Located 2.5 kilometres from Adelaide Airport and 2 kilometres from the city centre, Koala Car Rentals is local, friendly and convenient. We welcome both short and long-term rentals, and we offer a range of different packages to suit your trip.
Because we are Adelaide owned and operated, we know South Australia! We have current links with tourism centres in SA, direct booking facilities (including interstate and regional offices), and can offer advice and travel tips for your Adelaide adventure.
As a family business, we were founded in 1980 by Brenton Griguol and started with a modest fleet of three motor vehicles. Now with 300 vehicles to our name, we can also boast we were the major supplier of commercial vehicles to the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, we’re currently the main supplier for support vehicles for the Clipsal 500, a Monster Truck sponsor and supplier of vehicles to the Big Day Out music festival.
We have put together some of our favourite parts of South Australia for you to start planning your journey, but get your maps out because you never know what you’ll find off the beaten track!
Koala Car Rentals can take you to the Barossa Valley. Home to some of the world’s best wineries, the Barossa Valley is located 60 km northeast of the Adelaide city centre. With walking and cycling trails, wine tasting, historical landmarks and stunning scenery, there is so much to see and do in the Barossa. The valley is formed by the North Para River, and the main road through the valley is the Barossa Valley Way, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Rowland Flat and Lyndoch.
Historic McLaren Vale is a beautiful location and another of South Australia’s popular wine regions. Jump in your Koala Car Rental and travel approximately 35km south of Adelaide to visit some award winning wineries and internationally renowned wine labels. Take a picnic or sample some of McLaren Vale’s sumptuous restaurants; there’s always something to see and do. Set between rolling hills and sparkling oceans, McLaren Vale is the perfect destination for sightseeing.
A popular seaside holiday destination for South Australians, why not hire a Koala Car Rental and check out Victor Harbor, a small town on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80km south of the centre of Adelaide? Take a ride on the historic horse-drawn tram, check out Granite Island, spot a whale, indulge in Victor’s popular restaurant culture or just take in the scenery.
Easily one of South Australia’s best kept secrets, Kangaroo Island’s unspoilt beauty is its biggest attraction. Your Koala Car Rental will see you across the ferry and over to Kangaroo Island which is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. Situated 112km southwest of Adelaide, the island’s economy is principally agricultural, with a southern rock lobster fishery. The largest town, and the administrative centre, is Kingscote with the island has several nature reserves with the largest and best-known being Flinders Chase National Park at the western end.
The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, starting about 200km north of Adelaide. The discontinuous ranges stretch for over 430km from Port Pirie to Lake Callabonna. Its most characteristic landmark is Wilpena Pound, which contains the range’s highest peak. The northern ranges are protected by the Arkaroola wilderness sanctuary and the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park. Take your Koala Car Rental up to the Flinders Ranges to see the stunning national parks, the Pichi Richi scenic railway and the various walking and cycling trails.
Claiming to be the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’, Port Lincoln boasts the largest commercial fishing fleet in Australia and is renowned for its Southern Bluefin Tuna, King George Whiting, Western King Prawns and Southern Rock Lobster. Jump in your Koala Rental Car and travel to the Eyre Peninsula (approximately 650km from Adelaide) for some fishing, surfing, sight-seeing, and maybe some tuna tossing if you’re in town at the right time! Reputed to have the most millionaires per capita in Australia, Port Lincoln is a fascinating tourist destination.