Melbourne, Australia

The tension has been simmering for a while now, the opening match of the International Cricket Council (“ICC”) “World Cup” between the old rivals England and Australia, take place on Saturday the 14th February 2015. The Venue is Melbourne Cricket Ground in the host nation of Australia.

Now, we know how absolutely fanatical cricket fans are, they will travel to the ends of the Earth to see their team, especially their nation compete. With this in mind, it may prove prudent to, if you haven’t already “get your ducks in a row” so to speak. Specifically, you will need a hire car for your trip, this is a given. Early booking is advised, as it is expected that Melbourne will be hosting international visitors from all over the world sooner rather than later. Furthermore, the ability to find a taxi as well as the inconvenience and possible high prices requested for a taxi ride, given the event, mean options are fast becoming limited.

Hiring a car with Hertz car rental in Melbourne is a great option and has a long established history in the field. Conveniently located at Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) as well as other locations such as “Downtown”, the friendly and reliable staff at Hertz are on hand to assist you with a seamless car pick up and drop off with excellent customer service. Hertz as an impeccable reputation the world over. They even offer discounts and coupons on-line!

As mentioned, it is anticipated that Melbourne will be very busy and the traffic will naturally run slower. Being stuck in a taxi may lead to very expensive journey transfers. Hiring a car will provide you with a competitive low priced alternative and also afford you the flexibility to travel around Melbourne at your leisure and if needed, away from the crowds!

As well as the mouth-watering opening game, we also see teams such as South Africa and India competing throughout February and March for the coveted World Cup. During this time or when your team is not participating, it may be worth sampling some of what Melbourne is noted for. More to the point, the visually impressive scenery. One such famous and highly regarded drive is along the Great Alpine Road which penetrates the “Australian Alps” or a cruise down Great Ocean Road to the “Twelve Apostles. Melbourne is also, of course, legendary for its beaches and weather!

Whatever you end up doing, you will have a fantastic time in the amazing cultural and exciting city of Melbourne. Hopefully, whichever team you are supporting does well!

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