Port Augusta West Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Port Augusta West

Port Augusta West is located approximately two kilometers west of Port Augusta and 280 kilometers to the north of the city of Adelaide. Port Augusta West is mainly served by Port Augusta Airport (only 4.5 kilometers away) as well as the Port Augusta train station. Thankfully, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offices are located at 1 Eyre Highway and only a stone's throw away from the center of Port Augusta West.

What to do and see in Port Augusta West

There are plenty of ways to enjoy your time when visiting Port Augusta West for business or for pleasure. For instance, those who are keen to appreciate its natural beauty can visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden or take in the stunning coastal views offered by Water Tower Lookout.

This region is also associated with a rich history in terms of its relationship to the Australian outback. Therefore, it is worth stopping to visit the Wadlata Outback Centre. Found just across the A1 bridge and only four kilometers from the downtown district of Port Augusta West, this attraction provides a unique glimpse into the past of the entire region.

In terms of music and the arts, Port Augusta West and nearby Port Augusta will not disappoint. There are many local venues to explore during your stay. For instance, the Black Pig Bar & Grill hosts local musicians, while D Face's of Youth ARTS offers plenty of drama and dance courses for children. Heading over to Port Augusta will provide additional options, including the Connecting to Culture Indian and South Asian Festival, the Rose Garden Festival (held every October) and weekly Port Augusta Park Runs.

Port Augusta West is also a great destination for the entire family. In terms of eating out, local venues, such as Cobbin Steak House and the Standpipe Restaurant, will serve you up a host of local delicacies that should never be missed. If you happen to be traveling with children, Shoreline Caravan Park offers a host of on-site amenities, and Eastside Foreshore provides a great opportunity to picnic on the beach.

Hoping to enjoy a bit of shopping during your stay? If so, make it a point to visit Wharflands Plaza as well as the Northern Gateway Shopping Centre. Both of these are found within Port Augusta and can be easily reached with the help of a rental vehicle. Enterprise is always happy to provide reliable car rentals in Port Augusta West.

Driving in Port Augusta West

As mentioned previously, Port Augusta West is located only minutes away from the larger metropolitan district of Port Augusta. Port Augusta West is mainly served by the A1 freeway. This is also known as the Eyre Highway, and it can provide connections to Western Australia.

Those who are arriving from the Northern Territories can instead use the A87 (Stuart Highway). The junction between the A87 and the A1 offers access to many additional surface streets throughout the downtown district. At the same time, it can also be used to reach Port Augusta without the need to navigate local surface streets.

A handful of pedestrian paths can also be found within close proximity to the downtown area. The majority of these are located near the waterfront and boast splendid views of Port Augusta. Note that these routes can provide access to other attractions, such as Chinnery Park and the West Augusta Football Club. Other streets that offer opportunities to experience Port Augusta West on foot include Stokes Terrace, McSporran Crescent and Donaldson Terrace.

Much like other medium-sized cities in South Australia, traffic conditions are generally mild. There are still some locations to avoid during rush hour. Rush hours typically fall between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The junction of the A87 and the A1, as well as the A1 bridge to nearby Port Augusta, can be particularly affected. If you will be taking these routes, it is a good idea to allow yourself a bit of extra time (particularly on the weekend).

The height of the Port Augusta West tourist season falls between the months of June and August. This means that traffic conditions might be a bit challenging during this window. Let's also mention that lodging and similar accommodations may be more difficult to obtain, so be sure to plan in advance.

It is important to note that some streets will only permit one-way traffic. This is why it is always a good idea to plan your route carefully in advance if you are unfamiliar with Port Augusta West. Of course, the team at Enterprise will be pleased to help if you require further assistance or driving directions.

Those who wish to enjoy the benefits of a car or van rental in Port Augusta West should finally recall that speed limits are strictly enforced. Obeying these and similar traffic laws will ensure that you can fully enjoy all that this city has in store. Feel free to contact the team at Enterprise to learn more or to confirm a reservation today.

Car and van rental in Australia with Enterprise

Enterprise Australia offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Port Augusta West

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Port Augusta West

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Port Augusta West, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.