The capital of Australia, Canberra can be found about halfway between Melbourne and Sydney in the ACT. When arriving at Canberra airport, you’ll notice most of the major car hire agencies such as: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty are available and you can book with any one of them through us, giving you more choice when visiting the nation’s capital.
With a well-thought out roads system, Canberra is a breeze to drive through. You will be finding your way around the city with ease in your car rental. And if you’re feeling like a side trip , it’s possible to leave in the morning to ski at the Snowy Mountains, returning at night.
What Can You Do in Canberra?
You can go across Lake Burley Griffin, by hiring your own sailboat. You can also canoe or kayak your way along the waters, or book a chartered cruise. You can take your hire car out to the Mount Stromlo Observatory and watch the stars by night, Australia’s premier astronomical observatory.
Wine lovers and foodies might want to head out to the 33 wineries within 30 minutes drive of Canberra, easily reachable by car.
For the kids, there’s also the National Zoo and Aquarium, where you can see a wide variety of native and exotic animals. It’s just a short drive from Canberra, so just jump in your hire car to get there. There are special tours that can be booked, giving you the chance to pet the animals in the zoo.
Getting Out of Canberra
Want to venture out a bit further? Queanbeyan is just over the NSW border, Goulburn is easily reachable by car and Batemans Bay is never too far away. So get the most out of your car hire by checking out what else is around.