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Serving the very southeastern corner of South Australia and destinations just across the border in New South Wales, Mount Gambier Airport has seen air traffic peak in recent years at around 100,000 passengers annually. Services operate to Adelaide, Melbourne and Mildura on Regional Express and O'Connor Airlines flights. The airport lies seven miles north of the town centre, in the small community of Wandilo. Car rental in Mount Gambier Airport is an ideal way to get into the centre of town.
There is an adequate car park by the terminal with short- and long-stay parking available. Facilities inside include a shop and café. The airport is set for a major upgrade that will largely focus on the runway and taxiways but is expected to also result in modifications to passenger facilities. Car hire options exist in the main terminal building.
The Riddoch Highway, or the A66, is the main road that connects the airport south to the town centre, where it joins the A1 and the B1. Blue Lake Golf Course, Marist Park and the adjacent Blue Lake, an extinct volcanic crater, are the main recreation spots in the centre. There are picturesque hiking areas just outside the town, which take in the area's unique landscape.
Due to its southerly, coastal location, Mount Gambier escapes some of the sweltering temperatures seen elsewhere in the country. This mean that even in the height of summer, the weather is usually comfortable. Temperatures in December, January and February are usually around 25°C. The best time to visit is November or March, when is a bit cooler but still mostly dry. July and August are best avoided as they can be wet.
Mount Gambier can get busy during holiday periods, particularly Christmas, but it is a small town that sees only moderate traffic most of the time. The area around the airport is mostly rural and well serviced by two main roads so driving is straightforward. Compare car hire options online before making a trip to Mount Gambier for the best priced deals.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).