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Hi, I'm looking doing a trip to Australia, going by car from Adelaide to Perth, Darwin, then down through centre, back to Adelaide. Some people have shipped their own car over, but would it be better to rent a good 4WD? The trip would be about six months from April 2020.

Thank you,



Hiring a 4WD to travel across Australia is a popular holiday choice. The main reason to rent instead of shipping is the convenience, but it may also be cheaper. When you arrive, the rental vehicle will be ready