If shopping, eating, and exploring unique places is something you like to do, then Melbourne City is the perfect place for you. Hiring a car for your trip to Melbourne gives you instant access to the many famous landmarks the City has to offer, as well as all of those shopping and eating experiences for you to enjoy. Attractions like Crown Casino, Flinders Street Station, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium all become available to you. At Alpha Car Hire, our friendly staff will get you going with a great driving deal.
Donít forget to checkout some of the countless local restaurants and cafes offering that unique Melbourne eating experience, and visit Federation Square, where youíll never be short on entertainment.
- Melbourne CBD:
- 58 Franklin St,
- Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Popular Local Melbourne City Guides:
While youíre in Melbourne, spend the day enjoying its famous culture, well-known city laneways, and the surrounding wine regions. Check out our free 12 Hours in Melbourne guide and indulge yourself in what Melbourne has to offer. Consider renting a car with Alpha Car Hire to prevent public transport delays and to avoid not being able to go to certain areas since some are unreachable by train or bus.
Thereís so much to see and do in Melbourne including the award-winning Melbourne Zoo, the must-see Melbourne Aquarium, and the awesome Luna Park! Make sure to check out our See and Do Melbourne guide to help you plan activities thatís fun for the whole family.
Make sure to check out these Melbourne guides while youíre there:
Are you interested in visiting more than Melbourne?
Travel through Victoria by selecting one of our road trips available on our Victoria Itineraries page. Itineraries include the Great Ocean Road (for 4 days exploring the Amazing Arch and the Twelve Apostles) and the Apostles and Penguins (for 7 days exploring Yarra Valley, the Penguin Parade and the Great Ocean Road).
If you need help calculating your trip, then feel free to use our Driving Distances to help you.
Itís definitely a little tricky when you hire a car and drive it in a country youíre new to. There are some things that would be useful to know. Our Top 10 Car Hire Tips can give you some useful and informative knowledge when youíre planning your trip. If youíre unfamiliar with the driving rules and regulations in Australia, check out our free Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info.
When youíre travelling in Melbourne, you should use the EastLink and CityLink toll roads! These roads will not only help in reducing travel time but will also decrease fuel consumption. Now, youíll be able to enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer. For help on how to pay the tolls, visit our How to Pay Your Toll guide.
There are many on-street parking places available in Melbourne. However, donít forget to be aware of the rules and regulations that apply! Check out this Melbourne Parking guide for more info.
Top 5 places you canít afford to miss out on in Melbourne:
- Visit Australiaís biggest shopping centre where youíll find something to suit everyone.
- Crown Casino
- Enjoy everything you can think of ranging from world-class accommodation, restaurants, and shopping to gaming and entertainment.
- Eureka Skydeck 88
- Admire awe inspiring views of Melbourne from the skydeck, which is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Yarra Valley
- Enjoy Australiaís leading wine producing region through itís cellar doors, wineries, and vineyards.
- Dandenong Ranges
- Want to escape from the busy city life for a while? Then head to Dandenong with its towering forests, secret fern glades and eclectic villages.
Hotels and Accommodation:
With so much to do in Melbourne City, there are plenty of accommodation options available to choose from! These various choices can be found in both the CBD and the suburbs. Check out some of the Melbourne accommodation options that are available.
Melbourne City Hook Turns:
One thing in Melbourne that visitors often donít know about are the Cityís infamous hook turns. This traffic control mechanism is used to assist in the handling of Trams and high levels of traffic. Be sure to check out this guide prior to driving in Melbourne City.
If you love shopping, eating and exploring fascinating places full of character, you should check out Melbourne City. Just a short drive from the Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne has many famous landmarks such as Crown Casino, Flinders Street Station, Eureka Skydeck 88 and the Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium. Not to mention the countless restaurants, cafes and shopping, but we will get to shopping a little later.
With many alleys, lanes and arcades, there are lots of great cafes and restaurants and even hidden night club spots. Make sure you check out the creative graffiti that covers most alley way walls. There is always entertainment close by at Federation Square which has large TV screens that locals watch the big sporting events on.
Remember in Melbourne City they have a ‘hook turn’ in several places scattered through the city. We suggest you research this if you plan to drive through the city.
Alpha Car Hire in Melbourne
With branches in the places you will need a car the most; it is always convenient to collect a vehicle from Alpha Car Hire. We pride ourselves on providing discounted car rental on new vehicles with customer service that sets us apart from the crowd. Our price beat guarantee and range of vehicles makes car rental totally stress free!
All our vehicles are less than 12 months old and our friendly reservation staff are waiting for your call to discuss your needs and budget. We offer after hours return so you never need to rush back from your Melbourne trip which makes Alpha Car Hire a very convenient.
Great Ocean Road Escape
A very popular option for a lot of traveller's is to escape the busy city to the Great Ocean Road, a scenic drive that will amaze you! Discover the great eateries, fascinating history or pull over and enjoy some of the views of the peaceful coastline.
Bellís beach is described to be surfing mecca with perfect waves and home to the longest running surfing competition Ė the Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival. Teddyís Lookout at Lorne has breathtaking views and then of course there is Port Campbell, home of the famous 12 Apostles.
Shopping in Melbourne
There is a vast choice of stores to choose from when you are shopping in Melbourne. Popular shopping precincts in the city include Lygon, Collins and Bourke Street. Melbourne GPO makes for a unique retail and leisure experience with the calming of this 3 level premier boutique shopping destination.
Also in the city, make sure you check out the popular store, Daiso, which is a unique store in Melbourne that sells each and every item for $2.80. Whether it is cosmetics, toys or kitchenware Ė every item is the same price!
Chadstone, located in the south-eastern suburbs, is Australia's biggest shopping centre and has something to suit everybodyís tastes. It features 530 stores and luxury boutiques from international fashion houses to discount stores; we recommend you hire our SUV for your drop to Chadstone as you will need every bit of boot space for your purchases. Other popular shopping spots include Swanston & Chapel Streets, Southbank, St Kilda Twilight Markets and Smith Street in Collingwood.
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