Take a Weekend Break in Mudgee

Start: Sydney, NSW Finish: Mudgee, NSW Distance: 265km Estimated Driving Time: 3 hrs 30 min (not including stops)   Historic Mudgee lies west of the Great Dividing Range on the gentle hills around the Cudgegong River. A comfortable three and a half-hour’s drive from Sydney, it’s a popular destination for a weekend drive. It’s become popular for its historic buildings, arts and crafts, boutique food producers, award-winning wineries and events.   Mudgee’s... [More]

Take a Scenic Sydney Day Trip to Palm Beach

The view south from the Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach; image by Hamilton Lund via Destination NSW   Palm Beach is Sydney’s northern-most beach and its spectacular position affords it sweeping views of the ocean, Broken Bay, Lion Island, and Ku-ring-gai National Park.   It’s a suburb that largely strides the Barrenjoey Peninsula. This means it has two beaches facing different directions, which can be confusing for first-time visitors. On one side is the ocean, with... [More]

Top 10 Beaches in Sydney 2014

When it comes to listing the best beaches in Sydney, it’s hard to know where to begin because there are so many to choose from. There are around 100 beaches located around the city and along its far-reaching north and south coasts. Whatever your preference – a safe paddling beach for the kids or a test of your balance at a pounding surf break – you're guaranteed to find it. Here are 10 picks of great beaches to visit nearest the city, grouped by their locations to the east and... [More]

Waterfall Way Scenic Drive

Start: Coffs Harbour, NSW Finish: Armidale, NSW Distance: 188km Estimated Driving Time: 2 hrs 20 min (not including stops) Considered one of the most picturesque drives in the state, this excursion takes you cruising down the stunning Waterfall Way, through World Heritage listed national parks. Stop-offs include dramatic waterfalls, gorges and scenic views at every stage. The Waterfall Way begins on the coast at Coffs Harbour before heading inland through the New England region and finishin... [More]

Why is [Country] so ....? Google Auto Completes for Asia Pacific Countries

Last week Business Insider published an article on what Google autocompletes for each US state. Another article they published later showed what Google autocompletes for each European country. We thought it would be interesting to do a map of the Asia Pacific and see what Google autocompletes for each country in this area. 

Video: Survival Guide to Long Distance Driving

Planning a long distance trip around Australia? Make sure you check out this video first before planning on your long trip across the outback. At Bayswater Car Rental, we provide car hire services in Sydney and Perth, check out our special offers!

The Most Iconic Cars in Hollywood History

As with most of our customers at Bayswater Car Rental, we love movies, and we especially love movies when cars are involved. Over the past few decades, classic hollywood blockbusters have introduced us to one-of-a-kind cars with their unique styling and performance specs. Here are a couple of cars that have left an impression on us. Let us know if we have missed any! Which car would you like to drive today?

Road Trip From Perth to Esperance

Start Point: Bayswater Car Rental, Hay St, Subiaco, Perth, WA Finish Point: Esperance, WA Distance: 740km Estimated Driving Time: 8 hours (Not including stops) Description If you're looking for a road trip that offers spectacular coastal scenery, historic settler towns and a glimpse into life in the outback, this coast to coast adventure is the trip for you. Starting from the laidback and liveable capital of Western Australia and finishing in Esperance, one of the state's highlights thank... [More]

Hunter Valley Region Road Trip

Start Point: Bayswater Car Rental, William Street, Kings Cross Finish Point: Shoal Bay Distance: 215km Estimated Driving Time: 2 hours 40 mins (excluding stops) Destination If you’re planning a road trip from Sydney and want fresh country air, stunning coastlines and the odd wine sampling, exploring the Hunter Valley by car is a great idea. Just two hours from Sydney, The Hunter Region attracts more than 2.5 million visitors a year. The area starts 120km from Syd... [More]

Bayswater Ultimate Travel Resources Guide

Essentials From information on what kind of visa you need for Australia, to working out whether you can afford that stay in a designer hotel, the resources listed below will help your trip run smoothly. Electricity What power adapters should I use in Australia? - There's nothing more annoying than bringing your phone and camera half-way around the world and then realising that you can't plug them in. This page from TripAdvisor explains what adapters you need to bring with you. Currency Wh... [More]