Note: Thirfty Canberra Airport has an after hours drop box, however the Canberra Airport Carpark entry and exit is closed 1 hour following the location opening times and opens 1 hour before the location opening times. Unfortuantely, access to the returns carpark outside of these hours is not possible.
Car hire at Canberra Airport from Thrifty
- Great on-terminal airport location
- Wide range of vehicles
- Friendly, helpful staff
Passenger vehicles available at Canberra Airport
Small to medium rentals
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Things to see and do with a car rental in Canberra
As the capital of Australia, Canberra is a bustling city that’s got plenty to see and do. The Australian War Memorial and Parliament House are both popular places to visit, and you’re sure to learn a lot. Questacon, an interactive science and tech museum for the young (and the young at heart) is another unique option, and is an especially good choice for a rainy day. And if you’re in town on a Sunday, make your way to the Old Bus Depot Markets for food, trinkets, and more.
Of course, there’s lots to do outside the central city as well. Head to Mount Ainslie for a scenic hike – you’ll love the fresh air and incredible views out over the city. You can also visit some of the decadent wineries and restaurants nearby, such as Lerida Estate or the Poacher’s Pantry, or simply pack a picnic and drive to Lake Burley Griffin for a relaxing afternoon by the water.
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