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Surfer's Paradise, Gold Coast

The gorgeous and glamorous Gold Coast is a summer hotspot and a favorite destination of many travelers. With so many visitors heading to the city, there are many public transportation options, but below are just a few of the many reasons you should think about booking a car hire in Gold Coast instead.

When you reserve a rental car with VroomVroomVroom, you are assured of getting the cheapest rate. Our car hire experts have worked out a deal with leading suppliers so we can provide the lowest price on rental cars. Read our Price Promise for more details. 

Why rent a car in Gold Coast with VroomVroomVroom?

1. Convenience - Following bus timetables, looking for connecting trains, trying to carry a board on the bus... None of that sounds fun or convenient! But with a rental car, you have the freedom to go where you want and when you want. Hiring a car means you don't have to wait around or rely on bus timetables. With ample amounts of parking in all of the major hot spots, you can stay and play for as long as you want. Booking a car rental with us literally puts the 'key' to having the best holiday of your life in your hands!

2. Time - If you're lucky enough to be holidaying on the Gold Coast, then you want to make the most of your time. You can sleep in and still make the most of all the available activities. You don't waste any time in your day waiting, or miss opportunities to do or see something.

3. Comfort - A car rental provides complete comfort for your holiday so you don't have to share buses or shuttles with other holiday makers. This is ideal for those travelling in groups so you wouldn't have a hard time looking for a public transport that can fit you all. 

4. Room - There are many malls to do some great shopping and you may even spend a whole day at the markets or shopping malls. With a car hire in Gold Coast, you don't have to worry about how you will get all your purchases home. 

5. Fun - It's fun to drive around the city. You get to stop and enjoy wonderful sights as you go. You also get to go on a road trip with your mates or your family. 

6. Relax - You can relax knowing that your rental car has all your transportation needs covered. Don't let stressful schedules dampen your holiday fun. Book a car hire in Gold Coast and relax.

7. Money - If you are planning to explore the area, you will be surprised to find out that it is cheaper to hire a car than ride the public transportation or hire a taxi. The total amount you spent on bus, train and taxi in one day usually ends up more expensive than a rental car's daily rate.  

If you are taking the plane to Gold Coast, you can also easily pick up a rental car at the airport when you book a car hire through us. We also compare car hire deals in Gold Coast Airport because we want your trip to be more comfortable. No need to ride a shuttle to pick up a car.

Best time to go to Gold Coast

So how's it like living on the Gold Coast? Imagine 300 days of sunshine annually, awesome surfing beaches, lush rainforest hinterland, fun theme parks, and peaceful sanctuaries. These are just some of the wonderful things that you can experience in Australia's coastal city. 

Gold Coast is a city in the Australian state of Queensland. It is the second most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous city in the country. It is also the most populous non-capital city in the country.

The city has a reputation of a major tourist destination because of its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, canal and waterway systems, its high-rise dominated skyline, nightlife and, last but not the least, its rainforest hinterland. 

Gold Coast Driving Tips and Guide

  • If you complete the roundtrip, you'll see as much as you can on one tank of fuel, but you can do individual sections of the route if you're not planning to drive all day.
  • Even though you'll never be more than ten minutes away from a town on any part of the route, it is still advisable for you to bring water.
  • Mobile phones won't work on some parts of the route, especially in the mountains around the NSW border and Mount Tamborine.
  • And, you won't find much traffic on the back roads, but you should still look out for cars and speeding motorbikes.

Enjoy camping and exploring Gold Coast with a campervan

VroomVroomVroom also compares campervan hire deals in Gold Coast and other locations throughout Australia. If you think a rental car is not what you need then maybe we can help you book a Gold Coast Campervan Hire. Contact us today if you have any queries and our fabulous customer service tea will be delighted to assist you.

Before you hop in your hire car, it is best to check the live traffic update in Gold Coast via MyGC.com.au so you can find the best route to your destination and avoid getting stuck in traffic. It is also advisable to check the weather at AccuWeather so you can plan your outdoor trips.

Enjoy the fun activities in Gold Coast

To help you achieve the ultimate Gold Coast adventure, we at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a list of things that you can do and places where you can stay.

