Car hire at Mackay Airport: stress-free vehicle hire
With special offers, great deals and the lowest prices, when you arrive at Mackay Airport, let airportrentals.com deliver you the best car hire deal. Across all brands, from local to international, we make vehicle collection easy and offer comprehensive customer service.
A peaceful, tropical seaside city, Mackay is the perfect base for exploring all that the north-eastern coast of Australia has to offer. Close to many of the region’s highlights and very central, its busy regional airport brings in thousands of visitors. A Mackay Airport car rental is the start of a sunny sojourn in one of the most fantastic states on earth- Queensland, Australia!
We make the car rental process simple, so you only need to decide on the direction- and in Mackay, that can be a challenge! The unspeakably gorgeous Whitsundays lie to the north, where white sand and turquoise waters form a tropical paradise. Townsville, Cairns and the untouched wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula are further up the coast, while the impressive Outback is inland.
If the bright lights of Brisbane are a draw-card, head south and enjoy the sights and sounds of Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Sunshine Coast before arriving in the state capital. Beyond is the Gold Coast, where skyscrapers and all kinds of urban entertainment mingle delightfully with surf beaches and ocean views. A Mackay Airport car rental can take you many places.
For those looking for a place to stay Airport Rentals recommends Paradise Lodge Hotel - an up and coming tourist destination on Queensland’s coast, just a hop, skip and jump away from the iconic Whitsunday beaches. In the heart of this subtropical city lies Paradise Lodge Hotel, ready to make your stay in the area comfortable, memorable and affordable. Choose from 12 non-smoking rooms, sparkling clean and equipped with everything you need to accommodate a relaxing stay. Enjoy 24-hour check-in, internet access and air conditioning. The hotel also offers off-street parking for larger vehicles, airport transfers and breakfast options. Paradise Lodge Hotel’s close proximity to Mackay’s fantastic dining options, shopping, and Blue Lagoon swimming area makes the establishment the perfect place to rest up before heading off in your Mackay rental car to explore the area. Based from 19 Peel St, Mackay. Qld. 4740 Australia
Car hire made easy
With so many rental companies operating at Mackay Airport, finding the perfect set of wheels for your road trip can be quite the challenge. The team at Airportrentals.com has brought a range of options together in one place to make your life easy.
By entering dates, locations and a few other specifications, you can get a list of the many and options available. From AutoEurope to Hertz to Thrifty, there is a Mackay Airport car hire for everyone! Sorted into a list, the vehicles are easy to compare and have all the necessary details on the main results page, so you can come to an informed decision with a minimum of time and effort. Filters help to narrow down the search even further.
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We are dedicated to having the best prices on the internet. For this reason, we have a lowest price promise, which is our undertaking to match any better price for an identical vehicle quoted elsewhere online. Additionally, we work with our suppliers to offer mystery deals, special offers and discounts. These can be found on the main page, so take a look and see if any fit in with your Australian plans.
With AirportRentals.com, you have all the options you need when it comes to choosing a car rental at Mackay Airport. Select from all the different major car rental brands - they each have a range of late model cars to get you on your way.
On Airport Brands:
Avis Car Rental is based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Avis have a large selection of late model vehicles available, from Compact and Intermediate models to Station Wagons and Full Size 4WDs.
Budget Car Rental is based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Go Eco-Friendly, save with Economy or treat yourself to a Premium model. Budget’s wide range of late model vehicles ensures you’ll have all the choice you need.
Europcar Car Rental is based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Whether you’re after the savings of an Economy option or the luxury of a Fullsize Elite model, Europcar’s generous offering of late model vehicles will help you find exactly what you’re after.
Hertz Car Rental is based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Hertz has a varied selection of late model vehicles on offer: Economy models, Full Size Auto options, AWD Wagons - even 4WD utes!
Thrifty Car Rental is based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Compact, Standard, Wagon or Van, you’re sure to find the perfect rental car for you among their stable of late model vehicles.
Redspot Car Rental is 100% Australian owned; they’re based in the Mackay Airport Terminal Building, East Mackay QLD 4740. Feel the power with a Full Size sedan model or go for the Economy option to get a great bargain. Whatever kind of car you’re after, you’re sure to find something perfect for you among their range of late model vehicles.
Auto Europe Car Rental will be based under one of the brands above, often Europcar or Thrifty. Keep an eye out for this brand, as you can often find great savings with them.
You’ll be able to find Keddy by Europcar at the Europcar desk. Keddy supplies Europcar vehicles but they can often be the cheaper choice, depending on when you’re planning to travel.
Firefly Car Rental offers Hertz cars and operates out of the Hertz desk, but they are often very well priced. Keep an eye out for deals from Firefly.
Souths Mackay has something to offer every Queensland traveller. You can choose between two convenient locations to enjoy fantastic dining options, entertainment, or a simple relaxing evening, with helpful staff ready to assist 7 days a week. Head to the South Suburban Bowls Club to revisit old-school activities such as darts, poker and live music, or check out the South Leagues Club for weekly quiz nights, great food, music gigs and more. The Souths Leagues Club is located a 3-minute drive from the Mackay Airport, or venture just 2 more minutes in your rental car to the Souths Suburban Bowls Club. Have a fantastic night out at Souths Mackay.
