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Why rent a car in Kings Cross?

Kings Cross is a locality of Sydney, Australia. Kings Cross has a buzzing arts and cultural scene, with several art galleries and theatres. If you're interested in art, hire a car in Kings Cross and get yourself to CrossArts Project, and Coma, a contemporary art gallery. Art House Gallery is a great place to view the work of local artists, while the Dominik Mersch Gallery houses European and Asian artworks.

How to get to and around Kings Cross?

The best way to get to Kings Cross is to fly into Sydney Airport, which is a 15-minute drive from Sydney city centre in a Kings Cross rental car. It's worth looking around Sydney if you're visiting Kings Cross. The obvious attractions to visit are the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, but this bustling city has much more to explore, including a busy nightlife, cafés, restaurants and street performers.

Surry Hills is a suburb of Sydney that is a lovely place to spend some time. Sculpture By The Sea is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that is well worth visiting, or for something a little more active you might prefer to check out Prince Alfred Park, which has an outdoor heated pool as well as sports facilities and a café. Hurtsville is about half an hour's drive with a Kings Cross hire car, and while there it's worth investigating the wealth of quality Asian cuisine on offer. The picturesque Ma'anshan Friendship Park, built only recently, is also a great way to while away a sunny afternoon.

Hiring a car in Sydney city centre

There are a number of locations where you can find a rental car in Sydney city centre, and you can also pick one up at the airport. Parking around Sydney is easy, with a choice of parking meters and car parks.

What brands are available?

If you want to rent a car in Kings Cross, the following companies are available:

  • Hertz
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • Europcar
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Kings Cross

    Wollongong is a coastal city, an hour and a half south of Sydney. With stunning cliffs and sea views, Wollongong is an attractive location to spend some time. You can take your Kings Cross rental car to Wattamolla, a lagoon where hordes of tourists go to swim and picnic on the sandy shores. Or perhaps you'd like to take it easy at the Nan Tien Temple, a Buddhist centre offering classes, retreats and on-site accommodation.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Australia

    Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Australia, and overtake on the right. The speed limit is 68mph on motorways, other than four highways in the Northern Territory, which allow for speeds of up to 81mph. The driver and all passengers must wear a seatbelt at all times, and children under seven must be in an appropriate child restraint. Watch out for animals on the road.

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