If you want to see everything Newcastle has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Hertz. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the spots you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Australia even more enjoyable with a Hertz rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With all there is to do in and around Newcastle, you'll want to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your stay. Whether you have to try that well-reviewed bistro across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll want your own auto to take in as much as possible while on your vacation. Wherever you drive to in Newcastle, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your automobile is key.
We work with several of the finest rental car companies in the industry. Hertz has over 100 years of experience and a fleet featuring many of the most respected in the business, like Ford and Nissan. With Hertz impressive history and thousands of franchises worldwide, you know you will be in some great hands.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Newcastle Hertz rental car at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your car. But getting your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car in Newcastle?
You'll need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Newcastle?
Hertz's minimum age to rent a car in Newcastle is 21. Make sure to check Hertz's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular.
What kind of Hertz rental car should I get for my trip to Newcastle?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Newcastle. Economy or compact cars are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their Newcastle vacation can choose a higher-end model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does Australia require car insurance?
In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Newcastle. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Hertz require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Hertz requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Hertz will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Hertz?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your Hertz rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Hertz.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Newcastle?
Newcastle definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from Hertz?
Hertz typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Newcastle, having access to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Australia, you can drive wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next getaway, book your Hertz Newcastle rent-a-car and take off to all the must-do activities. Reserve with CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Newcastle, Australia.