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Travel Guide to Sydney

Although Sydney may seem like it's the capital of Australia, it's not. However, there is still so many iconic destinations in Sydney that will teach you about Australia. Book cheap car hire today for your Sydney holiday and learn about the modern Australian culture in Sydney.

Sydney, New South Wales, is often called "the Harbour City". Hiring a carhire.com.au rental vehicle is the perfect way to discover not just the Sydney CBD but also the wider landscape of New South Wales generally. As a major destination for immigrants to Australia, Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and is also highly populated. For this reason, expect to encounter some traffic snarls in your rental vehicle.

Picking up a cheap rental car from Sydney airport is a no-brainer when you're booking with carhire.com.au. A car rental is the ideal way to travel in New South Wales.

No matter how fantastic and luxurious your choice of Sydney rental vehicle might be there will come a time when you just need to get out of the driver's seat and into some serious R&R.

Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, commodore of the First Fleet - long before cars were invented, let alone available as rentals! It was the site of the first British colony in Australia and to this day boasta a proud heritage as well as a modern, artistic city-scape.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Cove...this city boasts some of Australia's most internationally recognisable tourist attractions. However, if you're going to be getting around in a rental vehicle to see the sights, be warned that you're likely to encounter some traffic congestion in the CBD itself. This eases dramatically once you're outside the suburbs.

The Big Aussie Swap Party takes place at Martin Place and is a free event organised to launch National Recycling Week this year. It runs from 11am until 2pm and all you need to do is bring three itmes - such as books, CDs, clothes and so on - that you would like to swap for something else. Simply drop them off at the registration desk in exchange for a token and browse away!

There's a bit of rain ahead in Sydney's weather forecast so if you book a rental vehicle you'll be glad of the roof over your head. Catching public transport in the rain is a sure way to get your feet wet!

Top Attractions in Sydney

The Harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House are often the first choice of places to visit in Sydney. There are other wonderful things to do, so make sure to do some research before you arrive to get the most out of your holiday. A hire car will give you the ability to travel where you want, at a time that suits you. Cheap car hire from carhire.com.au equals total convenience!

Consider ditching the rental car for a little while and catching the Manly ferry instead from Circular Quay. This will provide great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Manly offers a completely different slice of Sydney life. You can walk through theManly 'Corso' to the ocean beach, turn right and keep going to Shelly Beach and beyond. Explore historic North Head with breathtaking Sydney Harbour views.There are many fabulous regions of New South Wales that you can discover if you're based in Sydney. Many are an easy day trip away in your rental vehicle.

Visiting the Blue Mountains and Katoomba is a sure way to discover this scenic mountainous area. It's inland from Sydney itself and Katoomba is the prime destination around the Blue Mountains National Park. By CityRail it's 110km west of the city and the journey takes about two hours. And, true to their name, you'll see that the distant mountains do indeed seem to be shrouded in a blue haze. You may prefer to do a day trip in a cheap hire car to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Then there is the Cockatoo Run, which is a railway journey offered by 3801 Limited. Not to mention Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Region is famous for its wines and is a 90 minute drive north of Sydney. If you're up for a longer trip, Canberra, the capital of Australia, is also within driving distance.

Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales so renting a Sydney hire car usually makes things easier, particularly if you're travlling as a family or in a group.

Taronga Zoo has a new Roar and Snore overnight accommodation package on offer. This includes a gourmet buffet dinner followed by a two hour night time zoo safari and then an overnight stay in a safari-style tent. The morning provides a continental breakfast and a few behind the  scenes tours before the zoo opens.

If you find time for nothing else on your road trip, you should definitely book a boat tour of Sydney Harbour. The weather is currently picture perfect (warm, sunny but not sweltering) to appreciate the fabulous views. The Sydney ferry to Darling Harbour is also a popular and worthwhile endeavour.

Sutherland Shire would also be a great destination if you've rented a car. 'The Shire' as it's known is just 25km south of the CBD and only 20 minutes from Sydney Airport. It delivers on every promise you've heard about Sydney: rich bushland, glorious beaches and beautiful waterways. There are plenty of experiences to be had and many of them -  such as the Bundeena & Maianbar Art Trail every 1st Sunday of the month or a guided tour of ANSTO, Australia's only nuclear facility - are absolutely free of charge.

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Trip Ideas for when you have a hire car in Sydney

Where should your trip start in one of Australia's most popular and populated tourist destinations? If you're on your first visit to Australia then Sydney - and particularly Sydney Harbour - should definitely be at the top of your list of destinations - and if you live in one of the other fabulous States in Australia then it should still be a drawcard.


If proof is what you're after then here it is: Sydney is frequently ranked in the top ten of the highly respected Mercer Quality of Living Survey and the Economist's 'World's Most Liveable Cities' survey. More importantly, there are plenty of famous sights, plenty of sun and plenty of fine wines to be bought at places like Mosman Cellars.

Just to get you started Carhire.com.au have compiled some ideas for your trip. It's always good to begin with the obvious so be certain to check out the Opera House (pretty hard to miss this one), Sydney Harbour Bridge. You could also consider planning your visit around fantastic events like Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, Fashion week or State of Origin. Other top stops include Bondi Beach, Luna Park, Kings Cross (this one has quite a reputation so Google it first), China Town, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Taronga Park Zoo, Fox Studios, Sydney Tower and the Royal Randwick.

Quite frankly, even if you hire a vehicle the city of Sydney is going to take you at least a few days of touring to fully appreciate. Expect to tack on a few more days to your trip for the iconic landmarks of New South Whales generally. The best way to get both your money's worth and your time's worth is to hire a car as this greatly expands your capacity for exploring the State and means you're not tied down to public transport schedules. If you also rent a GPS with your Carhire.com.au hire vehicle you'll be all set to explore this vibrant and busy city and its picturesque surrounds.

You may even feel up for a road trip, with so many options on road trips you may feel up for a drive out to The Blue Mountains, Jervis Bay or even to the nations capital Canberra which is only 285 km away. Having a rental car at your disposal gives you the freedom to tackle not only Sydney but the entire state. so keep that in mind when booking a hire car with Carhire.com.au.

Take some time out to get to know the locals too. There's plenty of variety to be found and a lot of fun to be had. Almost half of city residents are aged between 20 and 40, and over a quarter are students.

So that's your first few days taken care of. The rest of your Sydney adventure is in your hands. If you do have any problems booking a cheap hire car for Sydney, we are always here to help you out.

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Jorem Nuevo is a content writer and car rental expert at CarHire.com.au - The easiest way to rent a car!
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