Car Hire Australia

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Car Hire Australia to See an Island Continent

Car hire Australia is the scenic way to view an extraordinary land so unique it has 15 World Heritage Sites! Originally a penal colony that served to relieve overcrowded conditions in England's prisons, Australia has become a modern country that preserves its aboriginal foundations. With 556,000 miles of highways that let you travel all over the continent, Australia is a paradise for visitors who want to travel by international rental cars.

Australia is roughly the same size as the continental United States. It has so many unique and dazzling flora and fauna, it would be hard to do justice to them without making a list! No doubt everyone knows this country is home to kangaroos, but did you know the best guesstimate of the kangaroo population is 40 million?

The Longest This, the Longest That

Take the coast highway north in your car hire Brisbane to reach the Great Barrier Reef, the longest in the world. Dive along the coral reefs to see gaudy tropical fish in water so clear you can see the scales! Take a trip on the world's longest straight railroad track as it crosses the Nullarbor Plain for about 300 miles.

The dingo fence is the world's longest continuous fence--3,435 miles. It is intended to protect the country's sheep from the dingo dog. Ayers Rock (Uluru) is one of the most recognizable landmarks on earth, a huge sandstone monolith that is, of course, the world's largest. Remember that you drive on the left side of the road in your car hire Australia and that the seasons are the reverse of ours in the United States. That means, our winter is their summer.

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