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If you are looking for a rental car in Adelaide, CarHire.com.au can help you find a vehicle guaranteed to meet your needs. Our fast and easy booking system will allow you to search and compare deals from all the major car hire agencies in Australia such as Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, and Thrifty.

As the vibrant capital of South Australia, Adelaide has something for everyone. Sports, beaches, wilderness, culture, fine food and wine; it is all within easy reach of this city. March is a great month to visit Adelaide if you are a lover of culture. There is both the acclaimed Adelaide Festival and world music event Womadelaide set in Botanic Park.

Why Rent a Car in Adelaide With CarHire.com.au?

  1. Great rates: Make sure to book your car hire in advance to secure the best prices. You can choose from a wide range of vehicles from Adelaide's leading car rental suppliers.
  2. Fast and easy booking: We provide a fast and effortless way to compare, reserve and save on your car rental. In fact, a few minutes is all you need to make a booking with us.
  3. Wide selection of vehicles: We compare everything from economy cars to SUVs.​ If you are flying to Adelaide, you may prefer to pick up your rental car at the airport. We also compare car hire deals in Adelaide Airport.
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Driving Tips in Adelaide

Planning to drive around the city? Note that the speed limit in the urban areas is 50km/hr unless otherwise signed. In addition, the South Eastern Freeway, has a speed limit of 90km/hr unless otherwise signed for all vehicles except trucks and buses.​

A must-see destination when you are in South Australia is the stunning Kangaroo Island, just a 30-minute flight south from Adelaide, or less than two and a half hours drive by car and ferry. Normally, the flights leave from Adelaide Airport just 10-15 minutes from Glenelg. Explore Kangaroo Island and book a reliable car rental easily with CarHire.

There are two major motoring events in Adelaide each year. So if you feel the need for speed, don't use your rental car, that's illegal! Head to The Clipsal 500 for V8 Supercar racing, which is held in March each year, on a modified version of the old Australian Grand Prix Formula One street circuit. For the nostalgic, there is also the Classic Adelaide, which is a rally of classic sporting vehicles and is held in Adelaide and its surrounds.

Get the Most From Your Adelaide Road Trip With Our Tips

While driving a hire car is the ultimate in convenience, at some point you'll have to pull yourself away from behind the wheel of your hire car - no matter how comfy the seats may be! Taking a tour is a chance to get local insights, and a city tour is often a good way to get your bearings before you start to navigate in your vehicle. Alternatively, try something completely new with a Murray River cruise. These usually include lunch, and conveniently leave from Adelaide.

If you've always wanted to get up close and personal with the wildlife, then a drive to Baird Bay on the Eyre Peninsula might be perfect for you. Here you have the opportunity to swim with sea lions and dolphins with Baird Bay Eco Encounters.

Point Labbat

For those that prefer to observe their ocean critters from a distance, you can often get views of sea lions playing in the shallows from Point Labatt. If you're after some whale watching, plan your trip between June and October. During school holiday periods rental cars are in high demand, so book well in advance.

Adelaide's hot zones for nightlife are the clubs, bars, and pubs of Rundle Street in the east, and Hindley Street and Light Square in the west. Gouger Street is Adelaide's key dining location. It's the gateway to the Adelaide Central Market, and the bustling mall and food halls of Chinatown. Shoppers flock to the premier shopping district of Rundle Mall, while bargain hunters love outlet shopping at Harbour Town. It is a 15-minute drive west of the city, near the airport.

Wine lovers, of course, will have one destination clearly in mind: The Barossa Valley wine region. Many of the wineries are quite generous with their wine tasting sessions so if you're going to do this, booking a tour with a driver is highly recommended. Not only will your group not need to choose a designated driver for the hire car, but there will be no chance of getting lost, or having difficulty locating quality wineries that cater to your tastes. On top of this, the locals know a thing or two about the region's history and are more than happy to tell you about it.

Glenelg Adelaide Coast

No trip to Adelaide is complete without a tram ride to
Glenelg. This picturesque little seaside spot is popular with locals, tourists, and of course, the ever-present seagulls. A walk down the pier is a pleasant way to appreciate views of the gorgeous coastline. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and fast food choices. Tourists will often hop on a tram to Glenelg from the city and take in the seaside: a tradition which has endured for many years which also saves you finding a park for the rental car. An ice cream on the beach is refreshing and relaxing, and so too is a seaside pint or two.


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