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Road Trip Your Way Around Sydney & Surrounding Locations

Sydney thrives with action and energy day and night.  With first class hotels, iconic landmarks, exceptional restaurants, and fantastic beaches, Sydney is a location that boasts excitement and adventure around every corner.

City or the Beach?

Water lovers will delight in the great coastal locations on offer while those that enjoy a lively and upbeat atmosphere will fall in love with Sydney's city centre.

1: Taronga Zoo

2: Sydney Harbour Bridge

3: Bondi Beach

Enjoy the Delights of Sydney!

Renowned worldwide for its famous and iconic landmarks, Sydney is sure to impress for anyone that is looking to explore and experience this amazing city. Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both iconic landmarks being prominent features for many events and activities, are top of the list for places to visit and enjoy.

You can take your travel adventures to new heights by incorporating a climb adventure on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Presenting a spectacular opportunity to indulge in the surrounds of the city, including the harbour, this is one adventure you will be sure to love.

Packed with history and an amazing array of cultures, Sydney's many museums offer the chance to delve into a wealth of knowledge that will cast light on the historical significance of the many destinations and locations within your surrounds. If the outdoors are more your scene, then the wondrous and relaxing environment of the Royal Botanic Gardens is for you. Don't forget to include a visit to Sydney's well known Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium which will be a huge hit with kids and even the adults.

Make time for the markets and specialty shops and embark on an amazing and enjoyable shopping experience.

A truly enticing location, Sydney offers something for all ages.

Road Trip Ideas for Your Sydney Holiday

Take to the open road and indulge in the magnificent landscapes of Sydney. While the valley and mountain regions are captivating and a popular choice for locals and visitors, the coastline roads of Sydney offer a truly enjoyable road trip adventure.

Load your music player, put the windows down, and hit the open road and enjoy all that Sydney's landscapes have to offer. Here is a snippet of some great road trip adventures you may like to incorporate on your next Sydney holiday.

  • The Grand Pacific Drive

    If you are drawn to the water and love to experience the seaside atmosphere, then the Grand Pacific Drive is an ideal road trip for you. Drive with the windows down and let the seaside beach air rejuvenate and awaken your senses.

    This coastal drive offers it all! With an approximate length of 140km, your travels will encompass coastal towns, the Sea Cliff Bridge, inviting beaches, and breath-taking ocean views.

    Take this road trip further and navigate to Jervis Bay. A stunning location that presents crisp white sandy beaches that are renowned for the opportunity to engage in dolphin watching!

    Make this your own self-paced adventure with your Sydney hire vehicle and ensure you take the time to stop and explore all the hidden treasures along the way.

  • Towards Narooma

    A road trip south! Take a journey that offers the unique chance to navigate through a two-toned environment. To your left the pristine beaches provide an amazing coastal driving experience, while on your right the lush greenery of national parklands present an inviting landscape contrast.

    There are plenty of opportunities to explore and experience exciting activities and adventures along the way. Engage in a spot of fishing, partake in a water sport, delve into history by visiting a museum, entertain the kids at the animal park, or sit back and relax with a winery visit.

  • Myall Lakes National Park

    This road trip offers the best of both worlds. Heading north from the city, this journey commences with the inviting and captivating drive through state parks and nature reserves. Offering a wondrous insight into nature as its best, a sense of appreciation for unspoilt and natural beauty can be felt.

    The trip only gets better with your final destination being Myall Lakes National Park. An idyllic location, this national park sports the largest coastal lake system and presents a clear water playground. Enjoy an endless range of water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Take to the water by boat and relax in the amazing and captivating surrounds.

    Make the stay longer! Renting a vehicle is a great addition to your plans and will offer you the convenience to easily change your travel itinerary. If you have fallen in love with the area, then consider staying at the Myall Shores Nature Resort - this is a top accommodation choice for many visitors.

  • The Northern Beaches Drive

    A coastal road trip that offers water, water, and more water! Beaches, lagoons, and lakes are all on offer along the drive through the Northern Beaches.

    Stop and enjoy the local delights of Manly, Whale Beach, Dee Why, and Freshwater as you make your journey to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse - a location that will not disappoint. This drive provides the chance to relax and enjoy the many landscapes along the way.

When exploring your rental vehicle options, there are plenty of great locations in Sydney to choose directly from within the heart of the city such as, York Street, Kings Cross, Pitt Street, and Central. If you prefer, you are most welcome to conduct a general quote based on Sydney - Downtown that presents all available city rental packages.

Both Sydney Domestic Airport and Sydney International Airport provide great rental options for travellers arriving from interstate or overseas. Whether you are travelling interstate, from overseas, for business, or taking that much needed holiday break, hiring a car from Sydney Airport will offer you the opportunity to add flexibility to your travel itinerary.

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Go on, what have you got to lose? You can only gain by booking with Car Rental Buddy. With NO BOOKING FEES and a list of cheap Sydney deals, you can book a great hire vehicle that will leave you with savings to spend on your holiday adventure.

Planning a Sydney Travel Adventure?

Remember to take care when driving. If you are embarking on a lengthy road trip, always have regular breaks and rest every few hours. Our top tip is to try and create a well-planned driving itinerary that outlines the best locations to take a rest.

If you are considering renting a car and you want to share the driving experience, ensure you look at the additional driver costs for your quoted rental packages. Prices can vary between suppliers with some offering great deals that have free additional driver.

It also pays to determine the distance of your travel adventure. If you want freedom and flexibility, rent a car that offers unlimited kilometres. While embarking on your journey, you may like to take a look at our article 'Saving Tips for Car Hire Fuel Costs' that will help you with finding the locations offering you the best fuel prices.

We Have Even More Great Tips!

Did you know that there is a rule in place for how to use your car horn? Do you know where to locate the car rentals at Sydney International Airport? Don't worry, we have you covered! Check out our blog and find a range of helpful tips and information for your car hire and travels within Sydney.

To help you out, we have provided some top picks below.

Sydney Information

  • Sydney Opera House
    Sight-seeing or attending an event at the Sydney Opera House? Rent a car and make the most of your travels in Sydney.
  • Sydney Convention Centre
    Check out our helpful information on car hire, accommodation, and things to do in Sydney while visiting the Sydney Convention Centre.
  • Taronga Zoo
    For a family fun day out, Taronga Zoo is a must for your Sydney travels. Offering up a fantastic display of animals as well as great attractions and exhibits, you are sure to create an unforgettable adventure.
  • Sydney's Luna Park
    Have a great day out at Sydney's Luna Park and enjoy a magnificent array of rides and attractions at this iconic landmark. No matter your age, you will delight in the park's offerings of entertainment and fun.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Every trip to Sydney deserves a moment to soak in the glorious architecture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whether it is viewing it from the many harbour hot spots or taking the BridgeClimb adventure, it is one landmark that is a must-see!
  • Sydney Tower Eye
    Be on top of Sydney with a trip to the Sydney Tower Eye. Boasting stunning views of the city's landscapes, you will thoroughly enjoy the fantastic panoramic scenery on offer.
  • Madame Tussauds
    Explore an all-star line up at Madame Tussauds with an awe-inspiring wax figure display that showcases stars from here and across the globe.
  • Sea Life Aquarium
    Delve into a captivating world where you can explore and experience the intricate through to large scale marine wildlife that graces our oceans. Fun for the whole family, a trip to Sea Life Aquarium is top choice for many visitors to Sydney.