After you refuel your vehicle, follow the Car Rental Return Signs. Please Park your car in one of our allocated bays and hand keys in, to one of our friendly staff members.
Where is the branch located?
We are located at 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown Airport NSW 2318.
Surf’s up at Thrifty Williamtown Airport! Williamtown Airport, or more commonly known as Newcastle Airport, is your gateway to the chill beach towns of Newcastle and Port Stephens! Newcastle, or Newie, is Australia’s second-oldest town and is much loved by tourists and locals alike.
Home to some epic surf, chilled out beach days, and a very relaxed vibe, Newcastle is situated approximately 2 hours north of the City of Sydney. Surrounded by gorgeous beaches and the enviable ocean, you’ll easily fill your days in this coastal paradise.
The weather in Newcastle is fair and sunny! Pay attention to what season you visit and pack accordingly. Whatever season you visit, you’ll be sure to have an incredible time. In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with surfing and swimming common in the summer, and humpback whale watching a firm favourite in the winter months!
Williamtown Airport is just a 30-minute drive from the city of Newcastle. Let’s get there quickly because your holiday adventure is waiting!
If you’re looking for a holiday that’s full of fun in the sun, then it’s time to hit the beach. Newcastle is home to some glorious white-sanded, rugged beaches. From dawn until dusk, you’ll be able to watch endless surfers try out the waves - and with surf lessons available, you can have a go, too! Newcastle has six beaches, two ocean baths and the Bogey Hole to choose from, so you’ll have to pack plenty of bathers.
If you fancy a bit of a roadie, let’s drive on up to Port Stephens. This day trip is simply epic, with Mount Tomaree providing endless picture-perfect moments for tourists, year-round. Try staying up the mountain until sunset - it’s simply magical.
If you fancy some adrenaline, let’s go to the sand dunes! Plenty of tour companies offer 4WD drives over the dunes in Port Stephens, so brace yourselves for an afternoon of pure fun! If you want to explore the sand at a slower pace, there are camel rides at Stockton Beach.
If you choose to stay overnight in Port Stephens, we understand why. Best book ahead and get up early, so that you can make the most of trips like dolphin canoeing and boat tours. It’s a once in a lifetime experience! These trips book up fast, so make sure to plan ahead!
For our early risers, let’s get a good brekky in before your day of exploring. Cafes like The Shed Cafe, Blue Door, and Bolton Street Pantry are all superb, you’ll leave feeling full and energised for your day ahead!
If you have a designated driver, why not take the one-hour trip over to the Hunter? This famous valley is home to some of Australia’s finest wineries. But, that’s not all - Hunter Valley is full of fine dining, chocolatiers, as well as events and concerts! It’s certainly a fantastic place to visit, just make sure to plan ahead and drive within Australian laws.
Let’s end the day with some delicious food. Newcastle is home to some amazing eateries, like Subo, Rustica Newcastle Beach, and MEET. Afterwards, make sure to head to Beaumont Street, King Street, Darby Street and Newcastle East for some post food drinks!
Newcastle is the perfect place for an adventure. Pack your runners, your activewear, and your sense of adventure as you bike, hike, and explore this surfside city. Wherever you end up in your Thrifty rental, you’ll have a blast. We hope to see you soon, at Williamtown Airport.