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    Car Hire Newcastle

    Newcastle Car HireLocated at the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle has amazing beaches to the north and south, which make the city and its surrounding areas perfect for exploring with a hire car. Despite being the biggest coal exporting harbour in the world, Newcastle has managed to retain a laid-back feel and the city is home to friendly, beach-loving locals. The wharf of Newcastle is lined with numerous restaurants and bars. Just a quick walk up the Queens Wharf Tower offers stunning views of the surrounding harbour. For a more historic attraction take a ride on the Newcastle Tram for a tour covering the history of this coastal-town including the 1989 Newcastle Earthquake. The Fort Scratchley Historic Site offers far-reaching views of the Newcastle coast including the famous Nobbys Beach perfect to fly a kite, take a swim or stroll up to the iconic Nobby's Lighthouse. Darby Street is home to Newcastle's best fashion outlets and hip eateries and bars and cosmopolitan Beaumont Street is a multicultural paradise with numerous European and Mediterranean restaurants.

    A short passenger ferry ride across Newcastle Harbour is Stockton, home to the Adolphe Shipwreck which sits of Stockton Breakwall with opportunities for powerful photographs and a history lesson on the ships dramatic ending. The nearby Stockton Sand Dunes offers an adrenaline rush with sandboarding and guided tours of the sweeping dunes. Located north-west of Newcastle, the Hunter Valley is famed for its sprawling wineries and luxurious five-star resorts. Take a balloon ride at sunrise with a champagne breakfast to discover this beautiful region. Don't miss the unforgettable experience of whale watching in Port Stephens and Tea Gardens, both located on the Myall River, just an hour away from Newcastle. Whichever parts of this spectacular region you choose to explore Auto Europe Australia has the best option for you.

    Convenient Locations in Newcastle

    Auto Europe works with the top suppliers in Newcastle including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo, allowing us to offer convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city at major transportation hubs such as the Newcastle-Williamtown Airport. Use our booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans. No matter where your plans take you, Auto Europe has your covered. We even offer wonderful rates on one-way car hires, which allow you to pick-up your car hire in Newcastle and drop-off in another location in the city or throughout Australia.

    Parking in the city centre of Newcastle is designed for short-term stays. On-street parking metres may charge up to $5 per hour, with some limiting time between 8 and 12 hours. For longer stays off-street parking stations are recommended. Prices typically stand around $3 per hour with daily rates around $12.

    There are no tolls in the Newcastle region, though it is common in Australia to have tag accounts for tolls. If you're only using the toll roads occasionally, there are options to purchase a pass without opening an account. The New South Wales government advises contacting the appropriate toll payment providers to make arrangements. Approximate toll costs run between $6-15, depending on the trip. For more information visit the NSW Roads and Maritime Services website.

    Car Hire at Newcastle Airport  Newcastle Airport

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Newcastle

    Can I hire a car with a debit card in Newcastle?

    Although most suppliers require a credit card for car hire insurance, Auto Europe knows which suppliers have options for travellers who do not have a credit card and are looking to book a car hire with a debit card.

    Is car hire insurance required in Australia?

    In most countries, including Australia, third party liability insurance is required at minimum to drive your car hire off the lot. To provide as much value as possible for our clients, all Auto Europe car hire rates include both third party liability and fire insurance - so, you can pick-up hassle-free and be on your way.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and day trip ideas in Newcastle

    • Newcastle to Newcastle Airport (25km approx. 30min)
    • Newcastle to Hunter Valley (125km approx. 1hr 40min)
    • Newcastle to Stockton Sand Dunes (30km approx. 35min)
    • Newcastle to Port Stephens (65km approx. 55min)
    • Newcastle to Tea Gardens (75km approx.1hour)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Newcastle

    Whether you are planning on an extended road-trip or a leisurely holiday, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel needs. In addition to offering the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry on traditional car hires, Auto Europe offers exceptional rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more. Use our secure booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal transportation option for your next adventure.

    Motorhome Hire in Newcastle
    Newcastle Motorhome Hire -  Looking a for a unique way to travel in Newcastle? Consider a motorhome or RV hire in Australia, as this mode of transportation allows your to take to the roads with an unmatched level of freedom and exploration. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch, see for yourself why motorhome hires in Australia are on the rise!
    Van Hire Newcastle
    Van Hire Newcastle -  If you are in need of a vehicle to accommodate your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - look no further than a van hire for your time in Newcastle.
    Luxury Car Hire Newcastle
    Luxury Car Hire Newcastle -  For travel in unmatched style and comfort, explore Newcastle in a luxury car hire. With top models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, compare rates to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Australia.