New South Wales is the oldest state in Australia, as well as the most populous. Founded in 1788, it was originally a penal colony for British convicts, and over the years grew to be the centre for commerce and activity in the early days of the country. With iconic beaches, mountains and the outback all within driving distance, New South Wales is a very popular destination for travellers, and a great place to explore with your rental car.
Whether you're here to experience the bustling streets of Sydney, or enjoy a night under the stars in a small outback town, New South Wales has it all. With Sydney airport being the busiest in Australia and all airlines flying there, it makes the city an ideal base for your visit to Australia. While in the city, there is plenty to see and do before heading out to see the rest of the state. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in New South Wales is both easy and economical. .
Many visitors start by checking out the local icons and tourist centres to get familiar with the city millions of people come to see each year. The Australian Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are not to be missed, as is the highly awarded Sydney Aquarium. To get a bird's eye view of the city, head to Sydney Tower, the tallest building in the city, with observation decks at the top enabling you to see the whole city from above.
Depending on the weather and your preference of activities, the list of places to visit is endless. In summer, make sure to check out the iconic Bondi Beach in the south of the city, and Many Beach in the north. If you would prefer to avoid the tourist crowds, drive your rental car in either direction along the coast and pick one of the many beaches that the city has to offer.
From Sydney it is quite easy to get orientated, and head off to visit the places that interest you. Drive your hire car north or south of the city, and you will come across many coastal towns and cities, used by locals and tourists alike to relax and enjoy life on the beach. Popular places to visit are Newcastle, Forster, Port Macquarie and Byron Bay to the north, and Wollongong, Shellharbour and Ulladulla to the south. Just north of Ulladulla, you will also find Jervis Bay, a highly popular area for camping, with the harbour often visited by pods of dolphins.
Inland from the New South Wales Coast, there are vast open planes, forests and deserts, all, packed with wildlife, amazing lookouts and places to visit. To the west of Sydney are the Blue Mountains. Drive your hire car along the winding roads and visit the various towns and cities in the area. Keep an eye out for the wildlife as there is plenty around. Further west of the mountains is where the outback begins, a great drive for those who'd like to see life in the Australian countryside. To the south, you will find the Snowy Mountains, visited by many skiers and snowboarders from all over the world each year.
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