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Tips on booking a rental car in Newcastle
At VroomVroomVroom, we make booking a rental car easy. Booking a car hire from Newcastle in New South Wales is no exception. We have even provided a list of car rental suppliers and their addresses in the lower left hand bar, so you can choose where the most convenient place will be to collect your car.
Car Rental Facts for Newcastle
In 2011, out of the thousands of rental car bookings made through our website, just under 50% of our customers booked an economy or compact vehicle. This goes to show that you can zip around Newcastle easily in a small hire car.
- Car hire bookings for Newcastle Airport in 2011 where substantially higher than the bookings made from Newcastle City. We know that a few of our customers choose to fly to Newcaslte on a cheaper flight, hire a car and then drive to Sydney, which is only approximately 2 hrs south of Newcastle.
- We help people travelling to Newcastle for business to rent vehicles every week, especially for the coal industry.
- Driving west in a hire car from Newcastle can have you enjoying the popular Hunter Valley and Wine Industry in about an hour.
- The easiest way to collect a rental car if you are arriving by train, is to hop off at Wickham Train Station and make your way to Budget on Tudor Street. The office is approximately 1.5 kms away.
- If you are looking for something to drive and sleep in from Newcastle, we can help you compare campervan rates as well - http://www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au/campervans/newcastle/
Top Attractions within Newcastle that you can get to in a hire car
Bathers Way is a walking track that conveniently links the 3 most popular beaches in Newcastle. With a concrete pathway, families enjoy the walk that not only gives you great views of the coastline, it also takes you through the rugged cliffs that line the coast as well. Ample parking spaces for your hire car are available.
The Cathedral Church of Christ the King will definitely impress you with its unique Gothic Revival architectural style. The cathedral is located in one of Newcastle's suburbs, The Hill, and it would be a shame not to visit it since you are already here. You will find that there are great parking options for your hire car.
Nobbys Head, formerly known as Coal Island, was discovered by Europeans in the 1770s. The Nobbys Head Lirking Lighthouse can be found here, which is a true landmark of the city. From up here you will have a great view of Newcastle, which will take your breath away.
The Newcastle Art Gallery is a great place to learn more about the culture of the country. Here, you will find a great diversity of art collections, exhibited by both historical and contemporary artists.
The Newcastle Civic Theatre, mostly known as simply 'The Civic', is an immense auditorium. Every year, famous musicals, concerts, plays and dance events are held here. The Victoria Theatre is the oldest facility of the kind in Newcastle, but it is currently unoccupied, so The Civic remains the oldest functioning theatre in the city.
The Newcastle Regional Show is one of the most famous festivals in the area. It is held ever year in the Newcastle Showground. This event is great to learn more about the city's customs and traditions. Other festivals worth mentioning are The Mattara Festival, The Newcastle Jazz Festival and This Is Not Art.
Stockton Beach is only a ferry ride away, unless you want to drive your hire car around the harbour. Stockton is a small township with a beach to call its own. It is well worth spending a day there and walking along the coastline to the old wreck that mesmirises visitors all the time. VroomVroomVroom can help you book a rental car from Newcastle today.
Things about Newcastle that you might want to know
Newcastle is one of the oldest and largest cities of Australia, located in the New South Wales region. Situated at the Hunter River's mouth, Newcastle was established in 1801. Now, nearly 155,000 people live in Newcastle, making it a top city of Australia. The mining and shipbuilding industries are very developed here, but Newcastle is mainly an important trade centre of the region. Only a few hours drive north of Sydney, you will be able to enjoy a day trip in Newcastle.
With impressive buildings and beautiful beaches, Newcastle has become a must-see for every tourist who visits Australia. Young people will also have a wonderful time here, enjoying the diversity of sports or the numerous festivals that are being held here every year. Cricket, horse racing, ice hockey, skating, soccer, rugby, and netball, as well as surfing and kite-surfing are among the most popular sports. Hiring a car in Newcastle will allow you to attend any function, sporting event or festival that you wish. A hire car equals convenience!
Not all beaches in Newcastle are nudist beaches.
Need I say anymore. Thank goodness for a our rental car that provided us with a quick getaway and shelter when we really needed it.
Just because the beaches may not have any people enjoying the sand or enjoying the crisp blue water, does not mean that it is okay to go swimming nude apparently. So if you are a backpacker heading to Newcastle in what the Australians call 'Winter' (still very warm for most visitors) then do not assume that you can take your clothes off and enjoy a beachful day.
Thank goodness for an older couple who had a sense of humour who quickly told us that it was not a nudist beach. Thank goodness for a hire car that was reliable enough to help us make a speedy exit. Thank goodness we live in New York and can take away a funny memory from Newcastle, Australia.
Another helpful hint. When googling 'Newcastle', don't get confused with the Newcastle in the UK. That is a completely different city with no beaches at all :)
Written by Anonymous for obvious reasons.