Car Hire in Coffs Harbour
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Coffs Harbour in New South Wales is one of the best known holiday destinations on the Australian East Coast for families and backpackers. Other scenic towns are a mere 30-minute drive away, and there are plenty other areas to discover. Tourists travelling in a group are advised to rent a car, as this will allow your whole party to be comfortable and will allow for independent travel and flexible itineraries. Get a quote online to see the best rates you can get per car rental company and pre-book as early as you can.
Where to hire a car in Coffs Harbour
Local car rental operators in Coffs Harbour are Action Hire Vehicles and Thrifty Car Rentals Regional. Action Hire Vehicles offers short term or long term hire for cars, 4WDs, vans, utes, buses, and people movers, depending on the client's needs and preferences. Similarly, Thrifty offers a wide range of cars as well as trucks, vans, utes, and buses. Other car rental companies in the city include Budget Car and Truck on 3/192 A1, Avis Coffs Harbour Car & Truck Rental on 2/22 Park Ave, Ozicar Rentals on 1/35 Hurley Drive, Coffs Coast Car Hire on 4/21 Industrial Drive, and Europcar Coffs Harbour - Car & Van Hire on 2/24 Craft Cl, Toormina NSW 245.
What to expect when hiring a car from Coffs Harbour
There is ample short term and long term parking within the Coffs Harbour Central Business District. Street parking is usually limited to one- or two-hour parking limits. If you intend to leave your car for longer than that, it would be best to opt for one of the numerous free car parking areas near the central business district instead for three-hour limits or substantial All Day parking areas. When parking, always make sure that it is legal to park in that area. Check for sign postings to know the restrictions, if any, in that particular area. Also, do not park within 10 metres of an intersection that doesn't have traffic lights.
Getting to your destination
Byron Bay is a coastal town known for its surfing beaches. As one of Australia's major tourist spots, Byron Bay also offers activities like scuba diving and whale watching, and hosts several events like the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival and Splendour in the Grass Music Festival.
Byron Bay is situated just off the Pacific Highway. You can also access Byron Bay via Summerland Way/B91.
The small picturesque city of Armidale is characterised by its colonial-era architecture, the nearby wilderness, and its centres for education and culture. Attractions include the New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale Art Gallery, Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place, The Arboretum, Deer Park, and Horse Riding Tours.
From Coffs Harbour, take Waterfall Way/B78 to Faulkner Street in Armidale.
Port Macquarie is a town located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It has several beaches, including Town Beach, North Shore, Oxley Beach, Flynns Beach, Shelly Beach, Miners Beach, and Lighthouse Beach. If you have a dog, they can be walked off-leash at Lighthouse Beach. Events hosted by Port Macquarie include the Festival of the Sun, the month-long food festival Tasting on Hastings on October, and Mountain Bike Festival of Australia.
Port Macquarie is a little over two hours' drive from Coffs Harbour via Pacific Highway / A1.