Newcastle Airport Car Hire (NSW)
02 4965 1535
Discover the benefits of a larger fleet
Are you flying into Newcastle Airport, Williamtown for a corporate vacay or heading to Newcastle City and surround for an epic exploration of the area? Whatever your reason for visiting the thriving area of Newcastle, our team at Thrifty Newcastle Airport is here to help get you on your way.
Our booming fleet has a great range of passenger cars that are made for holiday cruising from the high performance Ford Falcon XR6 to the safe and reliable Toyota Corolla. We also pride ourselves as being specialists when it comes to commercial vehicles, as our large fleet includes utes, trucks, vans or buses and even mine-spec vehicles.
Just let us know what you're after and we will organise the ideal hire car for you. And the best part about our cars is that they're all offered at a standout price!
Convenience – fly in and fly out
We all know the feeling of needing to get somewhere quick smart and the irritation of lining up and waiting in queues. That's where Thrifty Arrive and Drive comes in. Available for Blue Chip customers, it's a fast and speedy car pick up solution that allows you to skip the counter and go directly to your hire car.
For airports without the Arrive and Drive facility, we also offer a Blue Chip Priority Counter that allows you to jump the queue - another perk of joining our free Blue Chip program!
Relax with Newcastle Airport amenities
Newcastle Airport is the main airport servicing the Newcastle and Hunter region, located in the central coast of New South Wales, Australia. Whether you're flying into Newcastle Airport or are simply waiting to kill time until your next flight, there's plenty to keep you entertained in the vicinity.
Insomnia Coffee is the place to be. From Arabica bean brewed coffees to tasty focaccias it's sure to fulfil your jetsetting appetite. There's also the News Travels newsagency outlet, which is the ideal place to pick up a good book or magazine for your travels.
If you have any questions about flight information, just stop by the Newcastle Airport Information desk or if you are after a hire car for your exploration of Newcastle come speak to one of our friendly Thrifty staff members.
Travel tips for visiting Newcastle
Around 2 hours drive north of Sydney, you'll discover all the delights of the harbour side city of Newcastle. When you get to Newcastle there is much to see and do and a hire car will provide you with the ultimate convenience. While you're in the area here are some of our top tips:
Enjoy a day at the beach: Located right next to the water, Newcastle has a great range of beaches to visit. Bar Beach on Memorial Drive is one of the most popular where swimmers, surfers and even Hang Gliders come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the white stretching sand and sparkling blue waters. Of course, just like any other beach in Australia make sure you slip slop slap and stay within the flags when swimming.
Get to know the history of Newcastle: Following the Convict and Industry Walking Tour that starts from the Convict Lumber yard on the corner of Watt and Scott Streets, is a great way to see the remnants of the early convict settlement through industrial monuments that still stand today. The tour ends at the Newcastle Museum, home to some standout exhibitions that showcase the convict heritage of Newcastle. Other historic places to visit include Maitland Gaol, Newcastle at War Walking Tour and the Newcastle Ghost Tour.
Drive to the nearby Hunter Region: If you have a few extra days up your sleeve then the 1.5 hours' drive to the Hunter Valley from Newcastle is definitely a must-do, which will take you through some beautiful countryside and vineyard territory. Once you've arrived in the Hunter Region, stop by one of the many wineries, breweries and champagne houses that call the area home. Of course, if you plan to be testing one too many beverages, then join one of the daily wine tours and leave the driving to the following day.
Read more about exploring outer Newcastle with Thrifty Travel Ideas. Drive up to Queensland on the scenic route up north or head back down south to the Hawkesbury River, the place all Sydney siders relax.
Take advantage of Thrifty's partnerships
Did you know you could get some great discounts and perks, thanks to our partnerships with a range of clubs, hotels and rewards programs? So make sure you check out our partners to see the freebies you're entitled to. Whether it's a 10% discount of your hotel stay or bonus rewards points, you're sure to save big bucks on your travels!
Ready to find the perfect hire car for you? Explore our bustling fleet today!
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