Car Hire Coolangatta

Conveniently located near the Gold Coast airport provides easy access to both Northern NSW and South East Queensland. If you plan on staying local, you may want to try the specialty seafood available at local attraction 'Twin Towns' in Tweed Heads NSW. Being located on the border of NSW and Qld, Coolangatta offers a unique position providing 'the best of both worlds'.

Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Coolangatta hosts surfing competition 'Quicksliver Pro', and in June of each year is the place to be offering a festival called 'Cooly Rocks On', a Rock 'n' Roll nostalgia festival.

A little known fact about the Gold Coast Airport is that it was formerly known as Coolangatta Airport, and that it's runway actually runs across the border to New South Wales from Queensland. This local airport is commonly used as a destination landing, and is sometimes utilised to catch a flight to destinations in Queensland and New South Wales. Alpha Car Hire is located a mere 5kms from the Gold Coast Airport and we provide free airport shuttles to our car rental customers, giving you the convenience of being able to focus on your trip, while our friendly and approachable local staff connect you with the best car hire deals. We provide quality vehicles and great prices, along with exceptional customer service!

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  • Coolangatta:
  • 41 Mclean St,
  • Coolangatta, QLD 4225
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What Our Customers Have To Say

Easy, helpful, professional without fussiness, good value

, Car Hire May 2014 Mark voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I dealt mainly with kevin in the melbourne airport branch... He was excellent with his manner and service... He also organised a replacement car for me at very short notice (15 minutes) when I had to extend my stay for an extra 10 hours. Well done kevin and Alpha

, Car Hire May 2014 Craig voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Alpha was recommended to me by a friend and I would recommend Alpha to others.

, Car Hire May 2014 Steve voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Very happy customer.

, Car Hire May 2014 Barbara voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Keep up the good work guys. Thank you.

, Car Hire May 2014 Rick voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Your staff were extremely helpful. I left my mobile phone at the booking counter and they called me when they found it. I was very pleased with the overall service I received.

, Car Hire May 2014 Ian voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Staff were courteous, helpful and cheerful. The car was good so we are very happy with our experience.

, Car Hire May 2014 Dave voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Fantastic service

, Car Hire May 2014 Tara voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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, Car Hire May 2014 Indivar voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Great service from a family operated business. Great price as well. Would definitely recommend

, Car Hire April 2014 Julian voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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Popular Local Guides:

Our See and Do Coolangatta guide is full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Within the guide you'll be able to find information about the Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary, where you can see native Australian wildlife, Wet'n'Wild Water World, where you can enjoy water slides, leisure pools, or coasters, and Whales in Paradise, where you can not only watch the whales but also be there!

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Expand Your Trip to See Queensland and More

While you're in Queensland, check out our Qld Itineraries page where you will find many great trip options to choose from. Thanks to its great proximity to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you should definitely rent a car and go on an adventure to the Sunshine Coast, the Great Sunshine Way, Pacific Highway drive, Valleys and Vines, and Back Roads.

Renting a car when you're in Australia is a smart idea! But don't forget that with your rented car, you should be aware of certain things. So, feel free to check out Top 10 Car Hire Tips to help you out. Plus, if you're new to driving in Australia, having some knowledge about the driving rules such as the international drivers license and driving on the left hand side of the road here could definitely help. Take a look at our Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info.

Use our Driving Distances guide to help you plan your trip. It's really helpful in calculating the distances between Australian cities!

Toll roads

Queensland has a network of toll roads including the Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel and the Go Between Bridge, Airport Link M7. By using one of these toll roads, you can travel much more easily around Coolangatta and enjoy the city more instead of sitting in traffic the whole day! For more information, check out our How to Pay Your Toll page.


There are many places to park, especially street parking. Don't forget that the Gold Coast Airport has parking for your car too!

Local Attractions

Top 5 places to visit:

  1. Quiksilver Pro
    1. Don't miss out on the surfing competition! Its full of events, parties and events for everyone to enjoy.
  2. Tweed Heads
    1. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday with stunning views, then Tweed Heads is the place to be. Don't forget to check out Mount Warning, a volcanic remnant!
  3. Wet'n'Wild Water World
    1. Whether you're looking for fun or excitement, this is the place to be. You can enjoy both the leisure pools or the Coasters!
  4. Point Danger
    1. This monument not only marks the border between the two states allowing you to enjoy being in both New South Wales and Queensland but also is a historical monument.
  5. Whales in Paradise
    1. This is a sight you won't want to miss! Watch the whales at play against the spectacular Surfers Paradise Skyline.

Hotels and Accommodation

Everyone in family can find something to enjoy in Coolangatta and the Gold Coast. There is a broad range of accommodation to choose from not only in Coolangatta but also close to the Gold Coast airport. For more information, view the accommodation available. Everyone in family can find something to enjoy in the Gold Coast. There is a broad range of accommodation to choose from not only in Coolangatta but also close to the Gold Coast airport. For more information, view the accommodation available.

About Coolangatta

Coolangatta Airport Car Hire

Just above the border of New South Wales, the Airport is usually a landing place before heading to a destination. Not to say there isn't lots of things to do because there is. Coolangatta, Kirra, Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks are close neighbours and a few of the best beaches in Queensland. The beaches are most famous for its surfing conditions and the reason they are the host of the Quiksilver Pro, a first class surfing competition.

In June there is another annual event , Cooly Rocks On which is a Rock 'n' Roll Nostalgia Festival. It attracts international attendees and spans over a week worth of entertainment including Classic Hot Rods, street parades and of course Rock 'n' Roll dancers.

Save money while travelling Coolangatta

While you are saving on flights by flying into the Gold Coast Airport, we believe you should also save on your car rental!

Alpha Car Hire is located 5kms from the Gold Coast Airport and provides free airport shuttles to our car rental customers. With no hidden costs, cheap new cars and a price beat promise you can expect great service from our friendly Coolangatta team. We are open from 5am until 10pm to ensure we cover nearly every flight, but if you do happen to arrive outside of these hours please give us a call and one of our friendly team members will arrange this for you.

We can offer hotel pick-up and delivery in certain suburbs, call and ask the reservation team if this service is available for your hotel.

Get in quick with our advanced rates giving you the best discount on your car rental; why wait for the rates to be more expensive when you arrive?

Our promise to you is a quality vehicle at a discounted rate with customer service that will set us apart from the rest. Rest assured you are getting the best deal so you can concentrate on all of the things you will be doing while you are here!

Now Entering Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is Coolangatta's neighbour and is made up of great spots for those of you wanting a relaxing holiday with stunning views. Whether you're staying in the heart of Tweed Heads, at a luxury beach resort in Salt Village or a rainforest hideaway in the Valley, we encourage you to discover Tweed by exploring more of the community.

Mount Warning is the centrepiece of Tweed Heads and is the central volcanic remnant of an ancient shield volcano and is over 23 million years old.

Along the coast is Kingscliff, a small community and often popular for family holidays as it offers quiet beaches and fishing spots. Fingal Head, Banora Point and Chinderah are other popular beach spots for tourists. Car Hire Tweed Heads is your ticket to seeing the area at your pace.

Ivana Nikolic
is the Marketing Manager at Alpha Car Hire - Driven by Price and Service

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