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What to do with your Brisbane rental car if you have a free day up your sleeve:

This is a great time to visit Queensland as the Sunshine State is really living up to its name, with warm weather and sunny skies. South Bank is the perfect place to start your exploration of Brisbane. It's Brisbane's famous inner-city artificial beach. South Bank is known to be a mecca for children of any age. There are loads of green spaces, plenty of sand and swimming areas as well as an all year round special events program.

If you're after suggestions for how to spend your time here in Brisvegas, a drive up to Mt Cootha to the lookout provides a gorgeous birds' eye view of the river city. Alternatively, simply hop on a City Cat and explore the region by water.

Bear in mind that there are some pretty good free public transport services on offer in the city itself. The Loop downtown service is a CBD service which will get you from one end of town to the other. It runs Monday to Friday ever ten minutes so you can simply hop on at the red bus stops. The Spring Hill loop runs between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with twelve stops in the CBD and Spring Hill. All children under four also travel free on Brisbane's public transport system. There is also a new service that links the city to the airport which means you can skip the city traffic to head to the airport. This does cost and provides you with a great way to relax before you catch the plane.

Gas up the tank and take a road trip with your Brisbane hire car

Just an hour's drive north-west of Brisbane you'll find yourself driving along gorgeous, winding mountain roads lined with gum trees and stretches of rain forest. This road is favoured by motorbike riders and people on weekend pleasure drives - and you might see the occasional brave hiker or jogger pushing themselves to the limit. Make no mistake, this is a steep climb at times.

If you're keen to head north on your day trip then the Sunshine Coast and Noosa should be top of your list of priority destinations. The drive will prove picturesque as you discover the Glasshouse Mountains on your left as you pass by pineapple farms on your way to Noosa. The world heritage listed Fraser Island is also a must-do. It's natural beauty brings together gorgeous sands and rainforest. Swim in the ocean or take a dip in one of its freshwater lakes.

Another worthwhile inclusion in your trip to Queensland are the Whitsundays which are some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. Located in far North Queensland the Whitsundays got their name from the history books. Captain James Cook passed through Whitsunday passage On Sunday the fourth of June - which happened to be Whit Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter.

Dig in to Brisbane's History with this must visit site in your rental car

The T&G building was once used as a Headquarters by the American troops during World War II. About 1,000,000 US troops passed through Australia during the war, as the main coordination point for the South West Pacific. The 'Battle of Brisbane' is still talked about: in 1942 there was a violent clash between visiting US military personnel and Australian servicemen and civilians. There was one death and several injuries.
These days St Lucia is a much more serene place but you can still hear the students tell stories of ghosts walking the corridors and a mysterious set of underground tunnels than can no longer be accessed.

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