Car Hire at Griffith Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Car hire at Griffith Airport is essential if you want to explore the Riverina region of New South Wales. Discover great food, wine and agricultural scenery in one of Australia's best kept secrets.
Where to hire a car at Griffith Airport
Avis, Thrifty and Hertz all offer car rental from Griffith Airport.
Petrol stations near Griffith Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are a number of petrol stations on Banna Avenue in Griffith, about 10 minutes drive away from the airport.
Driving around Griffith Airport
Left is right in Australia: like Britain, traffic sticks to the left-hand side of the road. Most cars (70%) are automatic, so if you're used to a manual transmission it might take a little while to get used to the controls. You can always specify 'manual' when you search for rental cars with Skyscanner, of course. The roads around Griffith Airport are small, and are mostly single carriageways. Be careful when you're overtaking. If you're planning on spending a lot of time exploring the outback it's worth choosing a rental car package that includes a sat-nav.
Getting to your destination
Founded by Italian immigrants, Griffith is an important agricultural centre famous for fruit, wine, and rice.
It takes about 7 minutes to drive into downtown Griffith in light traffic. Having a car is essential for getting around the city. Many parking spaces in the city centre have time limits: check local signs to make sure you don't fall foul of the local council. Free and unlimited parking is available on some streets, such as Tranter Place, Railway Street, Olympic Street, and some sections of Banna Avenue. Free parking is also available in the following parking lots: the Senior Citizens & Community Centre, Don Isles Car Park, Tourist Information, and Henry Morel Car Park.
The largest inland city in New South Wales, Wagga (the place of many crows) is a laid back base for exploring the region. There are some great farmers markets showcasing the region's best produce, and lots of fantastic places to eat and drink.
If you can't find cheap flights to Wagga Wagga, flying to Griffith and renting a car is a good option. It takes about two hours and ten minutes to drive to Wagga Wagga from Griffith Airport. Off-street parking is free, but time limited. Time limits range from 15 minutes to three hours, although it is unlimited in some areas. Always check local signs before leaving your car.
This twin city is famous for its river. Enjoy water-sports and trips on a paddle steamer before a night out in the historic precinct.
It takes about three and a half hours to drive to Echuca Moama from Griffith Airport. Parking in the city centre is metered, with both long-stay and short-stay options available.
Prices subject to change