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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 SUV 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 SUV 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 SUV 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 SUVs 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 SUV 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 SUV with Bingo Car Rental.
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SUV’s, or 4x4’s are becoming ever more popular as drivers look for a vehicle that is reliable and safe in all weather conditions, has a raised driving position and comes with plenty of safety features. Some drivers will be looking for an off-road adventure or something robust for that winter ski vacation, whilst others are just looking for a bit of fun on 4 wheels. We are here to help you find out which is the best 4x4 brand to hire in Australia to suit your specific driving needs.
Save Money with Crossover SUV Hire
At the cheaper end of the SUV market are the vehicles known as Crossover SUV’s, built on a car platform but with many of the features of an SUV. Most Crossover SUV’s are front wheel drive, are considered to be ‘soft-roaders’ rather than ‘off-roaders’ and are increasingly popular vehicles to rent or buy, combining functionality, practicality, safety and comfort. Also called a compact SUV, they make great family cars and the fact they are built on a car platform means that they offer more ride comfort than a traditional SUV. Why not try a Kia Sportage automatic rental, a nippy little 5 door Mini Countryman Crossover or a Nissan Juke, one of the most popular crossover SUV’s on the road.
Full Size SUV or 4x4
If you need something a bit larger and with genuine off road capabilities, find out how much it costs to rent an SUV in Australia. Hiring an SUV is a good way to test-drive a vehicle if you are considering buying one, and whether you are looking for daily rental or cheap monthly SUV hire, we have a great range for you to choose from. The five seat BMW X3 is a leader in the SUV market, popular thanks to its versatile and spacious cabin, good fuel economy and extremely comfortable ride, whilst for the best seven-seater SUV, the Land Rover Discovery is the vehicle for you. A real off-road 4x4, this car has the ride comfort of an executive saloon and the practical interior to match the best MPV’s. The automatic Range Rover Vogue is also a fantastic choice for an elegant SUV that drives well both on and off road.
Luxury SUV in Australia
With a great wealth of luxury SUV’s to choose from these days, customers are attracted to those vehicles that offer extreme comfort, good visibility, all-weather traction and good storage capacity. If you want to hire the best premium SUV available, choose the Audi Q7, with its imposing looks, powerful V6 engine and a high quality interior, rent a Porsche Cayenne if you want to drive an outstanding automatic mid-size crossover SUV or go for a full size luxury 4x4 when you rent a large automatic Range Rover Evoque in Australia.
SUV with Automatic or Manual Transmission
Find out which 4x4 rentals in Australia are available with manual transmission or automatic transmission. Which transmission is best to drive often comes down to personal preference, but the commonly held belief is that automatic vehicles are better suited to city driving whilst for off-road adventures, drivers feel more in control behind the wheel of a manual transmission SUV. Automatic transmissions have developed greatly in recent years and some of the best SUV’s are fitted with automatic gears, including the Range Rover Sport, the Suzuki Grand Vitara and the huge Toyota Landcruiser. If however you decide to choose an SUV with manual gears, then the crossover Suzuki SX4, the Hyundai Tucson and the BMW X3 are also excellent models that prove to be consistently popular rental SUV’s in Australia. Whichever SUV you decide to hire in Australia, Bingo Car Rental will find you the best deals available online to suit your own needs.