Attractions | Accommodation  | Other Activities


Surf World

Address: 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin QLD 4223

Surf World Museum Gold Coast

There's more to the Gold Coast than just riding the waves, you can also learn more about surfing by visiting Surf World. This is the only surfing heritage and beach culture museum in Queensland. Get a glimpse of how surfboards evolved through the years by checking out its exhibitions, which consist of more than 150 surfboards, iconic surf images, rare memorabilia and iPad interviews with surfing legends.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Get ready to be amazed! Ripley's Surfers Paradise, which features 15 themed galleries that showcase all kinds of oddities, illusions, mysteries, and amazing stories. You will find things that can't be seen anywhere else, such as real shrunken heads and rare dinosaur eggs. After an unforgettable trip to the Odditorium, why not try the Laser Race Challenge? Let's see if you can navigate through a web of lasers just like what Tom Cruise did in “Mission Impossible”.

King Tutt's Putt Putt

Looking for the ultimate mini-golf challenge in the heart of Surfers Paradise? Make sure to check out King Tutt's Putt Putt, which can now also be found in the Carrara Markets. The putt putt course in the Surfers Paradise features glow-in-the-dark caves and Ancient Egypt setting as well as King Kong and ferocious dinosaurs replicas. The Carrara Markets location, on the other hand, will take you on an incredible journey through time at Pirate Cove, Dinosaurs, and Medieval Times and gives you a glimpse of the Asian Ruins of Cambodia.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Address: 333 Geissmann Dr, North Tamborine QLD 4272

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Experience a magical setting when you stroll along the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk,
 which is surrounded by lush trees, breathtaking fauna, tumbling creek, and impressive rockpools. The new eco-adventure attraction allows visitors to explore the Tamborine Mountain in a different way. The Skywalk is the longest canopy walk in South East Queensland with a measurement of 300 meters. Nature lovers will surely enjoy the 50-minute walk to paradise.

Thunderbird Park

Address: Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272
Nature meets adventure at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. Come for the day or stay and play. Adventures include fossicking for treasure filled thundereggs, laser skirmish in a jungle village and the Tree Top Challenge high ropes course. Try the new SkyFall and drop 11 metres to the ground. Ride a FreeGo electric bike through the rainforest or take in the scenery on horseback. Activities are suitable for most age groups and fun for all the family.

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Cedar Creek Lodges

Address: Tamborine Mountain Rd, QLD 4272

Cedar Creek Lodges

Thunderbird Park shares a 112 hectare rainforest property with Cedar Creek Lodges. It's perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday. Choose a shaded campsite, a contemporary  room or a two bedroom private lodge. Most holiday packages include a big barbecue breakfast with the birds. Rooms and lodges have self catering facilities. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available on Thunderbird Terrace and the licensed on site Rainforest Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily.  

Mercure Gold Coast Resort 

If you're looking for a place to unwind and relax, then the best place to stay is at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort. This beautiful resort is just a few minutes away from the pristine beaches, fun theme parks, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and numerous shopping destinations. Mercure Gold Coast features 280 rooms with its own balcony, courtyard or patio. There are also interconnecting rooms for those staying in large groups. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make your stay more comfortable. 

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Other activities

Theme Parks - With 4 major theme parks in the city, you will be sure to find one that suits you and your family. There's not just awesome rides and fun filled activities to enjoy, you can also participate in educational shows and see wildlife upfront and personal. Choose from Wet'n'Wild, Dreamworld, Movieworld and Seaworld. With plenty of parking, you are sure to find good parking for the day.

Beaches - You can't go to the Gold Coast without spending a day at the beach. No matter what month you are there, the weather should still permit you to have a great day at the beach. The best part about a day at the beach is that it's free. Once again, there is a heap of street parking along the coastline so don't stress about where to park your rental car. Richard at VroomVroomVroom strongly recommends that all tourists Go Ride a Wave with a surfing lesson at Surfers Paradise. They are very accomodating to beginners and very friendly. They are also the most popular spot for surf board hire. It is important to be prepared so check out Boardcave for the best Surfboards and Surf Hardware deals.

Shop until you absolutely drop - Being a very popular tourist destination means Bargains! Bargains! Bargains! With so many shopping malls sprawled throughout the metropolitan area, you will definitely find one that you will LOVE. If you are a bit of a shopaholic be sure to book a rental car with plenty of trunk space.

Gold Coast Hinterland - Even though the coastline is so inviting and the white sandy beaches are hard to pass up, most days of the year, take your rental car and drive inland to see lush green pastures and tree lined roads. Its a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist strip without having to drive too far. You can even enjoy pristine waterfalls where locals like to swim.

Just enjoy our hotel - Depending on where your staying, you can opt to just stay put and enjoy the luxuries that come with being in a hotel environment. Some even have Kids Clubs so the kids are taken care of. 

If you are not sure what to do after reading our tips, we are sure that once you arrive and collect your car hire, you will find that you end up running out of time, as the attractions on the Gold Coast are endless.

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