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Melbourne city skyline lit up at dusk

Although the city itself is well served by public transport, including its wonderful tram system, exploration of the surrounding areas is easy when you organise car hire in Melbourne.  In Melbourne car hire is a quick and convenient way to visit the Yarra Valley wine producing region, the Surf Coast near Geelong or Mount Dandenong and the famous Puffing Billy steam train. You can also use your car rental to discover local history in the so-called ghost town of Walhalla, site of many interesting walks, and filled with memorabilia of the gold mining age.

 use your car rental to discover local history in the so-called ghost town of Walhalla...

Driving in the UK is completely different from the Australian driving experience, and in Melbourne in particular it is important to beware of 'hook turn' procedures when in areas of tram traffic.  Car hire is most suitable for venturing out of the city and suburbs, and, when you do so, be alert to your fuel needs and wary of the distances involved.

Crystal clear, blue waters and rocky outcrop on the Melbourne coastline

Cheap car hire in Melbourne is typically available when you compare prices online and book in advance. For most tourists, an airport pick up is the most convenient way of collecting their vehicle - all the major car rental companies have pick up points there along with many local rental firms.