Newman is in the Pilbara region in Western Australia, an area of amazing natural beauty. It is very close to the Tropic of Capricorn, and Newman experiences extremely high temperatures in the summer - often up to 38°C. Newman is connected to the Great Northern Highway, making car hire here a good option for exploring the region. Located 1186km north of Perth, Newman is the largest town in the East Pilbara region, which is one of the most isolated areas in Australia, making car hire in Newman essential. It is 458km south of Port Hedland and is known as a mining town with most of its residents working in the mine.
Newman is a mining town in the Pilbara, and one of the main attractions in the town is the Mt Whaleback Mine Tour. The tours run all year round, although you do need to book in advance and hiring a car in Newman to get to the mine may be a good idea. There is a list of required clothing and other safety information on the website, so take a look before you go. By renting a car in Newman you can travel to the Karijini National Park, which is the second largest national park in Australia, and contains spectacular scenery.
From the town of Newman you can drive out to the Cape Keraudren Coastal Reserve. The reserve has around 4,800 hectares of land, and much of the natural habitat has not been interfered with, so visitors can explore virgin countryside. The largest National Park in Australia is 260km from Newman, and is over a million hectares in size. It is an aboriginal culture centre, and trails through the park are moderately difficult - it's important to know what you're doing, as it is one of the remotest places on earth, and the closest water source is on the Great Northern Highway.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0700-1900 Sat 0800-1000 Sun 1130-1400 1700-1900
Address: Great Northern Hwy
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.