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    Car Rental Gold Coast

    Gold Coast Car RentalDiscover the coastal region of the Gold Coast. Located in the south-east of Queensland, this vibrant destination boasts pristine beaches, fantastic nightlife, a warm climate, oceanic surroundings and a diverse culture. The Gold Coast is a popular destination for families, individuals and holiday-makers alike. Visit the world-famous Surfers Paradise beach for a dip in the ocean, or join in in some of the many activities on offer such as surfing, sailing, volleyball, swimming or windsurfing. Take advantage of over 14 shopping centres and arcades in Surfer's Paradise and choose from an assortment of bars, restaurants, clubs and attractions, many of which are open 24 hours.

    Take a drive out to one of the many amusement parks on the Gold Coast, such as Warners Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld, or cool off on the waterslides at Wet'n'Wild Water World. Explore the famous beaches of the Gold Coast, including Kurrawa, Palm Beach and Rainbow Bay.

    Convenient Locations in the Gold Coast

    Our car hire suppliers in the Gold Coast include Europcar, Alamo and Eastcoast. Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the main airport serving the Gold Coast: Coolangatta Airport. Several depots are also located in Surfer's Paradise. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Gold Coast depot is most convenient for you.

    Street parking is available in many Gold Coast towns and meter charges range from $1.40-2.90 per hour. There are various off-street parking options offered across the Gold Coast, some of which are free and most others charging less than $2 per hour. It is common in Australia to have tag or video/plate accounts for tolls, but if you're only using the toll roads occasionally, there are options to pay without opening an account. The Queensland government advises contacting the appropriate toll payment providers to make arrangements. Toll passes can be purchased at designated convenient stores and gas stations and should run between $6-15, depending on the trip.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in the Gold Coast


    How long does it take to get from the Gold Coast Airport to Surfers Paradise?

    It's about a 30 minute drive to Surfers Paradise from the Gold Coast Airport, depending on traffic.

    Can I pick up my rental car on the Gold Coast and drop it off in Brisbane?

    Of course! Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car hires in Australia. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    How old do I have to be on the Gold Coast to rent a car?

    You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in Queensland, 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.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Gold Coast

    • Gold Coast to Coolangatta Airport (21km approx. 30min)
    • Gold Coast to Brisbane (83km approx. 1hr 10min)
    • Gold Coast to Palm Beach (14km approx. 25min)
    • Gold Coast to Rainbow Bay (25km approx. 40min)