Discover Car Hire in New South Wales
Where's the one place in Australia where you can visit amazing beaches AND hit the slopes at the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere you may ask? Well, the state of New South Wales has it all folks! The major city Sydney is home to the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, iconic Manly, beautiful Bondi Beach and timeless history. But there is more to NSW than just the city. Collect your car rental at the Sydney Airport domestic or international terminals. Alternatively, you can collect from a downtown location for more convenience. If you are staying out of Sydney city we contract locations in Artarmon, Penrith and Campbelltown just to name a few. Further afield in New South Wales locations include Wollongong, Dubbo, Orange, Parkes, Canberra, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and many more. Driving in NSW and around Australia is simple with our Australia Driving Tips page and you can catch a great deal on car rental by visiting our Australia Car Rental Deals page!
You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in NSW, although the age may vary by supplier and/or car category.
Most suppliers will allow you to take your rental car to the snow in NSW as long as the car is equipped with winter tyres or fitted with snow chains. You will need to check with the supplier prior to picking up your rental car as there is an additional cost for this.
By law, you must slow down to 40km/h when you are passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency services vehicle when they either have their siren on or their lights flashing. If you would like any further information the official Transport for NSW website goes into more depth.
Experience New South Wales
Sydney is a majestic city filled with so much to see and do. Start by visiting museums, do some shopping at the Brand New Pitt Street Mall and try the local and international cuisines with influences from all around the world. Once night falls, climb over the steel arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the views are extraordinary and will surely take your breath away.
A road trip along the highways of NSW is fantastic with many scenic routes to take. One idea is to visit Wollongong, just over an hour drive from Sydney; it is a pleasant place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
The Blue Mountains are also a fantastic place to visit, you will be surrounded with a peaceful atmosphere filled with fresh air and fantastic scenery. Katoomba boasts the famous Three Sisters standing side by side along the mountains. There are many ways to discover the highlights of the Blue Mountains; you could hop on a cable car and fly across the treetops or ride the worlds steepest incline railway which plunges through the bushland into the valley.
Newcastle is just over a two hours drive from Sydney and is popular for many local visitors for a short weekend break. The vibrant city is well known for its many fantastic beaches and extraordinary waves which are great for surfing. Just a quick drive inland with your rental car is the Hunter Valley which is great for a romantic break to indulge in some of the best wine in Australia, along with delicious food and local produce.
Book your New South Wales car rental using our easy to use booking engine or call us on 0800 885 590 today and see why we are the self-drive specialists!
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx.km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Sydney to Katoomba||120||1.5|
|Sydney to Newcastle||160||2|
|Sydney to Wollongong||85||1.5|
Top Locations in New South Wales
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