A road trip can be officially defined as ‘a holiday taken in a car’, but here at East Coast Car Rentals, we define it as nothing as but FUN!

Although there’s so much to see and do in central Sydney, there’s a whole host of surrounding areas and suburbs to make the most of, too.

Having booked your epic car hire in Sydney, yourself and your passengers are ready to make the most of the New South Wales (NSW) region. From the Blue Mountains to Wollongong discover these incredible road trips just outside Sydney.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are full of endless exploring opportunities and sensational views, and best part is, it only takes one and a half hours in your rental car to get to this natural nirvana!

As the name suggests, one of the most popular reasons for tourists visiting the Blue Mountains is the blue glow, cast over the mountainous landscape, caused by the secreting eucalyptus leaves that grow there. It can also be seen from Sydney!

Be sure to pack your walking boots as this UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts over 140km trails and walking tracks, for all ages and abilities.

With 18 discovery trails branching from the main Greater Blue Mountains drive, find unique and spectacular vistas round every corner. See historic villages, gorges, gardens, vineyards and more as you enjoy exploring this vast terrain.

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Kangaroo Valley

Another NSW natural paradise comes in the shape of Kangaroo Valley. The perfect escape from Sydney, find rolling pastures, trickling rivers and more. Enjoy the leisurely two hour drive from the city and soak in the beautiful scenery that Kangaroo Valley has to offer.

Although capturing stunning shots of landscapes can be a great pastime, you’re probably wondering, ‘but what can I do here?’ Well, how does a wildlife kayak tour sound? Starting from Australia’s oldest suspension bridge, Hampden Bridge, paddle 5km down gentle river rapids, looking out for Rock Wallabies, Water Dragons and Wombats along the way. If you’d rather stay on the comfort of dry land, Kangaroo Valley is also home to a number of roaring waterfalls and bush walks, perfect for putting your hiking boots to good use! Enjoy leisurely breaks around cosy villages where a whole host of boutique and craft shops await.

Exploring and adventuring certainly takes its toll. Stock up with one of The Famous Berry Donut Van’s sweet and sticky cinnamon donuts (or two) to feed that hunger. Serving up these doughy bites of deliciousness for over 55 years, you have to see what all the fuss is about while passing through the town of Berry.


After booking your rental car hire in Sydney, you’ll be looking for places to put your sweet ride to use straight away. Look no further than Wollongong.

Just an hour and half away from the CBD, this coastal region is sitting pretty, waiting for you and your passengers. Get stuck into water activities such as paddle-boarding, fishing and surfing.

Enjoy a great lineup of events and festivals that frequent the region and do all this and more with delicious food stops along the way. Diggie’s is the best of the biz’ when it comes to serving up brekkies and brunches. Enjoy the likes of ‘the big one’ – featuring all of your usual breakfast essentials – and wonderfully warm banana bread with lashings of ricotta and honey.

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Who doesn’t love road trips? Especially when in the stunning  surroundings of NSW. For more information on how you, yourself, can get amongst the action, check out our fantastic range of vehicles here.