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With a long history, which includes the story of Australia's first electric tram, Box Hill, in the suburbs of Melbourne, will forever be known for a piece of Australian history. The electric tram may be long gone but it's still easy to get around the area if you invest in a rental car. Companies will provide any traveller with the means to travel freely around the area.
Box Hill has more to it than its history, there is a large Chinese and Vietnamese community which has created a diverse culture and has ensured the city has a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafe's.
Outside of Melbourne, the region is home to Australia's largest retail and office precinct so there is always a buzzing atmosphere around the area with the amount of people who live and work there.
The Dandenong Ranges National Park is one of the natural beauties that Box Hill has to offer, and many tourists even come from Melbourne to experience the spectacular views of the city it has to offer, especially on clear days.
Another nearby area of tranquility is 'Blackburn Lake Sanctuary', which is one of the areas best known attractions, as it is one of few natural bushlands remaining in the Melbourne area. It's only a short drive to Blackburn from Box Hill and in a hire car you could be hitting the road and venturing to the other towns in the region to see what they have to offer.
With so many activities going on in Box Hill there's always plenty to do, but whether you are staying local or wishing to use Box Hill as a base for wider journeys around Melbourne, it is always advised that you rent a car.