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view of surfers paradise on the gold coast

Surfers Paradise is the anchor hub of Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast. This seaside strip has it all—music, cultural and sporting events, nightlife, beaches, and shopping. Let VroomVroomVroom make searching, comparing, and booking your hire car in Surfers Paradise easy.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Surfers Paradise

Vehicle classesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of depots​9
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​​

Gold Coast Airport Collection

Start your Gold Coast adventure with an easy car hire collection from Gold Coast Airport​(OOL). Secure the best rates and convenient pick-up or drop-off at Gold Coast Airport from our seven partner car hire suppliers.

Depots in Surfers Paradise

Set off to explore Surfers Paradise and beyond with a hire car from any of these convenient locations:

Avis logo3-15 Orchid Avenue, Shop 32B, Surfers Paradise 4217​
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 2:00pm weekends.
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Budget logo3-15 Orchid Avenue, Shop 32B, Surfers Paradise 4217​
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 2:00pm weekends.
Enterprise logo32 Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise 4217​
7:30am - 5:30pm weekdays.
7:30am - 12:30pm weekends.
Europcar logo
3031 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 4217

8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 1:00pm weekends.


149 Ferry Road, Southport 4215
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
7:30am -12:00pm weekends.

Hertz logo
22 View Street, Surfers Paradise 4217​

8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:00pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.


32-34 Garden Street, Southport 4215​
7:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
7:00am - 12:00pm weekends.

Thrifty logo
Corner Enderley Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 4217​
7:30am - 5:30pm weekdays.
8:00am - 4:00pm weekends.


19-23 Ferry Road, Southport​ 4215
7:30am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am -12:00pm weekends.​

What Our Customers Say

Christobal (January 2019 - February 2020): Christobal rented an economy car from Thrifty for a leisure trip in Surfers Paradise. He rated the car 10/10 and had a fine experience in collecting and returning the vehicle.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Surfers Paradise Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Surfers Paradise?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $20 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 Surfers Paradise, use our price comparison tool​​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Surfers Paradise?

The highest-rated rental car in Surfers Paradise is Mitsubishi ASX or similar​ based on recent ratings​ by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Surfers Paradise?

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

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

Of course. When booking your car, choose the destination you’d like to drop off at, though keep in mind your supplier​ may charge a one-way fee​​.

Our Guide To Visiting Surfers Paradise

Known for high-rises, sun, surf and sand, Surfers Paradise is one of the most popular locations on the Gold Coast. Surfers as it is known to locals, is also home to plenty of shops, cafes and a buzzing nightlife scene. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Surfers Paradise:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

Address: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217

Spend a few hours exploring the strange, shocking, and beautiful Ripley’s Believe It or Not! where you can pose with the tallest man, view a vampire killing kit, and see a shrunken head. It’s a one-stop for a fun-filled morning.

SkyPoint

Address: Level 77, Q1 Building, 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217

Standing 750 feet tall, SkyPoint is Australia’s only beachside observation deck. Marvel at the 360-degree panoramic views of the coast, and go for a drink one Sunday afternoon when it transforms into a high-altitude lounge bar.

Gold Coast Wax Museum

Address: 56 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217

Come face-to-face with more than 110 life-size wax figures, from Presidents to former Prime Ministers, celebrities, and members of the Royal Family.

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Accommodation

Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise

Address: 25 Laycock Street, Surfers Paradise 4217

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Mantra Legends is close to all of the Gold Coast’s main attractions, including the theme parks and the Gold Coast hinterland. From hotel rooms to deluxe suites, there are accommodation options for all budgets and needs.

Tiki Hotel Apartments

Address: Cnr Ferny Avenue and Wahroonga Place, Surfers Paradise 4217

Tiki Hotel Apartments makes a great base for exploring the Gold Coast. With a selection of one and three-bedroom apartments, guests can enjoy family-friendly facilities, including two BBQ areas, plus a swimming pool and water slide. There is also car parking available on-site.

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Customer Reviews for Surfers Paradise Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 251 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Michelle C.
    Date: 08 Dec 2018
    Feedback: Very quick and great prices
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Rikki-Lee N.
    Date: 11 Jun 2018
    Feedback: Fast and easy booking system.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Larry B.
    Date: 28 Jan 2018
    Feedback: Very easy ands quick thanks
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Carmen G.
    Date: 27 Dec 2017
    Feedback: Online experience for booking was great but I needed chat support and the response had nothing to do with my actual question so I had to google each supplier for answers. Not helpful at all.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Richard B.
    Date: 08 Dec 2017
    Feedback: I needed to modify my booking, when I tried to do that online it would not change as I requested . I had to cancel & then rebook all over again
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent