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Car Hire in Adelaide South Australia

If you’re heading to the City of Churches and would like the freedom to explore the many sights the city and surrounds have to offer, grab a discount hire car in Adelaide and begin your journey with savings.

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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 world.

It’s well-laid out and spacious boulevards makes renting a car in Adelaide a pleasant experience, not to mention an efficient way to get to eccentric arts festivals, nature encounters and wine tastings.

Where to explore by car in Adelaide

As you drive around Adelaide, take in the city’s immense sense of space leisurely.

Take time to appreciate Adelaide’s colonial architecture, leafy parklands, easy-going atmosphere and, on the practical side, clean streets.

The museums and the Botanic Garden are on 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 its collection of European and Aboriginal art.

When the clock strikes meal time, you can either head to Adelaide’s 130-year-old Central Market 3 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 number of restaurants 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).

And if you’re considering a longer road trip, why not venture onto cultural Melbourne, Victoria, just 7hrs drive away?

You’ll see more of the beautiful countryside, and perhaps take a detour to see the beautiful Blue Lake in Mt Gambier.

Explore Glenelg and onto wine tasting in the Barrossa Valley

When you are itching to swim with dolphins, sail or simply fish, drive to Glenelg, a coastal town 11 kilometers southwest from the city.

The famed Kangaroo Island is less than 16km offshore from the Fleurieu Peninsula which you can get to in less than two hours.

The island teems with kangaroos, and also seals, penguins and Ligurian bees (that’s honey for you).

No tour to Adelaide is ever complete without a wine tasting jaunt to Barossa Valley, a mere hour to the north.

After sampling some of the local award-winning wines, grab and extra bottle or three to take home.

And when your holiday to Adelaide comes to an end, all you need to do is head to the airport and drop off your vehicle at the car rental depot and head inside the airport to check-in.

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