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Benefits of booking a car hire in Melbourne through us

With so many worthwhile benefits to booking a vehicle, you'd be crazy not to do that! If you aren't convinced that a rental car is for you, below are a few reasons why many people prefer booking a car rental in Melbourne through VroomVroomVroom. 

Flexibility - Booking a car hire Melbourne gives you the ability to explore the town whenever, and wherever you please. There is no need to plan your day around timetables with a rental car. You have the means and the time to move around the city at your leisure, making it less stressful and more yes, yes, yes!

Freedom - Moving around the city is a breeze in a rental car and better yet, you have the ability to take stuff with you. There will be no trying to catch a bus or train with your days worth of retail therapy if you book a hire car. With room to store all your new-found bargains, you'll never go anywhere without car hire again.

Zero Cancellation Fee - If you book your car rental Melbourne and have to cancel it, we will not charge you. With that in mind, book away with the knowledge that if your plans change, no money will come out of your pocket. 

Zero Booking Fee - Unlike other car rental comparison sites, you don't have to pay any fee to book with us. In fact, you may even be surprised to find out that our rates are cheaper than other direct rental car sites.

 - Booking early through VroomVroomVroom offers you so many savings, you'd be crazy not to take advantage! We compare the rates of all the top car rental suppliers so you can see what the best rates are on the car category you want.  We also guarantee the lowest rates so check out our Price Promise so you will know what we are talking about. 

Locations - Rental cars are available from a number of car hire locations in the city, so you are not limited to collecting a car from the city. We also compare car hire deals in Melbourne Airport in case you are flying to the city. 

Our customer service team will be able to help you find the most convenient pickup location for you. Click Here to contact us, if you need help when booking a car.

Before you start driving around Melbourne, it is advisable to check the traffic situation so you can plan which route to take. Here's a useful Melbourne map from Snarl which features live traffic updates and CCTV footage of the roads. 

Campervan hire in Melbourne

If you are looking for a bigger vehicle or simply want to experience an unforgettable road trip adventure in Australia, then a campervan hire is all you need! Compare and book a campervan or motorhome with VroomVroomVroom and you can save up when you compare rates that are currently available in Melbourne. Click Here to save up on a campervan hire today.

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Melbourne is the perfect place to create wonderful memories because of its diverse attractions. Whether you are young or old, art lover or sports enthusiast, the beautiful Aussie city has something exciting to offer you! We at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a list of things you can do during your stay in the city. So what are you waiting for? Book a Melbourne car rental for easy access to many marvelous attractions! 

  Things to Do   |  Where to Stay   |  Places to Eat   | 

  Where to Shop


icon-1.png THINGS TO DO

melbourne zoo

Melbourne Zoo 

location.png Address: Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052

Meet over 300 different species from around the world at the zoo, which is located near the city centre. See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and orangutans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting. And discover our exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids. 

rod laver arena

Rod Laver Arena

location.png Address: Batman Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne VIC 3000

Home of the Australian Open tennis grand slam since 1988, Rod Laver Arena hosts a wide array of world-class artists, family shows and other spectaculars throughout the year.  The Arena consistently ranks in the top few venues by ticket sales internationally, alongside the likes of O2 Arena in London and Madison Square Garden in New York. The Arena features a moveable roof, which gives it the versatility to transform and suit all kinds of sporting and musical events. For more information, visit their official website.

melbourne museum

Melbourne Museum

location.png Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

Museum Victoria is the largest public museum organisation in Australia. You can find more than 17 million objects, photographs, specimens, and documents at the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, and Scienceworks. There is a family-friendly cafe at the ground floor where you can enjoy a variety of contemporary food. There is also a shop at the main foyer where you can buy souvenirs and gifts. 

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St. Paul's Cathedral

location.png Address: Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000     

One of the most iconic structures in the city is St. Paul's Cathedral. This is the perfect place to worship and pray because of its beauty and serenity. If you are planning to tour the cathedral, you can easily download the Cathedral App for free via Google Play or Apple Store. This will give you access to an interactive map and audio tour to guide you during your visit. The cathedral also has a shop where you can buy memorabilia and other souvenirs. 

Melbourne Star Observation Wheelmelbourne star observation wheel

location.png Address: 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008

The best way to see the city is up in the air! You don't need to ride a plane to do that because you can do it by riding the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. This is the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere and it offers uninterrupted 360-degree views across the city. The giant wheel lights up the city skyline every night with its amazing LED light display. Riding the Melbourne Star is more than just the view, it's more of an experience. 

