A cheap Brisbane car hire is the best way to see the city
Useful information about Brisbane
What will you need to know when driving a rental car in Brisbane?
Our VroomVroomVroom family is proud to call our hometown Brisbane. With our main office located on the North side of the city, we are sure to be able to help you out with any car rental queries that you may have.
Here are some facts that we think are important when hiring a car in Brisbane:
2. Parking - Be aware that there are parking restrictions throughout the city and surrounding suburbs during particular times. Also please note that if you have a hire car and a parking ticket is issued whilst you have it, there are admin fees charged if the ticket isn't paid and the car rental supplier has to process it.
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Why book with us?Compare car hire prices from Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty in Brisbane with our booking system and book directly through our site! Save yourself money and time. You may decide to hire a Campervan. We can also help you Compare Brisbane Campervan Rates.
Need to know more about Campervans?If you're looking to go on an extended road trip, you might also like to consider renting a campervan. There's many campervan options coming out of Brisbane for both fleet and road trip itineraries.
Driving to Cairns from Brisbane?You will also find that a road trip from Brisbane to Cairns is popular for tourists and we have come up with ideas on where to eat while you drive the eastern coastline in your hire car.
Where exactly can you find a cheap rental car in Brisbane?There are a number of locations spread throughout Brisbane, where you can opt to collect your car rental. If you're not sure what is the best location for you, then give our customer service team a call. They will be more than happy to help work out the most convenient Brisbane depot to collect a car rental.
For ideas on where to stay while you're not in your car rental, you can find a hotel at Wotif.com or try a luxurious Brisbane Bed and Breakfast like the Swan Inn.
Hidden Secrets: Brisbane City
A local's insight into Brisbane City and its surrounding.
So you're travelling to Brisbane for the first time and not sure what to do? You have your Brisbane car hire booked and some spare time on your hands. Here are some places you can check out:
Things to See
Head on up to Mount Cootha and enjoy the view over the city towards to sea. The lookout is spectacular day or night and particularly stunning for events such as River Fire.
Brisbane River at night
Cruise up the Brisbane River at night on a River Cat ferry. The city twinkles like galaxy of stars as you see the city from a brand new perspective. Not one for the water then try a stroll by the river along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
Storey Bridge Climb
With the choice of climbing Morning, Afternoon or Twilight you can get a birds eye view of this beautiful city while climbing one of its icons.
Places to go
All that Jazz
Located in the bohemian heart of Brisbane the Judith Wright Centre is home of the Glass Bar. If your heart beats to a syncopated beat then this lounge is for you. Great food, good wine and funky jazz.
Fancy a fancy brew then head to Queenies traditional Teahouse in Nundah. Queenies re introduces Brisbane to the art of tea. Here you will find traditional teas like “Earl Grey” & “Darjeeling” mixed in with newer and exciting teas like “Double Happiness” or “Australian Breakfast Tea”. Grab the girls and head to Queenies for a yummy high tea.
Head to one of the many Sunday Morning markets that are on around the city. The Riverside Markets and Valley Markets are in the city while the Cleveland Markets are on around the bay. These markets have a range of items from Furniture to Plants to Jewellery and much more. Keep an eye out for one of the many suburban markets that are on once a month. Mitchelton Markets are on the last Sunday of the Month and offers some brilliant fresh produce.
Brisbane is surrounded by the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, but there's so much more on offer than just a beachside escape.
Just north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Montville is an escape that will revive the body and mind and is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Try out one of the many B&B's in the area and enjoy the stunning view.
O'Reilly's Guest House
Directly west of the Gold Coast in the hinterland is a haven that has been owned and operated by the O'Reilly family for close to 100 years. Take a walk through the tree tops on the Rainforest Board Walk or relax in the serenity of the Lost world spa that will transform not only your body but your spirit.
