When your destination is "famous for FUN", you have to expect that getting there is going to be chaotic. Add that to the fact that you'll be landing on one of the busiest airports in Australia, and you know that it's going to be a headache trying to get a cab to get to your hotel.
Get out of the airport as soon as you land, with a car hire Gold Coast service from Alpha. Let's be honest, do you really want to spend anymore time in the airport when you have so much to explore in Goldy? With a hire a car service, you have the freedom to go anywhere in the paradisal city of Gold Coast - anywhere and anytime. You also get the convenience of being picked up in the airport to get to our site on McLean Street, and you save yourself from the headache of needing to negotiate with cab drivers to lower the (typically) steep cab fares.
Your travels and holidays should be worry free so, apart from a good car, we also offer other road trip essentials like baby boosters, baby seats, and sat navs (GPS) for your convenience. No need to worry about the safety of small children as you drive off into the sunset, or getting lost in a hinterland somewhere.
Save yourself from the hectic airport traffic and, more importantly, save big money with an economy car rental Gold Coast service from Alpha Car Hire.
Gold Coast Airport
- Gold Coast Airport:
- 41 Mclean St,
- Coolangatta, QLD 4225
Aust - Free Call
NZ - Free Call
What Our Customers Have To Say
Nice 'n easy rental, pleasant staff, car of choice was available, will use in future.Robert , January 2013
Very good service and reasonable price..Prasanna , January 2013
Good customer service.. Very pleased to renting a car here again next timeAnta , January 2013
Very happy with the service.I will hire a car againKingi , January 2013
Had to wait a while for pick up but the driver was very helpful and friendly. Car was better than expected, very new and spotless. Shuttle back to hotel was greatly appreciated. Will be hiring from you next time. Good price too. Cheers.Ella , January 2013
Loved the pick up and drop off. No dodging airport traffic.Rodney , January 2013
Fast efficient no fuss, very happy. Thank youRichard , January 2013
Very good service.George , January 2013
I won't go to anyone else.. I've hired off you guys a few times and never had a problem so thank you..Trudy , January 2013
Awesome in every aspect from pickup to drop off!! The best value for money by far out of all the car hire companies I enquired with....Many thanks, will definately be recommending you and we'll use your services again! CheersSarah , January 2013
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Free Shuttle Pick up at Gold Coast Airport
We value your comfort and convenience. This is why every time you book a car from Alpha, you get comfortable cars that are practically new. This is also why we don't want you to have to take a taxi ride to our depot from the airport. As an Alpha customer, you get deluxe service, starting with free transfer to and from our depot via our shuttle service. No need to worry about cab fares or getting through hectic airport traffic. We've got all of that covered.
Still not sure where to go first? Just ask one of our friendly local staff. They'll be more than happy to let you in on the best places to go in Goldy.
Gold Coast Locality Tips
135-137 Griffith Street, Coolangatta Queensland 4225
If you, like many people, feel knots and muscle tightness after long flights, this should be one of your first stops:
Let go of your mind and let your body be relaxed and pampered at OmSari Spa. Kate Wallace, the OmSari Spa founder, brings you "a little bit of heaven" with a serene, aromatic environment that calms your body, mind, and spirit. From stress-busting massages, to rejuvenating facials, to natural scrubs and treatments, to amazing mani-pedis, to even waxing; man or woman, you're sure to find a treatment to soothe your body and revitalize your spirit.
For a complete pampering experience, you can pre-book a table for a champagne breakfast before your treatment or an energizing lunch after.
Release all that stress and tension for working so hard for so long, and surrender to the tranquility of OmSari Spa. For inquiries, visit omsarispa.com.au.
Gold Coast Highway, Tugun, Queensland
There are so many beautiful beaches in Goldy that create quite the buzz and are perfect for people who want to play all day and party all night. But there are also the more laid-back beaches where people just want to soak up the warm Gold Coast sunshine and breathe in the salty sea breeze; one of them is Tugun Beach.
Take a long walk along the peaceful seaside. Enjoy the contrast of soft, warm sand between your toes, cooled by gentle waves touching the shore. Smile at the children playing at the little paddle pools during the low tide. Connect with the friendly locals. Have a good afternoon run. Admire the luxurious oceanfront apartments and the cozy holiday units. Get in with the cafe culture, and try one of the laid-back coffee shops with fast, healthy food. All of these give you a peek at the daily life of the people lucky enough to be living there. But the best treat around those parts? Watch the Tugun sunset while munching on fish and chips. It's a great way to end a relaxing day.
Escape from the busy city life and have a taste of the laid-back beachside life in Tugun Beach.
Gold Coast Skydive
1/78 Musgrave Street Kirra Queensland 4225
Are you ready to take the leap?
Fly through Goldy's brilliant blue sky with the only Tandem Skydive Operation in Gold Coast: the Gold Coast Skydive. Enjoy personalised service and the staff's complete and undivided attention from the time you book, to the time you say goodbye. Let your tandem instructor calm your fears once you get to the office (not when you're about to get on the plane), with their exciting stories and witticisms. Get your adrenaline pumping as your plane takes off on the same runway as passenger planes. Take in the gorgeous scenes of Gold Coast as your plane rises, and etch them into your mind as you take that wicked dive.
First time jumper or not, you're going to love the leap and the extraordinary view as you take to the Gold Coast air. Fly high with Gold Coast Skydive. For bookings and inquiries, visit goldcoastskydive.com.au
Gold Coast Locality Tips
Local Goldy Time
Gold Coast follows Eastern Standard Time (EST - GMT +10); this means that Goldy does not follow daylight savings time.
From QLD to NSW
If you're around Goldy, remember that it's right in the middle of Southeast Queensland and Northern New South Wales, so crossing states is relatively easy. Just be sure that you know which tolls you'll be passing through and that you register your vehicle. Tollpay conveniently offers tags and road passes that work with all Australian tolls.
Remember that it's practically summer almost all year round in Gold Coast. Bring loads of sunscreen and slap some on every few hours. If you forget to bring sunscreen, aloe vera helps soothe sunburns. Don't be fooled by overcast days, they will still burn you.
Bring a tube of lip balm with SPF with you. This way you get to protect your lips from harsh UV rays, and keep them from getting chapped. Insect or Mozzie repellant is a must if you're going camping. Lightweight clothing should be your staple, even during the winter. If you're the type who easily gets chilly, a jacket on top of lightweight clothing will suffice.
There's so much to see and even more to do in Gold Coast. Check out our Gold Coast and Coolangatta pages for more must-see attractions. With everything that you're going to want to do in Goldy, you'd want to save as much as you can on things like transportation. Spend more for the fun stuff in this golden paradise with a cheap car hire Gold Coast Airport service. No dealing with hectic airport traffic. No hassle with haggling prices with cab drivers. No stress with hidden charges. Get the best deals on comfortable, modern, and reliable cars. Rent a car from Alpha today!