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We at VroomVroomVroom make reserving and comparing car rental prices very easy. It is our expertise, and booking a car rental in Mackay for your convenience is included in what we do best. Take advantage of the best deals from major rental car suppliers in Australia, including Thrifty. Our booking system is easy to use and saves you having to check prices on multiple websites.

Known as the sugar capital of Australia because it produces more than a third of the sugar cane in the country, Mackay is a city in Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland. The city's source of economy is based on sugar, retail, tourism, mining, and marine industry. Although an exotic city, tourists, yet, have not invaded the area.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Mackay

Available car types​​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Wagon/Estate
Rental depots​​1
Car rental suppliers​​Thrifty​​

Why Rent a Car in Mackay With VroomVroomVroom?

  1. Great rates: Our Price Promise warrants our customers in finding the best rates.
  2. Wide selection of vehicles: Whether you are in search of an economy car or a luxury vehicle, you can find it on our list​. If you need a campervan or motorhome on your next trip to Mackay or somewhere else in Australia, you could reserve and compare prices for those too. Click here for more details.
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Best Time to Visit Mackay

With Mackay's humid subtropical climate that's usually friendly, the best time to visit the destination is anytime. A trip to the area also means you could easily drive to nearby cities of Brisbane and Townsville. Also, check out our location pages if you need other options on your next trip to Australia.

Driving Tips in Mackay

Mackay is now growing rapidly as a tourist town along with a place for families to set up houses while they work in the surrounding mines. With the destination becoming more popular, a hire car is more readily available. VroomVroomVroom assists drivers' every day to book a rental car in Mackay to begin their coastal driving holiday, as Townsville is approximately 4 hours north and Cairns, 9 hours.

Here's Why Mackay Deserves a Visit in a Rental Car

Modern and young, Mackay has the vibe of a dynamic and continuous developing town. Whether your reason for visiting is either for business or for pleasure, a car rental provides you with complete convenience and comfort. Let us help you book a hire car today so you can explore its attractions pleasingly.


Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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. These gardens which was first opened to the public in May 2003
features the wonderful tropical flora from Mackay and the Whitsundays, as well as other alluring Australian native and exotic plants around the world.

Blue Water Trail
Address: Mackay QLD 4740

The Bluewater Trail is a new project, created with the goal of completing more then 20 kilometers of pedestrian and biking paths through town. When the project will be completed, several architectural pieces and new attractions will be linked to the paths. With your hire car ready, you may visit this trail conveniently.

Mackay Beaches

Mackay has 31 adjacent beaches with clear blue water and soft gold sand. Bring your hire car to the beaches that are appropriate for swimming, fishing, sunbathing and water sports. Ranking in the battle for the top 10 beaches in Mackay are Harbour Beach, Illawong Beach, Far Beach, Bucasia Beach, Shoal Point, Town Beach, Armstrong Beach, Dolphin Heads, Lamberts Beach and Blacks Beach. Situated at Mackay's Northern Beaches, the beautiful Blacks Beach is the longest beach in Mackay, approximately 6 kilometres and only a 15 minute drive from Mackay's city centre. The renowned The Shores Holiday Apartments fronts Blacks Beach.

River Sessions Festival

River Sessions Festival is a music festival that takes place annually in Mackay. Every year in June, the music event attracts thousands of people to this incredible day and night celebration of music from Australia. A contemporary and youth event, it features the best music acts in the country, blending different genres as rock, hip hop, alternative, folk, pop, house, dance and even drum'n'base and r'n'b.

The City Centre of Mackay

The City Centre of Mackay is famous for its art deco and 20th century designed architectures. In 1990, a unique art project filled the city center with sculptures, plaques and mosaic tiles depicting life in the beautiful Mackay.

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The Shores Holiday Apartments

view of the shores holiday apartments in mackay

Looking for somewhere special to stay on the beach? Then stay at The Shores Holiday Apartments at Blacks Beach. 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 to the southern Whitsunday islands, and an undercover carport for your hire vehicle. Make your reservation now to experience this award winning family-friendly, holiday apartments.
Truly, this is a place to enjoy the peace and quiet, hear birds chirping, and gentle waves lapping the beach. Nature. Reserved.

Grand Mercure Suites Mackay

Grand Mercure Suites Mackay lies at the heart of the city of Mackay and is just 10 minutes hire car drive from the airport. Its address is 9 Gregory Street, Mackay. The venue has everything a pleasing hotel is expected to have. Its room facilities include air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite television, private bathroom, hair dryer, PPV movies, radio, telephone, video player and voicemail.

Comfort Resort Blue Pacific

The establishment offers wide range of accommodation and the best of what a Tropical Resort Paradise could offer. Mackay's city centre is just 14 kilometers away from the venue and its airport just 18 kilometers. Thus, the resort also makes a good place for you and your hire car to stay during the course of your holiday.

Seawinds Caravan Park

Address: 16 Bourke Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia

The establishment is children friendly and is also ideal for caravanning people and or guest traveling on either a private or hire car. Its campsite facilities include barbeque facilities, camp kitchen, car parking spaces, communal kitchen, communal lounge, communal refrigerator, communal shower, cots, EFTPOS, gas, ice, iron, kiosk, laundry, satellite television, public telephone and outdoor swimming pool. The beaches, national park and city centre is also not too far from the accommodation making it all the more a wonderful place to stay.

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Customer Reviews Mackay Car Hire
Rating: 4.7 / 5 based on 44 reviews
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