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Why you need to book a Brisbane car rental through CarHire

Book a Brisbane car hire with us and you are sure to get a Brisbane car rental deal to make your self-driven experience in one of Australia's best and busiest cities, memorable. With so many rental car depots 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 many 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 trip.

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. 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 competition, 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.  

Have a love affair with a car hire in Brisbane, our hometown is sure to love you too

You too will fall in love with Brisbane and Queensland once you've explored the region with your 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!

Book today and save on your next rental car to enjoy the wonderful city. We are experts in helping drivers find the most suitable hire car for their needs. If you have questions or you need more information, simply contact us

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

Anytime is a great time to visit Brisbane, with the Sunshine State living up to its name with consistent blue skies and fine weather most of the year. 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.

Leave your hire car at your accommodation when you explore 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 every 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.

If you are after a real road-trip, consider 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. The Whitsundays are usually accessed from Airlie beach, about a 12 hour drive from Brisbane. 

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.

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Foodies beware, sample the mouth watering offerings of Brisbane restaurants that are worth the drive in your rental car

If you are after some stunning dining and want to sample a slice of Australia's history at the same time, then look no further than Brisbane's trendy hot spot, The Barracks, at Petrie Terrace. The Barracks was the original location of Brisbane's first jail but now the historic buildings have been lovingly renovated and won architecture awards. They provide a fantastic backdrop for the casual diner out for a sunny, alfresco experience. There are also plenty of stores and services to keep you occupied for a few hours.

If ultra fine dining is your weakness you'll be pleased to know celebrity chef Matt Moran's celebrated Aria restaurant has opened at Eagle Street Pier. This location is also home to Il Centro & Cha Cha Char Restaurants which are the bench mark for smart dining in Brisbane.  If a drive to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast seems too much you can always enjoy the artificial beaches at South Bank and even check out the museum, art gallery or some plays and stage shows.

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.

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