New South Wales, or The First State as it is known, sits on Australia's east coast and with a population of 7.3 million is the most populated of all Australian states. With almost two-thirds of the state living in and around Sydney, there's plenty of excitement to be had in seeing the city's beautiful architecture and sunning yourself on the beach. But there's much more to the area than your typical beach holiday; the sheer size of the region makes car hire in New South Wales almost a foregone conclusion for anyone who wishes to get to grips with both the metropolitan and rural regions of eastern Australia.
Combine stunning performances with equally striking architecture by planning a trip to the Sydney Opera House; one of the highest-regarded constructions in all of Australia. The various venues within hosted almost 2,000 performances for well over a million fans in 2013, and guided 310,000 people around its hallowed halls. Approximately six hours northwest you'll find Warrumbungle National Park. Around 40,000 visitors per year enjoy the chance to see nature at its most appealing, as this former volcano range is home to many varieties of mammals, birds and reptiles - including cuddly-looking koalas around the creeks.
Make sure to plan in enough driving time wherever you're heading in New South Wales - some towns could be further away than you think, especially in rural areas. Needless to say, this part of the country experiences very hot weather so we'd definitely recommend taking plenty of drinking water in your car. Even the best engines (and drivers) can sometimes overheat so make sure you take regular driving breaks, and always have the number of a breakdown service on hand - your rental agency will be happy to provide you with cover options. Speed limits vary between each state, in both built-up areas and on the open road.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.