Sydney is the home to many of Australia’s iconic destinations including the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You get a breathtaking view of the city when you visit, and some of the finest restaurants in Sydney are located here. If you’re looking for some time away from the city, hiring a car gives you convenient access to visit the Blue Mountains, the famous Hunter Valley, the Taronga Zoo, Sea Life (Sydney Aquarium), and Luna Park. Our friendly and experienced staff will collect you from Sydney airport and help you get settled into one of our fantastic hire car deals. Best of all, these transfers are free!
Sydney boasts a temperate climate, with warm summers and cool mild winters. With its closeness to the ocean, the more extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. Summer season is December through February with the warmest month being January. Inland, the climate is drier with hotter summers and colder winters, the coldest month being July. Visit the New South Wales Weather and Warnings Summary guide for more information about the weather.
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I rent frequently & am always very pleased with the friendly efficient service provided by daphne.Vicki , January 2013
Hi, I collected the car from fortitude valley where I found the staff to be very helpfull and friendly, also before hiring the car staff at the call centre where also friendly and effiecient when dealing with my queery this makes a lot of difference to us especialy as we went on to perth and hired another vehicle and the whole experience was the complete opposite. Thank you very much and a happy new year to all.Michael , January 2013
Alpha car hire and parking is generally my first stop for budgeting my travel and you seem to compete really well in most locations.Helen , January 2013
Returned customers and will visit again.Rodney , January 2013
I found the staff at Alpha car hire Brisbane to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. When I arrived to collect my car they informed me that the car I originally wanted to hire was unavailable and as such they had upgraded me to another vehicle at no extra cost. They also contacted me to remind me when the car was required to be returned which provided a great prompt in amongst a busy schedule.Felicity , January 2013
I was very happy with the staff, the gentleman who served me was very friendly and helpful and happily answered my questions. I felt like I was picking up the ar from a valet service. Thank youJody , January 2013
After hours was great got off plane went to car via map it was there put in code got key drive off how easy. On return dropped car wait 5 mins got in bus airport 5 mins how easy keep it up I will use you guys every time and tell my friends.Jamie , January 2013
Very impressed, the car was immaculate and clean and the service we received was great, have already recommended your company to other family and friends.Pam , January 2013
Great value for money and well looked after.Barry , January 2013
Michael quinn & kate were exceptionally professional & pleasant. I was travelling with a young child and they were extremely helpful & supportive. A real pleasure. Please pass on above comments to the parties. Thank youMargaret , January 2013
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Visit More Than Just Sydney City!
Our New South Wales Itineraries offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy! There is a range of road trip options to choose from. Itineraries incorporate: Pacific Highway (including Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, and Port Stephens) and Snow Mountains and Southern Beaches (including Canberra, Cooma, and Bateman’s Bay).
Want to know the distance of travel between one Australian city and another? Our Driving Distances guide can help you calculate your trip.
When hiring a car in Australia, our Top 10 Car Hire Tips can provide you with relevant information you need to know. If you’re new to driving in Australia, there are a few more things that may prove useful such as having knowledge about driving on the left hand side of the road, seat belts and parking are some of the things that can make a difference to your trip if you’re new to the country. See our Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info.
Travel via the motorways in Sydney! It will not only save you time but also reduce your fuel consumption. Getting around Sydney is easier than ever using Sydney’s Orbital network including the Cross City Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Hills M2, Lane Cove Tunnel and Military Road E-Ramps, M4 Western Motorway, M5 South-West Motorway, M5 East, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and Westlink M7. For detailed information, a full list of Sydney motorways is also available.
Sydney’s city is divided into 32 parking areas. Just be aware of time controls and parking meters. The City uses two car parks: Goulburn Street Car Park and Kings Cross Car Park; however, there are more private car parks available around town.
Top 5 places you must see in Sydney:
- Sydney Opera House:
- Enjoy the Opera House, which has been considered one of the modern wonders of the world by many tourists. It is definitely worth visiting and is one of Sydney’s most popular icons.
