Land in Newcastle and drive away a great deal
Choice, customer service and the most competitive pricing give us the edge for your hire car from Newcastle Airport. Our comparison tools and easy-to-use search engine offer peace of mind and a variety of vehicles for your holiday.
Like Sydney’s laid-back younger sibling, Newcastle is a fun and easy-going city on the coast with a variety of beaches, natural highlights and urban delights. Beyond the city limits, the New South Wales coast and lakes are waiting to be explored. A rental car is the best way to do this, so let us find the perfect vehicle to transport you into Newcastle and beyond.
Why Book with Us?
There are a number of reasons you should plan your Newcastle self-drive holiday with us. Easy, inexpensive rental car bookings are our specialty!
Our lowest price promise means we will beat a better quote you find elsewhere on the web by $1 (subject to terms and conditions). Also, we are always working to bring our customers deals, specials and just everyday low prices.
Our global network of car rental suppliers means you have countless options, so that you can find the best vehicle at the best price. Whether it’s a cost-effective two-seater, or a 4WD with all the extras. With companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Redspot, you will be spoilt for choice.
Our easy-to-use search engine makes it simple to find the rental that fits your needs. The results display all the information you require to make an informed decision, from pick-up locations to vehicle features. To narrow your options even further, you can use filters on the left-hand side of the page and sort by class, fleet, transmission type and number of passengers.
Our customer service team is on hand to answer your questions 24 hours a day during the week, and 12 hours a day during weekends. They are specialists in booking rental cars and can help you with every step of the process.
Driving in Australia
The most important thing for foreign visitors to remember is that traffic stays on the left! Speeds are measured in kilometres per hour and distances in kilometres. Foreign licences can be used for up to three months, then visitors are required to pay a fee to get an Australian equivalent. Seatbelts are required by law and driving with a blood alcohol limit of higher than 0.05% is prohibited and carries penalties of fines, suspensions and possible imprisonment.
Driving in the outback requires a little preparation! Civilisation can be sparse, so stock up on petrol and provisions when you get the chance. Avoid unsealed roads unless you have a 4WD rental and make sure you stay alert on the long, straight empty highways. But the roads of Newcastle are ready and waiting for you.
So much to see and do in Newcastle
There are plenty of places to visit once you have picked up your rental car at Newcastle Airport. The CBD has some wonderful heritage architecture and funky shopping on Darby Street, along with many places to eat and be entertained. Beaches are a popular destination for visitors and locals and there are also several ocean bath complexes for safe swimming.
South of Newcastle lies Lake Macquarie, the largest coastal saltwater lake in the country and popular for recreational fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports. Continue in the same direction and you will meet cosmopolitan Sydney, while beyond that the coast stretches down towards Melbourne and the state of Victoria.
To the north you can follow the coast through seaside towns such as Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and eventually arrive in sunny Queensland and the exciting Gold Coast. Inland from Newcastle is the New South Wales outback, a beautiful and desolate landscape where you can get a taste of Australia’s interior. The famous Darling River winds through the state. Once an important method of transport for pioneering Australians, there is much history to be enjoyed along the banks of the Darling.