My Favorite Eats
With so much brilliant produce on offer in South East Queensland you are spoilt for choice when it comes to Restaurants and Cafes
Conrad Treasury Casino
Visually stunning, this restaurant defines fine dining in Brisbane. For those who are passionate about the grape you will shed a tear of joy at the wine wall and the impressive selection of local and imported wines that are available
This busy little restaurant serves excellent Vietnamese dishes in a vibrant and exciting setting. It's a BYO restaurant with a bottle shop only 100 meters away. Do not be discouraged if it is full as the tables do turn over quickly.
Queen St Mall
Traditional Japanese cuisine served in the heart of the city. The food is divine, served by staff in traditional kimonos who with the typical grace of a geisha ensure that your party want for nothing. Be prepared to remove your shoes but you will not have to sit on the floor.
So take time out and discover Brisbane, you will be pleased you did that.
See the beauty and charm of the city with a Brisbane car rental
THINGS TO DO / PLACES TO STAY
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Still have time to explore the city with your Brisbane car hire? Check out our list of other exciting activities below:
- Catch a CityCat
- Check out South Bank
- Shop at some local markets
- Mount Coot-tha Lookout
- XXXX Brewery Tour
- Experience Days
- Visit the Themeparks
If it's a nice sunny day, head down to the river and catch a CityCat up and down the river. You'll get to see Brisbane from a different vantage point, and it's a really nice way to spend an hour or two. There are plenty of interesting stops that you can make along the way. Get off at South Bank or Eagle Street, or explore New Farm Park and the University of Queensland.
Go for a swim at the inner-city beach (complete with sand!) and stroll around the parklands. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés to indulge at, then go for a stroll along the riverbank or see the latest movies on the giant IMAX screen.
There are lots of great markets around Brisbane featuring locally made arts and crafts, fresh produce direct from the farm and just about anything else you could imagine.
Experience a sunrise (or sunset, if you're not the early rising type) from the lookout atop Mount Coot-tha. It provides a great vantage point of the whole city and is a must-do for any new visitor to the city.
Ask any Queenslander which beer they drink, and there's only one answer. XXXX. Some say it's because they don't know how to spell "beer", but this long-established inner Brisbane brewery has been quenching the thirst of locals for many generations. Take a tour to see how they make the golden liquid, and enjoy a taste of the Sunshine State's finest.
If you like to try different things, but paintball sounds a bit violent, try one of these Brisbane experience days. You can search around to find various exciting, out of the norm things to do for a day. From hot stone therapy and wine tasting, to golf lessons, jet boating, dawn hot air ballooning, skydiving or race car driving.
Just west of the city is Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre which will prove to be a must see location if you are travelling with kids. With wildlife shows and trails to follow, this is an Australian wildlife centre that can't be missed and at only 12 km from the CBD a good little drive in your VroomVroomVroom Brisbane car rental.
As a treat to our loyal customers, enjoy 10% off Outback Spectacular, Seaworld and Movieworld here. Exclusive to VroomVroomVroom and thanks to Experience OZ!
Visit Queensland's best bushwalking destinations.
Bushwalking or also known as hiking, hill walking, and trekking, is a popular activity in Australia. Brisbane is a gem for those who like nature and love walking around in it. Of course, the city itself isn't overly bushy (although there are many student houses in West End doing their best to get their backyards looking as natural as possible), but there are some very bushy bits just a few hours drive in all directions. Here are some of the best bushwalking destinations in Queensland:
You can wander in and out of thick forest and open, cleared land. With Lamington you can start off at Binna Burra (on the northern edge), or plunge right into the thick of it at Green Mountain. Walks from either place vary from the easy, to the 'only if you are extremely fit and are able to leap tall buildings' affairs.
Trails from the Green Mountain are the most spectacular out of the two. The Cunungra Creek/ Blue Pool trek is about 15 kilometres – you can take a dip at Blue Pool and say hello to the odd eel or platypus. That will take up a whole day. Or if you like nature, but like it better without lots of effort, then a 20 minute walk from Green Mountain will have you taking the Treetop walk – where you'll be up in the canopy amongst some bird friends.