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Port Macquarie car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Port Macquarie

  • If you’re a family travelling with children, note that you will need to follow all Australian car seat laws while using your Port Macquarie hire car. Children over the age of seven should use a booster seat until they are taller than 145 cm. From the age of four to seven, kids need a forward-facing child car seat or a booster seat that complies with Australian standards. If you have an infant (up to six months of age), you’ll need to secure the little one in a rear-facing car seat. To meet Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754, your car seat or booster will need the correct harness. If you’ll be flying into Port Macquarie and would rather travel light, you should be able to book child car seats, even with cheap car hire in Port Macquarie.
  • To hire a car in Port Macquarie, you must have a valid driver's licence and be at least 21 years old. Some Port Macquarie car hire companies may apply a surcharge to your hire if you're between the ages of 21 and 24. Known as a young driver surcharge, this fee can differ from company to company, so it’s a good idea to carefully read the policy conditions before making a reservation. If you’re a younger driver hoping to secure cheap car hire in Port Macquarie, you can compare the policies, surcharges and prices easily through KAYAK.
  • In Port Macquarie and its nearby areas, police frequently conduct random breath testing to ensure road safety. You must adhere to the New South Wales drunk driving laws to avoid penalties and keep yourself and other road users safe. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for drivers of cars and motorcycles in Port Macquarie is 0.05%, while for learners and provisional licence holders, it's 0.00%. Drink-driving offences come with severe consequences, including fines, licence suspension and sometimes even imprisonment. So, always stay within the legal BAC limit and avoid drink-driving in your hire car.
  • Port Macquarie is a coastal town in northern New South Wales. It is nestled on a stretch of coastline that’s famous for having beautiful, quiet beaches that extend for kilometres in each direction. Taking advantage of car hire in Port Macquarie is the ideal way to take in everything the region has to offer. Hiring a car also opens up many great road trip options in the area, allowing you to head north and visit Crescent Head, venture south to Forster or drive inland to Tamworth.
  • Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) is a small regional airport with just one terminal building that houses all arrivals and departures. In the arrivals area, you will find Port Macquarie car hire kiosks near the baggage-claim carousels. There are usually cars available at the airport for you to hire on the day of your arrival; however, if you’re after a specific type of vehicle, it’s a good idea to book online ahead of time. You can find cheap car hire in Port Macquarie through KAYAK.
  • Port Macquarie has a compact CBD, so many people walk and ride bikes around the town centre. This means you will encounter a lot of pedestrian traffic while driving around town, so it’s essential to keep your focus on the road and drive with caution. It’s also worth brushing up on the road rules for sharing the road with bicycles. If you head out of the town centre to explore the nearby beaches, it’s the local wildlife you’ll need to look out for, especially if you’re driving around sunrise/sunset or after dark.
  • There are only two roads leading into and out of Port Macquarie from the Pacific Highway: Oxley Highway and Hastings River Road. Flooding can be an issue in the region, particularly from December to March, and it’s not uncommon for sections of the Pacific Highway, Oxley Highway and Hastings Road to be closed. If you’re travelling during a time of heavy rainfall, it’s important to follow the announcements from Live Traffic NSW to ensure you avoid flooded roads and take the recommended routes.
  • Book your rental car in Port Macquarie at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Port Macquarie are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Port Macquarie

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Macquarie?

    Couples and travellers on a budget will do well to select a compact vehicle for their car hire in Port Macquarie. Small cars are light on fuel and are all you need to explore this small town and the beautiful beaches and national parks surrounding it. Families and large groups may wish to consider an SUV, as this will provide much needed extra room, both for passengers and luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Macquarie?

    In central Port Macquarie, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h, so if you’re in a built-up area and you haven’t spotted a speed sign, it’s best to default to 50 km/h. The Oxley Highway connects to the Pacific Highway, and its speed limit is generally 80 km/h. However, it’s important to look out for speed signs in case reduced limits apply in certain areas. Out on the Pacific Highway, the speed limit generally varies between 100 and 110 km/h. As always, however, it’s important to look out for both permanent and temporary speed signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Macquarie?

