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Airport Code: OOL

The Gold Coast is one of Queensland's top attractions for interstate and international travellers and is the perfect location to indulge in a short weekend getaway or long extended vacation. Discover a diverse region that is home to key locations such as, Burleigh Heads, Kirra Beach, Helensvale, Currumbin, Coomera, Coolangatta, Hope Island, Robina, and Surfers Paradise.

The Gold Coast Airport is your convenient arrival gateway to a magnificent location that offers an abundance of things to see and explore. With an expansive range of accommodation options and cars for hire to suit a variety of budgets and requirements, booking and planning your next Gold Coast holiday is easy.

With renting a car being a top choice for many travellers, it is a convenient transport inclusion for any holiday. Compare car hire Gold Coast Airport, book a great deal, and enjoy exploring the region by venturing on a self-paced scenic road trip. Your travels will take you on a magnificent journey.

Top road trip destinations include, Coomera Curcuit, Morans Falls, Springbrook National Park, Tree Top Walkway, Carlton Brewery Tour, Burleigh Brewing Company, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, and Sirromet Wines.

Add a trip to one of the top theme parks on the Gold Coast and the family will delight in a truly fun day out. Dreamworld, Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, and Adventure Parc, are just a small selection of the many theme parks on offer.

When planning your Gold Coast holiday, you will be spoilt with choice when choosing the activities to do and places to explore. Whether you love to engage in an action-packed outdoor themed itinerary, or you prefer to unwind in the comforts of relaxation and rejuvenation, there is something for everyone on the Gold Coast.

Car Rental Gold Coast Airport

Compare car hire Gold Coast Airport with Car Rental Buddy and explore the best selection of rental packages on offer from top suppliers. Whether your plans are for a Gold Coast romantic getaway for just two or a family vacation for seven, you will find a range of car hire deals from major and independent suppliers available with Car Rental Buddy.

With top suppliers conveniently located at the airport, you can enjoy flying in and driving away. If you don't mind utilising a free shuttle service and saving some money on airport fees, then choose to rent a car from one of our choice suppliers.

Fuel efficient economy vehicles are a popular hire choice for many car rental Gold Coast Airport customers with majority of suppliers presenting value for money rental packages. If you require vehicles with more seating capacity, you may like to view the SUV, fullsize, and van rental packages available.

Top Tip: Book your flights first before your car hire selection. Many suppliers request your flight details during the booking process to assist them should your flight be delayed. If you are aware of any issues that may impede upon your ability to collect your rental vehicle at the scheduled time, it is important that you make every effort to inform the supplier.

Where to Locate Car Hire Gold Coast Airport Suppliers

Need some help with locating the car rentals at the Gold Coast Airport? Check out the map below and organise your travels within the airport with ease.

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Gold Coast Airport Map

Courtesy of the Gold Coast Airport

Who Do We Compare?

The best in car hire comparison Gold Coast Airport deals can be found on Car Rental Buddy. Free quotes, access to top suppliers, no booking fees, and car rental Gold Coast deals that will have you experiencing substantial savings.

Here are some the car hire agents we compare:

  • Ace Rental Cars (Free Shuttle Service)
  • Alamo (Gold Coast Airport)
  • Alpha Car Hire (Free Shuttle Service)
  • Avis (Gold Coast Airport)
  • Bargain Car Rentals (Free Shuttle Service)
  • Budget (Gold Coast Airport)
  • East Coast (Free Shuttle Service)
  • Enterprise (Gold Coast Airport)
  • Europcar (Gold Coast Airport)
  • Firefly (Gold Coast Airport)
  • Hertz (Free Shuttle Service)
  • Thrifty (Gold Coast Airport)

You can also check out our blog post offering additional details on Gold Coast Airport Car Hire.

Explore the Outdoors

The Gold Coast offers you the perfect playground for exploring the outdoors.

Pack the car, wind the windows down, and head out on an adventure that has you embracing the natural and unspoilt beauty of some of the top destinations for the region.

Burleigh Head National Park, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park, Tamborine National Park, and David Fleay Wildlife Park are all top choices to experience something different.

  • Burleigh Head National Park
    Stretch your legs and take a relaxing stroll that will embrace a journey offering idyllic scenery that is a combination of land and sea. From the inviting blue waters of the ocean, you will also encompass landscapes presenting an array of flora along the Rainforest circuit. If your visit falls within winter or spring, make sure you take a moment to soak in the ocean scenery - you may be lucky enough to see a humpback whale or two!
  • Lamington National Park
    Get active! Boasting a great selection of walking trails covering a span of 160 kilometres, a visit to the Lamington National Park is a great way to enjoy getting out and about and exploring an unspoilt world of subtropical rainforest. Soak in the amazing views while enjoying the environment of lush rainforests that include ancient trees, wildflowers, and is home to rare wildlife.
  • Tamborine National Park
    Pack a picnic lunch and head to the Tamborine National Park where you can take a journey that will entail engaging with captivating waterfalls and amazing scenery. After spending time exploring your surrounds, take a lunch break at one of the various picnic and bbq areas. The kids will certainly be entertained with the playground facilities on offer. So no matter what your age, Tamborine National Park is the ideal destination for a family fun day out.
  • Springbrook National Park
    Immerse yourself in the surrounds of a naturally breath-taking environment. From its unique cave waterfall of Natural Bridge, that presents an amazing daytime invitation to its night-time glow-worm spectacular, through to its vast showcase of wildlife and plants, it is sure to be a visit that offers up something different. A day out exploring a subtropical rainforest is the ideal activity to recharge the batteries.

