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    Auto Europe makes car hire in Newcastle, Australia easy and affordable. Compare vehicles and suppliers with Auto Europe Australia and book over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. With over 60 years of experience, Auto Europe has everything you need for your car hire in Newcastle.

    Located 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.

    Car Hire Suppliers and Depots in Newcastle

    Our car rental suppliers in Newcastle include Hertz and Europcar.

    Car hire supplier depots are located at Newcastle Airport, as well as several downtown locations. Enter your details in search form to find the best depot for you.


    Driving in Newcastle

    Parking and Tolls

    Parking in the city centre of Newcastle is designed for short-term stays. On-street parking meters 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.

    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)

    Car Hire in Newcastle with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Newcastle with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

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