Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, feels relaxed and carefree even with its one million inhabitants. With the Adelaide Hills and beaches only half an hour away from the city and a gateway to Australia’s most accessible wine country, Adelaide is in an excellent location to visit. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Adelaide has to offer so you can take full advantage of this stylish city, with a direct car hire at Adelaide Airport available. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs.
Unlike the other state capitals of Australia. Adelaide has never been a convict settlement as it was founded entirely by free settlers. After Colonel William Light got the approval to build a spacious city with gentle connections to the river, Adelaide began to transform into a bustling multicultural city with a buzzing festival culture and a hedonistic wine history. An upcoming urban makeover means more big changes for the city, with a refurbished Adelaide Oval that will link central Adelaide to the Oval and its beautiful surrounding parklands. An Adelaide car hire provides access to many beautiful stops around the city, which are guaranteed to leave a fantastic impression and will want you yearning for more.
There is plenty to do in Adelaide that can take as long as you have. The Adelaide Central Market is a fantastic draw for locals and visitors alike and provides some great smells and color. Adelaide also has a cultural boulevard not far from the market, where you can peruse galleries, museums and colonial buildings and learn a little about Adelaide’s history. For a shopping fix, head to Rundle Mall or the Sunday markets, or you can venture fourth into new boutique strips in previously off-the-radar suburbs such as Croydon. A car hire in Adelaide can also take you to Glenelg on Holdfast Bay, the premier beach in Adelaide. Here you can browse the seaside shops, take a swim or relax on the beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also swim with dolphins or ride along the coast on a jet boat.
Adelaide Hills, with its Mount Lofty Summit, provide spectacular views of the Adelaide plains, the metropolitan area, the CBD, Glenelg and the surrounding areas. A short drive up the freeway will bring you to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement in the heart of Adelaide Hills. Coopers Brewery is the only remaining large family-owned brewery in Australia and definitely worth a tour to see their well-known bottle conditioned ales.
The east of Adelaide has a feast of restaurants and cuisines to sample, from Asian fusion to Argentinian, or the bustling heart of Chinatown. Adelaide is fantastic for its alfresco dining and you will have plenty of choice in Adelaide’s East End, particularly on Rundle Street, with a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is Australia’s wine capital and their selection of reds and whites strives to put everyone else to shame. Multiple vineyards are in the area to explore, but the Magill Estate Restaurant is worth a visit too. The restaurant is owned by Penfolds, Australia’s best known red wine maker, which is guaranteed to be a fantastic wine-tasting experience.
Thanks to the city’s great Southern location, Adelaide is a great point from which to strike out into the surroundings and beyond. Adelaide is centrally located among the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, all of which are within easy day-trip distance with a car rental Adelaide. The beauty of Adelaide’s beaches is one of Australia’s best kept secrets with the neighboring Henley and Grange Beaches as perfect family-friendly examples. Drive along the Gulf Saint Vincent coast, stopping to swim at Port Willunga and Christies and Maslin beaches. Kangaroo Island is the jewel in Adelaide’s crown, with pristine beaches, unique wildlife, awesome sunsets and more than a drop of wine. A little further north is Flinders Ranges with its natural beauty, and even further up is Alice Springs and Uluru. A beautiful long drive is possible along the Great Ocean Road, which you can take all the way to Melbourne where you can continue your Australian adventure in style. Look no further than HAPPYCAR and book your next rental car now!