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Anyone flying into Sydney planning on renting a car can pick it up directly from Sydney Airport from companies like Budget, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise (formerly Redspot), Hertz and Thrifty. You can book a car with us ahead of your trip and pick up the vehicle upon arriving at the airport. Several car hire counters are located in the arrivals terminal. 

Why book a hire car through VroomVroomVroom?

Booking your car hire with us doesn't have to be a hassle. Browse our site to compare car rental rates and save. Lock in the car you want for the price you want and get your Sydney holiday started. Here are reasons why many people hire a car through us:

  • Compare rates from top suppliers: Our results page will allow you to compare rates from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise (formerly Redspot) and Thrifty without visiting each website. We do all the searching and compile you a list of the best rental car deals in Sydney. 
  • No booking fees: Our primary goal is to help you find a car rental by comparing top car hire deals, and therefore we will not charge you any booking fees. 
  • Price Promise: If you find a better price on your car rental, we'll beat it. As long as the price is on the same model with the same booking details, we can help you save money. Simply contact us and we can give you more information. 

Driving tips at Sydney Airport

Even the most intrepid travellers among us, who plan on using public transport to get around should give the rental car idea a second look, especially if you are looking to book a reliable car rental in Sydney Airport through VroomVroomVroom.

There are two simple but crucial reasons for this. One is that car rental for a day can work out cheaper than getting you simply as far as the CBD one-way; and the second reason is that booking through us can increase your chances of finding that brilliant Sydney Airport hire car deal because it collates all the specials offered by all of Australia's most popular rental car companies in one place.

The airport is situated about 8 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and can take about 25 minutes via rental car in light traffic. VroomVroomVroom not only gathers all the specials from the leading car hire suppliers to save you time surfing the net for that car rental in Sydney Airport deal, but we also guarantee the best web-based pricing from these companies. 

For general information on departure and arrival, visit the official site of Sydney Airport. If you want to get some tips on road safety and learn about rules and regulations, check out this page from Australia.com.

Travel in style with your reliable car rental in Sydney

Conveniently situated only 8 kilometres south of the city centre and less than 10 kilometres from key tourist attractions, Sydney Airport (also known as Kingsford Smith Airport), which officially opened in 1920 as Mascot Aerodrome, is the only major airport serving Sydney.

Live it up and get ready to have an awesome time in your Sydney Airport car hire, from the world-class art and museums to famous beaches – you've got yourself a trip. If you are still organizing your travel plans, VroomVroomVroom has come up with a few wonderful things that you can do and places where you can eat or visit during your adventure in Sydney. Check it out below!

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Ayurve Beauty & Day Spa

Address: 1/436 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

If you are looking for serene day spa in Sydney CBD, Ayurvé is an oasis that will truly envelop you away from the bustling city outside. Recognised as more than just a beauty salon or a natural therapy centre, Ayurvé Beauty and Wellness Day Spa is a sanctuary for your mind, body and soul, with a combination of western beauty treatments and the ancient healing practices of Ayurvedic therapies.

Established in 2001, Ayurve in Sydney has seven treatment rooms, one couple spa room, relaxing lounges, a skin bar, a spray tan facility, a shower and changing facility. So even if you are there for a 10 minute spray tan treatment or a therapeutic Ayurvedic experience, you will definitely leave feeling rejuvenated and stress free.

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Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly

Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

stunning view at Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly

Q Station is one of Australia's significant heritage and environmental landmark's preserved within 30 stunning hectares of Sydney Harbour National Park. The spectacular site encompasses the history, life and the cultural significance of Sydney Harbour and its environs.

Q Station is a unique destination, with beautifully refurbished heritage accommodation spread over several different precincts allowing guests to explore and experience the expansive location.

The grounds of Q Station are an experience with wildlife, nature and magnificent views of Sydney harbour and the Sydney CBD skyline. Q Station Manly offers a variety of guided tours from daytime history tours, tours for school & vacation care groups to ghosts & paranormal tours.

How to get to Q Station:  35 minutes from Sydney CBD, Five (5) minutes from Manly Beach; Ferry access from Circular Quay on the Sydney EcoHopper (direct to Quarantine Wharf) or Manly Fast Ferry (to Manly Wharf) and then a taxi or public bus ride to Q Station. 

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Restaurants & Bars

Nel. Restaurant

Address:  75 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

nel restaurant table setting

Situated in the heart of Sydney's CBD in the underground basement of the Central Station Hotel, the modern yet modest Nel. Restaurant covers an open kitchen seen from every seat in the house, which features leather booths, exposed brickwork and sleek copper facades, producing an impeccable backdrop for an exciting and open environment.

Leading the kitchen is chef Nelly Robinson, praised for his new interpretations of sophisticated Australian dishes. Also, chef's strong understanding and appreciation of the perfect seasonal produce is demonstrated with a monthly changing seasonal degustation menu, which really shows his innovation; yet maintain the comfy and obtainable quality making his food so famous and well-favored by food enthusiasts.

