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Newcastle Guide


Newcastle, New South Wales, is Australia's sixth largest city. The city is located about 160 kilometres north of Sydney and has plenty of fascinating sights to offer, including convict ruins and fine Victorian architecture. The excellent sandy beaches here are regarded as some of the finest in Australia.

Explore Newcastle

Newcastle’s spectacular beaches have been celebrated with the creation of the Bathers Way, a five-kilometre stroll that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach. Pictured above is Nobby's lighthouse offering spectacular views over the bay. The city also has a good reputation for its colourful calendar with an expansive array of cultural events each year.

A short walk from the city centre you’ll find the best of nature at Blackbutt Reserve. The facilities here allow you close viewing of a wide variety of Australian wildlife. Just a short walk away is the majestic King Edward Park, which has spectacular coastal views and is only one out of an abundance of splendid parks in the city.

For wining and dining, try one of the harbourside bars, restaurants or cafes. Newcastle has much to offer after dark; when the sun's gone down there's a plethora of places to suit your tastes with some of the finest entertainment venues on Australia’s east coast.

If you’re feeling adventurous visit the Shipwreck Walk along Stockton Breakwall for fine views looking out over Stockton Bight Sand Dunes. Following this travel along Fullerton Road towards the Pacific Highway and pass through the glorious scenic countryside to Fern Bay.


Newcastle Airport is located 27km's or a 30 minute drive to Newcastle city centre. There are many frequent return services daily. If you are coming by car, the main access from Sydney is via the F3 Freeway. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are the suppliers operating from Newcastle Airport's main terminal.

Purchase car hire here today and secure the best deals available online, from dozens of rental suppliers. Leave it too late and you'll end up paying way over the odds at the airport or from a depot in town.

If car hire isn't for you there are many buses services operating from Newcastle Airport including; Port Stephens Coaches, Hunter Valley Buses, and for larger groups, the Airbus. Book in advance to secure a seat.

Frequently asked questions

Is 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? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. 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). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Red Spot Car Rental
  • Thrifty

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