Newcastle Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Newcastle

Just a two hour drive north of Sydney, Newcastle is a popular coastal getaway for those wanting to avoid the chaos and stress of the big city. Begin your Newcastle self-drive holiday by collecting your hire car from Newcastle Airport, also known as Williamtown Airport, which is situated approximately 30 minutes from the city centre. If you prefer to collect in the city we have convenient locations in the city, meaning you have the freedom to go anywhere you want in your hire car. Collect an economy car for a quick weekend away, a full size for a family getaway or a SUV for a group of friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Newcastle

Sydney is about a 2 hour drive from Newcastle.

There are a number of things to do in Newcastle from tasting fresh seafood at one of the many delicious restaurants, learn about history at Fort Scratchley or Newcastle Museum to visiting one of the many scenic beaches like Stockton Beach.

It's about an hour and 15 minutes from Newcastle to the Central Coast.

Experience Newcastle

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Not only is Newcastle blessed with endless choices of things to see but the town has also managed to retain a laid back feel and the city is home to friendly, beach-loving locals. One of the main attractions of Newcastle is the countless beaches all located within close proximity of the city. There are over 10 beaches to choose from, and several feature bathing pools carved out of the rocks. For a little bit of adventure drive your hire car along the coast north of Newcastle to Stockton Beach. The beach is home to impressive sand dunes which stretch for over 30 km. Take an hour and go on a guided quad biking tour of the dunes, this is truly a once in a life time experience.

Nobbys Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Newcastle where you can walk along the break wall. Enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes or walk around to Queens Wharf, home to a selection of restaurants and casual dining options. To work off your meal, climb to the top of the Queens Wharf Tower for views of the greater Newcastle region.

DriveAway makes Newcastle car hire easy and cost effective, use our online booking engine or call one of our friendly reservations consultants on 1300 363 500.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Newcastle - Sydney 160 2
Newcastle - Hunter Valley 120 1.5
Newcastle - Port Stephens 70 1

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