Canberra Airport Car Rental
If you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital and would like the freedom of seeing the historic, interesting and natural sights at your own pace, pickup a deal on car hire in Canberra Airport before your trip to lock in a low rate.
You can search and compare discount offers by all the large auto hire companies such as Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and others on our site and book online so you don’t miss out.
See special rates on all size rentals including hatches, sedans, vans and 4WD options including popular vehicles from Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Ford, VW, Holden and more.
It is a pleasure to drive around Canberra by car because of the great roads, flowing traffic and affordable parking fees, while most national attractions have free parking.
After you have enjoyed the city, head to the outskirts for fun-filled activities that can be conveniently reached by car.
Getting around Canberra by car
Planned by Walter Burley Griffin, no visit to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory should miss a look at Parliament House, the National Museums and Galleries.
Take a walk around picturesque Lake Burley Griffin, located in the heart of Canberra in the ACT.
Drive up to Mount Ainslie Lookout for great views of the city.
Unwind in one of the many small cafes or sophisticated restaurants.
A 2-hour drive brings you to ski paradise at Thredbo, Australia’s highest vertical resort and Perisher, Australia’s largest resort both located in New South Wales.
Families and friends can enjoy both ski resorts through SuperSki Pass, a 5-day lift pass available during peak winter season.
Drive on to Batemans Bay for surfing, kayaking and even skydiving.
Pebbly Beach between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla brings you face to face with kangaroos that lounge on the beach.
Mount Majura Vineyard is just a good 10-minute drive from Canberra, perfect for an escape to drink quality Riesling, Pinot and Chardonnay.
If you want to continue on a wine tour, the capital of the Canberra district cool-climate wine region of Murrumbateman Take is worth a visit.
Just follow the Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Drive to visit local wineries and private gardens.
Many heritage treasures abound in the historic country town of Yass where you can walk along landscaped streets to visit galleries, cafés and wineries.
A short drive from Yass is Gundaroo, another historic city to visit.
Here, you can have a peek of a 19th century Australian village where the view of the hills, river and cattle being grazed by villagers is a sight to behold.
Easy drive from Canberra to Sydney
If you’d like to head north to visit Sydney, you can stop at Jervis Bay and visit Booderee National Park as well as take a cruise to have a meet and greet with the dolphins.
A famous retreat for the elite class is the highland town of Bowral.
Inhale the fresh air of the Southern Highlands and go horseback riding, wine tasting and browse antique shops in the area.
Probably the most famous stop from Canberra to Sydney is the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, a unique trail that allows visitors to walk above the top of the trees.
It has elevated steel walkways that bring you closer to the animals, perfect for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Explore Jenolan Caves, one of the world’s amazing caves with underground rivers and rock formations before heading to Sydney.