When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to refuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Where is the branch located?
We front Manns Road, West Gosford but the entrance is in Bowen Crescent and access is either via Merinee Road or Dell Road. Entrance is in Bowen Crescent one exit in and out.
Gosford is on the New South Wales Coast, around 75 kilometres from Sydney or just over an hour's drive. Gosford is surrounded by national parks, lakes, coastline, forest reserves and animal attractions. Gosford is regarded as the hub for the Central Coast and the place many start their national park journey. But this busy regional centre has more going for it than just its geographic location. The town is filled with a range of activities and places to drive to.
Gosford has the South Pacific Ocean on its doorstep and is home to many fantastic seafood restaurants as well as a wide range of pubs and cafes. Many of the coastal towns are regarded as foodie hubs due to the plentiful seafood, wineries, and farmland that stretches along the New South Wales coast. Although one might associate all these towns with wine, Gosford is more known for its craft beer scene. Pop into one of the breweries for a tour and tasting. Many of the local pubs and restaurants have added these local brews on tap. They’re not just popular here, with international acclaim being praised on the amber ales from around the world.
Shopping is also a popular activity in Gosford for locals and visitors, with a wide range of boutique shops as well as larger shopping complexes throughout the city. It really is one of those cities with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to head out into nature or to relax on the coast and enjoy city sights and sounds, you can’t go wrong in Gosford.
Why not take in some of the popular tourist attractions? Not all the best places to find are hidden gems; some are right in front of you. Take your rental car on a 15-minute drive west to Somersby and the Australian Reptile Park, home to over 2,000 animals. Despite the name, you will find much more than reptiles here, with Australian natives such as koalas, kangaroos, and dingoes amongst the animal exhibits. With animal encounters, keeper talks and behind the scenes tours available to guests, the park is a hands-on interactive zoo known for getting visitors involved.
Right by the Brisbane Water and Point Frederick is the Gosford Regional Gallery. The gallery is spread across three exhibition spaces in 26 hectares of public reserve. See local, national and international exhibitions across a range of mediums. See traditional Indigenous artwork and touring exhibitions as you enjoy the park’s surroundings and stop in at the Gallery Shop to pick up a unique piece of handiwork. The Point Café looks out onto the Edogawa Commemorative Japanese Gardens, the perfect spot to rest and relax in-between exhibition spaces.
Gosford is surrounded by nature and national parks to enjoy, with many just outside town or within an hours’ drive of the town centre. Bouddi National Park is 25 minutes from the Gosford CBD, located south on the cape of the city. When you’re in the park, it’s hard to believe you are mere minutes from town, with lush forests, pristine beaches and diverse landscapes. There are whale-watching opportunities right from shore - the best time being May-November, with peak season being July. Take one of the set bushwalking trails to a coastal lookout. In Bouddi, you will also find significant Aboriginal sites and a diverse collection of native Australian animals and plants. If you are particularly taken with the area, set up a tent in one of the campgrounds and spend the night looking at the stars. Bouddi is just one of the stunning parks right by Gosford, each offering its own unique walking trails, activities and atmosphere.