A car rental in Brisbane is the best way to see the city
What will you need to know when driving a car hire 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.
1.There are Toll Roads! Make sure you know how you will be paying your tolls when you collect your hire car. Every supplier has different expectations, and most will charge a lot more if you do not meet these expectations, and travel through toll roads anyway. Of course, you can avoid the toll roads at all costs. However, this means driving around the countryside.
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 itineries. Check out our new Brisbane campervan rental page for more information.
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. Simply Contact Us or check out our Locations Page.
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.
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Top Things to do in Brisbane
Here are some great ideas for you to consider to help the time fly by in Brisbane. Some of our suggestions will mean you get to leave the car hire parked up and enjoy some fresh Brisvegas air.
- 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.
For families with children or even for those young at heart, a few days out at the themeparks could be just what you need. With Brisbane so close to the Gold Coast, a short drive in your rental car will have you out and about at the parks in no time. Whether you prefer to get Wet'n'Wild or would like to flex your trivia knowledge and enjoy the rides at MovieWorld, there are deals and rides to ensure you have the best day ever.
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 Brisbane CBD a good little drive in your VroomVroomVroom rental car.
Useful information about Brisbane for you.
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 with hiring a car in Brisbane, we can also make sure that you are booking car hire from the most convenient location.
If you are not 100% sure what to do with your time in Brisbane, we may be able to help with that as well. Just like other cities around the world including Los Angeles, and London, Brisbane has many iconic things to see and do. Check out the awesome information below about Brisbane and things to do. If you know of something spectacular to do in Brisbane, and it's not already covered in our information, let us know about it!
Being situated in the "Sunshine State", the sun is no stranger to this beautiful city. Brisbane can be humid and sub-tropical with reasonably warm temperatures for most of the year so no matter what time of the year you are visiting Brisbane, be sure to bring some swimmers with an average temperature of 16-26°C.
To check the latest weather and forecasts, visit the Beureau of Meteorology website.
Brisbane is the third biggest spot for tourists to flock to. It is also Australia's most popular city to rent a car and take a road trip. With parklands, botanical gardens and lush forests, there is plenty to do beyond the booming fireworks lighting the night skies and the growing music and arts scene.
Taste the local cuisine or relax on a boat, as it meanders through the city on the Brisbane River. Swimming and rock climbing are just a few more of the many amusements at your disposal, with local transit making everything easily accessible. Whatever your interests or your travelling companions, Brisbane is sure to entertain and delight everyone in your party.
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When it comes to Brisbane we can only offer you a biased opinion. It is VroomVroomVroom's favourite city to hire a car and take a road trip in Australia. It is also home to our global car hire head quarters! Call us if you are not sure where the closest depot is, for you to collect a car.
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October is Brisbane's most awaited month as they turn Bavarian for Australia's largest Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest Brisbane is Queensland's major German Festival and it celebrates all things German over the 2nd and 3rd October weekend annually. It is a fabulously exciting and fun tourist magnet for anyone whose set to visit the Sunshine State.
As a leader in the car rental industry, VroomVroomVroom didn't miss this chance of being part of this grand celebration. We were all ready to embrace the inner German in us.
For years, the Oktoberfest is a much awaited social event that allows almost everyone to drop their worries and enjoy life at its best! It is a very traditional 'family affair' having started by two Australian-German families, Reimer Moeller and Boris Zoulek together with their partners, family and friends.
What started out as a small festival they built, designed, and organised grew into a huge event that caters more than 35,000 guests annually.
Brisbane Oktoberfest brought much honour not just to Australia but to the city of Brisbane as well, as it was named one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests outside Germany. This type of success can be summarized in one word: authenticity.
What brings this authenticity in the atmosphere, then? For one, it's the transformation into the traditional Bavarian village. It comes with the bustling, welcoming, and warm celebration, of course. Just by standing in the middle of the little 'village', the sounds and smells, accompanied by the drinks in sight, can transport you 10,000 miles away. Laughter and camaraderie are everywhere.
Tourists and visitors from all around the world were treated to two exciting weekends at this iconic German festival. Crowd favourites Münchner Buam, Heidi & Adeline, Yodellers, graced Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013, along with the Alpenrosen Dance Group who made the cowbells ring and honed their leg-slapping skills. On the other hand, foodies were able to cook up a German storm!
The highlights of this year's Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013 include the 'Anzapfen' Opening Ceremony, Beardmeister, Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Bavarian Strongman, and Sunday Family Fun Days among others.
October 11 at 4:30pm marked the commencement of the festivities. Oktoberfest Brisbane recreates the authentic Munich Oktoberfest tradition as the Lord Mayor taps the first keg and announces “O'zapft is!” to finally kick off the two weekend schedule of events.
Guests from all over the world witnessed Brisbane's pool of finest young women as they showcase their agility, style, learning ability and knowledge in this white and blue Bavarian tradition in Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane 2013. Winners were crowned on the 12th of October.
Along with the celebration of the beauty and brains, the Bavarian Strongman event proved to be an action-packed thriller as it aims to prove who the toughest in nailing, keg rolling, jam doughnut eating are. This kind of event is definitely not for the cowardly. The Beardmeister occasion featured beards and moustaches going against each other for the South-East Queensland's first ever facial hair competition.
Sundays are truly Family Fun Days as Brisbane Oktoberfest prepared a number of activities for the young ones like baby animal farm, carnival rides, roving entertainment, face painting, yodeling, and bell ringing. Guests of all ages are all welcomed warmly.
Other notable merriments include savouring traditional German dishes, drinking beer made by the 340-year-old Bavarian brewery, Tucher Brewery, and the presentation of everything German. As the Brisbane Oktoberfest 2013 concludes, one thing is sure: all ze group, all ze family, all ze friends had a fun-filled and terrific outing in Brisbane's Bavaria!