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The only real way to explore Australia is on a car hire holiday. Australia is awe-inspiring, both in terms of its size and because it has something for everyone. Whether you love city life or the great outdoors, exploring Australia in a rental car will enable you to make the most of your time there.

You can book a rental car online with easyCar, the low-cost, online car hire specialist, and pick it up in Australia. You can then base yourself in one of Australia's cities and use your hire car to explore some of the attractions in the surrounding area on day-trips or in order to spend part of your holiday in another location.

Cities and Towns in Australia

easyCar has car rental facilities in many cities and towns in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide and Brisbane, and offers online booking, so hiring a car is simple.

Australia's cities and towns have a lot to offer. Sydney, for example, is an extremely popular destination, with landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, museums, galleries, fantastic shops and great nightlife. However, you can also use your rental car to get to attractions outside of the centre of Sydney, including Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley, which is famous for its vineyards.

If you are staying in Brisbane, you can use a rental car to drive to the Gold Coast, which is famous for its beaches and theme parks. If Melbourne is your base, hiring a car will enable you to visit Phillip Island or embark on a road trip to explore part of the Great Ocean Road.

The Great Outdoors

To escape from the cities and see the real Australia, head for the Northern Territory and spend some time in the Australian Outback. Pick up a rental car in Darwin or Alice Springs and explore the stunning red landscape. There are many different routes that you can take in your rental car, including the Red Centre Way, which begins and ends in Alice Springs, winding through spectacular scenery via the West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen, Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta and Rainbow Valley.

Australia Driving Tips

There are a few things to bear in mind when on a car hire holiday in Australia. In order to be able to drive a rental car in Australia, you will need to hold a full valid driving licence in your own country and carry this licence with you at all times.

Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road and it is a legal requirement to wear a seatbelt when travelling in a car. When driving a rental car in Australia, stick to the speed limits. Different Australian States have different speed limits. Check to find out the exact speed limits that apply in the State that you are visiting before leaving for your Australia car hire holiday.

If you are planning an Australia car hire holiday, you can book your rental car online with easyCar now.

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