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Grab a Great Rate for Car Hire in Airlie Beach

beautiful scenery at shute barbour in airlie beach

Getting on the road and exploring the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach is easy with VroomVroomVroom. Airlie Beach is located at the heart of Tropical North Queensland, and is the perfect destination to enjoy the natural attractions of the Whitsunday Coast.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Airlie Beach

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate, SUV, Van, Premium
Rental depots​​3
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Europcar, Hertz

Proserpine Airport Collection

Secure the best rates and a convenient pick-up arrangement at Proserpine Airport​ (PPP) with one of our four partner suppliers.

Depots in Airlie Beach

Whether you’re after a short rental to get around town, or you’re embarking on a road trip to the Whitsundays, you can collect a hire car right here in Airlie Beach.

Avis logo366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday.
9:00am - 12:00pm Sunday.
Europcar logo398 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802
8:00am - 4:00pm (closed 12:30pm - 2:30pm each day) weekdays.
Closed on weekends.
Hertz logo342 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 2:30pm weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Airlie Beach​ Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Airlie Beach?

In April 2019, ​ our customers paid between AUD $50 and AUD $93​ per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For the most up to date cost of hiring a car in Airlie Beach, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Airlie Beach?

A Kia Rio or similar is the highest rated type of rental car in Airlie Beach based on recent ratings​ by customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Airlie Beach?

Avis​​ is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Airlie Beach based on recent ratings by our customers.

Can I pick up a car hire in Airlie Beach and drop off in another location?

Yes, you can. However there may be a one-way fee​​ charged to your booking.

Our Guide To Visiting Airlie Beach

​Airlie Beach is the starting point for venturing into the crystal waters and lush rainforest the Whitsundays is renowned for. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Airlie Beach:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

Panorama Tour

Address: Terminal One, Air Whitsunday Road, Airlie Beach 4802​​

Get a snapshot of the beautiful Whitsundays in this half-day tour, offering gorgeous views of the Whitsundays islands, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, and the famous Heart Reef. Enjoy a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef before stopping for a glass-bottom boat ride and snorkelling at Hardy Lagoon.

Ocean Rafting

Address: Shingley Drive, Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach 4802​​

Get your adrenaline hit on a rafting adventure at 35 knots! You’ll explore the islands, inlets, and beaches on custom-built semi-rigid inflatable vessels leaving from Airlie Beach.

Whitehaven Beach

Address: Whitsundays, 4802

Set your sights on the whitest sand you’ve ever seen along the seven-kilometre stretch of Whitehaven Beach. Named one of the world’s top 50 beaches, Whitehaven is accessible from Airlie Beach by boat or scenic flight. Don’t forget to pack your swimmers so you can enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters.

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Accommodation

Airlie Beach Motor Lodge

Address: 6 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach 4802

Set amongst secluded gardens just 200 metres from the Airlie Beach lagoon, Airlie Beach Motor Lodge promises a peaceful stay close to beaches, shops, and restaurants. Take your pick of self-contained studios or two-bedroom townhouse apartments with private balconies and patios (most with ocean or mountain views).

Colonial Palms Motor Inn

Address: 2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach 4802

Situated just 750 metres from the town centre, and easy walking distance to cafes, bars, and restaurants in town, Colonial Palms Motor Inn offers affordable accommodation in beautiful Airlie Beach. Its tropical resort-style atmosphere, along with expansive views of Boat Haven Bay and Mandalay Point, makes it an excellent place to relax and unwind.

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