New South Wales Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in New South Wales

The state of New South Wales is home to the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, beautiful Bondi Beach and timeless history. But there is more to NSW than just Sydney. We have many locations in New South Wales and are bound to have one for you. Collect your car hire 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, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay and many more. Driving in NSW and Australia is simple with our Australia Driving Tips page and after you've read our tips, catch a great deal on car hire, on our Australia Car Hire Deals page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in New South Wales

Most suppliers will allow you to take your hire 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.

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.

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 lights flashing or siren on. If you would like any further information the official Transport for NSW website goes into more depth.

Experience New South Wales

Bondi Beach. New South Wales 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 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 whether you choose the South Coast, Central Coast or beyond. 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 hire 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.

If you're looking for a winter adventure head on over to Thredbo or Perisher located on the Kosciuszko National Park and about a 5-hour road trip from Sydney. Filled with multiple ski lodges, mulled wine and poutine spots, roaring ski mountains and mountains of snow during peak season, it's a must see.

Book your New South Wales car hire using our easy to use booking engine or call us on 1300 363 500 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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