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 are located on the corner of Parramatta Road and Ostend Street, entrance is in Ostend Street.
Lidcombe is a suburb of Western Sydney, just 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and a 30-minute drive from Sydney Airport. It is a quiet suburb, bordered by Rookwood Cemetery, the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and a modern tourist attraction. Rookwood is also the largest remaining operating cemetery from the Victorian-era and has been heritage-listed. As with most suburbs of Sydney, Lidcombe has many heritage-listed buildings, from hotels, train stations, churches, government buildings, post offices, stately homes and schools. Due to the proximity of the Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe is home to many churches and places of worship.
You will find a number of boutique shops and larger shopping complexes, namely the Lidcombe Shopping Centre, 2 kilometres from the railway station. It features over 60 stores and major clothing brands. The main hub of Lidcombe is centred around the Lidcombe Train Station, with shopping, banking, restaurants and the post office found in the immediate proximity.
Lidcombe is much quieter than the heart of Sydney and makes a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the Rocks District and the more tourist-heavy areas.
At 15 kilometres west of the city centre, the Sydney CBD is easily accessible from Lidcombe. Many think Sydney is a pricey travel destination, but that doesn’t have to be the case; along with the stunning free views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens in the Rocks section of Sydney, the city also offers a number of free attractions in the form of museums and art galleries. Depending on how much time you have in Sydney, you might want to pace out these free attractions if you’re only in the city for a day or two, then head to the big two attractions.
The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) has exhibitions from local, national and international artists. The AGNSW is the most important public gallery in New South Wales, if not Australia. See everything from an impressive collection of Aboriginal Art to French Impressionism and Asian art. Check out the website to see what other workshops and events are on during your time in Sydney.
The Australian Museum is home to over 21 million artefacts from Australian and world history, from dinosaurs to Aboriginal culture, world culture and animals. As the oldest museum in Australia, the building itself is also heritage-listed. This 175-year history has seen the museum accrue some incredible statistics, from 167,000 fossils, 600,000 fish specimens, 47,000 mammals and 40,000 objects relating to indigenous Australian culture. These are just two of the free museums and galleries in the city, with many more available to enjoy, saving you money to spend on the more important things, like food and gifts to bring back home.
Heritage Buildings are also a free viewing opportunity, with Sydney overflowing with colonial and federation-era architecture. Head to the Visitor Information Centre at the Rocks, or look online, and find out all the heritage attractions worth seeing in Sydney, then take your car on a self-driving tour.
There are some incredible parks located right next to Sydney, from the Botany Bay National Park, where you can see where Captain Cook first landed in Australia, to the Blue Mountains National Park, just to the west of Sydney, around a 45-minute drive from Lidcombe in your rental car. The Blue Mountains are the most popular national park for Sydney residents, offering a natural getaway filled with waterfalls, mountains, Aboriginal culture, diverse walking trails, native Australian animals and flora and fauna.