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If you are looking for an affordable and reliable 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. 

Why rent a car in Adelaide with CarHire.com.au?

The best way to see all this bounty is in your own hire car. Here are the top  five  reasons why customers prefer to book a car rental with us.

  1. Book your car hire in Adelaide in advance to secure the best prices and choose from a wide range of vehicles from Adelaide's leading car rental suppliers. We compare everything from economy cars to SUVs. 
  2. 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. 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
  4. Our friendly customer care experts know everything there is to know in finding the best rates available for you. Just  contact us  via email, chat, or phone if you have additional questions, or need advice to get the most out of your trip.

Driving tips in Adelaide

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. 

Another 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 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 quickly and easily with CarHire.com.au.

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 night life 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 sea gulls. 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.

Adelaide Accommodation to rest your weary head after a day out in your Adelaide car rental

For cheap accommodation use wotif.com to get the best deals and rates by booking online. Just like carhire.com.au they compare and show you the best rates on accommodation. So book today and secure the best price you can for your stay in Adelaide.

If you are more of an explorer and think that a campervan will meet your needs better, we offer you comparative rates on the leading brand motorhome rentals in the industry. Just follow the link hereand find the campervan that suits you and your needs.

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