Car Hire Sunshine Coast

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Our Location

90B Aerodrome Rd,
Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast QLD 4558

Phone Numbers

07 5370 2050 (direct to branch for pickup and drop off)

1300 227 473 (direct to call centre for enquiries, bookings, claims etc.)

0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call

07 3088 2976 - Int'l Customers Call

Store Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun 7:30am - 12:00pm


Car Hire on the Sunshine Coast is essential to make the most of your visit here. The Sunshine Coast offers everything you could ever need in a holiday destination. With its beautiful beaches, volcanic peaks, freshwater lakes, lush rainforests and ancient Hinterland villages, there is so much to do and see here that you need to hire a car to make the most of your visit.

As one of the most popular Sunshine Coast car rental companies, Alpha Car Hire offers the widest selection of quality vehicles at the most affordable rates. With our extremely competitive rates, it is often more cost-effective to hire a car from us than pay for taxis. Plus, all our vehicles come with a generous 500km per day mileage allowance so you can explore this stunning region without having to worry about overages.

Why hire a car in Sunshine Coast?

The Sunshine Coast covers more than 4,100 sq miles in Southern Queensland, stretching from Caloundra in the south to the Cooloola National Park in the north. Here you will find some of Australia’s top surf spots, world-renowned beach resorts, natural mangrove forests, freshwater lakes and more.

Hiring a car on the Sunshine Coast is the only way to truly explore everything this beautiful region has to offer. While public transport is reliable in this part of Queensland, it only connects the major towns and cities, which means you’ll miss out seeing the beauty of the Hinterland, the multicoloured dunes at Teewah, or the natural mangrove forests at Maroochy Wetlands.

Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast has a large selection of vehicles to suit all budgets. So no matter if you’re in town for a business conference or enjoying a family camping trip in the Amamoor National Park, we can provide you with the right hire car at the best price. And with all our cars coming with a generous 500km per day mileage allowance, you’ll have the freedom to explore as much as you like without worrying about excess mileage charges.

Places to visit when hiring a car in Sunshine Coast

Hinterland – You can’t visit the Sunshine Coast without exploring the natural beauty of the Hinterland. Here you will find lush rainforests, volcanic peaks and picturesque waterfalls. So pack a picnic and head for the hills to explore one of Australia’s most beautiful regions. For art lovers, we recommend the art trail which will take you on a tour of the region’s art scene and give you the chance to meet real artists as they work to capture the awesome natural beauty of the mountains and seascape.

Caloundra – Settled between the Glass Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Caloundra offers miles of stunning coastal paths which connect many of the region’s best beaches. Here you can learn to surf or just relax in one of the beach cafes. For those with a little more energy, the ocean pool at Kings Beach is perfect for a swim. Alternatively, head on down to the aquatic playground at Dicky Beach which offers great fun for all the family.

Mooloolaba – If you are looking for a little adventure then Mooloolaba is the place to be. Here you will find whale charters which leave the boardwalk each day from June through November. This will give you the chance to see magnificent humpback whales up close. The picturesque town of Mooloolaba is also perfect for a light lunch before exploring one of the boutique shopping arcades.

Maroochydore – The home of Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast, for those in search of a little sophistication, Maroochydore offers a vibrant, multicultural vibe with lots of trendy cafes and a thriving live music scene. Just along the coast from here, you will find the Alexandra Headland which is popular with surfers and provides a great spot for a barbecue or picnic.

Sunshine Coast Airport Car Hire

Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast is located in Maroochydore, just minutes from the trendy restaurants and hotels in Cotton Tree, while the stunning golden sands of Maroochydore beach are also just down the road. But you don’t have to come to us, we can also come to you. We can arrange for FREE pick up at the Sunshine Coast Airport to our hire car depot at Maroohydore so you don’t have to waste time heading across town. It takes about ten minutes for our shuttle bus to arrive so it’s best if you call us exactly upon arrival or while you’re waiting for your luggage to come around the airport’s conveyor belt.

If you need to hire a car on the Sunshine Coast for business or pleasure, give our Maroochydore team a call on 07 5370 2050 for a free quote. Alternatively, complete the booking form on this page for instant availability and price.

