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The Best Way to Discover Sydney is with a Hire Car

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There are few cities in the world as recognisable as Sydney. The vista of Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay, with the icon of the Sydney Opera House, the curve of the harbour bridge, and the bustle of the water-traffic, is a view no one could tire of. It's a diverse city, with suburbs spreading in all directions. Whether you are after the culture of Cockle Bay Wharf, the character of The Cross, or the community feel of Balmain, there is a place for you in Sydney.  Start your holiday in the city, and make the most of the greater Sydney region with a cheap hire car. VroomVroomVroom is the leading car hire comparison website in Australia.

Reasons to book a car hire in Sydney with VroomVroomVroom

  1. Locations - Our trusted suppliers of Europcar, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz and Redspot have depots throughout Sydney. Are you looking for airport car rental? Our Sydney Airport car hire is another option.
  2. Convenience - Although the city has public transport, car hires in Sydney provide you with the most convenient way to get around. No need to schedule your day based on timetables when you have a hire car to move you around. 
  3. Compare to save time and money - VroomVroomVroom allows you to compare current rates and availability through the major Australian car rental companies. We offer you the best Sydney car hire comparison service so you can find the lowest rates today. You can save time and money by comparing prices with us. 
  4. Stunning Customer Care - Our booking system is easy to use, but should you have any questions, our highly trained car rental experts can hel you out. Get in touch by phone, email, live-chat, or any of our social media channels. 

When is the best time to go to Sydney?

In all honesty, there is no bad time to go to Sydney! The city throbs with events, attractions, and cultural experiences all year around. It's temperate climate means that no season is too uncomfortable; summer can get hot but the average maximum is around 26 degrees C. There are some times through the year when the city will be at most vibrant.

Every January, there is the Sydney Festival to bring the streets alive. This year it runs from the 7th to 29th, with a full programme of arts and big ideas. There is a range of free activities too. For all things fabulous, there is the annual Sydney Mardi Gras, 17 February to 5 March in 2017, a celebration of Australia's LGBTQI culture. There's no need to get the winter blues in Sydney, as Vivid lights up the city. This festival of light and music will run from the 26th of May until June 2017. It features an outdoor gallery of lighting sculptures; a highlight is the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

Driving Tips in Sydney

Sydney is a big city with traffic to match, and significant congestion in the CBD and at peak times. If you are there on holiday and don't need to travel during rush hour, then don't! Have a lie-in and a lazy breakfast in any of the hundreds of cool cafes before you get on the road. The same applies for central city driving. There is great public transport in Sydney, including the ferry network. If you are exploring the central areas, take a day off from driving and leave your hire car at your accommodation, walk, bus or ferry to enjoy the views!  

There are toll roads in Sydney including the harbour bridge and tunnel. It is a cashless system, and cars from VroomVroomVroom's suppliers are fitted with an electronic tag. Discuss payment options with your provider when you pick up your car if you think you will be driving on toll roads. We've put together a comprehensive low-down on tolls in Australia. If you would like to find a car park for your rental vehicle in Sydney, check out this website.

If you think that your road trip may be better suited to a motorhome, we can help you with that too. Check out some of the Best Road Trip Routes from Sydney to give you an idea where to drive your campervan. 

Explore the bays, beaches, and awesome sights of Sydney

Being a harbour city, you need to get on the water to get the best out of Sydney. There are many ways of doing this: it could be as simple as taking the ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, or as elaborate as a sunset cocktail cruise. Many of the most popular visitor destinations such as Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, and Manly Beach are easily accessible via the iconic green and gold Sydney ferries. And while we are talking water, there's the city's legendary surf beaches of Bondi and Manly to experience.

The Sydney Opera House began life as a controversial design, but is now a much-loved structure, and is world heritage listed. Explore beyond the sails with a tour; they are available not just in English, but in French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. The very best way to experience the Sydney Opera House is to see a show, and there are up to 40 every week to choose from.  

The coast is stunning, but so are the shopping precincts, culture opportunities and nightlife in Sydney. To truly experience the popular Sydney attractions — we suggest you hire a car so you can experience Sydney in style.  For up-to-date information on events around Sydney, visit the official site for Sydney-Tourism.

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants and Bars


Attractions

Real Sydney Tours

A great way to beat the central city parking and driving hassles is to give the hire car a break, and book a tour. Real Sydney Tours are a boutique tour company, who can offer tours in many languages, with caring guides. Their 6-hour 'Real Sydney' tour is the most popular, with a mix of the city, and most beautiful suburbs. 

I'm Free Tours

Address: 483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Free walking tours of Sydney's sights. A popular choice is The Rocks walking tour. It leaves every evening from in front of Cadman's Cottage at 6pm. The Rocks was the site of the first European settlement of Sydney, and is full of secret laneways, pubs and historical buildings. There's  plenty of tales of murder and mystery on this tour.  

While hiring a car is the ultimate convenience, a tour can be ideal when you want to have a break from driving, or get an expert opinion on an area. Want to find out more awesome tours and activities in Sydney? Check out these comprehensive offerings from Tourstogo.com!

Accommodation

Park Regis City Centre

 Address: 27 Park Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Park Regis City Centre

The Park Regis City Centre is the ideal accommodation for those who want to stay close to all the action in Sydney. The hotel is just a few steps away from Pitt Street Mall, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Queen Victoria Building, and Town Hall. The Rock Markets and Taronga Zoo are also within easy reach. There are 122 stylish rooms to choose from at the Park Regis City Centre – and all are equipped with modern amenities to bring in comfort to their guests. They also boast of their rooftop outdoor swimming pool which offers breathtaking views of the Central Business District and Sydney Harbour. 

Park Regis Concierge Apartments

Address: 287 Military Road, Cremone NSW 2090

For a quick escape from the city centre, stay at Park Regis Concierge Apartments which is located near the Mosman upmarket. It is also near the financial district which makes it the perfect choice for business travellers. Feel at home during your stay as each room and apartment feature top-class facilities such as LCD television, complimentary Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathroom. If you're planning to extend your trip to Sydney, you can opt to stay in Park Regis' long stay self-contained apartment to enjoy their special rates. 




Restaurants and Bars

Longrain

If you are looking for a place to have a drink and enjoy good food with friends, then drive over to Longrain. This south-east Asian influenced restaurant balances the four elements of hot, sour, salty and sweet in its dishes. It has a convivial atmosphere as diners sit at long communal tables, perfect for meeting new people and sharing tastes. It has a comprehensive list of cocktails and wine to complement the food. 

Blackbird Cafe

Address: 201 Sussex street, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, NSW 2000

An iconic eatery right on Darling Harbour. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Blackbird Cafe proudly serves Australian produce. Try chargrilled kangaroo served rare with truffle masked potatoes, or true-blue fish and chips, with beer-battered flathead fillets. 


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