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Enjoy the City to the Outback in Your Preston Rental Car

Great food, rock concerts, theater and historic architecture probably aren’t things that come to mind when you think of an Australian vacation, but the city of Preston, Victoria (and its close neighbor, Melbourne, Australia), is all of that and so much more. See the outback while exploring an exciting urban landscape in your Preston rental car.

Eureka Skydeck

We recommend you get a nice overview of the Preston area to kickoff your vacation. There’s no better place to do that than the Eureka Skydeck, located just eight miles away from Preston, Victoria. Within minutes, you’ll arrive in your Preston rental car to the heart of Melbourne and take an elevator up 975 feet to the 88th floor. When the doors open, you’ll have panoramic views of the entire city of Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. If the breathtaking views aren’t enough for you, take note of the 24-karat gold-plated glass windows!

Phillip Island Nature Parks — Penguin Parade

For those looking to “take a waddle on the wild side,” Phillips Island Nature Park is the perfect way to experience some of Australia’s most exotic wildlife (Like warm-weather penguins!) without being too far away from a five-star hotel. Located just two hours away from Preston (94 miles) in your Thrifty rental car, you can get up close and personal with the penguins of Summerland Beach. In addition to the penguins, you’ll find a Koala Conservation Center and a bird sanctuary. Prepare yourself for cuteness overload.

Federation Square

Commonly known by locals as “Fed Square,” this attraction is the perfect example of artistic form and function. If you’re an architecture lover, the building is described as, “An ultra-modern design of open and closed spaces that juxtaposes the surrounding Victorian architectural buildings.” If you’re a music lover, that means it’s one incredible space to see up to 2,000 outdoor concerts, plays, symphonies and more per year. It’s also located just seven miles away from Preston. Be sure to roll down the windows in your Preston rental car as you roll up. Chances are the music playing is a live Fed Square concert.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the natural beauty of Australia. Established in 1846, the internationally renowned Botanical Gardens can be found in Melbourne, only eight miles away from Preston in your Thrifty rental car, on the south bank of the Yarra River. Find rare plant species flourishing in abundance on a daily basis. This 40-hectare park contains over 50,000 beautiful plant species that regularly wow over one and a half million tourists each year. Be sure to take the Aboriginal Heritage Walk to learn all about the rich heritage of indigenous Australians.