Optional Extras

Boost Seat
Child Seat
$8 per day ($56 Max per rental)
Tyre and Windscreen
Tyre & Windscreen Protection
$3.30 per day
Rent a GPS
$9 per day ($63 Max per rental)
Key Insurance
Key Insurance
$1.99 per day
Extra Driver
Additional Driver
($9.90 per day up to a maximum of 5 days = $49.50)

Free Shuttle Pick up to and from Sunshine Coast Airport

When your destination is known for being a paradisal holiday venue, you know it's going to mean long taxi queues and hiked prices. Don't stress yourself with fare negotiations with cabbies or hectic airport traffic, and let Alpha Car Hire take care of those for you.

Once you land at the terminal, give us a ring and we'll pick you up to take you to our Maroochydore depot for FREE. From there just pick up your car and go on your merry way.

To make your way to the collection point:

Upon arrival at the terminal, give us a ring at 07 5370 2050 so we can arrange your transport. Once we received your pickup request, please make your way out of the Arrival doors. Turn right where you will see a Jetstar sign overhead and wait there for the purple Alpha shuttle bus.

It takes about ten minutes for our shuttle bus to arrive so it's best if you call us exactly upon arrival or while you're waiting for your luggage to come around the airport's conveyor belt.

Sunshine Coast Attractions

There are so many attractions around the coastal hubs and commercial areas of Sunny Coast to pique your interest. From Maroochydore (where the airport is) and beyond, here are some of our favourite attractions:

Aussie World
Aussie World
73 Frizzo Road, Palmview, Queensland 4553

Whether you're with family, friends, or even your significant other; Aussie World is going to be a happy place for anyone and everyone.

Spend more time in exhilarating rides than in long queues, as Aussie World's all-inclusive price includes unlimited rides. Enjoy feature rides that will make kids and kids at heart swish, swirl, slide, roll, splash, and laugh from all the excitement. Test your courage as you experience weightlessness, and plummet from teeth-chattering heights, spin in crazy directions, and zip through impossible speeds with Aussie World's thrill rides. Play a round of minigolf, see yourself in the wackiest ways with crazy mirrors, feel that refreshing splash in Leak and Logs, do so much more with all of their quirky and family-friendly attractions. Think that the rides are too much for the little ones? No problem. They have a full range of fun rides and attractions especially made for your tiny tots. When the your worn out and tired from your crazy day of fun, head out to the Aussie World Cafe to replenish your strength, and don't forget to drop by the gift shop to get awesome souvenirs of your Aussie World adventure.

However old or young, there's something exciting in store just for you in one of Australia's favourite theme parks.

Maroochydore Beach
Maroochydore Beach
Maroochydore Beach, Queensland

Bask in the sun and breathe in the salty sea breeze as you walk along the glorious coastline of the Maroochydore Beach. You're going to have a day of smiles as bright as the sun, as you listen to the sounds of waves upon the tropical shore backing tinkling laughter from people in the beautiful seaside.

Among new friends, with a date, or with family; you'll never run out of things to do in the beach. You're in a beach so enjoy the swim, surf, and ski on brilliant blue waters. Play a round of beach volleyball or frisbee on warm, golden sand. Lounge about, read a book, or perfect that tan on the shoreline. Have a big family barbie in one of the many parks, bbq, and picnic facilities around. Don't want to cook on a holiday? Leave the food prep to the pros and head out the Surf Club, RSL, or one of the many restaurants around the area for a great meal. Let the kids play in the nearby playground or bike along the paths. Everything fun and exciting is but a stone throw's away from the beach.

Keep your fears at bay in knowing that the beach is patrolled by the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club, so you and your little ones are always safe in and out of the waters.

Spa Vitality
Spa Vitality
The Sebel Resort and Spa, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

After a full day of fun-filled activities, it's time to relax your aching muscles, rest your mind, and rejuvenate your spirit.

From revitalizing facials, to remedial and relaxing massages, to beautifying body wraps and exfoliation, to lavish full spa treatments; indulge in luxurious pampering like never before in Spa Vitality. Primp and prep for that hot date with their waxing, mani-pedi, facial, and eye treatments. Soothe aching muscles with their deep, targeted massages. Feel like royalty with rich skin and body care treatments you've never even heard of. Whatever it is that your body needs to revitalize, Spa Vitality will have it for you.

