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New South Wales Guide


The state of New South Wales radiates out from Sydney, which is on the coast in the centre of the state, but visitors should plan to explore the many different faces of this fantastic region of Australia. The wine-rich Hunter Valley, stunning natural landscape of the Blue Mountains and the beaches of the Shoalhaven/Illawarra area host some of the other major cities in NSW, including Wollongong, Nowra, Newcastle, and Bathurst.

Hiring a Vehicle

In New South Wales’ major cities and airports, tourists will find some of the world’s most reliable companies offering vehicle rentals. Budget, Hertz, and Avis are the largest suppliers operating in the state. Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and Coffs Harbour are just some of the main spots to find a rent-a-car. Compare car hire online to save time and money.

Transport Options

Sydney International Airport is New South Wales’ and Australia’s busiest gateway. Primary regional airports around New South Wales include Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Newcastle, and Coffs Harbour. Countrylink is the main train network throughout the state, and large highways, such as the Pacific Highway, allow easy travel via road.

Car Hire Driving Tips in New South Wales

Car hire in New South Wales is a terrific way to get around the state, despite the region’s large size. Driving is done on the left-side, and most roads in urban and rural areas are well-surfaced. 100km/h is the speed limit outside urban zones. Parts of major highways, including the Pacific Highway, are two-lane roadways, so care is required when driving through these areas.

Not to be Missed!

New South Wales is home to many iconic landmarks of Australia. Just two hours west of Sydney lie the scenic Blue Mountains which boast bushwalking trails, caves and hiking spots. Over an hour south of the capital are Shoalhaven’s famous crystal blue beaches and the town of Nowra. Wine lovers will adore the Hunter Valley and its plethora of vineyards, which can be discovered effortlessly with car rental in New South Wales.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

The best time to visit New South Wales depends largely on the type of holiday. Coastal cities are best visited during the summer months between December and February, when temperatures soar above 28°C. Skiers should visit Perisher Blue and the Snowy Mountains between June and July, when temperatures reach below 0°C at times and there is generally good snow cover.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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