A cheap Brisbane car hire is the best way to see the city
We are proud to present to you the City of Brisbane. We have first hand knowledge about the city and the surrounding area. Not only can we assist you in searching for cheap Brisbane car hire, we can also make sure that you are booking a rental car from the most convenient location.
What will you need to know when driving a rental car in Brisbane?
Our VroomVroomVroom family is proud to call Brisbane our hometown. 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:
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 supplier has to process it.
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Why book with us?Compare car hire prices from Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty with our booking system and book directly through our site. Save yourself time and money!
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. VroomVroomVroom can help you compare Brisbane Campervan rates.
Where exactly can you find a cheap car rental in Brisbane?There are a number of locations spread throughout the city, where you can opt to collect your car hire. 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 depot to collect a rental car.
Hidden Secrets: Brisbane City
A local's insight of the city and its surrounding.
So you're traveling to the city 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 Coot-tha lookout and enjoy the view over the city towards to sea. The views are spectacular day or night and particularly stunning for events such as River Fire.
Brisbane River at night
Cruise up the 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. 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. 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 | RESTAURANTS/BARS
Enjoy the comforts of modern surrounds and the beautiful vistas of Moreton Bay and the Manly boat harbour when staying at the Manly Marina Cove Motel. Manly's modern premier, boutique motel is less than half an hour from Brisbane CBD and 15 minutes from Brisbane International and Domestic airports. Their award-winning 39 room 4-star motel boasts a plunge pool, daily servicing, breakfast dining room, guest laundry, FREE wifi and foxtel. The Manly Marina Cove Motel is the perfect choice for both leisure and corporate guests. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and other quality cafes and restaurants are all located in easy walking distance. Alternatively, enjoy the comforts of home in one of our 2 self-contained accommodation options situated on the esplanade in Manly village.
Are you looking for a luxury hotel near the city centre? Sudima Suites is the place to be because of its first-class amenities and superb location. The 4.5 star hotel is situated in South Brisbane where you can find historical buildings, excellent shopping centres, cosmopolitan cafés, and cozy wine bars. There are several accommodation options to choose from: studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom suites. The suites are equipped with a kitchenette, cable TV, high-speed internet, air-conditioning, iPod dock, and other modern amenities. Sudima Suites also has a lap pool, gymnasium, and sky deck.
Meriton Serviced Apartments
The Boundary Hotel
The Boundary Hotel is one of the oldest pubs in Brisbane and they have been offering affordable food and drinks to the locals and even tourists since 1864. It is considered an iconic landmark in West End because they continue the tradition of serving old favourites. The Boundary has seen a lot of changes through the years with the opening of their new lounges, function areas, and bistro. This is the perfect venue for all your events and gatherings as they offer six cool rooms – from The Blue Room which features a pool table to the spacious Beer Garden which turns into a party venue complete with live music and DJs during the weekends.
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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.