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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.

 Booking a car rental 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. 

Sydney Highlights

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.  

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. 

Ready to hit the Road? 

We've got some other pages to check out, to get you ready for your Sydney adventure. 

Renting a Campervan is also an option

If you think that your road trip may be better suited to a motorhome, we can help you with 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 and beaches of Sydney

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. If you would like to find a car park for your rental in Sydney, check out this website.

Attractions |Accommodation|Restaurants and Bars


 Attractions

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Palm Beach 

Head north to Palm Beach and explore the real Summer Bay. Palm Beach has been used by the producers of Home & Away as the external set for the fictional town since it began back in 1987. Palm Beach is 40km from the CBD and can still offer you the feel of a small seaside resort town. It's the perfect escape from the big city so why not make it a day trip with a hire car. You can find and compare discounted prices by booking with us.

 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. 

location.png Longrain

If you are looking for a place to have a drink and enjoy good food with friends, then check out Longrain in Commonwealth St, Surrey Hills. This bar is the home of the stick drink in Australia. That's the cocktail that requires the bartender to “muddle” or bash fresh fruit and herbs with alcohol and ice. The food at Longrain is Asian fusion and is as decatent and full of flavors much like the cocktails. 

location.png The Hunter 

One of Australia's famous wine districts lies just North of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is just two hours drive in your rental car from the CBD and feels like its a world away. Take a tour of a winery in a horse-drawn carriage or take an exhilarating balloon ride as dawn breaks, and enjoy the serenity. The Hunter Valley will sooth your weary soul and renew your spirit. 

location.png Moveable Feast

For the ultimate summer celebration and pastel dining experience, reserve your tickets to one of the world's biggest beach dinner parties. A Moveable Feast (AMF) is returning to Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on March 11, 2017, hosted by renowned Australian Restauranteur Luke Mangan, where you can also enjoy live music to one of the hottest DJs.

 Accommodation

Park Regis City Centre

location 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

location Address:287 Military Road, Cremone NSW 2090

Park Regis Concierge Apartments in Sydney

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. 


01_ThingsToDo.png Top 4 Tours in Sydney

location.png The third in the list is the “Real Sydney Tours”. In this tour, you will experience the Aussie city from a different perspective – not from a tourist's point of view but from a local's. It gives a rare glimpse into the place, certain to leave a lasting impression. The tours are usually for up to six people but larger groups can also be catered for in special accredited vehicles. The tour is full of magnificent surprises along the way and you will discover it by enjoying a beautiful day exploring its coastline and interesting suburbs.

location.png For those that love biking, try “Bonza Bike Tours”. The best thing to do while exercising is learning about the history and culture of Sydney. Bonza Bike Tours is considered as the best bike tour and bike hire experience in the city since 2004.  In this popular bike tour, you'll see parts of the metropolis you'll never get to see from a bus, walking or taxi cab tour. So park the rental and join the only guided tour in town that shows you the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and over 30 more great attractions - all at once!

location.png If you prefer walking than biking, the “I'm Free Tours of Sydney” will be very appealing to you. Without any booking and a 3-hour bonding time with a knowledgeable tour guide, you will experience the culture, lifestyle and history of the largest city in Australia. Anyone who wants to join this tour meets at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm everyday  at the anchor between Town Hall Building and St. Andrew's Cathedral. 

location.png And the last but not the least is the “Boutique Tours Australia” where their small group departures run every day from the city. The tour offers the best regions. You should sit back, relax, chill and enjoy the day of touring the stunning view of the Blue Mountains and the outstanding wineries of the Hunter Valley. The destinations are the most beautiful and the guides are the most fabulous that the city has to offer. The breath-taking views, the magnificent experience, the amazing guides, these plus the very good service of vehicles. What else could a tourist not find in Sydney?
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