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ADELAIDE is set on the wide curves of the River Torrens between the Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent. Its immediate location belies the fact that beyond the rolling hills lie great tracts of desert Adelaide is the capital of the driest State in the world’s second driest continent. All our rental cars are fitted with A/C to help you cope with the extreme summer temperatures. It has a population of almost 1.1 million, but feels smaller and, despite its bustle and cosmopolitan character, it remains a friendly and open place. The city offers visitors a regular calendar of festivals, a well-preserved history, a large and varied arts program, the warmth and light of the South Australian outdoors, and excellent wining and dining.
Adelaide’s city centre is compact and easily negotiated on foot, after you have parked your rental car in one of the convenient car parking stations. For those who are tired of driving their rental car around and would like some help getting about, there is a safe, clean and efficient public transport system. The Explorer Tram offers visitors the chance to tour the city’s attractions at a leisurely pace and with the benefit of a recorded commentary. This tram replica has many stopping points and visitors can board and alight as they wish. A fleet of Popeye motor launches cruise the River Torrens and also provide an ideal means of transport to the Adelaide Zoo. Talk to our friendly Adelaide car rental people when you pickup your car for friendly advice in regards to this public system
The Trans Adelaide’s O-Bahn is the longest guided busway in the world. The busway runs alongside the river, from the city to Modbury, through its own landscaped park. Be sure not to drive your rental vehicle down the causeway for its illegal. The historic Glenelg tram is the most famous of Adelaide’s tourist rides. It departs Victoria Square regularly for a return trip to Adelaide’s premier seaside suburb. The MV Port Princess, operating from Port Adelaide, carries visitors down the Port River, taking in historic sites and beaches and providing a chance to see dolphins. Car rental travel is recommended for touring some of the farther-flung regions in Adelaide the roads are excellent and, provided you have a road map from our Adelaide car rental depot, navigation should not be a problem.
Touring The Barossa in your rental vehicle - Whereas many parts of Australia have developed gourmet credentials over the last decade or so, the Barossa has a culinary heritage that goes back 150 years. German-style baking is a highlight: try the Lyndoch Bakery, or the Apex Bakery in Tanunda, established 70 years ago. Old-fashioned ice-cream is made and served at Tanunda’s Nice Ice and in Angaston you’ll find the shopfront for Australia’s biggest processor of dried fruit Angus Park Fruit Company. Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop at Nuriootpa sells the products that have made her name, while Angastori Gourmet Foods is a great place for all the region’s best products. If there is any further information you require please ensure to ask our friendly local car rental staff at the time of hire.l