Where: Souths Leagues Club: 181 Milton Street, Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia
Souths Suburban Bowls Club: 39 Wardrop St, West Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia
Open: 7 days, 9:00am - midnight.
Soar through the treetops and experience the Australian rainforest like never before with Forest Flying. Forest Flying is an award-winning adventure company which takes guests on a unique trip through the beautiful rainforest at Finch Hatton Gorge in Queensland. Fly 340 metres through the treetops on a flying fox and see the forest from an entirely new angle. With personal harnesses and pulley systems, you control the speed at which you travel, so you can take it as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable with. It’s an easy bush walk through the forest floor to get there, which makes for the perfect family adventure. Hop in your Mackay rental car and head inland for around 70 kilometres. The trip will take about an hour, so allow for driving time.
Where: 18 Oliver's Road, Finch Hatton, Queensland, 4756, Australia Open: Daily at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Finch Hatton region in Queensland with Rainforest Scuba. Turtles, fish, freshwater shrimp and even the curious-looking platypus call the rainforest waters home, and if you’re lucky you might spot them all on your tour. Rainforest Scuba pride themselves on being an award-winning educational experience as well as a practical one. Each tour begins with a half-hour chat about the platypus and their environment, so when you see them in the wild you will have a good understanding of these native animals. With assurance that nothing on the tour will bite and no diving experience is required, the Rainforest Scuba tour is perfect for the whole family. From the Mackay airport, head 1 hour west in your rental car to the Finch Hatton region and begin your platypus experience.
Holidays can often be busy, so it’s wise to take a breather every once and awhile. Attend a class at 8 Limb Yoga for a relaxing session that’s good for your body and your mind. 8 Limb Yoga offers several classes a day, ranging in ability levels. Taught by highly qualified yoga instructors, 8 Limb Yoga encourages visitors to try out multiple classes on the timetable to experience the different styles and teachers. One-on-one sessions are also available, should you be dealing with an injury that needs closer attention. Always be mindful of your own abilities and fitness levels before heading to the advanced classes. Located on Shakespeare Street, the yoga studio is just a 7-minute drive in your rental car from Mackay Airport.
Where: Shop 3, 188 Shakespeare Street, Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia Open: Monday to Saturday. Studio open 30 minutes before any scheduled class.
Find everything you need to know about exploring the beautiful Broken River in Mackay, Queensland, by visiting the Broken River Information Centre. Located in the Eungella National Park, Broken River Information Centre is full to the brim with information on spectacular scenic tours, fantastic walking tracks, Queensland’s National Parks, Finch Hatton Gorge, wildlife and birdlife. Everything you need to plan a fantastic day out in Eungella National Park is available here. After picking up your Mackay Airport rental car, drive inland for just over an hour to reach Broken River Information Centre.
Where: 534 Eungella Dam Road, Broken River, 4757, Queensland Hours: Open 7 days a week
In the middle of the stunning Eungella National Park, Platypus Lodge Restaurant is an oasis from the tropical heat of Queensland, and a tranquil spot to grab a delicious bite to eat. Situated along the Broken River, Platypus Lodge Restaurant provides guests with a delicious range of café style meals, all freshly cooked and beautifully presented. With gluten-free and vegetarian options available, the restaurant accommodates for special dietary requirements. Hot coffee, homemade ice cream, wraps, sandwiches and the Swiss Yodel Burger are just a taste of what you can expect to find at the Platypus Lodge Restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation before you head out there in your Mackay Airport rental car.
Where: 534 Eungella Dam Road, Eungella National Park Broken River QLD Hours: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Phone: +61 7 49584785
Just a block away from the water’s edge and a short walk into the city centre, the Paradise Lodge Motel is situated in the ideal place for holidaymakers in the seaside town of Mackay. Fresh, clean, modern accommodation with a multitude of room options, Paradise Lodge Motel offers guests parks for their rental cars, air conditioned rooms, and all the amenities you need for a fantastic Queensland getaway. Enjoy tea and coffee making facilities in the kitchenette, ensuite, bar fridge, and a TV with every room, and the added bonus of free Mackay Airport transfers should you need it. Explore the beach town of Mackay with easy access from Paradise Lodge Motel in the heart of the town.
Pick up your Mackay Airport car rental and kick off your Queensland trip with some land-based adventures when you stay at Lanai Apartments. Available for both short and long term stays, this comfortable, chic riverside accommodation offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments with hotel amenities and luxuries such as room service, weekly housekeeping, free WiFi. Plus, you and your travel companions (or just you!) can make use of the pool, gym and sauna. The apartments are easily accessible by rental car on the Pioneer River - minutes from the town centre, next to the Bluewater Lagoon Waterpark and right next to the Bluewater Trail. This lovely getaway location is ideally situated as a home base for time spent in Mackay. It’s a cinch to get around on foot to most destinations in the city itself, and you can easily head out to explore the wider Northern Queensland region or join a local tour.
Where: 20 River St, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
Opening Hours: Open year-round