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Although you can find an array of public transport options like buses, trains, and trams, renting a car is simply the easiest and the most convenient option. By hiring a car in South Australia, you have no restrictions to follow public transport and you can enjoy some of the most intriguing parts of Australia at your own free will. Graced with scenic drives and picturesque landscapes, you’ll wish to rent a car on every visit. Some of the best attractions aren’t located too close to each other, which means driving is essential. Just some of the top attractions include the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australian Museum, as well as much more.
South Australia is an easy place to drive in and is a good option for new drivers and those who are experienced. You’ll find no one-way streets and lots of open roads that are easy to navigate. Traffic is never too heavy but those that want to avoid a large number of cars should avoid the city centres. It’s best to avoid times early in the morning or early evening to avoid peak driving times. All vehicles are right-hand side drive, meaning that you drive on the left-hand side of the road so it’s not too dissimilar from driving around in the UK. The speed limit in residential areas is 50kmh (31mph) and 100kmh (62mph) in rural areas.
Age requirements can differ depending on which provider that you choose to rent a car with during your time in Queensland. You’ll commonly find that the usual minimum age to rent a car that providers tend to follow is 21 years old. However, there are selective providers that will hire those aged 19 years old and above. If you fall within this bracket then expect to face a sub charge, also known as a young driver’s handling fee. All drivers must hold a full driver’s licence in England, and this must have been valid for at least one year. Otherwise, a driver can also rent a car if they have an Australian Green Plate P Licence.
Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South Australia.
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