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Sydney is one of the most recognizable cities in the world, thanks to its world-famous opera house and harbor. Rent a car through Orbitz and you can admire them up close, before roaming the wilds of Sydney Harbour National Park and mixing with the city’s surfers on Bondi Beach.

Renting a car in Sydney: What you need to know

Renting a car in Sydney, like anywhere else, comes with its own set of rules. Here are some of the most important.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Sydney?

It’s possible to rent a car in Sydney from the age of 21. However, drivers below the age of 25 may have to pay more in the form of a young driver surcharge.

Older drivers might be subject to additional charges, too, or subject to additional regulations – drivers over the age of 75 may have to present a medical certificate, for example.

Is any kind of driving license valid for car rental in Sydney?

You must hold a full driving license (rather than a provisional one) and be qualified to drive a vehicle of the same class that you will be renting.

Is a deposit required when booking a rental car?

Not when booking, but you will have to pay a deposit when you pick up your car. Firms will often reserve the right to hold funds from a credit card in case of damage or fines being incurred.

Do I have to pay at the time of the booking?

Many car rental companies will allow you to book first and not pay until you pick up your car. However, some offer cheaper rates when you pay at the booking stage.

Explore Sydney: Highlights of the Harbor City

With its eye-catching harbor, unspoiled national parks, and blissed-out beaches, Sydney has something for everyone. Here are some of the best things the city has to offer.

Sydney Harbor

First up for any visit to Sydney has got to be a trip to its striking harbor. The spiky seashell design of the Sydney Opera House is an icon in itself, and houses one of the country’s premier cultural venues. Sydney Harbour Bridge, meanwhile, is the perfect place to take in the view.

Bondi Beach

Nothing says Aussie beach culture like Bondi, an arc of perfect golden sand which ranks among the finest city beaches in the world. The big waves draw surfers here from across the globe, but this is just as great a place to swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a classic Australian barbeque on the beach.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Its iconic buildings and world-beating beaches mean Sydney is varied enough already, but Sydney Harbour National Park reveals yet another, wilder, face of the city. This protected parkland is made up of stunning coastline and offshore islands, and makes an unbeatable setting for a hike.

There’s so much to do in Sydney that exploring by yourself is the best approach – rent a car through Orbitz today.