    Port Macquarie offers free parking all throughout the town, even in the CBD. However, parking spaces are timed and monitored by the local council. To avoid fines, it’s essential to check the parking signs and take note of the allowable time for the space you’ve chosen. Port Macquarie has 15min, 30min, 1h, 2h, 3h and all-day parking spaces. Council rangers do spot-checks all throughout Port Macquarie, and in the CBD, many parking spaces are electronically monitored, so it’s well worth the effort to follow the rules.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Port Macquarie?

    The average price of fuel in Port Macquarie is ₹ 366 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 4,395 and ₹ 5,861, depending on the car size.

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

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Macquarie.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Port Macquarie?

    An Economy car hire in Port Macquarie costs ₹ 3,242 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Port Macquarie?

    A Compact car rental in Port Macquarie costs ₹ 8,084 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Port Macquarie?

    A Mini car hire in Port Macquarie costs ₹ 8,159 per day, on average.

  • How do I hire a car in Port Macquarie with a foreign driver’s licence?

    Port Macquarie car hire companies are usually happy to accept foreign driver's licences. However, they do apply some conditions. It must be a full and valid licence either printed in English or accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP) in English. You’ll also need to show your passport.

  • What toll roads are there around Port Macquarie?

    There are no toll roads in Port Macquarie. However, if you take a road trip to Sydney or the Blue Mountains in your hire car, note that there are a number of toll roads around the city. Between Port Macquarie and Sydney, you’ll find the Hills M2 Motorway and NorthConnex toll roads.  

Port Macquarie car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

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2 locations in Port Macquarie

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101a Hastings River Drive

+61 2 6584 2122

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Terminal Building

+61 2 6584 2122

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Alamo

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10.0

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Airport Terminal Oliver Drive

+61 1300 668 846

Monday08:30 - 20:15
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Wednesday08:30 - 20:15
Thursday08:30 - 20:15
Friday08:30 - 20:15
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Firefly

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7 Jindalee Rd

+61 2 6583 6599

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Port Macquarie Airport

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Budget

8.5

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Port Macquarie Airport

+61 2 6584 5673

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Sunday15:00 - 17:00

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Thrifty

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4 locations in Port Macquarie

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101a Hastings River Dr

+61 2 6584 2122

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

7 Jindalee Rd

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Oliver Drive

Monday19:00 - 20:0008:00 - 16:00
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Port Macquarie Regional Ap

+61 2 6584 2122

Monday09:30 - 16:30
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Avis

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Port Macquarie Airport

+61 2 6584 5673

Monday08:00 - 16:0019:15 - 19:45
Tuesday08:00 - 16:0019:15 - 19:45
Wednesday19:15 - 19:4508:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:0019:15 - 19:45
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Saturday09:30 - 16:30
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Hertz

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7 Jindalee Rd

+61 2 6583 6599

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 11:00

Oliver Drive

+61 2 6583 6599

Monday08:00 - 16:0019:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday19:00 - 20:0011:00 - 17:30

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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12-14 Bolwarra Road

+61 1300 668 846

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Airport Terminal Oliver Drive

+61 1300 668 846

Monday08:30 - 20:15
Tuesday08:30 - 20:15
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Thursday08:30 - 20:15
Friday08:30 - 20:15
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Dollar

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101a Hastings River Dr

+61 2 6584 2122

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Oliver Drive

Monday19:00 - 20:0008:00 - 16:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
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Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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National

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2 locations in Port Macquarie

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12-14 Bolwarra Road

+61 1300 668 846

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Airport Terminal Oliver Drive

+61 1300 668 846

Monday08:30 - 20:15
Tuesday08:30 - 20:15
Wednesday08:30 - 20:15
Thursday08:30 - 20:15
Friday08:30 - 20:15
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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7 Jindalee Rd

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Oliver Drive

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Red Spot

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Port Macquarie Airport

+61 1300 668 846

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