Avis car hire in Melbourne

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  • 1. South Melbourne

    Address: 295 City Rd, Southbank Vic

    Phone: 03 9690 9944

    South Melbourne

  • 2. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

    Address: Arrivals Dr, Melbourne Vic

    Phone: 03 8855 5333

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

  • 3. Melbourne Car Hire

    Address: Shop 2/8 Franklin St Melbourne Vic

    Phone: 03 9204 3933

    Melbourne Car Hire

  • 4. Melbourne Grand Hyatt Hotel

    Address: 123 Collins St Enter Off Russell St, Melbourne Vic

    Phone: 03 8633 3300

    Melbourne Grand Hyatt Hotel

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Self Drive Car Rental in Melbourne

Ranked second in the most liveable city in the World list Melbourne gives you access to the greatest coastal drive in the World that is the Great Ocean Road Drive. This 250 kms long route serpentines along the south-eastern coast of Australia giving you access to some of the greatest driving roads in entire Australia. The best way to enjoy this stunning drive is by taking a car rental in Melbourne. Preferred car choice should be a convertible to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells this route has to offer. You will find pristine beaches, dense forests and sea facing cliff tops. It takes around 4-5 days to cover the entire self-drove touring route taking you through the surfing capital of Torquay to the popular 12 Apostles and finally culminating the drive in the fishing village of Port Fairy.

Start from Melbourne to the city of Torquay and get your surfs up to ride the best waves that the city has to offer. Take a tour of Anglesea’s golf courses that are famous for Kangaroos unwinding under the shade of the trees in the surroundings. Then you drive on to Lorne for 30 kms which has beach restaurants that serve great fish & chips. Take a walk with the Koalas, a stroll on the beaches, travel up the cliff tops and have your perfect selfie moments as you travel to the coastal town of Apollo Bay. From here take follow the Great Ocean Road into the lush Otway Rainforest Park where you experience the thrills of the treetop canopy – the tallest and longest – or take a zipline tour over the dense jungles. Get back into your rental car and head to Port Campbell to see the iconic 12 Apostles that rise from the depths of Southern Ocean, of which only 8 are left. Finally head to the town of Port Fairy in Warrnambool and watch schools of Whales make way through the rough ocean waters. You may catch some whales feeding on the local delicacies of Krills while they are at it.

Hire an Avis car rental in Melbourne to enjoy the greatest drive you will ever have with the availability if car at multiple locations across the city.

Explore Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city whose claim to fame is sports. The famous Melbourne Cup Horse Race held in November is the heart of this city. Similarly, the sports of Cricket and Australian Football are revered by every Melburnian. If one is a diehard cricket fan, then the Melbourne cricket ground is a must visit. To begin your sightseeing adventures in Melbourne, visit the Federation Square for its modern and contemporary architecture which is in stark contrast to the surrounding Victorian architecture.

Then visit the Royal Botanical Garden to see the various species of plants that are native to the Australian landscape and are very rare. Have a look at some of the finest Australian art collection from the native works to the modern art pieces in the National Gallery of Victoria which is the oldest public art gallery in Australia. Then head to the 91 stories Eureka Tower which has a Skydeck on the 88th floor giving you the highest public viewing experience in the southern hemisphere. It also has a unique glass cube called ‘The Edge’ that slides out 3 meters from the building. It is strictly for people who do not have acrophobia.

Hop on & off for a city circle tram tour of the Parliament House, Old Treasury Building, The Princess Theatre and the Windsor Hotel. Guess what the tram tour is absolutely free. You can also go for a spectacular cruise on the Yarra River, visit the Queen Victoria Market to get your hands on some unique souvenirs or enjoy the local cuisine at some top restaurants like the Tipo 00, Supernormal, Bacaro and many more.

A must visit is the Michelin star Singaporean street food hawker joint The Hawker Chan at the Lonsdale Street. Dig into its heavenly soya chicken, rice and Beans that earned this joint its much deserving star.

Beyond Melbourne

Hire a car rental in Melbourne and get going to places near the city the worth exploring and visiting on a road trip. Just 50 min drive away from the Melbourne city is the Yarra Valley which is a haven for wine connoisseurs as you can visit Domaine Chandon, the premier wine producer of Australia. After the wine tasting you can take some time off to visit the Healesville Sanctuary to spot some Kangaroos, Dingoes, Koalas, Kyrebirds, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils and Platypus.

Only an hour drive from Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to be to get away from the city and relax. Take a dip in the hot springs of the peninsula, go camping or get the best view of the sunset from the beaches. You can also visit the charming town of Bright where the Owens River flows amidst the Alpine trees. Also, the brewery by the river serves some amazing crafted beer and delicious pizzas. While exploring this lovely town make sure to enjoy a delectable lunch at the Bridge Road Brewers. Another road trip worthy destination near Melbourne is the Phillip Islands which are just 140 kms away and are famous for their cutest residents, the Penguins. Watch the crazy Penguin parade where hundreds of wild penguins wade their way through the wild and leave you awestruck. You can also visit the Koala Conservation Centre, the Chocolate factory or the Grand Prix Circuit within this island.

Take a self-drive car rental and get going to the places far and beyond the city of Melbourne. Hire your Avis car rental to make the most of your road tripping adventure.