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Sunshine Coast

VroomVroomVroom makes hiring a car in Sunshine Coast fast and easy. We compare rates from suppliers with locations lining the coast—including the airport—to make sure you drive away with the best deal.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car on the Sunshine Coast

Vehicle ClassesCompact, Intermediate, Standard, Economy, SUV, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate, Premium, Van
Number of Depots5
Car Rental BrandsAvis, Budget, East Coast, Hertz, Thrifty

Sunshine Coast Airport Collection

We work with 6 car hire suppliers at Sunshine Coast Airport, offering you a variety of affordable vehicles to choose from, plus the added convenience of a smooth pick-up and drop-off arrangement.

Top Hire Car Tips on the Sunshine Coast

Soak up all the Sunshine Coast has to offer. From Australia Zoo to Maleny, there's no shortage of attractions and fun things to do on the coast and hinterland. Here are our top tips for travelling the Sunshine Coast:

  1. Most popular areas of the Sunshine Coast have marked parking bays that are signed and time-limited.
  2. The speed limit in built-up areas of the Sunshine Coast is 50km/h, while rural areas default to 100km/h. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.
  3. You’re required to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel. Find the best value on petrol with our free fuel price comparison app.
  4. Expect heavy traffic on the Sunshine Coast during peak traffic times. Areas that may become congested include Nicklin Way, Hastings Street, Buderim Street, Sugar Road/Maud Street, and Bruce Highway.
  5. If you're planning to visit Coolum Beach, getting a rental car at Sunshine Beach may be your best option as it is the nearest area with a depot.

Frequently Asked Questions for Sunshine Coast Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car on the Sunshine Coast?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $26 and AUD $135 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Sunshine Coast, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car on the Sunshine Coast?

The highest-rated rental car in Sunshine Coast is Hyundai Elantra or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier on the Sunshine Coast?

Hertz is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Sunshine Coast based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide To Visiting Sunshine Coast

Offering a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches and subtropical forests, the Sunshine Coast is perfect for outdoorsy adventures and road trips to remember. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around the Sunshine Coast:

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Coolum Surfing School

Address: Tickle Park, Coolum Beach 4573

Enjoy the natural high of surfing one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular beaches. Located just 15 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport, Coolum Beach Surfing School offers classes for seasoned surfers and first-timers alike.

Maleny Dairies

Address: 70 McCarthy Rd, Maleny 4552

Get up close and personal with one of the Guernsey gals of Maleny Dairies, where you’ll learn about the process of milking and production. You’ll also get some quality time with the calves, with the option to get your hands dirty during feeding time.

Bellingham Maze

Address: 274 Tanawha Tourist Dr, Tanawha 4556

Discover the majesty of Bellingham Maze, located inland of the Sunshine Coast. The attraction includes two mini-golf courses, and is perfect for a family day out, a romantic adventure, or team building with colleagues.

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Spinnaker Quays

Address: 101-105 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba 4557

Situated between Mooloolaba Beach and the Mooloolah River, Spinnaker Quays has easy access to the Surf Club, Bowls Club, and a number of boutiques and coffee shops.

Beachside Resort Kawana

Address: 101 Pacific Blvd, Buddina 4575

Beachside Resort Kawana is a popular tourist location due to its accessibility and world-class facilities. It sits just a stone's throw away from the pristine Buddina beach, five minutes from Mooloolaba.

Hire Car Depots Near Sunshine Coast

Check out our list of supplier locations near the Sunshine Coast and arrange a collection that suits you.

MaroochydoreMaroochydore Airport
Noosa Heads
Sunshine Coast Airport
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