Car Hire Sydney, NSW
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Sydney is the gateway for most international visitors to Australia. Around 7 million people visit Sydney every year.
Like any big city, Sydney traffic is busy, but outside of peak times driving a car is often just as quick as public transport, especially for visiting tourist attractions away from the CBD.
Scenic drives and road trips from Sydney
Consider The Grand Pacific Drive along the coast south from Sydney to Wollongong for fantastic views of the New South Wales coastline and amazing beaches to take a dip in!
The Greater Blue Mountain Drive, through the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area offers panoramic views as far as the eye can see.
Tour windy roads through the mountains and visit the Three Sisters… a unique rock formation that is a must-take photo for your travel-wall or for Instagram!
If stunning coastline and nature is what you want to see, drive north along the Legendary Pacific Coast drive visiting popular tourist destinations along the way such as the Central Coast, Forster, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and on to world-famous Byron Bay.
A trip southwest 3 hours will take you to Australia’s capital city of Canberra.
From there, head for the snow by driving along the Kosciuszko Alpine Way through the Snowy Mountains where the popular ski resort towns of Thredbo and Perisher cater to ski bunnies in winter and hikers and mountain bikers in summer.
Driving in Sydney and NSW
Speed limits in Sydney change frequently, unlike some cities you cannot always tell the speed limit by the type of road or area you are driving through. Take note of speed limit signs.
Parking in Sydney CBD can be difficult and expensive.
Some motorways in Sydney are toll roads, including the motorway from Sydney Airport into the city and you can pay cash at the toll booths.
For other tolls, you need an E-Pass or E-Tag. Your rental car company will be able to give you advice about how to use these.