Car Hire from Townsville Airport: Queensland Adventures
Take to the road in northern Queensland with a
car hire Townsville Airport. This tropical city makes a great starting point to explore the beaches, rainforests and outback that make up Australia’s sunshine state. Inland stretches the Mighty Outback, offshore lies the Great Barrier Reef and the coast is a series of stunning white-sand beaches.
Compare and book your Townsville Airport car hire
Don’t settle for any old rental car for your holiday in Townsville- find the one which best suits your plans and budget. Our site makes it easy, bringing a wide range of rental companies together and in one format for easy comparisons.
Enter your details to get a list of all the available rentals from our wide range of suppliers in Townsville. From there, it is easy to compare and book.
● Narrow down your options with the handy filters. It is easy to see only one class of vehicle, one type of transmission or cars holding a particular number of passengers.
● The site highlights results which may be of interest to you- for example a special deal, the cheapest on-airport option or a hot seller.
● You can see all the necessary information right in the search results, without having to click through for each car. Symbols indicate the transmission, A/C, passenger numbers, luggage space and pick-up method. The highlights of the rental agreement are listed, the price is displayed front and centre and you can check out review percentages for each vehicle.
● The booking process is easy and secure. If you have any issues, a phone call will connect you with our team of car rental specialists who are happy to talk you through it.
As well as everyday low prices, we offer special deals and discounts wherever possible. Have a look on the front page for any that might apply to your car rental from Townsville Airport.
Where to from here: Townsville Airport car hire possibilities
While you are in town, don’t miss out on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. This offshore attraction is a World Heritage Site and labelled by CNN as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. There is also a great aquarium, a beautiful riverfront park/cultural hub and plenty of great beaches right in the city.
For an outback adventure, head inland towards Cloncurry and Mount Isa. Here, vast cattle stations cover much of the beautiful, alien landscape and the small towns are friendly with true-blue Aussie pubs.
Cairns is to the north, beside the wonderful Daintree Rainforest. The coast here is beautiful, the sun is usually out and life is good! Above the city lies the Cape York Peninsula, a remote area with plenty of natural attractions and things to do in your car rental.
Make a break to the south and visit the endless string of Queensland seaside towns which culminate in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This is the perfect route for a road trip which mixes stunning nature and urban delights. The Whitsundays are is a highlight, known nationwide as one of the best holiday resorts in Australia.
Your car hire from Townsville Airport will really take you places! Anywhere in Queensland is a fantastic destination.
Queensland driving tips
The most important thing to remember for visitors to Australia is that you will drive on the left! If this is not what you are used to, take some time to acclimate on the slower suburban roads near Townsville Airport.
All distances are in kilometres, and speed limits in kilometres per hour. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers. The blood alcohol limit is very small, at 0.05%- we recommend avoiding alcohol altogether before driving your rental car.
Driving in the outback comes with its own guidelines. There are many miles of uninterrupted, straight highways containing nothing more than the odd road train, so it is necessary to stay alert and take breaks. It is also a good idea to be stocked up with water, food and even extra petrol, as towns and service stations can be few and far between. Make sure you have a cellphone in case of breakdown or emergency.
We offer a very wide range when it comes to choosing a car rental with AirportRentals.com at Townsville Airport.
You can find and compare all the most popular hire brands with a large selection of late model vehicles right on Townsville Airport. This makes it quick and easy to pick up your rental and hit the road, but it can cost a little more than opting for an off-airport pick up.
The cars available from suppliers off-airport don’t differ that much from those you can get at the airport itself, but they do tend to be a little cheaper.
If you’re looking to save money, consider choosing a supplier that’s not directly on-airport. Transport to the pick up location isn’t an issue as you can get a free shuttle from Townsville Airport.
On Airport Brands:
Avis Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. Avis has a large selection of late model vehicles on offer for your
car hire Townsville Airport, from Economy for the bargain hunters, Eco-Friendly for the environmentally conscious and Full Size 4WD for adventurers.
Budget Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. Choose from a generous offering of late model vehicles including from Economy cars to SUVs to 4WDs.
Europcar Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. Take your pick from an array of late model vehicles - save with Economy or Compact models, or treat yourself to an Elite model - it’s your choice.
Hertz Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. Whether you’re after an Economy option, a People Mover for the family or a Full Size 4WD, you’re sure to find what you’re after among their array of late model vehicles.
