A Holiday is More Fun With a Car Rental in Brisbane
The easiest way to explore the Sunshine StateYou'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 placed 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 the convenience of your own rental car is a must.
You'll be thankful you booked a Brisbane car hire when the sun really beats down on our fair state. Our cars are provided by Brisbane's most trusted suppliers such as Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Thrifty and Redspot; and so have all the latest comforts including air-conditioning. "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 stop in at Southbank, Brisbane city's very own artificial beach.
Use our simple search engine to compare trusted brands and prices. If this is a romantic getaway, we can get you going in an economical compact car for two, to let you see the city with ease; if you are travelling in a crowd, we have people-movers and mini-vans. We have no hidden charges, and if your plans change, there's no hassles, and no fees to modify or cancel your bookings.
Have a love affair with a car rental in Brisbane! Our hometown is sure to love you too.
You will fall in love with Brisbane and Queensland once you've explored the region with your rental car from CarHire.com.au. No trip is complete without exploring the coast. With the savings you make from using our booking system, you can see and do even more!
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Explore Brisbane and its surrounds at your own pace
Anytime is a great time to visit Brisbane; the Sunshine State lives 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 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 when heading to or from your flight.
Gas up the tank and take a road trip
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.
History of Brisbane
Sample the mouthwatering offerings of Brisbane restaurants
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.