Don't want to fight the traffic and collect a car in Melbourne's CBD? Then you can choose to collect a rental from Prahran if that is more convenient for you.Prahran is a little suburb, at a distance of 5 kilometers car rental drive from the business central district of Melbourne. According to the 2011 census, it had a population of more than 11, 000 residents.
Being part of Melbourne, you may drive your hire car around Prahran, it features many shops, restaurants, hotels and cafes. The name Prahran comes from two Aboriginal words, meaning 'land partially surrounded by water'. The main feature of Prahran are the cozy houses built in a Victorian and Edwardian architectural style, with single storeys and terraces. The area of Prahrancentered along Commercial Road is considered as one of Melbourne's 'gay villages'.
Cook's Cottage is located near Prahran in Melbourne and it bears the name of the infamous Captain Cook. Move your hire car and visit the house that was built in the 18th century by the parents of James Cook. In 1978, after it had been restored and refurbished, the Cottage immediately became a tourist attraction.
Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Melbourne, just 15 kilometers car drive from Prahran, and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions. It houses over 10,000 species of plants, both native and non-native. There are various types of forests, greenhouses and lakes that make your visit with your hire car here a pleasant one.
There is no doubt that Prahran Fresh Market is the oldest place in the city and it is food heaven for the gourmets. It is an awesome experience where you can smell, taste and buy unusual vegetables, fruit, sea food, poultry game and exotic types of cheese.
A trip to Prahran in a hire car would be incomplete without a quick stop at St. Kilda Beach. Walk around the beach, enjoy the fresh marine air, indulge in watching the waves or simply pamper yourself by eating at one of our fancy restaurants and funky coffee shops on the sea shore.