Gold Coast Airport
Car Rentals at Gold Coast Airport
If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday in Australia where it’s warm 9 months of the year and where beaches invite you to swim with crystal clear waters, grab a deal on car hire at Gold Coast Airport to access this beautiful region from coast to country.
Search our site to compare prices from all the top brand auto hire companies such as Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and more.
Choose from a range of vehicles including popular Kia, Hyundai, Ford, Toyota, Holden and many others in sizes ranging from compact to economy to vans and 4WDs.
Just over an hour south of energetic Brisbane, the Gold Coast occupies over 50 km of southeast Queensland’s stunning coastline.
With a wealth of fantastic beaches, wonderful surfing opportunities, some of Australia’s grandest shopping centres, the southern hemisphere’s biggest and best theme parks, and a couple of gorgeous national parks to boot, it is no wonder that this region sees millions of visitors flocking here each year.
Places to visit along the coast
Once you have dropped your bags off at your hotel, the best way to start a trip to the Gold Coast is to drive down to one of the iconic strips of golden sand which give this city its name.
If you want to be at the heart of the action, Surfers Paradise is the place to go, otherwise you might want to head a few kilometres away to the more relaxed and spacious, Broadbeach.
You will find no end of sun, sea, sand, excellent cuisine and unrivaled nightlife to enjoy.
If you are here for the surf, the world famous breaks at Duranbah and Snapper Rocks are within easy striking distance.
If you would rather something more low-key head to Pacific Pines, one of Australia’s best-known shopping centres, or any of the city’s other top shopping spots.
Popular attractions on the Gold Coast
If and when you decide to pull yourself away from those marvelous beaches, you might want to spend a day or more delving into the wonderful array of theme parks on offer on the Gold Coast: take on the thrilling rides of Dreamworld, check out the magnificent marine life in the pools at Sea World, or take a splash and cool down at WhiteWater World or Wet ‘n’ Wild.
About two hours drive from the Gold Coast, you can also visit Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, set up by one of Australia’s most famous and best loved wildlife conservationists.
Another must-see spot is the breathtaking Gold Coast Hinterland, particularly the national parks of Lamington and Springbrook.
Here you can hike along magical bushwalk trails, wander through lush, thick-forested valleys and marvel at some of the truly magnificent Australian landscape.
Also be sure to pay a visit Mount Tamborine, where, other than enjoying more of the Hinterland’s dramatic scenery, you can soak up some Queensland culture in one of the intriguing art gallery, drink delicious Australian wine in a boutique winery or treat yourself to a day in a luxurious spa.
Whatever you decide to do with your time here, having a rental car will give you the freedom to do it with the least amount of stress possible.
When it’s time to head home, simply drive back to Coolangatta Airport, drop off your hire car at the appropriate depot and head inside to check-in.