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Australia - Explore the Land Down Under
Australia is a vast country and hiring a car in Australia is by far the easiest way to get around. Divided into the six states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia, most of Australia’s population live in urban areas along the east or south east coast. Australia has plenty to discover, with a variety of landscapes that range from subtropical rain forests in the northeast, mountain ranges in the southeast and the famous ‘outback’ region of semi-arid desert landscape that covers the centre of the country, not to mention some amazing world-class cities that are an attraction in themselves.
Australia’s East Coast is one of the most popular destinations for travellers, and depending on where you want to visit you can collect your minivan car rental on arrival at Sydney Airport (SYD), Canberra Airport (CBR), Melbourne Airport (MEL), Brisbane Airport (BNE) or Gold Coast Airport (OOL). From Sydney, you can take a tour the Hunter Valley Wine region, before driving north along the Pacific Highway, towards the city of Brisbane. Stop off at Port Stephens, Port Macquarie and Stuart’s Point, a great place for Kuala spotting, before reaching Coffs Harbour, one of the busiest and largest towns along the highway. Drive your car to the laid back town of Byron Bay, an iconic Australian beach destination, before heading along the Gold Coast, where you will find the wealthy resorts of Palm Beach and Surfers Paradise, and the city of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital beyond.
Queensland is home to some wonderful destinations, and exploring in your car is highly recommended. Travel along the Great Sunshine Way towards Noosa and Hervey Bay, where you can catch a boat over to Fraser Island, or continue driving north to Bundaberg, a historic sugar cane city and a gateway to the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling, diving and surfing are the main draws of this region, and if you travel north towards Cairns, you will find yourself at Airlie Beach, a popular launch point for boat cruises around the Whitsunday Islands. Magnetic Island, Tully and Mission Beach are great destinations for nature lovers, and if that’s not enough, once you reach the city of Cairns, you should take time to explore Daintree National Park, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation in your Cairns minivan rental.
Cairns is often a starting point for a journey into the Red Centre, to the town of Alice Springs and the iconic Ayers Rock, or Uluru, to give it its Aboriginal name. To drive from Cairns will take about a day and a half, and you may find it easier to catch a flight, picking up your rental minivan at Alice Springs Airport (ASP). Driving from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock will take about six hours, and often it will be just you, a few tour buses and some kangaroos on the road. Try to arrive before sunrise and either walk up or around the huge rock, before hiking through Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. There are plenty of options to stay in the Ayers Rock region, or you can drive back to Alice Springs, and begin your drive north to the port city of Darwin, via Kakadu National Park.
On the south east coast, in the state of Victoria, you can hire one of our minivans in the fashionable city of Melbourne, renowned for its street art, food culture and café scene, whilst further west, about an eight-hour drive from Melbourne, in the state of South Australia, lies the city of Adelaide, where our Adelaide car rentals will be waiting for you. In the far west, in Western Australia, is the city of Perth. Perth is a laid back city that lies on the coastal plain alongside the Indian Ocean. Hiring a minivan in Perth is the best option for getting around, and the city is surprisingly car friendly. Australia is a fabulous country to explore, and for many visitors it is a once in a lifetime experience, so make sure you make the most of your visit when you hire a minivan with Bingo Car Rental.
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- Weekly rental price in Australia: 378
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- High season average price: 76
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Minivans, multi-purpose vehicles (MPV’s), people-carriers or people-movers are the ideal rental choice in Australia for people looking to transport large families, groups of 5, 7 or more. An MPV will give you and your passengers more space and comfort, are usually designed with larger dimensions and make smart use of their interior space. Ideal for long journeys, day trips or transporting business executives, the seats of a minivan are generally located higher than in smaller cars, providing a more upright seating position and more leg and head room. Flexibility and versatility is the key to a good minivan, utilising cleverly designed folding seats that can be stowed or removed to create additional luggage space and allowing drivers to choose between 5 and 7 seats. The extra two seats are often more suitable for children and short journeys, though some larger models will feature three rows of seats that are genuinely comfortable for adults. Read on to find out which minivan is most suited to your driving needs.
Rent a Compact MPV
Hiring a smaller compact minivan is the most economical option, and when it comes to minivans, sometimes less is more. Being cheaper to rent than a large Minivan, and benefitting from lower fuel costs, a compact MPV is a sensible choice if you are watching your budget. The Chevrolet Zafira 5+2 seater rental is a smart choice for a small 7-person vehicle, as is the Citroen Picasso 5+2 seater. Choose the Peugeot Partner 5 or 7 seater for a reliable and economic minivan hire, or select the Renault Modus for a solid little mini MPV. Save money on your minivan by renting a diesel MPV, offering better fuel consumption and delivering more miles per gallon than a standard petrol engine. Find out what savings you can make on your gasoline costs when you drive your Ford Galaxy tdi diesel, the Volkswagen Touran automatic TDI or the Citroen C8 Tdi rental in Australia.
7 seater Minivan and Minibus Rentals in Australia
For seven or more adult passengers, a full size MPV or Minivan is the vehicle for you. The 7 seater Dodge Grand Caravan is a smart minivan whose clever ‘stow ‘n go’ seating allows you to interchange between people carrier and cargo van, whilst the Kia Sedona is a powerful and comfortable minivan for 7 persons that is fitted with an impressive V6 engine and 6 speed automatic transmission. The Ford Galaxy 7 seater MPV offers space, comfort and first-rate driving, whilst the roomy Volkswagen Sharan is ideal for any family vacation or road trip. If you want to know how much it costs to hire an 8 seater, then check out our range of 8 or 9 seater people carriers, such as the 8 seater Chevrolet Spin, the 9 person Fiat Scudo and the 12 seat Hyundai H1 minibus.
Luxury Minivan Hire
With a larger budget, you might be looking for a larger minivan that offers luxury, style, passenger comfort, versatility and excellent driving dynamics. The Citroen Berlingo benefits from a vast interior space, practical sliding rear doors and provides surprisingly enjoyable driving experience, whilst the refined Mercedes Viano MPV is always a popular premium people carrier. For luxury, power and a good fuel economy, the 7 seater Volkswagen Touran TDI may be the right MPV for you, or perhaps you want to hire a smart 9 seater van such as the automatic Mercedes Vito. Ensure that you and your passengers enjoy a truly comfortable ride with our luxury MPV and minivan rentals.
Automatic or Manual Minivan Rental in Australia
Choosing between automatic or manual transmission is a personal choice; some drivers prefer the extra control that manual shift gives you, whilst others prefer the ease of automatic gears, especially for city driving. Some will opt for a manual transmission as it is thought to be more fuel-efficient than an automatic, though in fact nowadays the differences are often negligible. In the US and much of Europe, automatic cars are often standard, and to drive a manual you will have to specifically request a stick shift car, whilst manual transmission remains the norm in the UK. For a reliable automatic minivan, the 7 seat Kia Sedona is a good choice, as is the Chrysler Grand Voyager automatic and the Automatic Toyota Previa. Try the Renault Grand Espcace with Sat Nav if you want a well-equipped manual MPV, or the manual 8 seater Toyota Quantum for a comfortable and reliable passenger van.