When you land at Sunshine Coast Airport, a convenient car rental pick-up is essential. Airportrentals.com deliver fuss-free vehicles, with no red tape. Just grab the keys and hit the road in beautiful eastern Australia.
A hire vehicle makes it easy to get around and visit the many different places of interest. Hop from town to town and beach to beach with your very own set of wheels for an unforgettable getaway. Stretching to the north of Brisbane from Bribie Island to Noosa Heads is the lovely and lively Sunshine Coast. Filled with beaches, surf shops, cafes and the amazing Australia Zoo, it is the perfect region for a relaxing and laid-back Aussie holiday. There is something for everyone in the collection of towns, both coastal and in the mountainous hinterland.
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Drive away on the Sunshine Coast
Booking your car hire is simple with Airportrentals.com, but deciding where to go is a touch more difficult. The airport lies in Marcoola which is very central to the Coast, and from there the opportunities are endless. You could head north to Noosa with its endless stretch of white sand above Noosa Heads, or south towards the string of beach communities and Glass House Mountains. Australia Zoo is an iconic facility and well worth a visit, especially for travellers with children. It was made famous by Aussie legend Steve Irwin and his family are still very much involved with the zoo.
A longer road trip could take you up into tropical Northern Queensland, through the coastal cities of Mackay, Townsville and Cairns and past the beautiful Whitsundays. If beaches and sunshine are your favourites, this is the way to go. Take a southerly direction for the short trip into laid-back yet buzzing Brisbane, and beyond in a car rental where the Gold Coast forms a more urbanised and fast-paced version of its Sunshine equivalent.
When picking up your car rental at Sunshine Coast Airport, AirportRentals.com gives you a massive range of options.
Choose from all the most popular car rental brands, each of them offering late model vehicles for your consideration. Picking up your rental from Sunshine Coast Airport is far and away the simplest way to get on the road ASAP, but you can save money if you have a little bit of time to spare.
Consider picking up your car rental from an off-airport location nearby Sunshine Coast Airport, as the suppliers which are not located directly at the airport are often a little cheaper.
The range of brands and models available from off-airport suppliers tend to be very similar to those offered at Sunshine Coast Airport, and if you’re concerned about how to get there, let me put your mind at ease: you can catch a free shuttle right from the airport to your pick up location.
On Airport Brands:
Look for Avis Car Rental in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. Choose from their large array of late model vehicles: Economy to Eco-Friendly, Station Wagon to Full Size Van, they’ll have something to suit your requirements.
Look for Budget Car Rental in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. Whether you’re after Economy savings or a luxury option like the Chrysler 300c, Budget has a large selection of late model vehicles so you’ll be able to find whatever you need.
Look for Europcar Car Rental in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. Europcar has a broad range of late model vehicles - opt for Economy savings or go all out and travel in style with a Mercedes A-Class. These choices and many more await.
Look for Hertz Car Rental in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. Go Economy for a great bargain, spoil yourself a little with a Premium model or pick up a Full Size SUV when you really need that extra space and versatility.
Look for Thrifty Car Rental in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. From Economy and Compact to Full Size Sports Sedan and Premium 4WD, their selection of late model vehicles will provide you with plenty of options.
Redspot Car Rental is proudly Australian owned - look for them in the Sunshine Coast Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564. Get a great value Economy deal or opt for the Large option to keep the whole family happy - there’s plenty to choose from at Redspot.
Auto Europe Car Rental will be under the wing of the brands above, often Europcar or Thrifty. Look out for stellar deals from Auto Europe!
Look for Keddy by Europcar at the Europcar desk - these are Europcar cars that are serviced by Europcar - nevertheless Keddy can be a cheaper option, depending on what time of the year you’re planning to travel.
East Coast Car Rental can be found off-airport - they’re easy to get to though, as you can catch a free shuttle from Sunshine Coast Airport directly to the pick up location. Go for the wallet-friendly Economy or Compact models, or cater to a larger group with their Family SUV and Minivan options.
