Discover Brisbane in a Rental Car
Book a rental car with us and you are sure to get a Brisbane car hire deal to top off your self driven experience in one of Australia's best cities. With so many car rental depots sprawled throughout the city, you are sure to find a collection point that is convenient for you.You also have an option to collect your hire car from the Brisbane Airport. You can collect a rental from either the International or Domestic Airport terminal. With the ability to drive directly from the terminal without having to travel off site to collect a rental, you can begin your holiday immediately.
There are lots of great Queensland locations that you can access easily in your hire car. Having your own vehicle provides convenience and freedom and Brisbane is the perfect place for you to begin your travels.
Brisbane car hire will help you enjoy the beautiful Sunshine State
You'd be hard pressed to find Brisbane's equal in terms of lifestyle and climate. It is, after all, located in the Sunshine State of Australia, Queensland. If you've spent any time in Brisbane recently or hired your rental vehicle here and travelled elsewhere then you may have gotten a taste for the amazing weather. Brisbane is Nestled halfway between two of the best beaches in the country - and perhaps the world. With the famous Gold Coast to the South and the pristine Sunshine Coast to the North you'll be eager to explore outside of the city limits so having access to your own rental car is a must.
You'll be thankful you booked Brisbane car hire when the sun really beats down on our fair state. We Bleed Maroon is a popular saying here thanks to the state of origin but there is no need to spring a nosebleed in the heat. Drive your rental car to one of the many beaches up and down the Gold Coast or even stop in at Southbank, Brisbane city's very own artificial beach.
The Glamourous Gold Coast can be all yours with Brisbane car hire, photo by Erik K Veland
Have a love affair with Brisbane car hire, our home town is sure to love you too
You too will fall in love with Brisbane and Queensland once you've explored the region with your carhire.com.au rental car. And you'll love the car hire savings even more because you shouldn't see Brisbane without taking a trip up and down the coast as well!
So slap on some sunscreen and soak up the warm weather. While there is a little rain due over the week the weekend should provide perfect bikini weather.
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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
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.
Foodies beware, sample the mouth watering offerings of Brisbane restaurants that are worth the drive in your hire car
If you're in the mood for a serving of culture with a side dish of history then make sure you check out the St Lucia University of Queensland campus. This university has some culinary delights on offer - students favour the popular Pizza Cafe which serves a different pizza for every letter of the alphabet and is made with a fairly healthy pita bread base - but, even better, it has a rich history unique to Brisbane.