Brisbane

Do I 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 […]

Hobart

Do I need to rent 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.

Melbourne

Do I 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 only […]

Sydney

Should I 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 […]

Uluru / Ayers Rock (draft)

Is it worth renting a car in Uluru? Use local bus shuttles. You can take a 3 hour self-guided tour by bike. Bike hire from Outback Cycling Uluru. There are very tight controls on development around Uluru / Ayers Rock, with the main resort compound being situated very close to Ayres Rock airport (AYQ). There’s […]