Category Archives: Oceania


Should you hire a car in Auckland? Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and it’s the natural starting point for onward travel around both North and South island, regardless of how you are thinking about getting around. First and foremost, it’s worth pointing out that the Auckland metropolitan region as a population of… Read More »

Ayers Rock

Do I need a car in Uluru? Is it worth renting a car at Ayers Rock Airport? Do you need a car to visit the area around Uluru / Ayers Rock? [coming] Use local bus shuttles. You can take a 3 hour self-guided tour by bike. Bike hire from Outback Cycling Uluru. There are very… Read More »


Do you need a car in Brisbane? Our car hire advice for Brisbane starts with quite a few pointers to suggest that a rental car isn’t really necessary, and these include the fact that Brisbane has a well-developed public transport network. This isn’t just obvious and visible in terms of local rail services, which include… Read More »


Should you hire a car in Dunedin? Dunedin is a natural gateway to many of the scenic wonders that make up the South Island of New Zealand, although Queenstown might be a better bet for visiting the fjord lands. For all the reasons you’d rent a car anywhere else – freedom and flexibility, especially in… Read More »


Do you need a car in Hobart? The sheer range of coastal views, national parks and other places to visit around Hobart, combined with the lack of any sort of rail-based public transport, make this the sort of place where we would firmly recommend getting a hire car. To follow. To follow. Do you need… Read More »


Do you need a car in Melbourne? For the first time visitor, Melbourne represents something of an irony. The city sprawls far and wide around the Geelong Bay, making it one of the largest city administrations on earth, despite a relatively low population (for a global city), and an extremely low population density. Yet perhaps… Read More »


Do you need a car in Noumea? So for any visitor who just wants to fly into Noumea, put their feet up in a beach hotel, and of course spend a few hours looking round the amazing Tjibaou centre, then there really is no need for a car, because the main international airport is close… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Perth? Perth on the other hand, is very much a city which has more to offer outside than within. This is a city that has grown rich on mineral resources, and there’s nothing particularly spectacular that’s worth visiting in the centre of Perth itself. Perth is still a nice… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Queenstown? Queenstown really prides itself as being the outdoor activity capital of the world. This is, after all, the place where bungee-jumping was invented. Yet the town of Queenstown itself is a relatively small place, with a population of around 30,000 people. The airport in Queenstown is right on… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Sydney? On the face of it, Sydney has the most comprehensive public transport network of any Australian city, and this includes a substantial network of commuter rail services (Sydney Trains), train connections at Sydney International airport, and a growing light rail network. A futuristic monorail ran in a loop… Read More »