Car Rental Gold Coast Australia
A car rental Gold Coast arrangement can add significant value to your holiday, weekend getaway, or mini-break to this beautiful part of South East Queensland.
There's an enormous range of Gold Coast things to do, and they're spread out over a considerable distance. And whilst you can join day tours or hire taxis or take a bus… driving is really the quickest and easiest way to get around.
One option, of course is to drive your own car from home to the Gold Coast. Another option is to work out an airfare and rental car deal that will fit into your budget.
A key benefit is that you can avoid the stress and time-factor of driving all day long to get to the Gold Coast.
If you're traveling with children, this means the added bonus of avoiding the endless variations of those favourite questions... 'are we nearly there?', 'how much longer til we're there?'... from as soon as 10 minutes after you leave your family home!
Not to mention the prospect of bored kids in the car... which is only one step better than fighting kids in the car...
So organising a car rental Gold Coast may sound like a good idea, yes?
And it will sound like an even better idea after you check out the information and tips in this section.
In addition to being the most popular holiday destination in Australia, Gold Coast City supports a large population, and is actually the sixth largest city in Australia.
So I guess it's not really surprising that there are lots of car hire options for visitors.
You'll find the major Australian car rental firms have a presence at Coolangatta Airport, as well as other locations on the Gold Coast, particularly Surfers Paradise.
However, there are a significant number of independent firms that also operate in the market.
And this is good news for you.
A high level of competition in the car hire Gold Coast market means companies are fighting to get your car rental business.
And this means reduced prices, special promotions, and some very good car rental Gold Coast deals.
The independents in particular are often likely to be running specials and working out deals to get their car stock out on the road.
Of course, the major car rental firms (Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar) also offer promotions, and provide the added bonus of outlets all around the country, providing the option to hire a car from one city and de-hire it in a different city. More about this later.
I'll be reviewing the car rental Gold Coast market in detail in the following sections, to give you some inside information and tips re how and where to get the best deal, and things to consider when organising a rental car on the Gold Coast.
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