Category Archives: Australia

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 »

Brisbane

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 »

Hobart

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 »

Melbourne

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 »

Perpignan

Do you need a car in Perpignan? Perpignan benefitted quite early from the low-cost flights revolution, although it has since seen several routes scaled back. Depending on whether your local airport offers flights to Perpignan, this advice could be considered in conjunction with our Carcassonne or Toulouse car hire guides, or alternatively with our suggestions… Read More »

Perth

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 »

Sydney

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 »