If you happen to be exploring the Sunshine Coast in your rental car this August (2017), don’t miss the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival at the Old Park Golf Course. This event is a celebration of contemporary music and visual arts and a fabulous time out in a stunning setting. Featuring the hottest Australian bands and performers, guests will be entertained by incredible music and inspired by the open-air visual art park. Avid festival goers will appreciate that these musical acts will be presented on just one stage - meaning there is no worry of running back and forth between stages or missing your favourite performers. Revellers can also rejoice that there will be a 70 meter cash and card bar, with no need for drink tickets and little to no queues.
What’s a holiday without a round of golf? You don’t have to wonder. After you rent a car from the Sunshine Coast Airport, you can head straight to Maleny Golf Club to get your drive on. Unwind on this nine-hole course in Queensland’s lush green hinterland. Players of all abilities can enjoy this Par 35, links-style course, open to the public. Just minutes from the town of Maleny, the Graham Papworth-designed course bounded by the Obi Obi Creek is made even more attractive by the stunning surroundings and temperate climate. Under the leadership of Course Superintendant Mick McCombe, a dedicated team of volunteers built the course to a high standard, marking just the beginning for this lovely recreational facility. While the temporary headquarters of two rustic-looking shipping containers is functioning quite well, there are plans to build a permanent clubhouse and pro shop - and nine more holes, which are to be completed first. In the meantime, visitors can rent clubs, pull buggies and electric carts, and grab snacks and light refreshments.
It all started with a beer, a dream and a surfboard. Now one of the biggest surfing competitions in the country, the Noosa Festival of Surfing is a spectacular 8 days of sand, sun and surf, drawing crowds from all over the country and the world. Just 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast Airport, Noosa Festival of Surfing is the perfect event to head to in your rental car this summer. Join hundreds of others to watch world-class surfers compete, and enjoy listening to live music, watching films and presentations, and soaking up the awesome atmosphere. With a jam packed schedule and the promise of a fantastic sporting competition, the noosa Festival of Surfing is one to plan for.
Where: Noosa Main Beach, Noosa, Queensland, 4567, Australia
Dates: March each year
Riding a horse along Noosa beach is an unforgettable experience. Completely personalised and private, the Noosa Horses tours let you experience Teewah Beach in a whole new light. Ride down the to the mouth of the Noosa river, spot dolphins in Laguna Bay, catch the sea eagles and pied oystercatchers and other interesting birdlife along the shore, and feel the wind in your hair as you trot down the beach. Up to 4 people can take a tour at a time, which makes it perfect for families with children over 10, and small groups. Tours are made at low-tide to ensure the best conditions and the greatest views of Noosa main beach. All photographs are made available online for you afterwards. Situated out of Cooloola Recreation Area, drive your rental car from the Sunshine Coast Airport onto the river car ferry, and disembark at the Moorindil St. Ferry Wharf. From there it’s just a 6.5km drive to Noosa Horses.
Where: Esplanade, Noosa North Shore, Queensland, 4565, Australia
Tour times: Dependant on the season
If your idea of a holiday is a secluded location in a dreamlike setting, make your way to Noosa Avalon Cottages in the real Australian bush. The three cottages and two homesteads on the property are nestled on 30 acres of regenerated forest. Families, couples and business travellers can enjoy a combination of bushwalking, horseriding and bike riding with the property’s great network of trails traversing the Wapunga range. Located just 90 minutes from Queensland’s capital, you can get to this lush outdoor playground with a Brisbane car rental. Guests will enjoy close proximity to the beach, incredible sightseeing and a central Noosa location. After a long day of exploring, shopping and dining, you can lay your head in the tranquil setting of your self-contained fortress of solitude and then wake up surrounded by nature, with beautiful birds chirping and a good chance of spotting kangaroos playing around the property. Australian holidaying at its absolute finest. Where: 292 Pomona Kin Kin Rd, Pomona, Queensland, Australia 4568
For a relaxing escape to Queensland’s lush natural hinterland, head to the peaceful and serene Amamoor Lodge. Couples, families, individuals, business travellers and small groups can choose from a selection of eight comfortable rooms, three with traditional bed and breakfast service and five that are self-contained for a bit more independence. Every guest has the option to order dinner and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Enjoy total serenity and the chance to explore 50 acres of the stunning landscape and a dip in the swimming pool. Hiking, riding or driving are great ways to uncover the incredible environment of this Australian getaway. Get here in roughly 45 minutes after renting a car from the Sunshine Coast Airport. Where: 368 Kandanga Amamoor Road, Amamoor QLD 4570, Australia
Kick back and relax in the Rosebrook Cottages on Maleny’s doorstep just minutes from the town centre and the new local golf course. Here, you’ll find a range of luxury, romantic and private accommodation options, each with a spa and an unbeatable view. Set on 12 acres of of Queensland countryside, the Rosebrook Cottages have been designed and built by local craftsmen, and are the perfect escape from the busy city life. Each cottage also comes with its own log-burning fireplace for those cool winter evenings, and you’ll have a range of DVDs, CDs and boardgames for a little entertainment during your stay. Drive just 1.5 hours with your car rental from Brisbane, or pick up a vehicle from the Sunshine Coast just 40 minutes away.
