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Top tips for hiring a car in Port Stephens

  • To hire a vehicle in Port Stephens, you must present a valid driving licence and a major credit or debit card with similar names. Some Port Stephens car hire companies also require clients to provide proof of residence, car insurance and driving record. Additional requirements may vary depending on the vehicle class and hire agency you choose.
  • To be on the right side of the law, be sure to observe stipulated road and traffic rules. Be aware that the current legal speed limit within the city is 50 km/h, while it’s 80-100 km/h in the suburbs and 100-110 km/h on the highways. Australia doesn’t condone drunk driving and holds different drink-drive limits for various drivers according to driving class. Confirm with the local road authorities to avoid breaking the law and unnecessary fines; however, the legal national blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.05%.
  • All occupants of the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times when in motion, which includes stops at traffic lights. With the exception of motorcycles and buses, it’s your responsibility, as the vehicle’s driver to ensure that all passengers are correctly buckled up before commencing your journey. Babies and children under seven years should be well restrained in an Australian Standard-authorised child restraint. Older children should also be in a properly fastened and adjusted seatbelt depending on height and weight.
  • Book your car hire in Port Stephens at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Port Stephens are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Port Stephens

  • What is the most popular car hire in Port Stephens?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Stephens.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Port Stephens?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I hire a car in Port Stephens?

    Port Stephens offers a wide range of activities for tourists and residents alike; from diving in marine parks to snorkelling to cruising the waters to observe the magnificent sea creatures; not forgetting Stockton Beach, which remains one of the region’s masterpieces. There’s quite a lot to do and see. You’ll need a perfect set of wheels to exhaustingly explore Port Stephens, especially if you plan to spend most of your time in the downtown area. If you hire a good car with great mileage, you can go almost anywhere conveniently and with ease. If you’ll be staying at Nelson Bay or Shoal Bay, you might not need a vehicle to visit the beach, since the towns are quite small and the local surfing and bay beaches are a mere walking distance from the city centre. Nonetheless, if you’ll be staying at Corlette or Peppers Anchorage, you’ll likely need a car. You’ll definitely reap more from your trip if you hire a car, since public transport can be inconvenient.

  • What is driving like in Port Stephens?

    Port Stephens is only about a half-hour drive from Newcastle Williamtown Airport (NTL), approximately a 1 hour drive from Newcastle and about 2h 30min from Sydney. Roads in Port Stephens are well maintained but a four-wheel drive (4WD) can be a great choice if you’ll be navigating the less travelled areas, such as Samurai Beach. You can then head on to Stockton and Birubi Beach, which is roughly 20min away by car. A drive to Worimi National Park, Stockton (about a 32 km stretch) and later to Birubi Beach is a popular route for tourists. Drive your vehicle across the sand dunes and slide along with the receding tide at Worimi National Park. After exploring the sand dunes on your hired ride, why not head over to the Hunter Valley and sample some of the country’s best wines and dishes in the nearby towns? As you head back, why not stop at the Gan Gan Lookout for a view of the Port Stephens province and the ocean beyond?

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Port Stephens?

    You must be at least 21 years old to hire a car in Port Stephens. However, some Port Stephens car hire companies only hire certain types of vehicles to drivers under 25 years old, while others apply a surcharge to young drivers aged between 21 and 24. You should be extra careful to avoid nasty surprises involving costs, since policies differ from dealer to dealer.

Car hire locations in Port Stephens

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  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Port Stephens

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Port Stephens

    2 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in Port Stephens

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Port Stephens

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Port Stephens

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • eastcoastcarrentals

    East Coast Car Rentals car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • national

    National car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • redspot

    Red Spot car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Port Stephens

    1 Location

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