Glenelg beach at sunset

Adelaide is the capital of the South Australia, the fifth largest city in the country. It also happens to be home to over 1.67 million people with landscapes of lush greenery, vineyards and beautiful beaches making Adelaide the perfect option for a quick getaway.

The capital and its surrounds are extremely accessible and our Adelaide airport car hire makes booking the best vehicle for your road trip easy. For a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up four of the best destinations worth visiting in a rental car.

Barossa Valley

Drive time: approx. 1 hr from Adelaide Airport

It’s famed as the wine capital of Australia and it doesn’t take much looking around to understand why. With 18 world renowned wine regions, 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors spanning the area, it makes for some of the best wine tasting opportunities in the country and the region is worth exploring. The Barossa Valley is one of the most iconic wine regions housing one of the most well-known wine brands in the world – Jacob’s Creek. Along with the more popular vineyards, the Barossa is also home to incredible boutique varieties.

The Barossa Valley is just over an hour from Adelaide Airport and makes for an amazing day trip out of the city. To truly explore what the region has to offer it’s best to spread your road trip over two to three days, giving all passengers the chance to play designated sober driver! Don’t forget to add an additional driver or two when making your booking.

Flinders Range

Drive time: approx. 5 hours from Adelaide Airport

Australia is famous for its vast landscapes and amazing vistas perfect for easy viewing. Adelaide certainly lives up to this reputation with the Flinders Range a spectacular destination exploring on an exciting holiday. Over 540 million years old and spanning an impressive 400 kilometres, this rugged and colourful terrain brings plenty of photo opportunities to stop and park up your Adelaide rental car. Be sure to rent a GPS when making your booking to help get you there.

With so much land to explore you can bet there are an abundance of walking trails to discover, all ranging in lengths and ability. Getting to the Flinders Range isn’t a short ride from the airport and can take over 5 hours, but it’s definitely worth it and one road trip you don’t want to miss. Just make sure to break up your drive with regular stop-offs and always park your hire car and rest up when needed. Booking an extra few days will make the journey a breeze.

Yorke Peninsula

Drive time: approx. 2 hours from Adelaide Airport

If you enjoy sensational seafood, Yorke Peninsula is the place you want to be! Heading to the west coast from the airport will bring you to a handful of secluded and unspoiled beaches.

Enjoy beach hopping, strolling leisurely through the streets of coastal towns and of course, sampling the freshest seafood around. Fishing is a popular activity here, so booking a family SUV to store your fishing gear is the way to go if you’re wanting to work for your supper or leave it to the professionals at one of the many seafood dedicated eateries in the region. Our experts can help you find the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Fleurieu Peninsula

Drive time: approx. 1.5 hrs from Adelaide Airport

A little closer to to the airport, but still boasting incredible things to do is the Fleurieu Peninsula. Jump in your Adelaide rental car for a short trip and enjoy pristine beaches, kayak through underwater caves in Second Valley among the sea lions or just take the time to fish and relax.

With so many incredible areas to explore, it’s only right you do it in rental car comfort with one of the top rental car providers around. So make sure you check in with the experts at East Coast Car Rentals and give us a call on 1800 028 881 to find out how we can make your Adelaide rental car trip the best yet.