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 National. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the sites you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Australia even better with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do in and around the Newcastle region, you'll be wanting to explore more than your hotel room during your trip. Whether you are wishing to try the chophouse that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll want your own set of wheels to take in as much as possible during your visit. No matter what you end up doing in Newcastle, if you wish to get the most out of your time in the city, having your auto is key.
Originally founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything luxury to economy, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your next vacation.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Newcastle National car rental at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, booking your car well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to go over 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 rental car in Newcastle?
You'll need to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Newcastle's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Newcastle is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to review National's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.
What kind of National 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. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and great for short drives. 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 be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Newcastle vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Australia?
In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure 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 purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip to Newcastle. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should get your car topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Newcastle?
Newcastle definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at a different National. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Newcastle, having your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Australia, you can go wherever you want to, without having to wait for the bus or signal for a taxicab.
Before your next family vacation, book your National Newcastle car rental and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and drive the road in Newcastle, Australia.