A guide to hire cars and renting your own car while visiting the Gold Coast QLD.
If you’re looking to discover this beautiful region in your own way and at your own pace, renting a car is great way to have the freedom to plot your own journeys. With your own car you can choose when and where you’d like to go, plus it gives you the freedom to explore some of the area that’s outside the ‘tourist circuit’ so to speak.
Car hire on the Gold Coast is available from various locations including Surfers Paradise and at the airport, although generally it is best to book in advance to secure the vehicle to suit your requirements and get the best rates. To compare and find the best deals on Gold Coast car rental check the links towards the bottom of the page.
Car rental at Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) is serviced by most of the leading companies including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar. Most of these companies will also have offices in Surfers Paradise and also at Brisbane Airport.
Vehicle options range from small hatch (i.e. Toyota Corolla), small sedan (i.e. Holden Astra), Large sedans (i.e. Holden Commodore), station wagons, people movers (i.e. Toyota Tarago) and 4WD’s (i.e. Nissan Patrol/Toyota Landcruiser). Some vehicles may have a satellite navigation option and most will come with region maps.
As for driving, road rules in Queensland are similar to other Australian states, although, there are some differences and a booklet on QLD road rules can be downloaded from the state governments transport department here. International visitors can also find information on driving in Queensland with a foreign or an international licence at that same site.
Current Gold Coast Car Hire deals and promos: