Enjoy Touring the Melting Pot with Your Car Hire in Melbourne 

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Begin your epic adventure with a reliable car rental from us

Finding a cheap car rental in Melbourne is simple with CarHire.com.au and we can save you more than loose change with our cutting-edge rate comparison tools. With trusted car hire partners such as Avis, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, and Redspot, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing between fleets of top line vehicles. Drive in style and comfort as you clock up your miles on the Melbourne streets. 

Reasons why you should hire a car with us

1. Book well in advance. Booking with CarHire.com.au as soon as you know you need a car rental in Melbourne will mean you get a larger range of top quality vehicles at the lowest rates. This means you can get the best deal on low-cost car rental so that the price is right for you.

Melbourne is home to some iconic events, which means that hire cars are at a premium. Make sure you book well in advance for the Australian Tennis Open in January, the Formula 1 in March, or the Melbourne Cup, this year held on November 1st.

2. Choose the best size rental car for you. If you are travelling alone, you may only need a mini or compact vehicle, a Nissan Micra maybe? But if you are travelling in a group there are plenty of options to choose from, like truck rental, economy class cars, or even campervans. Whether you are travelling alone or with five others, you can book in to get a car rental in Melbourne that will suit your needs and allow you to travel in comfort.

3. Don't pay a booking fee. At CarHire.com.au, you will not be charged a booking fee for reserving a rental car with us. Use our awesome site to look up and compare car hire deals. You are booking directly with the rental car company when you book with us so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs. 

4. No cancellation fees. We all know that plans do change sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, that's why we don't charge any fees for cancellations and modifications. Feel free to book ahead of time and just cancel or modify your booking when needed. 

5. Contact Us. You can reach us anytime if you have any queries about how to book your Melbourne car rental or about our rate comparison tools. We have helpful and friendly team members who will be sure to give you a hand and have you on your way with a smile.

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What to do on your next visit to Melbourne?

Melbourne the"Melting Pot" combines so many cultures into the one city that it is hard not to feel right at home there. Well-known as the fashion and design capital of Australia there is no shortage of things to do and see here. Shopping? Where do you want to start?  Just make sure your hire car is large enough to fit it all in! 

Top Attractions in Melbourne

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1. A beautiful spot to take in the Melbourne skyline and enjoy the best of food and drink is Naked in the Sky, a groovy rooftop bar in Brunswick, and part of Basque tapas bar Naked for Satan. 

2. About half an hour's drive north of Melbourne you can hop out of your rental car and into a plane. Skydive Nagambie describes itself as Australia's premier skydiving centre. They specialise in taking people for their first, hair raising, blood pumping skydiving experience.

Port Phillip Bay Melbourne guide

3. Travel down the eastside of Port Phillip Bay
and out through rolling countryside to the Bellarine Peninsula. A one-day tour of the Mornington Peninsula in your hire car gives you the chance to enjoy both the turbulent beaches of Bass Strait and the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay. 

4. The Yarra Valley is a nice, easy drive from the city of Melbourne. It's the perfect destination for when you want to get away just for the day. In this region you'll discover some of the state's best wineries against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. Car hires make road trips a reality because you have the freedom to pick up and go at a whim.

5. From the Princess Theatre to the Art Gallery you won't fall short of cultural delights to keep you occupied. Melbourne truly has the largest slice of Australia's cultural pie. At any given time there's bound to be great theatre to experience. Worldwide hit Matilda the Musical is playing from now until the 5th of June. 

Luna Park Museum

6. Luna Park is a day of fun and festivities that your whole family will enjoy. Opened in 1912, this is one of the oldest amusement parks in Australia and still one of the most enjoyed. So if you are short of something to do, just unload the hire car and take the day to enjoy this unique amusement park experience.

7. Another great day out with the family is a trip to the Melbourne Zoo. With over 320 species of animals, there is something for everyone to see. A surefire favourite with the children you will need at least half a day to see everything. Parking your Melbourne hire car is no worry at all with plenty of parking at the complex, just park and enjoy the day.

More useful information

Train travels accross Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne

No matter how luxurious your choice of Melbourne car rentals may be there will come a time when you're ready to get out from behind the wheel and enjoy some serious pampering. Aurora Spa retreat is located at The Prince hotel, 2 Acland St in St Kilda and offers a variety of treatments to suit all.There are plenty of great Victorian destinations within an easy day trip's distance of your Melbourne car rental pickup location. In less than an hour you can be exploring the Dandenong Ranges, which are the main hills that can be seen from CBD vantage points.

If you are hiring a Melbourne car rental vehicle and this is your first trip to Australia then you'll soon notice something: Australians not from Melbourne love to complain about its changeable weather. But don't, under any circumstances, let them put you off. Sure it's four seasons in one day, but Melbourne has a fashion for every season and all the ones in between. Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia with plenty of glitz, glamour and culinary delights to rival Sydney. In fact, Melbournians tend to believe they're just a little bit more glam and sophisticated than their Sydney cousins. 

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Top depots in Melbourne
  • Avis Southern Cross Car HireAvis Southern Cross - 99 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
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  • Budget Melbourne Downtown Car HireBudget Melbourne Downtown - Shop 3/8 Franklin St, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
  • Europcar Melbourne Car HireEuropcar Melbourne - 89 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
  • Thrifty Melbourne Car HireThrifty Melbourne - Shop 10, Southern Cross Station, 99 Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC. 3008
  • Avis Melbourne Downtown Car HireAvis Melbourne Downtown - 8 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
  • Budget Melbourne Southbank Car HireBudget Melbourne Southbank - 295 City Road, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC. 3006
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