Head down under and experience the bustling metropolis and glitzy glamour of Sydney. Iconic landscapes, brilliant beaches, good-natured locals, unique wildlife and more, this destination has it all! With a car hire in Sydney you will be able to travel at the same relaxed pace as the Aussies and go wherever you please. Grab a towel and head to the picture-perfect Bondi Beach, where you can spend all day swimming leisurely in the clear ocean or sun-baking on the warm sand. A trip to Sydney, of course, wouldn't be complete without visiting the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Other places not to be missed include The Rocks, which is a richly historical district. Old meets new in this part of the city and here you will find a vast selection of fine restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars. The cuisine in Sydney is heavily influenced from tastes around the world and is very multicultural. Be sure to pair your meal with a glass of renowned Australian wine. Another notable place to visit is the Royal Botanic Gardens which sits perfectly on Sydney Harbour and is home to nearly nine thousand different plant species. Pack a picnic, see the friendly cockatoos and stay until twilight, which is particularly beautiful.
Auto Europe offer worldwide car rental services to suit all holidaymakers' needs at the best prices. With our long-standing partnerships with car hire companies worldwide, we are able to offer a vast range of vehicles to suit all tastes and group sizes when travelling in Australia.
Driving through Sydney, as driving in any other major city, can get quite challenging at times in the city centre. In more suburban areas, there generally is less traffic. Drive your car hire in Sydney carefully as driving is on the left side. Be aware that Australia enforces strict road rules which keeps the roads safer and very heavy fines apply for those not obeying them. Major cities in are connected by well-maintained roads so you can travel down the South Coast to Wollongong, or visit the capital, Canberra.
Auto Europe has also put together a guide to driving in Australia. Please take a look at it before your journey.
Park your car hire at one of the many car parks available throughout the city. Underground, overground or on-street parking are all parking options in Sydney. Most car parks or on-street parking in the centre will require payment. Be aware that prices will be higher and spots will be harder to find when compared to other cities. Another option is to park your car hire outside the city centre and catch public transport a few stops to get to the attractions.
Sydney is located in a coastal basin bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Woronora Plateau to the south. There are more than seventy harbour and ocean beaches in the urban area. Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. An average of nearly fifteen days a year have temperatures of more than 30 °C.
Getting around Sydney is quite easy. An extensive public transport system exists which includes trains, buses and trams and everything is well-connected. A popular way to travel is by ferry. Ferries leave from Circular Quay and travel to popular destinations such as Manly Beach or Taronga Zoo.
If you would like to experience more on your holiday, we recommend hiring a campervan in Sydney. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the wonderful nature around the city. Australia is abundant in natural beauty and a campervan is probably the best means of transport for travellers keen on spending some time in the countryside.