Melbourne Airport Car Rental
Melbourne Airport is about 20 km from the city centre and is among the main international airports in Australia. It is also known as Tullamarine Airport, from the name of the place where it is located. Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia for passenger traffic (with Sydney International Airport being ranked first).
There are more than 30 million passengers (both Australians and foreign tourists) in transit every year at Melbourne Airport, and the most popular destinations are Singapore, Auckland (New Zealand), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malesia), Denpasar (Indonesia), Dubai, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Christchurch (New Zealand) and Guangzhou. Singapore and Auckland, occupying the highest positions, have a passenger traffic respectively of 1,5 and 1,2 million.
Once landed at Melbourne Airport and picked up your rental car, previously booked on RentalUp, you can move towards the city centre and start to explore the city. Left the international airport, head south, in the direction of Melbourne, taking the highway M2. After less than 20 km, take the exit 4, take the State Route 50 and follow the driving directions.
Melbourne: points of interest
Once completed the procedures to pick your rental car at Melbourne Airport, in less than half an hour you will reach the heart of the city. The nerve centre is Federation Square, the enormous central square of the city where an average of 2 thousand shows are held every year. Federation Square is the meeting point for citizens and tourists and, thanks to its size, can host up to 10 thousand people. The main square in Melbourne is overlooked by a gallery made of steel and iron (The Atrium), the biggest cricket stadium in the world (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and a museum where exhibitions of moving images are held (ACMI).
Another point of interest is the Queen Victoria Market, a very big market where you can find fruit, clothes, furniture and jewels. Inaugurated at the end of the XIX century, the Queen Victoria Market still exerts an authentic fascination over the many tourists who visit Australia for the first time. Melbourne is also synonymous with green and, besides being famous for the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, homeland of the wine production in the State of Victoria, Melbourne hosts also the Royal Botanic Gardens. The magnificent vegetal universe in the Australian city welcomes over a million and a half people, guided through the botanic garden by the aboriginal guides.
Lastly, we must mention other two points of interest for all nature lovers: the zoo and the aquarium. Taking advantage of the car rental service from Melbourne Airport, you can reach the Melbourne Zoo, a place where the visitors can walk in the savanna and then in a tropical forest, getting closer to kangaroos, tigers, orangutans and koalas. There are also penguins, seals and duckbills; these latter are in the area called Wild Sea. The last stage will be at the Melbourne Aquarium, where adults and kids can literally watch sharks and crocodiles in the eyes. There are also turtles, thousands of fishes and nice penguins.
Melbourne: art and culture
Melbourne is considered the Australian city of contemporary art par excellence. You can soon notice it admiring the many graffiti and murals realized by the street artists, symbol of the famous Australian street art.
Thanks to the car rental at Melbourne Airport, you can reach Brunswick Street, a street of Fitzroy district, which is compared to an open-air museum by street art lovers. Another district you must take into account to admire the street art in Melbourne is Collingwood, just north of the city centre. You cannot miss neither the CBD, acronym for Central Business District. You would expect to see huge skyscrapers, seat of financial institutes and men with a briefcase, but in Melbourne the financial centre is enriched by the best graffiti throughout the city.
Walking through the streets of the Central Business District, we recommend you to take Corrs Street, Degraves Street, Hoiser Lone, Rutledge Lane and State Library as reference points. The last cultural stage of a journey in Melbourne should be Chapel Street, the main street of Prahan district, also known as the symbol of the LGBT community in the Australian city. Among trendy shops and bars, there are many works of contemporary art which fill the Instagram feeds of thousands of travellers coming from all over the world.