Birkenhead Bridge, Port Adelaide

Car Hire in Adelaide South Australia

Perhaps because it was never a penal colony when it was founded, Adelaide exudes that charmed life that has made it, time and again, one of the most livable cities in the globe. Its well-laid out and spacious boulevards makes renting a car in Adelaide a worthy investment and a pleasant experience, not to mention an efficient way to get within and beyond its doorsteps that promise eccentric arts festivals, nature encounters and wine tastings.

Cheap rental cars in Adelaide can be booked online with international car rental companies like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Avis and Europcar rental cars, as well as local South Australian car rentals in Adelaide. Book online now to find a cheap car rental in Adelaide, and put the rubber to the road.

Where to Go on a Car Rental in Adelaide Australia

As you drive around on your car rental in Adelaide, take in the city's immense sense of space leisurely. Take time to appreciate Adelaide's colonial architecture, leafy – and huge – parklands, easy-going atmosphere and, on the practical side, clean streets. The museums and the Botanic Garden are on the North Terrace where you can also find most of its historic stone buildings. Within the vicinity you can also find the Art Gallery of South Australia notable for their collection of European and Aboriginal art.

When the clock strikes meal time, you can either head to Adelaide's 130-year-old Central Market three kilometers southeast for fresh produce; take out from a nearby restaurant and lunch al fresco in one of the city's designated picnic areas, or get a seat in the city's choice restaurants. Adelaide is famous for its reputation as the culinary melting pot of Australia, having the highest restaurant per capita. You can cap off your meal with a sweet treat from Haigh's Chocolates, 150 meters south of North Terrace Boulevard.

If you come in February and March, you get an additional artistic treat from the widely attended WOMADelaide (early March) and Adelaide Fringe Festival (February to March).

Glenelg and Barrossa Valley on a Car Hire in Adelaide Australia

When you are itching to swim with dolphins, sail or simply fish, drive your car hire in Adelaide Australia to Glenelg, a coastal resort town 11 kilometers southwest. The famed Kangaroo Island is less than 10 miles offshore of the Fleurieu Peninsula which you can get to in less than two hours. The island teems with kangaroo, and also seals, penguins and Ligurian bees (that's honey for you).

No tour on rental cars in Adelaide is ever complete without a wine tasting jaunt to Barossa Valley, a mere hour to the north. Bring a bottle, but also pick up cheese, dried fruits and pastries for people at home before you head back down to the city and leave your rental car in Adelaide at the airport.