Canberra Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Canberra

Canberra is the capital of Australia which might come as a surprise to some overseas visitors who may think that the capital is either Sydney or Melbourne. As the nation’s capital, it is home to Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.

Canberra is the perfect self-drive destination to explore with a rental car. There are so many attractions in and around Canberra and the easiest way to find your way around to visit as many as possible is with your own car. Roads in Canberra are simple to navigate as Canberra is not as congested as other major Australian cities.

Collect your car from Canberra Airport, located a short 15 minutes from the city centre. If you would prefer to collect from downtown Canberra, that is not a problem as we contract suppliers in the city also.

DriveAway makes your Canberra car rental simple. Choose a vehicle to suit your needs from the large range of vehicles on offer from a small economy car to a full size vehicle or choose an SUV or a convertible to explore the countryside. We also have vehicles for larger groups up to a 12 seater commuter vehicles. So book with us today and start planning your visit to Canberra. For further information on depots, driving rules and general Driving Tips in Australia check out our driving tips page. DriveAway are the self-drive specialists, so we take pride in offering the best prices for Canberra car rental.

September - November is a great time to visit Canberra during spring as the weather is consistently pleasant and there are a number of events on including Floriade!

Floriade is an annual spring celebration in Canberra during mid-September to mid-October.

During the wintertime you'll find snow further down south. The popular Snowy Mountains region is just a 2.5 hour drive away in the Kosciuszko National Park.

Experience Canberra

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Parliament House over looks the city from its prominent position on Capital Hill. Political enthusiast will enjoy visiting Parliament House, where you can take a tour of the House of Representatives and the Senate. After you have visited the many museums and galleries, be sure to include a visit to The Australian War Memorial which pays homage to those who have lost their lives serving Australia. Questacon is the national science and technology centre and is home to over 200 exhibits. It is popular with families as children and adults alike will enjoy the many interactive exhibits.

If you are visiting between September and October be sure to include a visit to Floriade which is a celebration of spring and features over one million flowers in bloom. Your rental car will also allow you to explore the surrounding countryside. Start with a drive to Mount Ainslie Lookout for spectacular views back to the city or visit some of the local wineries including The Poachers Pantry and Lerida Estate. Canberra is also a perfect base to explore the snow. Thredbo is a 2 ½ hour drive from Canberra.

Book your Canberra car rental using our online booking engine, call us on 0800 885 590 or contact us today!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Canberra to Sydney 285 3
Canberra to Melbourne 650 6.5
Canberra to Thredbo 200 2.5
Canberra to Albury 330 3.5

Top Locations in Australia

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