Book a Car Hire in Newcastle Today

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Newcastle is Australia’s sixth largest city and is found on the NSW coast north of Sydney. It was once called ‘steel city’, it was one of the main contributors in NSW’s steel industry, together with Wollongong. However, Newcastle underwent change when the manufacture and transport of steel started to decrease. The NSW Government is working in bringing the industry back in Newcastle, but currently, the city is growing and alive. Hire cars are a great way to explore the region and learn about the history of the area.

Why book a rental car in Newcastle at BargainWheels?

  • Travelling long roads to Newcastle’s attractions would be best enjoyed with a hire car. Go at your own pace and admire the scenery while preparing yourself for a grander view waiting at the end of the journey.
  • Booking your car rental with us is fast and easy. Simply enter your travel plans into the search box and presto! You will be taken to a list of available hire cars.
  • You can choose to collect a hire car from Newcastle Airport if this is more convenient. Just start typing Newcastle into the search form and the airport will also appear as an option for you to choose.
  • We are experts in the car rental industry and therefore can offer you some great advice about rental cars, so give us a call if you have any questions.


BargainWheels helps people every day to hire rental cars in Newcastle.  We thought we’d be nice and also give you some accommodation ideas.

Harbourside Apartments – Ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, the self-contained apartments are conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle allowing you to head in any direction to enjoy the surrounding region.

Ibis Newcastle – Located on Hunter Street, the Ibis Hotel is a convenient place to stay in Newcastle.  With a bar and bistro, you don’t have to go far to quench your thirst or satisfy a hungry appetite.  There are 98 comfortable rooms.

Stockton Beach Holiday Park – Now this is an ideal place to wind down and relax by the seaside.  Stockton is not exactly one of the closest suburbs to Newcastle’s CBD, however, a trip across the Hunter River by Ferry or by car will take you to a little town that is still holding onto an atmosphere from the yesteryears. It is definitely a place to unwind and the Holiday Park gives you a chance to practically sleep on the beach.


Jonah's on the Beach Restaurant Newcastle, NSW

Newcastle is transforming itself from the steel city to a stylish modern city and now has eating options for all tastes and budgets. Jonah’s on the Beach – Treat yourself to some local cuisine while relaxing with views of the ocean. There’s no better place to enjoy an intimate dinner for two with the fresh smell and sounds of the sea as your backdrop.

Isobar – Located on Honeysuckle Rd, you can park the hire car and enjoy a great meal in this intimate restaurant.  The restaurant is spread across a split level building with a great view of the harbour.

Jonah’s on the Beach – Picture eating from an award-winning menu, drinking award-winning Hunter Valley wine and enjoying ocean views.  That is Jonah’s on the Beach located on Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle.


Surrounding the Hunter Street Mall is the city’s central shopping area, which is near the Newcastle Railway Station and Coach Terminal. The CBD is walkable and is bordered by South Pacific Ocean to the east and Port Hunter up in the north. Take a brief walk to Queens Wharf where you can find some great eating spots and also view the Harbour from a workers perspective as well as from a leisurely point.

Driving tips in Newcastle

There are six beaches about 5km from the city centre. These are Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Dixon Park, Merewether and Stockton. Among these, Stockton is the only beach across CBD. You can go there by driving or a ferry ride from Queens Wharf. Bather’s Way is a path that really takes you on a journey. With the ability to see historical sites like Fort Scratchley, why wouldn’t you park the rental car and enjoy the walk?

Near the CBD is Cooks Hill, a quiet residential area with Victorian houses and few art galleries, and the place around Darby Street is the best to visit for dining and entertainment. The best time to go is around October when Darby Street Fair is held – the festival is part of Mattara Festival celebrated in early to mid-October. The neighbourhood of The Junction is also full of a variety of places to relax in the company of good food and drink, as is nearby Hamilton’s Beaumont Street.