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Strike Melbourne Central

location.png Address: 211, Melbourne VIC

Tired of shopping? Take a break and play a few games at the Strike Melbourne Central, which is situated on level three of the Melbourne Central shopping centre. It features 10 bowling lanes, great music, gourmet kitchen, and a cosy bar. Aside from bowling, there are other exciting activities that you can try such as playing pool and laser tag. You can even show off your moves at the dance floor during weekends.

Kbox Karaoke

KBOX Karaoke

location.png Address: 52 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Do you want to be the next diva or pop star? KBOX Karaoke lets you shine and sing your favorite tunes without worrying about other people hearing you. Unlike other local pubs where everybody can hear you sing, this place has private rooms that can accommodate groups of 4 to 22 so you can belt it out. KBOX also have party rooms that feature mirror balls and disco lights so you can dance while singing.

Southern Cross Station

location.png Address: Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008

Known as the major railway station to stop for in Melbourne, Southern Cross is situated at the western end of the city and is the terminus of the states V/Line regional railway network with access to everything. If you want to explore this place and nearby attractions that catch your interest, say if you are attending an event at Etihad Stadium, you can just jump in your reliable and cheap car hire in Melbourne Southern Cross Station and be on your way.


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Park Regis Griffin Suites

location.png Address: 604 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Conveniently located between the city centre and St. Kilda Beach, this hotel is the choice of both leisure and business travellers. Guests are just minutes away from some of Melbourne's top attractions, restaurants and cafes. Park Regis Griffin Suites offers spacious studios, one and two bedroom apartments that are equipped with modern amenities. You can also start and end your day with a satisfying meal and drink at the Purple Café and Bar.

Adelphi Hotel

location.png Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Enjoy a quick city escape by staying at Adelphi Hotel, which offers 34 stylish suites and rooms, world-class amenities, spacious boardroom, serene lobby area, and spectacular rooftop pool. The pool deck area is also perfect for functions and parties. The hotel also takes pride of Om Nom Kitchen Dessert Bar, which is known for its decadent desserts and wide selection of wines and spirits. Also indulge in Ezard restaurant's delectable meals and Mon Bijou's cocktails. 


The restaurants in Melbourne are like no other in this country and the city has become a wonderful breeding ground for the culinary arts.

From the Princess Theatre to the Art Gallery, the city offers culture that is envied by the other states. Much of Australia's performing talent has originated from the city. With a Melbourne car hire to do what you want, when you want, the options of entertainment are endless.

Some of the restaurants to note are:

Golden Monkey

location.png Address: 389 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

golden monkey beautiful location

Hidden away in Melbourne's Hardware Lane, Golden Monkey captures the romance, mystery and glamour of Old World Shanghai. Indulge in Asian-inspired cocktails and potent teas, mouth-watering bar food, and opulent service, against a backdrop of music offered by some of Melbourne's finest singers, musicians and DJs.

Golden Monkey is open Tuesday to Friday from 5PM, Saturday from 7PM. Mondays and Sundays can be booked for private functions. Visit to know more.

B Churassco


location.png Address:  61 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Get a taste of authentic Brazilian cuisine right in the heart of the city. All of their meat are grilled over open fire and served rodizio style. Enjoy a selection of 12 Australian best roasted meats and poultry, sausage and sauces served from their specially designed Brazilian Churrasco. The cozy restaurant is located Upstairs at 61 A' Beckett Street.


location.png Address:  366 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

If you are a lover of spice, heat and everything that is great about Malaysian food, be sure to put this at the top of your list of places to visit.

shopping_icon4.png WHERE TO SHOP 

The shopping scene is also brilliant in the city - and a trip along Chapel St will ensure that your wallet is a bit lighter when returning home. For the serious shoppers, make sure to hire a car with plenty of trunk space to fit in all your hard days shopping.

What to expect in Melbourne? Hire a car to enjoy the city!

Four seasons in one day, the culture capital of Australia and the culinary capital are all apt descriptions for Melbourne. The capital of Victoria may not be all glitz and glamour like its rival capital - Sydney, but this place has a sophistication and elegance that welcomes everyone who visits. 

Yes there are Toll Roads in Melbourne!

We have set up a page to help you out when you hire a car in Melbourne and are not sure how the toll roads work.

Click Here to find out useful information on Toll Roads.

Toll Roads

City Link
Connects Tullamarine Freeway to Monash Freeway passing West Gate and Calder Freeways.

