Located on New South Wales' coast, 2 hours north of Sydney, sunny-natured Newcastle is anchored in indigenous and convict history. Surfing beaches, hand-cut sea pools, a coastal fort, and contemporary bars skirt the city’s harbour, while museums, artisanal restaurants, and microbreweries lie at its heart.
Looking to rent a car during your stay in Newcastle? Apollo Car Rentals makes renting a car easy.
Our branch in Newcastle is located at the Newcastle Airport (NTL), allowing you to jump off your plane and straight onto the road in your rental car! There are a wide range of hire cars available in Newcastle so whether you are planning on travelling for business or leisure, there will be a suitable vehicle for your journey.
Car Hire Tips for Newcastle:
Even though Newcastle is not a capital city, roads can still get quite busy on weekdays between 7:00am - 8:30am & 3:30pm - 6:00pm. Make sure you leave enough time to navigate the roads during these times.
Affordable parking is widely available around Newcastle. It is important to check if there is a parking meter once parked to avoid parking fines.
Throughout Newcastle, the speed limit is usually between 50km/h and 100km/h. Always read the road signs to stay aware of the local speed limits and road conditions.
Things to Do & See in Newcastle:
Easily accessible from Newcastle Central Business District is arguably one of the best surf beaches in Australia, Newcastle Beach. During swimming season, this beach is paroled by Lifeguard services seven days a week.
TreeTop Adventure Park
Challenge yourself on a high ropes course in the forest canopy at TreeTops Newcastle. Adults and kids alike have the choice of 100+ elevated obstacles including rope ladders, wobbly bridges and zip lines. This adventure park caters for most age groups and fitness levels so definitely a must do while in Newcastle.
Between June & November, hop on board CoastXP to get up close with some of the world's most inquisitive and interactive species, Humpback Whales. Enjoy 2 hours of unobstructed 360 degree views and a premier whale watching experience. Tours depart from the Harbour Square Boat Deck, alongside the Honeysuckle Foreshore.