Australia is huge and this is why going about with car hire might be a perfect option in order to discover the landscape in depth. You can then drive with your hire car from the rainforested tip of Cape York to the underground opal mining city of Coober Pedy, the sparkling high-rises of Sydney Central Business District to the familiarity of the tiny hotel, or pub, visible in every tiny cluster of buildings. The experience of Australia is just as varied as the land, so witness it all with car hire in Australia.
Obviously, a major attraction is the Great Barrier Reef, situated along the north east coastline and easily accessible with your car hire from many points along it. Most tourists head to Cairns though, with its wide range of accommodation from budget to five star and its many tour companies offering afternoons, overnights or weeks on and around the reef. What can you expect from the reef? Colour, just putting your head under the surface will usher you to a different world of the most vividly coloured plants and fish imaginable. Be aware as you travel around that trips into the outback, unsupplied, unplanned and unguided are about as foolish a thing as you could do, and that for vast areas with no tarred road, you may have to double-check your car hire insurance while in Australia. Australia may be the land of easy going outdoor life, but that outdoors can become very dangerous for the foolhardy.
Outside of the Reef lots of travellers head with their hire car to the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. For Sydney think relaxed, laid back vibe, beautiful azure waters of the bay, a downtown that could be part of Manhattan, and beaches, beaches and more beaches. When you take a ride to Melbourne, a sort of Southern Hemisphere Manchester, you will see its a little dirtier than Sydney, a little edgier but with a fantastic, pulsating atmosphere which attracts the bohemians.
Somewhere not to miss in your car hire, and one where you can travel without fear of danger, is the outstanding Great Ocean Road, winding its way west from Melbourne along some of the most spectacular coastal in the world. Number one on the list though is Uluru, or Ayers Rock as was. Situated in almost the exact middle of Austarlia known as the Red Centre, this huge monolith changes colour twice a day with the rising or setting of the sun, from deep purple to intense orange. A sight not to be missed as you sip your pre breakfast champagne. This still leaves you to discover the West in your car hire, and its deserts and capital Perth, Tasmania and its Devils, or the Aussie cricketers whitewashing yet another Ashes series.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant journey with car hire in Australia.