Car Hire Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Queensland's number one tourist destination and theres no wonder why when such a plethora of attractions are available in one place! A great annual event to cheer on is the V8 Supercars every October, or how about the Gold Coast Marathon? The area is also known as "Australia's playground" with its variety of family-friendly theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water Park. You can enjoy something a little more laid back, perhaps enjoy the beach views from Q1, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, which boasts an observation deck (Skypoint) on level 77. Get a great car hire deal from our friendly and experienced staff and achieve convenient access to your choice of adventures. Free airport transfers to our depot make your travel all the more easy.

Your Gold Coast weather experienceis mild winters and warm and humid summers.This is a typical humid subtropical climate. You'll get a substantial amount of summer precipitation giving it the name of "the Summer blues" while winters are sunny, warm and fairly dry. It is this pleasant winter that both the city and surrounding coast are named after. Know more about Queensland weather and warnings and plan ahead!

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Popular guides for the Gold Coast:

The sunny Gold Coast is a perfect place whether you're a beach goer, adventurer or on a family getaway. Here is our free 12 Hours at the Gold Coast guide where you can enjoy long walks, fine dining, and learning how to surf. Now you can use your Gold Coast car hire to explore to your heart's content.

Our See and Do Gold Coast guide is filled with many great tourist attractions that you must see! VisitDreamworld, Australia's top theme park with thrill rides and family attractions. Go to Warner Bros. Movie World, the only Australian movie related theme park, and Sea World, where you can experience encounters with marine life wonders.

Don't forget to check out these guides offering sights to see, theme parks, surf clubs and lots more on the Gold Coast!

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If you're heading north from the Gold Coast, you should definitely check out our Queensland Itineraries so you don't miss all the must-see hotspots.

Get all the driving information you'll need from our Driving Distances guide for help on calculating distances between Australia's cities.

Be sure to read our Top 10 Car Hire Tips for when you hire a car in Australia. There are a few things that are helpful to know! If you've never driven in Australia before, be sure to read our Driving Tips for Australia guide. Things like driving on the left hand side of the road, the use of international driver's licenses, and the laws around blood alcohol limits are just a few things to be aware of.

Toll Roads:

Why not use one of the many toll roads in Queensland? This way you can enjoy the Gold Coast and efficiently get from one hotspot to the next. Instead of wasting time in traffic, you can experience not only a reduction in fuel consumption but also improved travel time. Toll roads that you can use include the Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel and the Go Between Bridge and Airport LinkM7. Now, you can travel more easily around the Gold Coast! Check out our How to Pay Your Toll guide for help on how to pay.


There are many places to park in the Gold Coast. You can find parking lots and garages that have been designed to provide convenient, centrally located access to keep the city and your holiday moving! Use the pay and display meters that are in operation around the city to park your car.

Local Attractions:

Top 5 places you must visit with your car rental Gold Coast:

  1. Dreamworld
    1. This place has become one of Australia's top theme parks with its exciting new thrill rides, family rides, and kid rides as well as its other theme park experiences.
  2. Movie World
    1. Check out the only Australian movie related theme park. You can experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood right here! Meet your favourite stars while enjoying behind-the-scenes action as well as comedy stunts and exhilarating rides.
  3. Sea World
    1. This is more than just a theme park. Here, you will learn about the marine environment while experiencing a whole world of amazing rides, shows and attractions.
  4. Surfers Paradise
    1. Visit the jewel of the Gold Coast! Here you'll find a perfect blend of not only the city but also the beach lifestyle.
  5. Tropical Fruit World
    1. Visit the largest plantation in Australia! This tourist destination offers a large collection of rare fruits such as Champagne fruit and Chocolate Pudding fruit. The orchard also has parks, children playground, and golf courses.

