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Search, compare, and book an affordable hire car with VroomVroomVroom for your trip to Mackay. Producing more than a third of Australia’s sugarcane, Mackay is known as the sugar capital of Australia.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Mackay

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate
Number of Depots1

Mackay Airport Collection

Get on the road as soon as you land by picking up your hire car from Mackay Airport (MKY)5. We work with six on-site suppliers to ensure you get the best available rates and a wide range of vehicles to choose from.

Depots in Mackay

Whether you’re wanting a short rental to get around, or you're embarking on a road trip along the Queensland coast, you can collect a car right here in Mackay.

Thrifty logo8 Longwall Place, Paget 4740
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
Closed on weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Mackay Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Mackay?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $36 and AUD $227 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Mackay, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Mackay?

A Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar is the highest rated type of rental car in Mackay based on recent ratings by customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Mackay?

Budget is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Mackay based on recent ratings by our customers.

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

You can drop off your hire car at a different location, however, most suppliers will charge a one-way fee.

Our Guide to Visiting Mackay

Mackay offers the perfect destination for couples, solo travellers, and families alike with plenty of things to do against a backdrop of beautiful scenery. Here are some of our favourite spots in and around Mackay:

Attractions | Accommodation


Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Address: 9 Lagoon Street, Mackay 4740

Funded and operated by the Mackay Regional Council, the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is one of the youngest Botanic Gardens in Australia, situated just five kilometres from Mackay. The gardens, which were opened to the public in May 2003, feature tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, as well as exotic plants from all around the world.

Reeforest Adventure Tours

Address: 11 Refalo Drive, Farleigh 4741

Join a Reeforest Adventure tour and explore local natural attractions, including Eungella National Park, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Pioneer Valley, and more. With plenty of time for photos, swimming, animal spotting

Artspace Mackay

Address: Civic Centre Precinct, Gordon Street, Mackay 4740

Explore the local arts and culture of the Mackay region at Artspace Mackay. The architecturally award-winning building is home to Mackay’s regional art gallery and museum, including the Spirit and Place: Momentos of Mackay exhibition.

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The Shores Holiday Apartments

Address: 9 Pacific Drive, Blacks Beach, Mackay 4740

This is a perfect holiday destination for beach lovers and those wanting to stay in comfort away from the centre of Mackay. The Shores offers spacious, fully self-contained apartments with views of the southern Whitsunday Islands, and an undercover carport for your hire car.

Rydges Mackay Suites

Address: 9 Gregory Street, Mackay 4740

Rydges Mackay Suites is located in the heart of Mackay and is a 10-minute drive from the airport. The hotel offers complimentary on-site parking, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, and room service.

Comfort Resort Blue Pacific

Address: 26 Bourke Street, Blacks Beach, Mackay 4740

Comfort Resort Blue Pacific is set on three acres of tropical gardens and offers travellers the choice of beach houses, studios, and one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. In between exploring the Mackay region, enjoy relaxing in the hotel pools, or kick back and watch the sunset over Blacks Beach.

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Happy Customer Reviews for Mackay Car Hire
Rating: 4.7 / 5 based on 51 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Daniel H.
    Date: 08 Feb 2020
    Feedback: The lady that booked me in was amazing! Very good at her job, quick , easy, very professional, happy and cheerful. Not happy with the car though, normally when I book a rental you get a bigger, better car than expected not smaller, I can't fit my child seats in this one, so basically it was a pointless exercise, not a happy customer experience unfortunately.
    Rating: 3.5/5 😐
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Davina L.
    Date: 27 Aug 2019
    Feedback: I have booked through vroom before and never had any problems
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Jamie J.
    Date: 26 Aug 2019
    Feedback: Very happy this time particularly with the price
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Richard M.
    Date: 24 Jul 2019
    Feedback: quick and easy
    Rating: 5/5 😀
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: fabien V.
    Date: 24 Apr 2019
    Feedback: too easy!great job!
    Rating: 5/5 😀