Newcastle is the half-way point between Queensland and Victoria on the coast of New South Wales and is the 2nd most populated area in the state. It doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of the likes of Sydney but it offers a particular down-to-earth charm with its fantastic local cafes, heritage architecture, fantastic window shopping and live music venues. All of which can be accomplished while being able to sneak a midday surf in between.

Location Information

Redspot Car Rentals is located in the Newcastle Airport arrivals terminal. Our Newcastle hire cars are parked within walking distance of the terminal building for your convenience. Redspot Car Rentals also rents vehicles between Newcastle Airport and other locations around Australia. You will find a Redspot Car Rentals counter at all major airports, including Sydney Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Melbourne Airport and Perth Airport.

Satellite Navigation

Redspot Car Rentals offers drivers the option of portable GPS with every car hire, for a relaxing visit to Newcastle. If you’re new to the city, or unsure of how to get around, remember to include satellite navigation with your car reservation so you will reach your destinations with ease and on time.

Roadside Assistance:

All Newcastle hire cars from Redspot Car Rentals are covered by 24 hour roadside assistance. If you encounter a mechanical fault with your hire car your roadside service will be free of charge. Redspot Car Rentals also offers a premium roadside assistance package that covers you on the occasions where you accidentally leave the lights on or lock the key in the car.

After-Hours Return:

An after-hours return is available in the Newcastle branch however you must contact either our central reservations department or the Newcastle branch directly for the correct procedure on how to return the vehicle.

Toll Roads:

There are toll roads for some major freeways in Australia, including in the surrounding area of Sydney. When you arrive at the counter for collection, you’ll be asked if you would like to pre-purchase a toll pass waiver for a small daily fee. This way, Redspot Car Rentals pay for all your toll charges during your hire period. For more information please visit our toll road page.

Sight Seeing Attractions:

Many of Newcastle’s attractions are centred around the city’s scenic coastal beauty and harbour side activity. Highlights are the coastal walk, Bather’s Way, connecting three spectacular beaches. Another five beaches offer world-class surfing, within easy reach of the city centre. Get up close to freighters up to 300m long, berthing at the busy harbour port. Shop and dine at colourful Darby Street; visit Newcastle Art Gallery, home to the second-largest collection of art in NSW, and visit historic pubs and heritage tourist sites.

About Newcastle:

Newcastle is a working harbour city in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. It is rich with industrial history and is a hub for thriving major Australian businesses. The city has a rich heritage, with a number of historic sites preserving its story of a colourful past. There are several entertainment and retail precincts featuring vibrant boutiques, retail shopping, first class restaurants and entertainment venues. The world-renowned Hunter Valley wineries are less than a two-hour drive from the centre of Newcastle.

About Newcastle Airport:

Newcastle Airport, at Williamtown, is a domestic airport just 25 minutes from the city centre to the east, and Port Stephens to the south. Commercial operations began at Newcastle Airport in 1948. Today it is serviced by each of the domestic airlines that provide services to major destinations on the east coast of Australia. More than one million passengers a year use Newcastle Airport for holiday and corporate travel.

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