The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is home to many of Australia's best-known landmarks, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. If you are planning a trip to Melbourne, Apollo Car Rentals makes renting a car easy! Whether you prefer to pick up your hire car from downtown Melbourne or Melbourne Airport, we are pleased to have conveniently located branches in both of those spots.
If you’re touching down in Melbourne on a plane at the MEL airport, start exploring Victoria as soon as you land by picking up your rental car at the Apollo Car Rentals Melbourne Airport branch. Otherwise, our downtown Melbourne branch is located on Flinders Street if you need to pick your hire car up from the city centre.
Car Hire Tips for Melbourne:
Traffic in Melbourne gets very busy during peak hours. Peak hours are typically Monday-Friday between 6:45am - 9:00am and 3:00pm - 7:00pm. If you need to travel during this time, make sure you allow sufficient time.
The speed limit is generally 50km/h and 100km/h around Melbourne. It’s important to stay aware of the local speed limits and road conditions.
There are several toll roads around Melbourne, including the CityLink and EastLink. When picking up your car rental, remember to ask about toll payment options.
If you’re planning on driving around Melbourne CBD you will be sharing the road with trams. Be sure to research Melbourne's road rules regarding trams to ensure your safety.
Things to Do & See in Melbourne:
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
With over 10,000 plant species from around the world, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Victoria is Melbourne’s inner-city oasis. You won’t know where to look in between the sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees and amazing range of wildlife.
Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800’s and for nearly 100 years housed dangerous criminals, petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill. Throughout this time it saw 133 hangings, including Australia’s most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Now you can visit the Old Melbourne Gaol and have a feel for what life was for those who lived and died there.
As soon as you arrive at Eureka Skydeck your sensory journey begins. Be elevated 285 meters above sea level in just 38 seconds, in one of the fastest elevators in the Southern Hemisphere. Once arriving on the 88th floor, admire panoramic 360 degree views of Melbourne through the floor to ceiling windows.