Buildings around a pond in Adelaide, Australia

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Car hire in Adelaide brings everything in this beautiful part of Australia within easy reach.

Why go?

Adelaide is surrounded by attractive landscapes that stretch beyond the horizon. Everything great about Australia is right here...

Adelaide is widely known throughout Australia as one of the country's cultural hubs. It's an elegant destination with plenty of things to ignite your senses. Whether you're taking in a late night festival (Adelaide has more than its fair share), scouring the bustling markets in morning sunshine or simply relaxing on Glenelg Beach, this corner of South Australia has something for everyone.

Being a large city, there is plenty to offer any visitor once you have driven in from the airport. But with car hire, Adelaide and the huge region it's nestled within are right at your fingertips.

The fifth largest city in Australia, Adelaide is surrounded by a seemingly endless landscape merging into the country's legendary outback. Adelaide itself has a well-developed transport system, but without car hire in Adelaide you can't fully experience the wider state of South Australia.

Most Adelaide car hire companies are based at the airport, but cheap car hire is only widely available if you book in advance. Trying to find a good deal on car hire in Adelaide in a busy airport isn't going to be easy, so booking before you travel will save time and effort. Once you have picked up your car rental you'll be pleased to know it is only four miles into the vibrant inner-city district of Adelaide, or six miles to the long sweeping golden beachfronts where most hotels are located, with views across the turquoise waters alighting on the Fleurieu Peninsula to the south.

You can collect your pre-booked vehicle rental from Adelaide Airport or one of the locations in downtown Adelaide. Compare car hire deals using the TravelSupermarket search tool.

Where to explore?

Prepare your face for the ache of a permanent smile as you head out to explore a natural richness and beauty you never knew existed...

Adelaide is the gateway to South Australia's many world class attractions, manmade and natural. They include the Flinders Ranges, whose jagged, dramatic mountains shift in colour throughout the day. The Eyre Peninsula stands out for its seafood, including scrumptious oysters and delicate tuna, its surfing beaches and the opportunities for encountering the southern right whales and sea lions that breed here.

South Australia is renowned as a producer of excellent New World wines. The Barossa Valley can be reached in two hours from Adelaide, which makes day trips a reasonable proposition. You could always check into one of the region's top hotels if you don't fancy a four-hour round trip in one day (though by Australian standards, this is nothing).

Within four hours, you could drive from the heart of Adelaide to the stunning nature reserve of Kangaroo Island - a place bursting with native Australian species such as koalas, wallabies, echidnas and, of course, kangaroos. You can even stroll beside a colony of endangered Australian sea lions. Further afield, an eight-hour drive will get you to Australia's vibrant and colourful second city - Melbourne. Here, you'll find endless reasons to want to return to the land Down Under.

The weather remains pleasant all year round in Adelaide with annual mean daytime temperatures ranging from 7C to 29C. When you pick up your car hire in Australia you'll often be told to carry drinking water with you in the vehicle; Adelaide is one of the driest cities in the country.