Discover Car Rental in Albury
DriveAway offer reputable suppliers in Albury including Europcar and Thrifty. Our suppliers are conveniently located at the airport terminal or Albury city centre. Albury Airport is located just 6 kilometres from the city, approximately a 15-minute drive. With the great outdoors at your doorstep, Car hire gives you the freedom to get around and see it all, your time in Albury will be the perfect getaway from the daily grind of city life. If you require additional information on driving distances and depots in Australia, please visit our Australia Driving Tips page.
Settled by squatters in the 1800s, Albury was built on a site where the Murray River was most easily crossable. Apart from the favourable shallow waters allowing the crossing of the river, the lands surrounding the area were fertile and excellent for farming, leading to a steady increase in the town’s population. With a rich history, unique local cuisine and a modern network of roads connecting the city to surrounding destinations, Albury is an ideal place to spend a weekend away from big city life, relax in the outdoors and tour the surroundings with convenient car hire from DriveAway.
With vast spaces of nature and untouched landscapes, spend some time in the outdoors enjoying the scenery and fresh air of Albury. Park your rental car near the shores of the Murray River for a day of fishing and boating, or indulge in a picnic on the riverbanks. For adventurous travellers, Mount Buffalo and Falls Creek can be reached with a short scenic drive to the east. Head up to the mountains, where you can go skiing and snowboarding in winter, or hiking and bushwalking during the warmer times of the year.
Explore Albury’s rich history with a visit to the Bonegilla Migrant Experience – An army camp which was transformed into a migrant reception and training centre. New arrivals lived there while they were processed and allocated jobs upon entering Australia. More than 300,000 migrants passed through its doors between 1947 and 1971, with most of those originating from non-English speaking European countries. Today it is a memorial; with one original block still standing and many interesting artefacts and exhibits.
A visit to some local farmers and vineyards is a must when in Albury. Jump in your car and head west from Albury to Rutherglen, where you will find a number of highly regarded wineries. With a wide variety of wine styles available, you’re bound to find the perfect addition to dinner, or gifts for friends and family.
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