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Hours of Operation:Sun 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free pickup service available
Pick-up Service Available
To use our free pick-up service, call your Budget rental location directly at the location phone number listed on your reservation confirmation. Pick-up service policies (hours of availability, allowable pick-up distance, etc.) vary by location so it's important that you call the location and make arrangements for pick-up at least 24 hours before your desired rental time. When you call the location, be ready to provide all applicable information including precise address, exact time of pick up, and a phone number where you can be reached at that time.
Please note that an off-airport Budget location cannot pick you up at an airport that has a Budget location. In this case, either you must rent your car at the airport location, or provide your own transportation to the off-airport location where you prefer to rent
You will find that while in Ballarat it is easy to reach all the fun and relaxation destinations with a car hire, from Budget Rent a Car. From the serene sounds of the quiet country, to the beauty of the Great Ocean Road, a holiday in Ballarat provides an opportunity full of diverse and wonderful experiences. Whether you are visiting with your family, significant others, friends or on your own, when you are getting around with by car the experiences you can partake in are practically endless.
Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Ballarat to suit your rental needs, including Economy (Nissan Micra or similar), Full Size (Toyota Camry or similar) and 8 Seater Van. Whatever your travel plans are we have the right rental car for you. Our fleet is constantly being updated with focus on your comfort and safety. If travelling in Ballarat is new to you, make sure you add a portable GPS and Roadside Assistance in your car rental reservation to make your visit even easier.
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Points of interest close to Ballarat Budget Car Hire
Start your holiday by exploring the stunning natural wonders of The Grampians, with its breathtaking sandstone mountain ranges, waterfalls and largely untouched vegetation. Grampians National Park is a must-visit destination for all travellers. In addition to the wide array of native flora, the park is a habitat for native wild animals and birds. While you are here you can grab a glimpse of the wedge-tailed eagles, emus and lyre birds. When you are finished checking out the park you can get back into your rental car and visit the many shelters of Aboriginal people; Manja Shelter, Ngamadjidj Shelter, Billimina Shelter and Gulgurn Manja Shelter.
A great way to spend one of your holiday days is to travel one of the world’s most scenic roads, in your Budget Rental, the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial. This beautifully scenic road winds through varying terrain along the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations.
There are two excellent wine regions, situated at either end of the Great Ocean Road. The Geelong wine region, is for those wine lovers that prefer bolder flavours. The Henty wine region, is for those that enjoy cool climate varieties such as pinot noir and Riesling. If you are a fan of all wines these locations are a great place to start and finish your trip on the Great Ocean Road, just be sure not to drink and drive, especially when you are driving a Rental Car.
For a day filled with fun, entertainment and adventure, you will want to visit Sovereign Hill. This themed location will bring you right into the centre of life as it was in the 1850's during the gold rush in Ballarat. This area is brought to life by costumed characters, working exhibits and is set on 25 acres of an original mining site. Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town complete with shops, hotels, schools, and underground mines to explore. Watch as they make candles in the Candle Works shop or visit the Sweet Shop and try one of their famous lollies, hand-made on the premises.
For the remainder of your holiday be sure to take in a show at HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE - HOME, one of Australia's most historic theatres, get in some golf at Ballarat Golf Club, the oldest continually played course in Australia spanning back to 1895. For some family fun, be sure not to miss the brave knights joust at the Kryal Castle, or a sleepover in caravan park. Whether you are looking for fun, action, history or relaxation there is something for everyone in Ballarat and a Budget car hire will make it easier for you to travel from place to place.