Australia is an ideal holiday destination to experience by car and Europcar has over 120 locations covering all the major cities and airports, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and everywhere in between, to ensure that there will always be a convenient branch nearby to assist with all your car hire needs. Each location has access to Europcar's huge fleet of modern, reliable vehicles, with enough choice of models to fit any size of party or budget. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, and services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up, as well as daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term rental. The amazing vastness of the country means it would take decades to explore it all, but renting a hire car means you don't have to be confined to one just location.
The Commonwealth of Australia, to give it an official title, is one of the largest nations on Earth by landmass, yet is home to only around 24 million people and largely in coastal cities. Choosing to rent a car for a trip through some of the many different parts of Australia can award a far more varied adventure than the one offered to those choosing to stay in just one of the major cities. That's not to say that these single locations have nothing to offer, with each having its own distinctive character and all offering visitors something exciting and new.
The City of Sydney – While Canberra may be the nation's capital, Australia's largest and arguably most famous city is Sydney. With nearly five million Sydneysiders occupying the metropolis and playing host to 2.3 million visitors a year, Sidney is considered a world city, and one of the top 15 urban destinations on the globe. A loud, busy, brash and cosmopolitan place, built around the world's largest natural harbour and boasting such world-renowned landmarks as the Sidney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney offers plenty of historical and contemporary Australian flavour.
The Great Barrier Reef – The largest coral reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches almost 1500 miles out from the top of Queensland and is home to an amazing array of flora, fauna and habitats. Snorkeling, diving and fishing are very popular, and nowhere more so than on the Whitsunday Islands where the soft sands and clear blue waters of the Coral Sea create the perfect beach vacation.
The Gold Coast – Boasting 52km of golden beaches, 300 sunny days and millions of visitors each year, the Gold Coast serves up a heady cocktail of sun, surf, sand and activity. Behind Surfers Paradise's famous beach is a bustling strip of high-rise apartments, restaurants, bars, clubs and theme parks, where the fun very rarely stops. Don't miss the Gold Coast's lush subtropical region, though, including Lamington and Springbrook National Parks where visitors get to experience rainforest walks, spectacular waterfalls and sweeping views.