When you book a stay at the Clouds of Montville & Maleny, you’re really booking a luscious escape to the Sunshine Coast hinterland, where you can stroll, dine and sip wine to your heart’s content. There are four private, romantic cottages hidden away in the forest at the back of the property, as well as a number of self-contained apartments and a two-bedroom townhouse. Plus, Clouds of Montville has recently added a number of attractive facilities such as an outdoor kitchen with BBQ, pizza oven and cafe bar, and a frisbee golf course and lawn bowls rink. And for those who like to shop, the vibrant Maleny is just down the road. Bring your car rental from the Sunshine Coast for a short 30-minute drive to this heavenly accommodation option, or take the scenic 1.5-hour drive up from Brisbane.
Escape to Queensland’s lush rainforest scenery and discover Secrets on the Lake, an intimate and inviting place to stay that you’ll never want to leave. Each accommodation option at Secrets on the Lake sounds more wonderful than the last. You’ll have the choice of luxury treehouses, penthouse treehouses, the Secrets Cabin, or the Whistle Stop Cabin. The treehouses are romantic and private, and are the perfect place for loved-up couples to get engaged, celebrate an anniversary or enjoy a lush honeymoon. You’ll love how each cabin is tucked away amongst the treetops, and you’ll quickly discover the delights on offer at the on-site cafe. This exquisite and unique accommodation provider is just a 90 minute drive north when you pick up a Brisbane car rental.
Retreat to a place where you’ve got nothing but trees for neighbours and where you can truly unwind and get away from it all. Narrows Escape, a luxurious rainforest hideaway in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is just that place. This multi award-winning location offers six pavilions that are made for the romantic retreat you’ve always dreamed of. Each one has a log fire, double whirlpool spa bath and designer furnishings for the ultimate in relaxation. The surrounding trees and rainforest are highlighted through skylights and open verandas, and the smallest touches (such as warm, fresh croissants at your door every morning) will make a visit here utterly unforgettable. Drive 1.5 hours north with your Brisbane car rental to leave the city and your stresses behind.
Spoil yourselves with a stay at Glass on Glasshouse, a scenic and relaxing retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There are just three cottages available, and each one features floor-to-ceiling glass walls to make the most of the incredible views of Mt Coonowrin and Mt Beerwah. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery, epic views and Australian wildlife such as kookaburras, wallabies, black cockatoos and wild kangaroos. For cooler night, relax in the freestanding double spa bath and get a fire going in the two-sided fireplace that you can enjoy from the bathroom and the lounge. Discover this award-winning glasshouse by driving just an hour north with your car rental from Brisbane.
Whether you’re after peace and tranquility from the busyness of life, or you’re in charge of groups of youth and are running a camp, the Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre is an ideal spot for a multitude of activities. Colourful cabins with a range of layouts line the grassy campsite, and with the additional option of hiring tents and bedding, you could camp out under the stars. Kitchen facilities, laundry, private bathrooms and spacious dining halls are all part of the package. A short stroll is all it takes to get down to Woorim Beach, and with bush walks, theatres, aquatic centres and museums all a close drive away in your Sunshine Coast car rental, the Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre is in prime location for a family fun holiday or group camping trip.
Where: 2 - 12, Third Avenue, Woorim, Queensland, 4507, Australia
Telephone: +61 07 3475 3000