Here at airportrentals.com we pride ourselves on delivering Brisbane car rental better than anyone else. We do this by offering the cheapest rates across the largest number of suppliers in the industry. Also, customer service is a priority so our Brisbane car hire team is ready and waiting for any queries you may have.
Why you need to rent a car in Brisbane
1 - Rental car rates are lower than ever
Not to put too fine a point on it, cost of renting a car from Brisbane Airport via Airport Rentals is staggeringly low. Current rates for on-airport terminal pick-ups are under $25 for certain vehicles – and remember you’re guaranteed a quality, economic, late-model car in tip-top condition to get you from A to B in style. And if you’re prepared to rent from an off-airport depot (which is sometimes less than 10 minutes away in a shuttle), then you are down to around $20 per day. So a seven-day trip, between two people, will cost you just 70 bucks for a car rental. It’s quite simply the perfect time to get in touch with airportrentals.com.
2 - A Brisbane road trip
Brisbane itself is the gateway to so many destinations. Located on the east coast of Australia and the capital of Queensland, once you collect your car rental from Brisbane Airport you can head north or south. The glorious Gold Coast is just an hour south via the Pacific Motorway, while the Gold Coast is around 100km north, with the stunning Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island further on. Brisbane to Byron Bay is a must-do, at just under two hours. Or perhaps you have a longer journey in mind, down to glorious Sydney. It’s a 10-hour drive in total, so you will probably want to stop off on the way, but with the likes of Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie en route, that’s not too much of a hardship. Perfect for a car hire, Brisbane is the ideal starting point for an Aussie road trip to blow your mind.
3 - Buy into Brisbane, a city on the rise
The increasing popularity of car rental at Brisbane Airport reflects the buzz around the city itself. A new Airport Link motorway has been built, connecting directly to the CBD. Meanwhile, Qantas flights from Brisbane to Tokyo have recently been announced, complementing services to LAX, Singapore and Hong Kong. What this all means for Brisbane is an increased presence on the international travel scene, pushing hard behind Sydney and Melbourne, leading to world class music, dance, entertainment, nightlife and accommodation. It’s certainly transformed itself in the last 10 years.
4 - The bright lights of ‘Bris-Vegas’
So what can you expect when you land at Brisbane Airport and make the short 15-minute drive into the CBD? Well as you journey along the M7 and the M3 you will travel through numerous suburbs with the accompanying Brisbane River. Once in the central area, you can take advantage of Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill. This is 16 hectares of blissful greenery – the largest city-centre subtropical garden in the world. If you wish to escape the almost incessant sunshine, the Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art are sure to stimulate, as well as Parliament House and the Maritime Museum. For those seeking nightlife and entertainment, Fortitude Valley has outdoor bars, such as the rooftop-located Elixir and Ric’s Bar, which has an exceptional reputation for quality drinks, music and beautiful people. Perhaps no more beautiful than One Direction, who performed their hearts out in front of 50,000 screaming fans this week. The Tivoli and The Zoo are highly regarded live music venues, as is the Black Bear Lodge. And not forgetting the South Bank, which has some of the best restaurants in Australia and a varied calendar of events throughout the year. But if you’re planning on a few beers, park up your car rental and use public transport - central Brisbane is easily negotiated by train, bus or tram.
5 - Queensland weather will always lift your mood
The subtropical climate delivers beautifully warm conditions, so no matter what month you rent a car in Brisbane, you’re bound to see some sunshine. The average temperature in the heart of winter still approaches 16 degrees (nearly 61 fahrenheit), while off-season months later in the year, such as August, September and October, can easily hit the 20s. Basically you can visit the beach when you want and embrace Brisbane’s truly outdoor lifestyle.
6 - A sporting landscape in Brisbane
Australia is undoubtedly a country defined by sport. The climate helps contribute to running around, keeping fit and looking great. Fortunately, Brisbane is blessed with more than its fair share of world-class sporting options. From the Brisbane Cricket Ground (affectionately known as ‘The Gabba’) to Suncorp Stadium hosting the likes of rugby league, union and football, it’s a city built for athletic prowess. Aussie rules may not be an internationally known sport but is highly entertaining (season runs from March to August), while the Brisbane Bullets deliver quality basketball at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
7 - The many faces of Brisbane
Away from the hustle and bustle, there are numerous day trips to enjoy in your Brisbane car rental. Moreton Island is 25km off-shore and is the third-largest sand island in the world. Get up close and personal with dolphins or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. World Heritage Listed is the Scenic Rim, where lush rainforests, camping opportunities and some of Australia’s most breathtaking vistas will greet you - an outdoor paradise. Or for a romantic break, the Lockyer Valley at the foot of the Great Dividing Range offers hot-air ballooning, skydiving, horse-riding and a rich, fascinating history.
8 - Queensland: always family-friendly
Brisbane is built for families, with something for everyone. The beach is always hugely popular and Suttons Beach, Redcliffe, has BBQ facilities and a WOW playground – it’s a guaranteed favourite. Check out Lower Moora Park, Shorncliffe, Paradise Point and Bribie Island, which is great for a surf. Theme parks are in abundance in Brisbane, with Aussie World delivering more than 30 attractions and rides. Wild Mouse Rollercoaster, Redback thrill ride and the Swinging Ship are sure to impress the little ones. Dreamworld on the Gold Coast is roller-coaster heaven, with Warner Bros Movie World sure to create a lifetime of memories.
9 - Local knowledge can’t be wrong
Australians love a wee break in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Recent statistics show that a massive 4.6 million domestic visitors make the trip each year, with around one million international visitors. With so many natural wonders, a beautifully warm climate and thriving nightlife, it’s no surprise that the Aussies can’t get enough of Brisbane.
10 - Freedom and flexibility of a car rental
There’s nothing quite like having your own rental car, at an incredibly low cost, to take you wherever you wish to go. Brisbane is a city with so much to see and do, flexibility is a must – you may have an itinerary before you travel, but that’s likely to change. Let Airport Rentals drive your Brisbane holiday… you won’t regret coming with us.
Book a car rental from Brisbane Domestic Airport or International Airport. Alternatively, check out Cairns, Adelaide, Launceston, Melbourne or one of the other fantastic Australia car hire locations on offer. Australia not for you? Head over to New Zealand and grab a rental car from the likes of Christchurch or Auckland.