While the quintessential ‘Outback’ may be the first thing that comes to mind for travellers, Australia has much to offer. This enormous country is home to massive feats of nature as well as energetic cities overflowing with culture. Having a cheap hire car in Australia is crucial as attractions are spread generously across the continent.
Australia’s ‘Harbour City’ is known first for the Opera House, one of the most iconic structures in the world. But there is plenty more to do in Sydney, from basking on the beach to dancing the night away. In between are more museums, restaurants and shops than imaginable. A hire car makes it possible to enjoy more remote stretches of the coastline.
Australia is known for its open spaces, and while a few of the towns are within a relatively short drive of each other (Sydney and Canberra, for example), most transfers require a long drive. Eleven hours north of Sydney is Brisbane, with its stunning Gold Coast resort community. This is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
After completing a tour of these major cities by car rental, visitors have plenty more to see and do in Australia. The best place to view colonial architecture (belle époque style) is in Melbourne, while the ideal destination to escape the crowds and enjoy the beach is Perth. Across the board, Alice Springs is synonymous with Aboriginal culture and offers a mix of cultural exhibition and museums.
Australia is rich in natural resources and adrenaline sports. Nature lovers are in their element with access to one of the world’s most unique ecosystems. At the same time, there are numerous venues hosting adventure sports like rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving and bungee jumping.