Worried about the kids while you're out being pampered? No worries. Just bring them along and they'll have plenty to do with the abundance of games, puzzles, and movies available for children.

It's time for you to relax, indulge, and stray your mind from the stresses of life because you certainly deserve it. Let the Spa Vitality revivify your mind, body, and spirit with only the best spa treatments, created especially for you.

Blackall Range
Blackall Range
Blackall Range, North Maleny Queensland 4552

More than beaches, Sunny Coast is known for its refreshing and relaxing hinterland. In it are the twinkling towns of Flaxton, Mapleton, and Montville -- home to some of Australia's best artisans and galleries.

Get artsy in the adorable village of Flaxton where you can find lovely crafts, stunning art, and delicious Devonshire lunches and teas. Be sure to try the Flaxton Garden Restaurant for a full luncheon, quick brunch, or high tea when you're there. Tourists from TripAdvisor highly recommend it!

The less tourist-y town of Mapleton will give you a chance to burn all those calories you ate at the Flaxton Garden as you enjoy an easy trek to the Mapleton Falls National Park. More than exercise, you'll have some of the most gorgeous views of the Obi Obi Valley and the falls up on the lookout so make sure to head up there!

After building an appetite in Mapleton, take a 5-minute drive to Montville for a bite and shopping! There are heaps of little boutiques, cafes, and restaurants for you to explore so you won't run out of options. Make sure to visit Mason's wines to get a great Shiraz vintage port. If you call them beforehand, you might even get to take a wine appreciation class and add a few bottles to your collection.

Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Park Rd, Noosa Heads, Queensland 4567

The tourist town of Noosa is home to the some of Queensland's most picturesque scenery. From rugged coasts to secluded beaches, there's plenty of scenes around these parts to take your breath away. If you're lucky, you'll find playful dolphins splashing along the cerulean waters at Dolphin Point and Boiling pot.

Just when you think that the beach is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, walk through lush rainforest and let your senses be engulfed with the fragrance of woodlands. Whether you're in for an easy trek or a more difficult hike, you'll enjoy the stunning coastal views and every breath of fresh air nonetheless.

When you start to get weary and your tummy starts grumbling, you'll find plenty of peaceful shaded spaces with gorgeous views of the ocean as your backdrop, as you fix a nice barbecue and picnic for the family.

Whether you're looking for a tranquil beach, earthy heathlands, vivid wildflowers, or stunning panoramic views from a glorious mountain, the Noosa National Park is sure to satiate that yearning you have for fresh, green nature.

Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort
Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort
Links Drive, Noosa Heads, Queensland 4567

From health to fitness, to leisure, to beauty and more -- Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort is sure to give you that R&R you definitely deserve. Noosa Springs is more than a golf course and more than a spa. It's a magical place to soothe aching muscles, calm and focus a chaotic mind, improve the overall wellness of the body, and rejuvenate a weary spirit.

Need to work out a good sweat before you go on with your day? No worries. Noosa Springs has everything from a complete gym, to yoga classes, circuit training, zumba, body pump, chiball, F.I.T, and much more. They even have a gorgeous plateau for your outdoor exercise activities, and a 25 metre heated swimming pool where you can swim laps or where you can just lounge about after a great workout.

When you're done working your body to the bone, soothe those aching muscles and relax your senses in the Noosa Springs Spa. Experience the kind of luxury that only the ancient Romans and Greeks did with the Hydro Massage Pool. Feel relaxation unlike any other as you float through highly mineralised warmed, warmed to nearly body temperature in the Floatation Pool. Detoxify your body as infrared heat penetrates through your skin with the Infrared Sauna. Enjoy therapeutic baths that scream opulence with the candlelit Geisha Bath.

When travelling, one travel basic that (typically) takes a big chunk of your budget is accommodations. The beauty of being in and around the Sunshine Coast is that you can easily find places to stay to suit any taste, budget, or need. From fancy five, four, and three star hotels, to cosy bed and breakfasts, to FUN-tastic resorts, to spectacular beachside apartments, to comfortable and practical hostels and motels; you're sure to find an accommodation that's perfect for you. Check out our Sunshine Coast Accommodations guide for more information.

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