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Clayton is a lively suburb just a 25-minute drive from the heart of Melbourne. Known for its numerous science and technology buildings, including Monash University, Clayton has a relaxed feel and is a perfect location to rent a car from to enjoy all of Melbourne and Victoria. Melbourne is an accessible city to get around, thanks to the Hoddle Grid, the carefully planned heart of Melbourne. The roads in Melbourne are well-planned and well-maintained, making a driving trip to points of interest a breeze.
Clayton has everything you would expect from a Melbourne suburb, with great parks, coffee, shopping and a relaxed vibe. It is perfect for returning to in the evenings after a day of sightseeing or for calling your base of operations during your time in Victoria. You will have no problem driving in or out of Clayton with your rental car to enjoy the best of Melbourne and Victoria.
Head into the city and take a look around. See St Paul’s and St Patrick’s Cathedrals with their stunning architecture and unique ambience. Melbourne is full of 1800s-era buildings, and you don’t have to be a fan of architecture to enjoy the beauty of these buildings. Flinders Street Station is a popular photo opportunity with the train station in the heart of Melbourne, next to Federation Square at St Paul’s. Park the car at the Carlton Gardens and enjoy a stroll through the park and flowers up to the Royal Exhibition Building. The fountain and flower garden are well-kept all year round and make for a tranquil garden oasis right in the centre of the city.
Melbourne is home to many free activities with many world-class museums and art galleries only charging for special exhibitions and events. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is just a 25-minute drive from Clayton Downtown. The NGV is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. See a wide range of local, national and international artists. From painting to fashion and dance, the gallery covers a wide range of artistic mediums and is a must for your tour of Melbourne. The collection of more than 70,000 artworks covers just about everything, and it is absolutely free.
Just a few hours’ drive outside of Melbourne, and you can be in any number of fantastic National Parks. Drive 3-hours south-east of Melbourne across beautiful countryside to Wilsons Promontory, the bottom of Victoria and perhaps its most beautiful area. The southernmost point of the mainland is filled with remote walking trails, stunning beaches, well-maintained camping grounds and a slew of natural activities to enjoy, such as swimming, kayaking, bike riding and more. You feel a million miles away from the modern world, and you’re sure to feel different after a trip deep into Wilsons Promontory. There is something for everyone, from leisurely strolls along the coast to multi-day treks that can include steep climbs to the top of granite peaks. The park is over 50,000 hectares large and is home to many native plants and animals, including kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and emus. There are many car parks across Wilsons Promontory, meaning you can drive to many locations and park the car, ensuring you’re not too tired to enjoy the best of the walking trails.
If you have had enough walking on land, travel to the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park and dive into the deep coastal waters. The park is the largest protected marine area in Victoria and home to penguins, seals and seabirds. See the technicolour underwater gardens of sponges, coral and sea plants. You will even find the smallest penguin species in the world, the aptly named ‘Little Penguin’ with an average height of just 13 inches. From the giant cliffs to the smallest penguins, Wilsons Promontory is a special place in the world. So, start planning your trip today and take your Thrifty car hire from Clayton all over Melbourne and Victoria.