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Find the perfect hire car for your next holiday in Townsville using VroomVroomVroom. With a selection of depots from the city to the airport, we’ll help you find the vehicle that’s best for you.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Townsville

Vehicle ClassesCompact, Intermediate, Economy, SUV, Standard, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate, Premium, Van
Number of Depots4
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz

Townville Airport Collection

We work with 6 car hire suppliers at Townsville Airport to provide you with a wide range of options when searching for a comfortable and affordable vehicle. Enjoy a convenient pick-up and drop-off arrangement by collecting your car from Townsville Airport.

Top Hire Car Tips in Townsville

Nestled in the north between Mackay and Cairns, Townsville is one of the largest cities near the Great Barrier Reef, offering a variety of day tours and cruises to its many visitors. Here are our top tips for driving in Townsville:

  1. The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 50km/h and 60km/h or higher in suburbs and towns. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.
  2. It’s fairly easy to drive in and around the CBD. Traffic in Townsville is much less congested compared to Australia’s capital cities.
  3. Parking spaces in the CBD can be found at the corner of Leichhardt Street and Eyre Street, on Dean Street, and down Flinders Street.
  4. Make sure to return your vehicle with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. Find the best value on fuel when with our free fuel price comparison app.
  5. Be aware of tow-away zones in the CBD. Flinders Street, located between Denham and Stanley Streets, is closed from 3am to 3pm every Sunday.

Frequently Asked Questions for Townsville Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Townsville?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD$42 and AUD$182 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Townsville, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Townsville?

The highest-rated rental car in Townsville is Kia Rio or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Townsville?

Enterprise is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Townsville based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide To Visiting Townsville

Home to incredible natural landscapes and attractions, Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland outback. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Townsville:

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Reef HQ Aquarium

Address: 2-68 Flinders Street, Townsville 4810

Known as the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, get up close with thousands of sea creatures and watch marine-based shows such as fish and shark feedings, turtle talks, and predator dive shows at Reef HQ Aquarium.

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive

Address: 66 Perkins Street, W, Railway Estate 4810

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive is Townsville's longest-running Great Barrier Reef and Yongala wreck tour operator, offering day trips, liveaboards, PADI courses, and boat charters.

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Address: 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville City 4810

Located in the same complex as the Reef HQ Aquarium, dive into history at the award-winning Museum of Tropical Queensland. You can even find a life-size replica of a centuries-old ship called the HMS Pandora at the Great Gallery.

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Park Regis Anchorage

Address: 51 Palmer Street, South Townsville, 4810

Centrally located,Park Regis Anchorage allows for easy access to the city's premier restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs. The Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island are also within close proximity, as well as several national parks and tropical rainforests.

Madison Plaza Townsville

Address: 409 Flinders Street, Townsville 4810

Conveniently located in the CBD, this relaxed hotel boasts a colourful brick exterior and sits just 10 minutes from the airport near iconic beachfront, The Strand.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Townsville Car Hire
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