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Where is South Australia?
There’s plenty to be explored in South Australia, and there’s nothing like plunging headfirst into a new adventure with a rental car. Here’s a little information to get you going. You can’t say that you’ve explored the whole of Australia without stopping by the state of South Australia. While you’re here, be sure to stop in at its capital, Adelaide. This lively destination is home to roughly 1,225,200 people.
What are the major attractions in South Australia?
No road trip around South Australia is complete without a few fabulous detours along the way. When it comes to great attractions, we can steer you in the right direction. Your first port of call ought to be Rundle Mall, 0.3 miles from Adelaide. Not just any old attraction, this renowned place captivates numerous travelers each and every year.
What are the best road trip destinations in South Australia?
With miles and miles of highways and tempting open roads, many travelers choose to turn their South Australia vacations into driving journeys. If you’re planning an amazing road trip, it pays to know which destinations are worthy of your bucket list. Explore some (or all) of this place’s most outstanding cities:

  • Adelaide (population of 1,225,200)
  • Mount Gambier (population of 23,200)
  • Whyalla (population of 19,600)
  • Murray Bridge (population of 19,600)

How can I get a cheap car rental in South Australia?
We’ve put together a list of all the tricks of the trade to help you save some serious cash:

  • A car can take you anywhere you want to go — so can we. Compare the cheapest deals from all the top rental companies in a couple of clicks.
  • Subscribe to our Price Drop Alert email service and immediately discover when prices fall for your desired location;
  • Research is the key to bagging the best rental bargains in town, so be sure to check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you lock in your ride;
  • If you have room to move in your schedule, adjust your dates to find lower prices on different days of the week;
  • So you don’t end up paying for an extra day or a late fee, aim to keep your pickup and drop-off times as similar as possible;
  • Keep more hard-earned dollars in your pocket. You’ll score some of the best deals when you prepay your rental vehicle;
  • It’s best to make a reservation as soon as your dates are set. You’d hate to miss out because you left it too late!

What is the most popular rental car category in South Australia?
Compact cars are the most popular rental car type in South Australia. And if you’re considering spending a lot of time traveling around the bustling streets of Adelaide or Mount Gambier, you’ll quickly learn why. Swap that lumbering full-size car for something cool and compact — parking is a piece of cake and they’re a pleasure to drive!That said, South Australia boasts some incredible cliffs, sandy shores, and desert landscapes. It would be a shame not to leave the city to see these striking scenes. If that sounds like something you want to do, rent an SUV or a full-size car. Even if you don’t intend to steer off the beaten track, you’ll welcome the extra legroom.
Should I get a luxury rental car in South Australia?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re planning an amazing road trip around South Australia, a robust and stylish SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’re looking for a fantastic bargain and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a clever pick. All you need to do is work out what’s going to be the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.
What side of the road do they drive on in South Australia?
In South Australia, motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means the steering wheel is on the right-hand side. If you’ve rented a ride with a manual transmission, you’ll need to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Australia?
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to local authorities so they can send a fine to you directly.

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