I need some guidance as to where to look to book a rental car for 2 weeks+, from Adelaide to Alice Springs (beginning of March.) Any general recommendations, suggestions and tips of what to see & do would be very much appreciated as well!
We’ll be flying into Kangaroo Island from Sydney. We have a cottage booked for 5 nights and a car from Hertz. We’re then hopping a short flight to Adelaide from KI. (The cost for a car on KI is high, and factoring the cost of ferrying a car just made more sense for us to do it this way...)
We’ll be spending 2 nights in Adelaide’s CBD (no car). We’ll be booking a day tour to the Barossa Valley wineries for our full day. From Adelaide, one of us has to fly home, and the other two will pick up a rental car at the airport. We’re then booked for 2 nights on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
We have no plans at all yet for the next 5-6 nights, before we need to overnight in/near Port Augusta. I’m thinking of maybe exploring towards the Eyre Peninsula or Port Lincoln??
Next: Driving from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy (2 nights). I can’t drive too long at a stretch, so I’m thinking of overnighting in Erldunda twice - this would also give us an earlier arrival to & departure from the Ayers Rock Resort (3 nights). We have an overnight and the next full day in Alice Springs. So, including the 1st night in Augusta and the last night in Alice, we have 9 nights for this part.
We’ll be returning the rental car at the end of the day for our flight to Darwin. We have 5 nights booked in Darwin - right now, no plans for a rental car. Should we get one? Do we need one?
After Darwin we fly to Brisbane for a few days (no car) at the end of March.
Thanks for sharing whatever info that you can pass along!