Rent a car or van at Melbourne Richmond with Europcar
Located just three kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s vibrant and multicultural city centre, Richmond is an inner suburb famous for its tempting eateries and discount shopping outlets. It’s the ideal place to begin an adventure throughout Australia, so why not pick up a rental vehicle from Europcar Melbourne Richmond and be on your way in no time?
The Europcar car hire experience at Melbourne Richmond
Whether you want to venture into the heart of the city or make your way along the Great Ocean Road – one of the most picturesque coastal routes in the world – we have a car rental to suit your needs. From the small and compact Nissan Micra to the family-friendly Toyota Camry, you won’t be short of choice with both manual and automatic vehicles catering to different styles of driving.
As well as smart, sophisticated and reliable hire cars that are available to lease on a short or long-term basis, we also have a fleet of vans to suit your needs. Our vans include everything from the lightweight Renault Kangoo to the Holden Colorado Duel Cab 4X4, so take a look at what we offer online and book in three easy steps.
Discover Melbourne Richmond and surroundings by car
With access to four wheels you’ll be well placed to explore the very best of Richmond with top spots including Bridge Road which is renowned for its unique shopping experience. An array of bargains and hidden treasures can be found here as well as vintage boutiques, accessory shops and furniture retailers. If you branch off Swan Street from where our car rental station is located, you’ll also be able to see plenty of wall murals with Richmond boasting an innovative art scene.
While you’re in the area, don’t also miss Victoria Street – often referred to as Little Saigon – where you will find Asian grocery stores and eateries serving up a host of mouth-watering delights such as pho (a delicious Vietnamese soup) and bánh mì (tasty soft bread).
If you want to venture out of Richmond into the city centre, attractions include Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Zoo.
Of course, a trip to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without heading to the coast, with Port Melbourne Beach and St Kilda being a particular highlight for anyone looking to catch some rays or play in the surf. Why not also be more adventurous by touring the Great Ocean Road – an Australian National Heritage Site which stretches 243 kilometres along the south-east coast? Famous sites include the Twelve Apostles (famous limestone stacks just off the shore from Port Campbell National Park), a treetop walk known as Cape Otway Fly and Warrnambool, a top whale-watching site.
Driving in Melbourne City
When navigating the Australian roads, be sure to stay on the left unless you are overtaking and be aware of the various tramlines and hook turn intersections which pop up throughout the city. Speeding and hopping red lights is strictly forbidden and there are many traffic cameras dotted around Melbourne to ensure these rules aren’t broken.
Traffic congestion can be a problem particularly around the bustling financial district so try to avoid travelling between 7-9 in the morning and 5-7 in the evening if possible. While roads such as the CityLink toll make getting around easier and link the city to travel hubs such as Melbourne Airport, bear in mind that you will need to pay a small fee to use them.
With regards to leaving your car, on-street parking is available, or you may prefer to use one of the designated parking buildings.
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No matter why you're traveling to Australia, you can count on our fleet of new hire cars to get you there in comfort.
Whether you're looking for a small or medium car an MPV or roomy a family car, a luxury vehicle or an automatic, our friendly staff at our Australia branches can assist you. Book your hire online with Europcar today.
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