Visitors and clients can look forward to best and hearty dishes, including venison carpaccio with a chocolate dust and pickled enoki mushrooms, charred sweet corn and fresh mango, blowtorched peach with elderflower sorbet and a buttermilk mousse, and slow-cooked Tasmanian lobster with paprika and garlic butter. Also supporting the menu are 10 matching wines with two served per dish, which let diners thrill to different sensation of taste.

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Explore more of Sydney by visiting some of the attractions listed below:

A vibrant bustling city – Sydney has it all: great shopping, food, museums, and events available in great quantities and varieties.

Add to that national parks, water sports, world- class beaches, and amazing public garden, and you've got yourself a holiday!

Sydney's foreshore area around the harbour is in large part devoted to National Parkland, the city offers a wide selection of walking trails.

Climb a Sydney icon, if you're game. Unfortunately, ascending the famous bridge doesn't come cheap – offpeak climbs start at $125 for adults and $100 for children under 12.

For instance, d'Albora Marinas Akuna Bay is a marina village based in the heart of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Terrey Hills and is just 40 minutes from the CBD. For stunning views of Sydney visit Bradley's Head near Taronga Zoo. Views of the city from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and Vaucluse heights are also amazing. Or tour through the leafy northern beach suburbs.

Then take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, the Zoo with the amazing view of the Harbour. Apart from the native animals, Taronga zoo also has 2000 rare and endangered animals including Sumatran tigers and Kodiak bears.

The Heart of Manly Heritage Walk begins at Manly Wharf. But you can start the walk at any point. The Heart of Manly Heritage Walk is devised as in a clockwise direction, circumnavigating The Corso.

For tranquil greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens on Mrs Macquaries Road, is unmissable. They're immaculately groomed, formal and distinctly European in appearance.

Sydney harbour also offers an array of water sports and adventures. Go for a quick cross- harbour ferry- boat ride. Or zoom around the harbour on a jet boat.

Sydney sea kayak tour operator Natural Wanders offers kayak tours that take you under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and into the tranquil bays and beaches of Sydney's north shore.

Cruises depart from Circular Quay or from the eastern side of Darling Harbour. John Cadman Cruising Restaurant sails nightly at 5pm and again at 7pm from No. 6 Jetty, Circular Quay.

And, of course, you can't go passed the seaside township of Manly. Take a walk along The Corso and see the beach that has made Manly famous.

For more beach fun, why not squish your toes around in the white sands of the world famous Bondi Beach (left). Apart from Bondi, you can find awesome Sydney surf at Tamarama, Narrabeen, and most of the beaches lining the 30km coastline from Manly to Palm Beach.

The calm waters off Balmoral and Chinaman's Beach are excellent for swimming. Some diving takes place off Manly and Palm Beach.

Sydney's popular nudist beaches include Lady Jane Beach at Watson's Bay and Obelisk Beach at Mosman, the latter being popular with the gay community.

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Hop on a rental car and check out Sydney's art scene

From the bohemian busker in Newtown to the world-class orchestra at the Opera House, art and culture pumps through the streets of this vibrant city. Museums, galleries, and cultural attractions abound in Sydney! 

Take a guided tour of the Opera House. Tour through the historic Rocks area and check out the renowned Opera House and the Conservatory of Music. 

One of Australia's freshest and most iconic painters, Ken Duncan, has his amazing gallery just near the Sydney Visitor Centre at the Rocks. See the paintings that are being lapped up by the world!

Enjoy roaming through the Parliament House, Art Gallery and The Domain parklands. While at Darling Harbour, you should check out the IMAX Theatre. IMAX's crystal clear images, ten times larger than the traditional cinema format is something to see with your own eyes!

Also at Darling Harbour is the National Maritime Museum– this place has the biggest collection of ships, historical vessels and nautical memorabilia in the city.

Sydney Olympic Park is only a short walk across Olympic Boulevard to Stadium Australia for a guided tour of the biggest stadium ever used in Olympic history. If you want more facts and info, the friendly people at the Olympic Park Visitors Centre can help you out.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum (Queens Square Macquarie Street) has a lot of history. The convict architect Francis Greenway designed the Hyde Park Barracks and it housed 15,000 male convicts employed by the government.

The Australian Museum (6 College St) has an international reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs.

After that, take a guided three-hour walk up the catwalks, ladders and arches that lead to the very top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

If you're up for a little market action on the weekend, head to the northern end of George Street you'll find The Rocks Markets. Paddy's Markets is now in the Haymarket, at the Chinatown- end of Darling harbour. These historical markets were originally held at The Rocks (right) in 1834.

And if you ever find yourself short of activities in the mega city, just head down to the Sydney Visitor Centre at 106 George Street.

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