Frequent users needs to have e-TAG installed.
Casual users pay a flat rate for the Day, Weekend or Tulla Passes. (for a more convenient way, use City Link Calculator).

Click here for more info.

East Link
From Eastern Freeway on the North-end and Frankston Freeway on the south; passing Springvale Road,Ringwood Bypass, Burwood Highway, Monash Freeway and Dandenong Bypass.

Cars- 29 cents to $5.26.
Motorcycles- 18 to $2.63.
Commercial Vehicles- 56 cents to $13.94.
Click here for more info.

Sunday Dreaming in Melbourne

There is quite possibly no better place, in the entire known universe, to spend a Sunday than in lovely old Melbs. The city already cheekily lays claim to being the hub of Australia's best food, coffee and culture. So all you have to do is add in a pinch of Sunday loafing and idle indulgence, and a weekend in any other place will be spoilt for you. So don't say you weren't warned.

To start the day off you might want to drive around sampling the swathe of markets on in the inner suburbs. Head out early to the corner of York and Cecil streets to get a trolley- full of cheap good greenery at the South Melbourne markets. Or run rampant at the markets in Prahran with all their delis and scrumptious bits and pieces. The Queen Victorian Markets are probably the best known, and if you're up for a few elbow- jostling moments in the crowds that descend on the place, you'll be sure to grab some bargains. On Sunday's the food stalls are closed, and it tends to be more bric-a-brac, in addition to a wine market. The 'Vic' markets are at the top of the city between Queen and Peel streets.

Lunch might be on the cards next, and one of the most popular areas is Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Trendy, dodgy, delicious, alternative – depends on your personal point of view, but this street owns a unique vibe in a city that's already bursting with personality. Street- seating is perfect for enjoying your lunch and passing Sunday crowds. Or if you want a slightly more classy, and very Italian experience, just a small walk away is Lygon street.

But don't linger too long, otherwise you'll have the sun setting on you before you manage to make your way over the other side of town to St Kilda. Summertime is when this suburb comes into its own, and living here feels like a beachside town rather than a suburb of a city. Sunday is when St Kilda puts on her best frock to flirt with the weekend crowds.

Have a wander along the promenade, there are more markets, but this time arty- crafty stuff which can be very dangerous to your wallet. Or pop over the road to the St Kilda Sea Baths for a slice of cake that's delicious enough to propose marriage to. Wander along the seafront and pier, and, when you hear the screaming, you'll know you've reached Luna Park (above).

There are so many Melbournian landmarks crammed into this suburb but Luna Park is indisputably the Lord and Master of them all. It's free to get in, but you pay per ride (which can get very expensive very quickly, so make sure you buy a day pass). The park heralds the beginning of Acland street – another den of gourmet delights.

To finish off the afternoon, it would be a criminal offence not to take advantage of some of the Sunday entertainment on offer by St Kilda institutions like the Espy Hotel (on the promenade) or the George Public Bar (on Fitzroy street).

The Espy Hotel is the holy grail to those who worship live music. On Sundays the crowd is mixed, relaxed and tipsy (on their way to rolling about the floor, some might say). For the latest update on weekly gigs, visit The Esplanade Hotel.

The George will be packed out a little later on in the evening – there's an amusing cover band entertaining the crowd with old Beatles hits. Cue the raucous singing amongst patrons and bar staff alike.

If you're not up for a rowdy finish to your lazy Sunday, and in the market for something a little more transcendental, why not seek out the king of all views and buy a ticket for the top of the Rialto Towers? Costs $11.80 for an adult, and you can go up and down as many times as you like.

If you feel the need for further inspiration, check out this website for all sorts of tidbits.

puffing billy train

Day Trips - Driving from Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges

Who said there was nothing good about the city's weather?  The Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley experience such an eclectic mix of weather conditions that the area is quite unlike anywhere else – and it all starts just 30 kilometers down the Eastern freeway from the metropolis.

The Dandenongs are famous for their majestic, tall, white manna gums, with a lush canopy 40 or more meters high, where lucky travelers can spot koalas at rest.  At ground level, unlike the typical dry Australian forest, lush plant life and delicate ferns make excellent hiding places for wombats and other wildlife.  There are plenty of places tohike (over 300kms of track in fact), take scenic drives, camp and picnic in the ranges.  Campers should lock away all food at night as the wombat population isn't shy about conducting midnight snack raids.