- Darling Harbour:
- This harbour has grown over time to become a great tourist location. It was a former dockside, but now has a monorail, children’s attractions, Cockle Wharf restaurant and a cafe complex.
- Bondi Beach:
- Visit this beach, which is only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Sydney. It’s a great place for sun, surf and fun! You can even visit Watsons Bay, which is only a 20 minute drive from here.
- Chinese Garden of Friendship:
- This beautiful garden is definitely something special to not be missed! Entering the garden is like going back in time to ancient China. It is an idyllic spot with running water, towering willow trees, cool lagoons with lotus plants and large colourful fish.
- Royal Botanic Gardens:
- The breathtakingly beautiful settings in this garden is something that you won’t see anywhere. There are large trees perfect for lunch and to view Darling Harbour as well as a walkway.
Hotels and Accommodation
While on holiday in Sydney, there is a broad range of accommodation available to choose from that will suit any budget. Sydney places you in one of the top places for tourists in Australia! Choose from the many styles of New South Wales and Sydney accommodation available for both short and long term stays.
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Alpha Car Hire comes to NSW
With Sydney Airport being the busiest Airport in Australia, Alpha Car Hire answered the call to get customers out of the busy Airport into a great discounted car! We meet you at the airport with our courtesy rental shuttle and waste no time getting you on the road.
Our helpful rental staff will ensure you have a great start to your holiday by providing you with local knowledge if you are stuck with ideas of what to see while you are here. Our vehicles are all less than 12 months old, so put your mind at ease while you and your family enjoy the benefits of hiring a new car without paying the expensive price tag.
Have a look at our current specials to ensure you are getting the most out of your money, with nothing to pay until you arrive to collect your rental vehicle.
Sydney Car Rental Guide for the smart traveller
Sydney offers many of Australia's iconic tourist destinations and you will need a fabulous car for cheap to fit in as much as you can on your holiday. The Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are must-see attractions and they play host to some of the city's breathtaking views and finest restaurants.
Why not escape the city in a rental? Take the family to the Blue Mountains, home of the famous '3 Sisters' rock formation. Take a trip to the famous Hunter Valley, renowned for the wineries and exquisite hospitality. Other popular destinations would include the Taronga Zoo, Sea Life (Sydney Aquarium) and Luna Park.
Bondi Beach is arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world and it hosts events such as the City to Surf Fun Run and the weekly Beach Markets. Manly is also a popular beach and hosts the annual Food and Wine Festival and the Surf Life Saving Carnival. Make the most of your rental and see it all.
Going shopping in Sydney the right way
You are certain to find something your style in the City Centre, a popular shopping precinct. They offer everything from designer brands to vintage second hand items. The City is a great place to start with Pitt Street Mall, Oxford Street and the Queen Victoria Building all having a range of contemporary fashion and jewellery to suit everyone’s taste.
The Rocks and Opera House Markets are filled with stalls you can always find a great bargain. Keep an eye out for celebrities at Westfield Bondi Junction with the first class shopping they offer, stars are regularly seen amongst the crowd. Car hire Sydney airport is your ticket to shopping bliss in Sydney. Use the money saved from a cheap rental to fill your car to the brim with all the bargains.
Recently listed in Lonely Planet’s 'Top 10 City' countdown, Newcastle is often the underrated city of Australia. With much to offer its visitors, Newcastle adopts a lot of Sydney’s traits with a laid-back atmosphere of a small town. Located just 2 hours' north from Sydney, you will enjoy the scenic views of the many forests on the way.
With some of the best waves in Australia, surfers flock to the beaches whilst those on a relaxing break, take advantage of soaking in the ocean’s bath. Take a trip on your rental to the Regional Museum or to Queens Wharf Tower to experience 360 views from 40m above ground level. Dolphins are often sighted off Newcastle’s beaches, so keep an out for them.
Newcastle is the perfect place for some culture with an array of galleries and boutiques along Cooks Hill, Newcastle East and Darby Street. There is also a history tour through the Fort Scratchley Historic Site or Christ Church Cathedral which was the lone survivor of the 1989 Earthquake. Car rental Sydney Airport is your gateway to all the sites.