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Hire a car in Wollongong with Turo

Located just a 90-minute drive south of Sydney, Wollongong is a vibrant coastal city brimming with great food, live entertainment and some of New South Wales' best beaches. Car hire Wollongong unlocks the best of this bustling seaside town, making it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or day trip from the Sydney CBD. Opt for a Wollongong car hire to experience the surrounding landscapes at your own pace, from hidden beaches to serene national parks.

Whether you're ready to ride the waves, relax by the pool, or conquer coastal trails, renting a car in Wollongong opens doors to the best of this unmissable South Coast destination.

Rent a car in Wollongong: How it works

Curious about how Wollongong car hire works? Wollongong is a sprawling city with beaches, hikes and natural beauty spanning along the coast. To soak in the best of this coastal escape, book a car to make exploring its attractions and undiscovered treasures easy. With limited public transport options in Wollongong and its surrounding suburbs, hiring a car will give you the freedom and flexibility to curate your itinerary. Turo makes it easy to find your perfect ride, with short-term and long-term bookings available from Sydney and Wollongong downtown. Ample pickup locations, an easy-to-use digital booking system and a diverse range of cars put you in the driving seat of your trip. Plus, many of our hosts offer discounts for extended bookings and the ability to add on thoughtful touches (from beach chairs to tents and even baby seats).

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Find your car: 

Enter a date and location in Wollongong (or beyond) and browse thousands of cars shared by local hosts. 

Book with Turo: 

Book on the Turo app or online, choose a protection plan, and say hi to your host! Cancel for free up to 24 hours before your trip, and get discounts if you book early or for a longer duration!

Hit the roads of Wollongong:

Have the car delivered or pick it up from your host. Check-in with the app, grab the keys, and hit the roads of Wollongong!

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Things to do and places to see in Wollongong

Wollongong offers a diverse range of places to explore, catering to various interests and preferences. From its picturesque beaches and stunning coastal cliffs to its lush botanical gardens and vibrant cultural attractions, Wollongong is a must-see location in the heart of NSW.

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Nan Tien Temple:

Located in Wollongong, Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere where you can learn Buddhist teachings, medication and explore more cultural experiences.

Stanwell Tops

This picturesque coastal village is situated on the scenic Grand Pacific Drive near Wollongong. Renowned for its breathtaking cliff-top views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Stanwell Tops is a popular stop along this iconic coastal route. Why not book a classic or luxury car to take your trip to the next level?

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Wollongong Botanic Garden is a lush oasis in the heart of the city. Spanning over 30 hectares, this tranquil haven showcases a diverse collection of plants from around the world, thoughtfully curated within themed gardens, making it the perfect picnic spot or day out for the family.

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More bang for your buck

More bang for your buck: Find deals on all kinds of drives in Wollongong and throughout Australia - from the everyday to the extraordinary - complete with a better, more convenient experience versus rental car companies. Find the perfect vehicle for your budget.

Free cancellation

Cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before your Wollongong trip starts. Because life happens and it helps to be flexible when it does.

Convenient delivery options, wherever you are in Wollongong

Get your car delivered right to you or wherever you’re going. Many hosts offer delivery to custom locations or popular points of interest in Wollongong, like airports, train stations, and hotels.

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Top tips for hiring a car in Wollongong

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Wollongong's rush hour and busiest roads

Unlike the popular cities of Sydney and Melbourne, you can expect less crowds on the roads in Wollongong. But, certain roads experience higher traffic during peak hours and popular times of the day (such as before and after work hours as well as school drop off and pick up times), including Princess Highway, Crown Street, Memorial Drive and Mount Ousley Road.


Wollongong road rules

Like all places in Australia, remember to drive on the left side of the road, adhere to the speed limit by following handy signs and be aware of pedestrian crossing and school zones in neighbourhood areas. Plus, stick to the legal Blood Alcohol Concentrate (BAC) limit of under 0.05. Plus, remember that outside cities like Sydney, drive cautiously on regional and urban roads. Native animals can be present on the roads (especially in the early mornings, late afternoons and nights), so drive cautiously to avoid collisions.


Airport advice: Navigating in and around Shellharbour Airport

As a regional airport with only two direct flights to and from Shellharbour Airport daily, it provides a more relaxed atmosphere than larger airports, making check-in and security procedures generally quicker and more straightforward. Upon arrival, exit the terminal building and follow the signs to the carpark to pick up your car (if your host is delivering to the airport). From there, you'll have easy access to the roads connecting you to the Wollongong city centre and surrounding towns.


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