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The ultimate road trip

Car hire in Australia

Australia features some of the best scenic drives in the world. And that is why we recommend travelling through the country by car. This gives you the flexibility and freedom to explore places a campervan cannot reach. We also strongly recommend a relaxed travel pace. Australia is the land of ‘road-trippin'.

How do I travel around Australia?

Our cars are less than 6 months old and we offer full insurance. This means more time to soak up the incredible views of Australia. We know many scenic drives that you wouldn’t normally find in a guidebook. Discover the real Australia, through the eyes of the locals.

Drive in a 4WD on a route less travelled
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Get off the beaten track and explore the local gems
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Depending on your wishes, you may also need to take a domestic flight or two. Flying inside the country means, you will save time driving and therefore see more. We are happy to discuss this with you at a time that suits you.

Which sized car do you need?

A compact, medium or large SUV? We can help you make this important decision. Depending on your situation, this will impact your choice. Whatever the decision, discover Australia at a relaxed pace. Drive safe in a reliable SUV and be amazed at each turn of the road.

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Experience a 'sand highway' at Fraser Island
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Discover Australia's untamed wilderness in a 4WD
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Compact SUV

A compact SUV gives you the flexibility to drive comfortably anywhere in the country, at a relaxed pace. Maximal fuel efficiency, affordable and comfortable to drive. The perfect size for two. Our rental cars have extra ground clearance. Easy to get in and out. Better views.

A compact SUV is perfect if you are travelling with a group of friends and would like to enjoy your own activities during the trip. This allows you to be independent as a group and go wherever you want. Especially if you are travelling with a larger group of friends.

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Marvel at Australia's stunning coastal routes
Discover wide-open spaces

Medium SUV

Are you travelling with another couple? Or your best friend? Whatever your situation, a medium car offers more space for you and your luggage. And with good fuel efficiency, it is an affordable vehicle. With extra ground clearance means you can drive along gravel and unpaved roads.

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Get "off the beaten" track
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Keep an eye out for Australian wildlife along the way
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Large SUV

A large SUV offers you plenty of space for you and your luggage. And with a higher driving position, you can enjoy improved visibility and of course, that means the best viewing experience. Drive along gravel and unpaved roads. An ideal car to explore Australia.

"The Kimberley's are ideal for an adventurous 4WD road trip. Drive on the red dirt roads, through rivers and see Australia's most rugged areas."

Michiel, Travel specialist
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Our hire cars include insurance with $0 excess as standard. Please note: there are other insurance limitations to consider.

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Discover a world beyond ordinary

At TravelEssence, we specialise in crafting custom-made holidays that take you off the beaten path and create memories to last a lifetime. We believe in connecting with the heart and soul of a place, introducing you to the locals who call it home. Engage in conversations with fascinating individuals who will share their stories, traditions, and way of life, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.