From vineyards to surf spots, when you book Melbourne car rental you can create your ideal Australian adventure...
Located in the south-eastern corner of the vast land we have affectionately labelled “Down Under”, Melbourne is one of those unfathomable destinations that draw you in and have you falling completely and wholeheartedly in love. There are no major landmarks to speak of... no stunning harbour bridge to capture on camera... no coral reefs or big bananas... holidays in Melbourne are about enjoying the local lifestyle, eating from the eclectic city menu, hanging out with families at the beaches of St Kilda, cheering on sports teams or simply ambling around this river-side beauty and savouring the unique atmosphere.
It might not have instantly recognisable landmarks, but Melbourne offers many tourist attractions. Visit Melbourne Zoo, Old Melbourne Gaol or take a tour of the set of television's Neighbours. For fans of sport, Melbourne is beyond compare. Have a day at the races at Flemington Racecourse, see cricket or Aussie Rules football at the MCG, catch the tennis at Melbourne Park and then watch the Formula One action at Albert Park Lake, home of the Australia Grand Prix.
Melbourne is a big city but easy to navigate and having a car means you can get around at your own pace. Driving in the UK is different from the Australian driving experience, and in Melbourne in particular it is important to be aware 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.
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. Vehicles can also be collected at convenient downtown locations in Melbourne.