Hi. Me and my soon-to-be wife are planning on traveling through Australia in August of 2006. As everyone knows, Australia is a huge country so I was wondering how one way car rentals work down there.
Here in Canada, folks are charge huge drop off fees or car recovery fees for renting in one place and dropping off in another. Does anyone know of any car rental places in Australia that doesn't do this?
Here is an idea what we are planing on doing:
Spend 10 days making our way to Melbourne from Sydney. (Via Car)
Fly to Alice Springs, spend 5 days in the area and check out Ayers Rock. Then fly to Cairns and spend 15 days driving down the coast back to Sydney.
Does this sound like too much or too little? Any comments would be most appreciated! Thanks!
No comments on my questions? What gives?
It's only been 8 hours (and only 5 or so since Australia came online). Patience is a virtue, especially when asking advice from volunteers And time is on your side with over a year to go before this trip happens!
Sounds like a great plan to me!
One question, are you actually going to spend any time in Melbourne?? If you have a car, you should spend a few days visiting the Great Ocean Road before dropping it off. It is well worth the effort!
As for car rentals, most places do charge extra for the drop off in a different location. I don't know of any that make exceptions or which might be cheaper.
I sent Das a private message with the URL to a company that does Hot Deals one way in Australia. If I'm allowed to post it (worried it might be advertising the company - I'm not affiliated with it at all though) then I'll post the address here but if anyone wants it then just send me a message.