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Thredbo car hire deals

Top car hire deals for your next Thredbo ski trip.

Thredbo ski resort is the perfect place to hit the slopes, but the beautiful, mountainous surroundings are not to be missed either. The perfect way to take in the breathtaking, natural landscapes is by car.

If you're thinking of embarking on a road trip to experience the sights, we've hunted down the best car hire deals that will allow you take it all in at your own pace.

We've also got the need-to-know info on which rental companies are available from Wagga Wagga airport, the Thredbo rules of the road and the ins and outs of car insurance.


Top car hire Thredbo deals

Up to 20% off car hire

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Valid on hire cars in Australia and New Zealand for pick up before 16 December 2018. Must book 21 days in advance.

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15% off base rate on 5+ days rentals

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Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand until 29 June 2018. Book 7 days in advance to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Get one day free on weekend rentals

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of three consecutive days including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$1/day one-way car hire Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Campervan hire from $5/day Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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15% off Audi rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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10% off private car rides

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Book now and save 10% off on private car rides all over 90 airports in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, and the Czech Republic. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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Valid on rentals until 30 September 2018 with minimum of four consecutive days rental across Australia. T&cs apply.

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15% off car hire

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of seven consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Third weekend free car hire

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Available for rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Valid for 3 consecutive days over the weekend including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off SUV hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 4 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Car hire from $23 per day Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

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15% off 2019 car hire

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Valid for rentals between 1 January 2019 - 15 December 2019 across Australia. Minimum of 5 consecutive days rental. T&C's apply.

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Get one free day on 5-day rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 any day of the week. Valid across Australia.

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25% off premium hire insurance Get up to 25% off on your car rental when you purchase GoZen Cover. Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&C's apply.

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15% off for 5-day car hire

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Valid for rental pick ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&C's apply.

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10% off 3+ day truck, ute and van rentals

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Valid for pick ups until 31 August 2018 in Australia. Minimum three day hire required.

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Road rules: What to know about driving in Thredbo

Like everywhere else in Australia, in Thredbo you drive on the left side of the road. Other road rules and tips you should be aware of, even if you’re familiar with Australian roads, include:

  • Check access is available: Kosciuszko Road, which runs between Perisher Blue and Charlotte Pass, is often closed during snow season, except to residents. Overnight parking beyond Sawpit Creek is also not permitted. If in doubt, check conditions on the Live Traffic NSW website before travelling.
  • Use antifreeze: Adding antifreeze to your windscreen washing fluid can prevent it from freezing on the windscreen while driving. When parked, it's also good to lift your wipers as they can freeze in position when the temperature drops and then snap when you turn them on.
  • Look out for black ice: Be wary when driving as black ice can surface overnight, and it’s slippery and dangerous to drive on.
  • Pack snow chains: It's illegal to travel into the National Park and designated snow and ice risk areas without snow chains. These can picked up in local resorts like Jindabyne or at petrol stations. The only exception is four wheel drives. Current designated snow and ice risk sections are Alpine Way (from Thredbo to Tom Groggin), Kosciuszko Road and Guthega Road.

Popular Thredbo driving routes

  • Alpine Way: If you’re searching for sweeping mountain views and unending vistas, try a road trip along Alpine Way. This road links Jindabyne in the southern reaches of Kosciuszko National Park to Khancoban, near the Victorian border.
  • Lower Snowy Drive (Barry Way): Lower Snowy Drive is a stretch of open-ended road that swings past picnic spots, swimming holes and lookouts in the Snowy River valley before crossing the NSW state line.

FAQs about car hire

Who offers cheap car hire from Wagga Wagga and Albury Airports?

The closest airports to Thredbo are Wagga Wagga and Albury. Car hire from Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty is available from both airports.

How does car insurance work?

Depending on the level of cover you choose, car hire rental excess insurance can reduce the excess payable to a more reasonable amount, in the event that you need to make a claim. Rental excess insurance can even eradicate the excess completely.

Often, car hire companies offer insurance when you book, though you always have the choice to purchase insurance through an alternate insurer. You can find out more details and compare car hire insurance policies here.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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