessary amenities, including car hire companies. You might like to consider a convertible hire car from Adelaide to take advantage of the glorious weather.
Car hire Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Domestic Airport
Perth Perth is the capital of Western Australia and sits on the Swan River. There is plenty to do in Perth, especially watersports. Perth is quite along way from any other cities, but there is lots to do in the region. If you hire a car in Perth it may be too far to travel to other cities in Australia.
Perth Airport is twelve kilometres east of Perth and amongst other facilities it has car hire companies.
Terminal Building Perth International Airport Redcliffe Perth
Terminal Building Perth Domestic Airport Brearley Avenue Redcliffe
Alice Springs is in the heartland of Australia and combines history with modern living. The famous Ayers Rock is in this region. If you hire a car from Alice Springs a 4x4 is recommended in case you want to go off the beaten track.
You can drive to Alice Springs but it might be easier to fly to Alice Springs Airport, only 15 kilometres from town. You could pick up your hire car at Alice Springs Airport
Alice Springs Airport Terminal Building Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia
Darwin is in the north of Australia and is a vibrant, tropical city. Darwin has a deepwater port and a key gateway to trade from Asia. Darwin offers a blend of cosmopolitan and city pleasures as well as a host of wildlife.
Darwin Airport offers a warm welcome to travellers. Darwin Airport has a range of shops and food outlets, all in air-conditioned comfort. Darwin International Airport is only 12.5 kilometres from the town centre. There is plenty of choice for car hire at Darwin Airport.
Driving in Australia
Australia is a vast country with lots to see and do. A hire car is an ideal way to see Australia but bear in mind the distances. If you take a hire car from Sydney to Melbourne it is 600 miles, or a days drive to Melbourne in your rental car. Some of the distances between Australian cities car rental depots are as follows
Car hire Sydney to har rental Brisbane 1,022 kms
Car hire Sydney to har hire Canberra 285 kms
Car hire Sydney to har hire Melbourne 1,045 kms
Car hire Sydney to Adelaide 1,568kms
Car hire Melbourne to Car hire Adelaide 945kms
Car hire Adelaide to Car hire Perth 3,194kms
Car hire Adelaide to Car hire Alice Springs 1,529kms
Car hire Alice Springs to Car hire Darwin 1,490 kms
Car hire Perth to Car hire Darwin 4,355kms
The main thing to bear in mind is that hire cars in Australia drive on the left hand side of the road. Most roads are in good condition for your car hire in Australis and are very straight. Some roads in the Outback are less good and you may want to consider a 4x4 hire in Australia's more remote areas. If you wanted a hire car in Alice Springs it might be worth considering a 4x4.There are a limited number of tolls on main highways.
The signs are mostly straightforward and self explanatory and in the interior there are lots of signs warning about wildlife. Take them seriously, especially Kangaroos as they can cause major damage to hire cars in Australia. Parking your hire car in Australia is very easy apart from downtown city centres
You do not want to obtain a speeding fine in your hire car in Australia so here are the speed limits;
Speed limits in Australia are measured in KPH (Kilometres per Hour)
Built-up areas in Australia: 60/50 km/h
Outside built-up areas in Australia: 100 km/h
Urban stretches in Australia: 100 km/h
Dual carriageways in Australia: 100 km/h
Motorways in Australia: 100/110 km/h
When driving your hire car in Australia be vigilant of the speed limits on the road signs
Car hire branches in Australia are available in the following 67 carhire locations;
In Adelaide there are two rental branches; Adelaide Airport car hire desk
Adelaide Downtown car rental and motorhome hire branches
Artarmon hire cars
Brisbane Airport car hire desk
Brisbane (Downtown car rental branch)
Cairns Airport car hire desk
Cairns Downtown RV hire and car rental branches
Canberra Airport car hire desk
Canberra (Downtown car rental depot)
Coffs Harbour hire cars
Coolangatta Airport car hire desk
Coolangatta (Downtown car rental depot)
Devonport Airport car hire desk
Devonport (Downtown car rental depot)
Devonport Ferryport hire cars
Gladstone Airport car hire desk
Hobart Airport car hire desk
Hobart Downtown car rental and Campervan hire depot
Launceston Airport car hire desk
Launceston (Downtown car rental depot)
Mackay Airport car hire desk
Mackay (Downtown car rental depot)
Maroochydore Airport car hire desk
Melbourne Airport car hire desk
Melbourne (Downtown car rental depot)
Merimbula Airport car hire desk
Newcastle Airport car hire desk
Noosa Heads hire cars
Osborne Park hire cars
Palm Cove hire cars
Perth Airport hire cars
Perth RV and Motorhome hire
Rockhampton hire cars
Surfers Paradise hire cars
Sydney Airport car hire desk
Sydney Motorhome, car and campervan depots
Toowoomba hire cars
Townsville Airport car hire desk
Townsville (Downtown car rental depot)
Virginia hire cars
Wollongong hire cars
Airlie Beach hire cars
Albury Airport hire cars
Alice Springs Airport car hire desk
Alice Springs Downtown motorhome hire andcar rental depots
Bairnsdale hire cars
Ballina hire cars
Bathurst hire cars
Broome Airport car hire desk
Bundaberg hire cars
Darwin Airport car hire desk
Darwin (Downtown car rental depot)
Dubbo Airport car hire desk
Dubbo (Downtown car rental depot)
Eden hire cars
Hervey Bay hire cars
Kununurra hire cars
Maryborough hire cars
Merimbula (Downtown car rental depot)
Mount Gambier hire cars
Mount Isa hire cars
Orange Airport car hire desk
Orange (Downtown car rental depot)
Sale hire cars
Sanctuary Point hire cars
Traralgon Airport car hire desk
Traralgon (Downtown car rental depot)
Ulladulla hire cars
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