Car Hire at Dubbo Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Explore the wide open spaces and gorgeous natural scenery of New South Wales when you hire a car at Dubbo Airport.
Where to hire a car at Dubbo Airport
Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz and Country car hire all have rental desks at Dubbo Airport.
Petrol stations near Dubbo Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a BP garage on the Mitchell Highway, about 5 minutes drive from the airport if you're approaching from the city.
Driving around Dubbo Airport
The Mitchell Highway, which connects Sydney and Adelaide, passes Dubbo Airport. The road is a single-carriageway outside the airport, so be wary of people overtaking. Australians drive on the left-hand side, so if you're used to driving in the UK you'll have no trouble taking to the roads in Australia. The majority of Australian cars are automatic, so it might take you a minute or two to get used to the controls.
Getting to your destination
When you hire a car at Dubbo Airport you have the whole of central-west New South Wales at your fingertips. Here's how to reach some of the region's most popular cities from the airport. If you're worried about getting lost, we recommend choosing a car hire package which includes a sat-nav system.
Thanks to its excellent road links, Dubbo makes a fantastic base for exploring central-west New South Wales. The city itself has a good range of bars, restaurants, and museums to visit.
It takes about 10 minutes to drive into Dubbo from the airport. There are four free car parks in the central business district, with space for 700 cars. The majority of hotels in the city have car parking for guests, as most people pass through Dubbo during an Aussie road trip.
The heart of Cabonne Shire, "Australia's fruit basket", Orange is famous for its apple orchards and its fantastic wineries. It's also known for its great dining scene and vibrant autumn colours.
It takes just under two hours to drive to Orange from Dubbo Airport. There are plenty of free spaces to park in downtown Orange. Most have a time limit which is regulated by the city council. Always check local signs to make sure you aren't falling foul of any local parking laws.
Australia's oldest inland settlement is now famous for its annual V8 supercar championship race, the Bathurst 1000.
It takes about two and a half hours to drive to Bathurst from Dubbo Airport. Parking in the central business district is free, but time limited. Always check local signs before parking to find out how long you can leave your car. Alternatively you can book a hotel with a car park and leave your vehicle behind while you explore the city on foot.
Prices subject to change