DIY Car Hire Locations
Sydney Airport is 10 kilometres south of the city. There is a good rail and bus
system connecting the airport to the city; and a taxi will cost around $30 into
the city. Check out the Rocks area, the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Park Zoo, the
Olympic Stadium and Darling Harbour. Sydney is a great place to walk around, but
no visit to Sydney can be complete without catching a ferry to cruise around the
harbour. If you have more time, rent a car and drive up to the Blue Mountains or
take a tour of the Hunter Valley Wineries.
Cairns Airport is around 15 kilometres north of the city. Cairns is a tropical city,
and as the brochures say, is where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
There is plenty to see in and around Cairns but you will need to hire a car to see
everything. Take a leisurely drive up to Port Douglas, Mossman or the cool of the
Atherton Tableland. The Kuranda markets are a not-to-be-missed social event. The
Cairns Sky Rail will give you a bird’s eye view of the beauty of the tropical rainforest.
Canberra Airport is 10 kilometres east of the city. A taxi into the city will cost
around $20. Canberra is 30 minutes by air or three hours by road from Sydney. From
Melbourne it’s seven hours by road or 50 minutes by air.
Melbourne Airport is 20 kilometres north-west of the city, a bit more than half
an hour’s drive and about $50 in a taxi. The city and suburbs are serviced by tram,
bus and rail. Melbourne is known for its trams which provide a cheap and efficient
means of travelling around the city. While in Melbourne be sure to visit St Kilda,
the MCG, and Lygon St in Carlton. If you have time, rent a car and take a drive
along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
Brisbane Airport is 15 kilometres east of the city, and has bus and rail transfers.
Taxis charge around $25 from the airport to the city. Buses run regularly from the
Roma Street Transit Centre to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and to other intra
and interstate destinations. If you want to travel in style from Brisbane to Sydney
or Cairns, The Great South Pacific Express offers a luxurious rail experience. Brisbane
is an easy 2 hour drive from both Byron Bay and Noosa.
Perth Airport is 20 kilometres north-east of the city. The 20 to 30 minute trip
by taxi to the city will cost around $40. The historic port of Fremantle (known
as ‘Freo’ by the locals) is a pleasant 15 kilometre drive, along the Swan River,
to the west of the city centre. Hire a car and head south to Bunbury and the beautiful
Margaret River wine region.
Darwin Airport is 12 kilometres from the city. Bus and taxi services operate between
the city and suburbs. If you hire a car and plan on exploring outside Darwin, check
the fine print on driving on unsealed roads and consider whether you need to hire
a four wheel drive.
Adelaide Airport is 7 kilometres south-west of the city, and a taxi ride to the
city costs around $30. The central city is designed on a grid pattern measuring
around 2 square kilometres, and is very easy to navigate around. The city is surrounded
by a belt of parklands that creates a pleasant leafy feel. Be sure to visit the
famous wine regions of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.
Hobart International Airport is 22 kilometres from the city and the trip costs around
$50 by taxi. There are escorted Historic Hobart walks or you can pick up a self-guide
walking map. The former penal colony of Port Arthur is a pleasant 1.5 hour drive
south of Hobart. The world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race finishes in Hobart
in late December each year.
There is no better way to see the real Australia than to rent new cars
and hit the road.
- Renters have to be 21 or older and hold a current driver's licence.
- Seatbelts must be worn by the driver and all passengers.
- Infants must be in 'baby
capsules' and small children in child seats, which can be hired from Avis,
Budget, Hertz, Europcar or Thrifty.
- DIY Car Hire have thousands of rental cars and hire cars to put the vroom vroom into your day.
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