If you desire to add some adrenaline filled activities to your plans, then these are a must for your travels.

  • iFLY Indoor Skydiving
  • Gold Coast Skydrive
  • JetPack Flyboard Adventures
  • Skypoint Climb
  • Thunderbird Park
  • Treetop Challenge

Whether it's enjoying the crisp waters of the Gold Coast beaches or the magnificent scenery of the Hinterland, the Gold Coast has something for everyone. Car rental Gold Coast will offer you the perfect chance to escape to the many hidden treasures of this amazing Queensland destination.

Adventure & Fun on the Gold Coast

Hire a car and explore the abundance of fun and adventure that the Gold Coast has to offer. You will be spoilt with choice! Make your own self-paced itinerary that includes experiencing the sun, surf, and sand of the beach coastline, go inland and explore the landscapes, or enjoy an action-packed day (or two!) indulging in a theme park adventure.

Here is our top list of various fun activities you should add to your next Gold Coast holiday itinerary.

  • Dreamworld

    Where to start? Dreamworld is as the name suggests - a world full of rides that one dreams about! Whether it is the thrill-seeking rides and attractions that draw you in, or the fascinating live interactive shows, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

    Our top tip is to start your day early! Here is a small selection of what Dreamworld has to offer:

    • Thrill rides (tallest and fastest) such as, Tower of Terror II, The Claw, BuzzSaw, Giant Drop, Mick Doohan MotoCoaster, Wipeout, and the Cyclone Rollercoaster
    • Animal attractions
    • Laser Skirmish fun with the 'Alien verse Predator verse You' battle
    • Water adventure with Flowrider
    • Wiggles World
    • Tiger Island
    • Australian Wildlife Experience

  • Sea World

    Kids (and parents) will thoroughly enjoy an outing at Sea World. Engage with marine animals and be captivated by their intellect and ability to have you appreciate their unique personalities.

    See polar bears, penguins, stingrays, dolphins, sharks, seals, and many more magnificent sea animals. Enjoy life shows, 3D movies, exhibits, and the opportunity to swim with dolphins, or for those that really want a heart-pumping adventure, then diving with the sharks is just for you!

    Fun for the whole family, Sea World offers a great day out and is sure to be a memorable time for the kids.

  • Adventure Parc

    Go to new heights at Adventure Parc! This adventure land offers a unique outdoor experience that focuses on fun and fitness within nature's playground. Ropes, bridges, a flying fox, and Tarzan jump create a challenging course set amongst the rainforest trees of Mount Tamborine.

  • Wet 'n' Wild

    The best way to enjoy Queensland's sunshine! Wet 'n' Wild is an amazing water park adventure playground that allows you to soak up the warm sunshine while experiencing various water rides and slides.

    Mammoth Falls, Speedcoaster, Terror Canyon, Super 8 Aqua Racer, Kamikaze, Surfrider, Buccaneer Bay, and Dive-In Movies are the top highlights with so much more on offer.

    Make a day of it and don't forget to be sun safe!

  • Warner Bros Movie World

    Lights, camera, and action... it's Hollywood on the Gold Coast! Warner Bros Movie World provides the perfect family theme park adventure by offering something for everyone!

    Enjoy the daily parade of well-known Hollywood cartoon and movie heroes, take a rollercoaster ride, or watch the Hollywood Stunt Driver show that offers a truly captivating acting exhibit. Warner Bros Movie World has all the fun, adventure, glitz, and glamour that is Hollywood!

Theme Park Top Tip: Explore your ticket options for the theme parks in advance. Many offer great discount options for purchasing pre-paid passes that provide opportunities such as unlimited entry for a specified time period.

Gold Coast Popular Attractions

  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
    Check out the great car hire and accommodation options on offer for your adventure to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Dreamworld
    Enjoy the best of theme park fun with a trip to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. From rides to fantastic attractions, there is so much on offer.

  • Sea World
    Lots of family fun can be had with a trip to Sea World on the Gold Coast. Engage in a magnificent environment of thrill rides, animal encounters, and family entertainment.

  • Movie World
    Enjoy the fun and excitement of 'Hollywood on the Gold Coast' with a visit to Movie World that will delight the whole family.

Gold Coast Information


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