Great service, pickup and drop off from the airport was very easy.
- Cindy, July 2016
Truck was great - just what I needed and very reasonably priced.
- Mike, July 2016
1st time user. I will book only with Alpha if possible in the future.
- Dean, July 2016
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- Andrew, July 2016
315 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia, 5032
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Welcome to Adelaide, South Australia’s capital and home of the renowned Adelaide Festival of Arts. Offering culture, wine, food, and amazing weather, it is no wonder that it remains one of the top tourist destinations in South Australia.
Adelaide has something for everyone. South Australia’s capital is also home to a vibrant bar scene, festivals, and other attractions. It’s the gateway to some of South Australia’s wine country, it has beaches and hills nearby, and it offers some very exciting eco-tourism. With all these attractions, plus a very pleasant climate, Adelaide presents an idyllic destination for family outings, a romantic getaway, or a fun weekend with friends.
The 5th busiest airport in Australia, Adelaide Airport, is located approximately 6 km or 20 mins away by car. If you’re flying in for a few days, do yourself a favour and get yourself a sleek and roadworthy vehicle from Alpha. You can hire cars in Adelaide for as low as $25 a day and explore all that the capital has to offer.
Because Adelaide is known as the “20-minute city,” you wouldn’t have to drive far to find things you’d enjoy. Yes, that’s right, the beaches, the hills, the Central Market, the bustling bars, and restaurants are all just within 20 minutes’ worth of travel. So in choosing a car, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.
Alpha’s fleet has cars that suit your purpose whether it’s a family outing, a vacation with a small group of friends, or a romantic getaway for two. We have everything from compact cars to family sedans and SUVs for rent.
There are so many things to do in Adelaide that if we were to talk about them all, we’d need a whole new page. However, we’ve whittled the list down to things that we think first timers as well as regulars will enjoy:
44 – 60 Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia
You can’t miss the Adelaide Central Market. And we mean that literally because it’s located right smack in the middle of the CBD (hence the word “Central” in the name).
For over 145 years, the central market has been the food hub servicing the residents of the city. With over 80 stores under one roof, you can definitely have your fill of fresh fruits, veggies, and meats. Even if you don’t plan on buying food, just walking through the market is a sensory experience, with all the smells, sights, and sounds to be experienced.
They have festivals and events all year round to keep you interested. If you’re interested in finding out more, head on over to Adelaide Central Market.
Port Adelaide played an important part in the early years of Adelaide and South Australia as it was the primary supply and information channel the region had to the rest of the world.
Now, Port Adelaide is home to some of the best historic landmarks and museums from the 19th century:
The National Railway Museum (76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide) – Whether you’re a locomotive enthusiast or you just like shiny and pretty things, the National Railway Museum is a must visit.
South Australian Aviation Museum (66 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide) – Not only is it fun to look at all the planes on the display, but the museum shop is a good place to buy model kits so you get to take the experience home with you.
Adelaide’s weather can be very mild and if you visit between December and February, visiting the beaches is a must.
The sandy beaches in Glenelg feature an amusement park, a golf course, and sailing tours which can allow you to swim with the dolphins if the weather is good.
If you want a more peaceful time, the beaches in Henley may be just for you. Take your dogs for a walk, dine in one of the good restaurants along the beach front, or let the children play in Henley Square.
Grange is considered by most people to have the quietest beaches in Adelaide. A beach with quiet waters, plenty of shade under the wooden jetty, and a café, a pub, and fish-and-chip shop nearby make this a great place for couples.
Semaphore beach is a bit farther than the other beaches in Adelaide, but a lot of people agree that it is worth the trip. Featuring fine white sand, a nearby suburb worth exploring, Art Deco theatres, pubs, greasy spoon cafés, and vintage clothing shops all make for a fun day at the beach.
Adelaide Zoo, From Road, Adelaide SA, 500
The Adelaide Zoo is home to over 1800 animals including pandas, monkeys, koalas, kangaroos and other native species. The zoo is just a 10-minute walk away from the city centre, and covers a quaint 8-hectare lot of land. It’s a perfect way to spend a couple of hours with the whole family.
If you need help getting around, we suggest you check out the available vehicles in our Adelaide Car Rental page. With Alpha, you not only get great cars at rates that make our competitors sweat, but you also have a great staff at your disposal who are ready to help make your travels as safe and as pleasant as possible.