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    Car Hire ACT

    ACT Car HireThe territory in which Australia's capital city Canberra is found, the Australian Capital Territory, or ACT, was purpose designed and built just like the city itself. Built as the capital in the early 20th century, the location was chosen to end the dispute between Melbourne and Sydney over which should be capital. Loads of historical and cultural attractions, along with an excellent network of roads and highways makes the area an ideal place for touring with a car hire Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in Australian Capital Territory is both easy and economical.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in ACT


    How old do I have to be to hire a car in ACT?

    In the Australian Capital Territory and most places around Australia, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    Is there snow near ACT?

    Yes! You'll find snow about 2.5 hours from Canberra in the Snowy Mountains. Visit Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass all in the comfort of your own car hire.

    What is the best time during the year to visit ACT?

    If you're looking to go to the snow then we suggest visiting from June - August. However, if you're looking for a warmer time to visit without the chance of rain then visiting between December - February would be your best bet.

    Travelling in the Australian Capital Territory with a Car Hire

    The first stop for most people in the area is a visit to the Parliament House of Australia, the place where many important decisions are made. Drive your hire car out and see the building, which at the time of construction was the most expensive building in the southern hemisphere.

    For an excellent view of Canberra as well as the surrounding area, drive your car hire up to Black Mountain, located quite close to the city centre. At the top of the mountain, you will find Telstra Tower, from which you will get panoramic views of the landscape. Over half of the ACT is protected from development, with the largest area being Namadgi National Park, to the south of Canberra. Less than one hour drive from the city with your car hire, the park offers breathtaking views of typical Australian countryside and has plenty of wildlife in the form of kangaroos, wombats and many species of birds.

    Being the capital of the nation, the city of Canberra has loads of attractions to inform and entertain both young and old. Drive your hire car out to the Australian War Memorial, one of the largest war museums in Australia, with displays on the history of the Australian military. Highly recommended for those travelling with children, is Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre. Filled with many hands-on displays, the centre provides educational entertainment for all ages. With free parking available at almost all attractions in Canberra and the ACT, a car hire truly is the easiest and most convenient way to get around and enjoy all the area has to offer.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in ACT

    • Canberra to Canberra Airport (10km approx. 15min)
    • Canberra to Cootamundra (165km approx. 2hours)
    • Canberra to the Snowy Mountains (175km approx. 2hours 20min)
    • Canberra to Yarrangobilly (235km approx. 2 hours 50min)

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