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    Car Rental Brisbane

    Brisbane Car RentalThere is sure to be something for everyone in Brisbane. Start your tropical adventure with a visit to Kangaroo Point. This peak just above the Brisbane River provides a magnificent view for you and your family to enjoy whilst having a picnic, or partaking in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and kayaking. If you are after a cultural experience, try out the Brisbane Powerhouse, a former power station that currently operates as a venue for performing arts, visual art, festivals, dining and community events. For fresh Australian produce, a trip to the Northside Flower Market for fresh flowers or the Jan Powers Farmers Markets for fresh fruit, vegetables and meat is essential.

    For thrill seekers who want something a little more extreme, take a day trip to the Gold Coast where you can experience three of the largest theme parks in Australia: Warner Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet 'n' Wild. If you're looking for some time to unwind whilst at the Gold Coast check out the famous Surfers Paradise Beach or grab a bite to eat at Cavil Avenue whilst browsing the novelty shops. At night time, Cavil Avenue is lit up with nightclubs, restaurants, bars, pubs and the Melbas on the Park Casino. If you head north towards the Broadwater Marina you will reach the fish markets where you can find the local specialty: mud crabs.

    If you travel about an hour up the Sunshine Coast you will reach Beerwah, the home of Australia Zoo which was founded by Australian icon the late Steve Irwin. The zoo is a great family day out, offering visitors the opportunity to hold baby saltwater crocodiles and walk alongside kangaroos. Continue up the coast to reach Eumundi. There are markets held here on Wednesday and Saturday where visitors and locals alike can shop for an array of products including health, beauty, fashion, jewellery, food, garden and arts. The final destination worth visiting on the Sunshine Coast is Noosa which combines beautiful beaches with a national park. During your stay in Noosa go scuba diving, fishing, swimming, boating, whale watching and surfing or enjoy a scenic bush walk in this coastal paradise you are sure to never want to leave.

    Convenient Locations in Brisbane

    Our car hire suppliers in Brisbane include Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo. Our suppliers depots are conveniently located at the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport terminals. Additionally, there are multiple depots located around the downtown city area.

    In Brisbane, a two-hour parking restriction applies in Brisbane's CBD area on Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm and Saturday 7am to midday. Fees vary between $1 and $5 per hour. Parking in residential areas is usually free. Most machines accept credit card and coins. You can also park in a car park. Rates start from $15 per hour.

    Queensland has three toll roads: The Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel and the Airportlink M7 are located in Brisbane. The Gateway Motorway M1 is the major highway up north. A fourth tollway is under construction. The M5 Legacy Way will open in 2015. There are various options to pay your toll. You can buy a road pass which is valid between 1 to 30 days and will automatically charge your credit card when you enter a toll road. The other option is the trip or toll pass, which is a pay as you go option. You either pay before you enter the road or within three days after. For more information follow the links above. Some car hire suppliers offer prepaid toll options. Ask about this when you pick up your car hire.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Brisbane


    How much does it cost to rent a car in Brisbane?

    Similar to airplane tickets, car rental rates are constantly changing due to factors such as market demand and the timing of your rental car booking. Despite these variable rates, Auto Europe is still able to offer competitive rates through our unique relationships with top suppliers. Search your desired dates in the booking engine above to see prices instantly or contact us to learn about more options that we may have for you.

    Can I pick up my rental car in Brisbane and drop if off in Cairns?

    Yes! Auto Europe is proud to offer great deals on one-way car rentals. Whether you want to pick up your rental car in Brisbane and drop it off at a different location, we can facilitate it for you.

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

    You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in Brisbane, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Brisbane

    • Brisbane to Domestic and International Airport (17km approx. 20mins.)
    • Brisbane to Gold Coast (80km approx. 1 hr.)
    • Brisbane to Byron Bay (165km approx. 2 hrs.)
    • Brisbane to Eumundi (120km approx. 1hr20mins)
    • Brisbane to Noosa (140km approx. 2hrs.)
    • Brisbane to Australia Zoo (75km approx. 1hr)