Melbourne Federation Square

Melbourne International Airport Car Rental

Often ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, Melbourne is Australia's second most populous city and, while officially just the capital for the state of Victoria, many see Melbourne as the cultural capital of the entire country. As such, there is a simply huge array of cultural, historical and natural sights and attractions on offer. With a Melbourne International Airport Car Rental you can experience it all at your own pace and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. With a wide range of rental cars to choose from, you will be sure to find a model to suit your needs and allow you to get the most from your time in this truly unique and exciting place.

Melbourne City Centre by Hire Car

Pick your rental car up at the airport and waste no time getting to your hotel and settling in. When you have done this, a great place to begin your trip to Melbourne is to drive your Melbourne Airport hire car down to Federation Square, which lies at the heart of the city and is the site for the festivals, exhibitions, protests and general daily life that gives this city its pulse. From here it is a short walk to the city's magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens, where you can marvel at some of Australia's plant life; Australia's largest, oldest and best-known football stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground; and the Queen Victoria Market, where, amongst hundreds of stalls selling fresh food, clothes, DVDs, bric-a-brac and much more, you can get a taste of Melbourne's diverse, multi-cultural population. After spilling back out, onto the streets of the city, you will find that one of the most rewarding things to do in Victoria's capital is get lost amidst the labyrinthine arcades and alleys, that make the place so unlike anywhere else. As you explore, be sure to cast your eye over the fabulous Victorian and contemporary architecture on display at every turn and dip into some of the cafes, boutique clothes shops and galleries along the way.

A great way to take a break from the bustle of the city centre is to drive your car rental to one of the village-like suburbs of the city, such as the seaside suburb of St. Kilda. Here you can relax on the beach; wander down the pier; kick back in one of the heated seawater pools; have a go on a ride or two at the old amusement park, Luna Park; discover some of the fantastic bars and restaurants the city has to offer; and, wherever you walk, catch glimpses of the artistic flare, for which Melbourne is world famous.

Beyond the City in your Rental Car

As if there wasn't enough in the city alone, Melbourne has a whole range of breathtaking sights and attractions on offer beyond the city limits, all within easy reach in your hire car. You could head to Phillip Island and marvel at the penguins and koalas, on land, or dive into the clear waters of the Port Phillip Bay and swim with dolphins and seals; you could set out on the truly magnificent, Great Ocean Road, for some of the most stunning scenery Australia has to offer; or you could explore the wonders of the region's wineries in the Yarra Valley.

Whatever you choose to do with your time in Melbourne, there is no doubt you will come away hungry for more, but with a Melbourne International Airport rental car you will be sure to have the time and freedom to get the most from this unforgettable city.