Thrifty Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. They carry a wide range of late model vehicles for hire, from Economy and Compact options to Vans and Wagons.
Auto Europe Car Rental comes under one of the above suppliers, usually Europcar or Thrifty. Keep your eye out for Auto Europe - renting with this brand can often leave you with great savings.
Keddy by Europcar can be found at the Europcar desk - these are Europcar vehicles that serviced by Europcar but you can sometimes save quite a bit when you opt for Keddy, depending on when you’re travelling.
Firefly Car Rental can be found in the Townsville Airport Terminal Building, QLD 4814. Firefly supplies a large selection of late model vehicles: from Economy, to Full Sedans to 8 seater people movers, they’ve got you covered.
Redspot Car Rental is proudly Australian owned - they’re located off-airport but worry not: they’re not far away and a free shuttle can deliver you straight from Townsville Airport to the pick up location to grab your Townsville car hire. Opt for an Economy deal or get something that the whole family can stretch out in - they have it all.
Located in the heart of the Tablelands Regions in Queensland, Foxwell Park is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re dining in the delicious restaurant, or settling in for a weekend away, this will be a visit you’ll never forget.
Stay in the beautiful 3-bedroom Homestead, complete with modern central living area and relaxing verandah for those summer nights, or book the Fairways Suites to enjoy a private deck and a large spa to soak away the evenings. Stunning gardens fill the estate’s land, creating a picturesque setting for weddings and other functions such as family gatherings or anniversaries. Visit some of the outdoor attractions, just a short drive away, including tumbling waterfalls, rainforest and a volcanic crater lake.
It’s a 4-hour drive from Townsville Airport in your rental car, and makes for an exceptional weekend away in the beautiful Queensland region.
Experience Australia’s nautical history at the Maritime Museum of Townsville. An array of galleries make up the museum, with a marvelous display at every turn - from model ships and monuments, to photographs and marine equipment. If it’s ship related, you can almost be guaranteed to find it here. In addition to the fantastic displays, the museum also has facilities available for hire, in the past having had art exhibitions, information presentations, award ceremonies and more. Even if you’re just visiting, the prime location in South Townsville on Queensland’s coast, is right near the waterfront, and with ample parking for your Townsville rental car, you’ll easily clock up a solid few hours in these wonderful halls of history.
Where: 42-68 Palmer Street, South Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia
Opening hours: Daily 10am - 3pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
If you don’t have much time but want to see as much as possible in Townsville, book a trip with Tour Townsville. Let the man behind the business, Toby Dean, take you on a tour of this beautiful city, and sit back, relax, and take it all in. Head out on one (or two!) of the four excellent tours, and learn about the history of the city. Choose from the Military Historic Tour, Scenic Tour, City Lights Tour and the River to the Mountain Tour to get to know what makes Townsville tick. Prefer something a little more tailored to your tastes? You can book a custom tour if you have a minimum group size of 8. Pick up is usually at 8:30am from your accommodation, so you can leave your Townsville rental car where it is for the duration of the tour.
Offices: 280 Flinders St, Townsville City, Queensland, 4810, Australia
Phone: +61 04 08 555 887
Few places in the world are quite like the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living thing on Earth. You can experience this marine wonderland in all its glory when you book a tour with Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive. This multi-award winning company specialises in day and overnight trips out to the wreckage of the SS Yongala, as well as to other reefs across this incredible ecosystem. The team at Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive are not only highly qualified professionals, but they are incredibly passionate about what they do and the environment they do it in. While their office is the ocean, you can find them in downtown Townsville, just a 10-minute drive from the Townsville Airport in your rental car.
With a passion for culture, community and art, the Umbrella Studio in Townsville, Australia is a fantastic not-for-profit art gallery and studio space that exhibits art from some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Queensland. From humble beginnings in 1986, Umbrella Studio has grown into a 250-member organisation with a shared passion of the arts. Visitors enjoy the sense of community immediately upon walking through its door into the stunning white-walled studio. With ever-changing exhibitions, every visit to Umbrella Studio is unique. It’s free to enter the gallery, so why not add Umbrella Studio to your holiday must-see list? A quick 12-minute drive from Townsville Airport is all it takes to reach Umbrella Studio. Pick up your rental car and hit the road!