For families, the Puffing Billy is a great destination.  Puffing Billy is a 110 year old steam train that makes a 25 kilometer journey through Emerald Lake Park (a great stop for a picnic by the spectacular lake), the lush forests, ferny gullies, picturesque countryside and on to Gembrook (check first because not all services run the whole route).  There are several options for travel from three course fine dining with local wines included, to dangling your legs over the side and getting up close to nature.  Special events such as “Thomas The Tank Engine” days and murder mystery themes are also available.  Puffing Billy departs from Belgrave 3-4 times daily depending on conditions and a family pass for the whole route is $97.00.

Nearby, art lovers can visit the Burrinja Contemporary Art Gallery precinct with open studios, eateries, workshops and exhibitions by the local Indigenous community.

In YarraValley, wine lovers are in for a real treat.  The YarraValley is one of Australia's premier vineyard districts (producing some of the worlds finest Pinot Noir) and there are dozens to choose from. Pack yourself a designated driver and get ready to taste!  Whether you are after a best seller (cellar?) or something boutique and unusual, some of Australia's best wines are available for quaffing! Visit Coldstream Hills, Rochford, Domaine Chandon, DeBortoli, Bianchet, historic Furgussons and dozens more, many sporting a tasting deck or restaurant with divine views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards.  The region is a must-see for wine lovers!

Coldstream Hills

From Dandenong, head north-east along the Maroondah Highway towards Healesville (or Yarra Glen), the hour long drive features picturesque views and there are plenty of vineyards along the way.  For an especially breathtaking drive, continue on to Maryville.

For families or international visitors, The Healesville Sanctuary is one of the very best places to view and interact with Australian wildlife and is well worth a visit. Healsville is also a great place for antique shoppers to find treasure.

For a romantic getaway, head up to Yarra Glen. Besides the picturesque views of hot air balloons rising sleepily over the mountains, the quaint township of Yarra Glen is home to some lovely old buildings and rustic farming scenes.  Unfortunately, Yarra Glen was badly affected by the Black Saturday fires and the community suffered terribly but it's now rebuilt and is open for business.

Sip a local wine and sample local cheeses, desserts and fresh produce or indulge in a day spa experience.  Couples will love the local B&B accommodation options, romantic picnic spots and walks in Sugarloaf Reservoir Park and the fresh farmers market on the third Sunday of the month.  Yarra Glen is the perfect spot for taking things easy!

Melbourne is a hustling, bustling cosmopolitan city with so much to see and do that despite its big open bay and ample greenery, you may just find it hard to relax. Luckily, the Dandenongs and YarraValley are an easy day trip away!

Around melbourne

Around Melbourne

Time for another round of tips from your favorite Grandpa! Our destination for today is the capital of Australia. It is also the most populous city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. With the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River, the metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip. The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland.Today, it is a centre for the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, sport and tourism. 

Even though Melbourne is a well developed city, there are still beautiful places where you can appreciate Mother Nature. So, get up that couch. With VroomVroomVroom you can find a rental car that will suit your budget and your fantastic date. You don't have to worry about anything because after booking will take care of everything. Finished booking a car? Then be ready for a road trip and a date with no one else but Mother Nature herself. 

I have here a list of some of the beautiful places in the city so that you'll have a memorable moment with our Mother Nature.

Mount Dandenong

An ideal picnic place is Mount Dandenong. It is approximately an hour's drive from the city. Enjoy a leisurely drive up Mount Dandenong, breathe in the fresh alpine air and take in the beautiful background of forests and tress. 

At 633 meters above sea-level, you will be able to see spectacular views of the metropolis. It is a very romantic place and an ideal spot to fall in love with Mother Nature.

Cape Schanck

Want another romantic location? Drive to Cape Schanck. It is about an hour and a half drive from the city centre, you shouldn't miss out “The Cape” within the Mornington Peninsula National Park trail which offers fantastic views of the Bass Strait.
Take the long scenic walking trail to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The trail is a reconstructed staircase and boardwalk which has been built right out of the beach and rock platform level.


Continue your date in another beautiful scenic drive up a mountainous area and drive to Warburton. Take a stroll along the amazingly scenic Warburton River walk. You will see the beautiful Yarra River as its flow transforms from rapid pools to waterholes. Be more attentive and spot lyre birds and cockatoos along the way.


To get to know more about Mother Nature and witness once more her true beauty, the drive to Bright is waiting. It is an approximately 3-hour drive from the city.
The ideal time to go there is during spring or autumn to see the Maple and Oak trees change their color. There you will see one of nature's wonders.
I told you you'll witness more of Mother Nature's true beauty. So, open your eyes and heart. Have a date with Mother Nature and you'll instantly fall in love.
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