Hotels and Accommodation:

You can find most of the accommodations in the Gold Coast in the city. There are hotels, motels, backpacker resorts, and apartments as well as accommodation near hospitals, the airport, or the suburbs to select from. Select from the variety of available accommodation. Car hire Gold Coast is the convenient choice to access accommodation.

Gold Coast Beaches:

Remember to pack your latest swimsuits, protective hats;safest sunscreen and best beachwear in the car for Gold Coast beaches! The beaches on the Gold Coast are beautiful, but the sun can be harsh and give you sunburn within minutes. Take care to swim on lifeguard patrolled beaches and between the flags. Australia's fully trained lifeguards are experienced in choosing safe swimming areas and are always willing to have a quick chat and provide more information if you ask. Check out a Gold Coast Beaches guide for more information.

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Alpha Car Hire on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Queensland's number one tourist destination and with the quality of attractions within the reach of your rental, it is easy to see why. Renting a car makes seeing what the Gold Coast has to offer really easy - and there really is a lot to offer! You can see the gorgeous sites at your own pace.

Enjoy the subtropical climate by playing beach cricket, having a BBQ or learning to surf at one of the many popular beaches. The Gold Coast plays host to some great annual events from cheering on the V8 Supercars in October to the Gold Coast Marathon which bring in participants from across the country.

Also known as 'Australia's playground', it features some of Australia's best family-friendly theme parks - Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World and Wet 'n' Wild.

With your rental, the whole family can enjoy the beach views from Q1, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, which has an observation deck (SkyPoint) on level 77. Other popular tourist spots you can visit on your rental are Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant, Jupiters Casino and the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. Labrador and 'The Spit' are popular places to go fishing and further south, Tallebudgera and Palm Beach.

IYou can find some of the best ideas of what to do on your trip. We have put together a helpful rental itinerary with some great ideas.

Alpha Car Hire in the Gold Coast

Located just minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, it is easy to jump off your flight and into discounted car rental. All you have to do is call us once you have collected your luggage (and cleared customers if you are travelling internationally) and one of our free shuttle buses will collect your party and take you back to our depot. Not sure which shuttle to catch? It's easy. Ours are the purple ones that stand out from the crowd! Just wave them down and they will be happy to help start your holiday and rental on a good note.

Choose from vehicles that are all less than 12 months old and regularly maintained which makes driving one of them a smart choice. We always have the most affordable rates and online specials will help make your rental a cost-effective decision.

Now it's just a matter of choosing the car. From small economic to a family SUV or luxury 8 seater, there is a car to fit your budget and your needs. Remember to book your vehicle in advance to ensure you get the best deal for your Gold Coast Holiday.


The Gold Coast is not only known for its popular beachfront and restaurants, but the shopping on the Coast is simply fantastic! Choose from discounted outlets like Harbour Town to the popular Carrara markets where there are lots of bargains to be found.

Pacific Fair in Broadbeach is a 4 level indoor and outdoor shopping complex with over 320 stores, so there is always something to see, do,and buy! There's a smorgasbord of food establishments to choose from. While you are having lunch, why not let the kids play at the Aussie Waterballs which is a pond right there in the shopping centre.

At Surfers Paradise you will see Cavill Avenue, Orchard Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue have a range of designer stores and contemporary fashion stores. You really must have a look at all the unique souvenir stores and find the best tokens of your Australian holiday.


Use your rental to escape to the sandy beaches for a scenic drive through the Hinterlands which comprisesof the Tweed Range, Nimmel Range, Tamborine Mountain and the Numinbah Valley. Discover one of the bush walk trails that lead you through to hidden waterfalls surrounded by history.

The view from the Hinterlands itself is enough to make you want to stay longer and the hospitality definitely makes it hard to leave. A lot of the National Parks in this area are UNESCO World Heritage listed which means the areas are preserved due to its unique significance.

A major attraction for tourists is O'Reilly's which has its own guesthouses, so you and your family can relax. There is a Lost World Spa, bird feeding and a treetop walk which proves popular with many of its guests.

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