Victoria is a state in the south-east of Australia, with a population of 5,354,042, and is bordered by Bass Strait, Tasmania, New South Wales, the Tasman Sea and South Australia. It is the second most populated state in all of Australia, although it is the smallest state on the Australian mainland. When visiting Victoria there are 39 Budget car hire locations conveniently spread out across the state, making finding a car hire to get around simple and easy for all visitors.
There are several tourist destinations in Victoria, with everything from a casino to natural attractions. If you are visiting Melbourne you will find much to keep you entertained in the city centre. For those who like to take chances and press their luck, there is the Crown Casino. The Melbourne Zoo is a great place to get an up close look at the wildlife of Australia and the Melbourne Aquarium is the place for a look at the life under the sea. If you want to take in the picturesque sights of the area that the Eureka Tower. Skydeck 88, is the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere and provides you with the best sights in the area. The best part about visiting Melbourne is that everything is close by and easy to find while driving around in your rental car.
Throughout Victoria there are several natural attractions. Some of the most frequently visited ones include The Twelve Apostles, Wilsons Promontory, The Grampians, Buchan Caves, and the Gippsland Lakes. With more that 2,000 km of coastline, no matter where you drive your Budget car you are bound to hit a beach. Those looking to lay on the sand and just enjoy the beauty of the surroundings of the beach, St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach, Williamstown, Carrum and Sandridge are great choices of beach. If you are looking to hit the waters and sail around for a while then you will want to head to Elwood Beach, Beaumaris Beach, Hampton Beach or Werribee South.
Spend some time driving your car hire to some of the most historical cities in Victoria. The cities that you will want to make sure to visit on your historical tour include Ballarat, Beechworth, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maldon and Daylesford. Other great attractions to learn about Victoria, and the history that shaped it into the state it is today, include the Melbourne Museum, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building. Some other popular museum, although not historical, include the Melbourne Planetarium and Scienceworks.
One of the favorite things to do, when visiting Victoria, is taking a self guided tour, with your Budget rental, of all the wineries and vineyards. Some of the more popular winery regions include, Yarra Valley, High Country, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Macedon, and the Bellarine Peninsula.
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