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    Car Hire in Airlie Beach

    Airlie Beach Car HireA young town, settled just over 100 years ago, Airlie Beach has emerged as a paradise for travellers, wishing to escape the big cities and enjoy the tropical way of life. Located on the Whitsunday Coast of Queensland, the town is popular with visitors all year round. The town is found amongst lush forests, with local laws prevent any highrise buildings or apartment blocks being built, keeping the development of the area to a minimum and embracing the local environment. With plenty of attractions and things to do, Airlie beach is a highly recommended destination for a holiday, especially with a car hire.

    Airlie Beach is one of the few coastal towns or cities in Australia that face the north. The result of this is maximum sunshine all year round. The area offers stunning beaches with crystal clear water, however due to poisonous jellyfish, swimming is highly discouraged between November and May. The local council however, has built a large saltwater lagoon by the shore, where locals and visitors can swim and cool off on hot days. Alternatively, drive your hire car a short distance south to Conway National Park, where you can see Cedar Creek Falls, and cool off in rain-forest waterholes.

    With the Whitsunday Islands a short boat trip away, Airlie beach is known as the "Gateway to the Whitsundays" where some of the most breathtaking islands and reefs await. Drive your car hire down to the marina, and hop on board a cruise which will take you out for a day on the water. Other popular water activities include water skiing, kayaking and fishing, all of which are perfectly suited to the area. The area back on the mainland is also abundant in wildlife, with many plants and animals unique to the area. To get up close and personal with typical Australian animals, head to the Bredl's Wild farm, which is just under an hours drive from town in your car hire. Here you can be-friend kangaroos and koalas, handle snakes, and watch the staff feed the resident crocodiles.

    Being a town specifically catering for tourists, there is never a dull moment. Bars and restaurants line the main street and each night fill with visitors to the area. On Saturdays the foreshore turns into a local market, with local produce, arts and crafts all available.

    Convenient Locations in Airlie Beach

    In Airlie Beach, Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city and works with the top, trusted suppliers including Europcar and Hertz. Search your preffered dates in our booking engine to find the ideal car hire for your travel plans in Australia and consider our specialty transportation options. Our clients can find exceptional rates on one-way car hires, so you can pick-up your car hire in Airlie Beach and drop-off in another location in the city or throughout Australia.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Airlie Beach


    When is the best time to visit Airlie Beach?

    November to December during Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Airlie Beach as you'll miss out on bigger crowds during the peak season during September and October. Although, Airlie Beach is beautiful all-year round.

    How far is Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach?

    Hamilton Island is only 27km from Airlie Beach which is about a 1-hour ride on a ferry.

    Does Airlie Beach have an airport?

    Airlie Beach itself does not have an airport although Whitsunday Coast Airport is only 30-minutes away and Hamilton Island has an airport which is accessible via a ferry.

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    Useful Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Airlie Beach

    • Airlie Beach to Proserpine - 25km
    • Airlie Beach to Proserpine Airport - 37km
    • Airlie Beach to Bowen - 79km
    • Airlie Beach to Mackay - 150km
    • Airlie Beach to Conway National Park - 6.5km
    • Airlie Beach to Barefoot Bushman Wildlife Park - 8km

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Airlie Beach

    In addition to offering the guaranteed best rates in the industry on traditional car hires, we also offer numerous alternative transportation services to provide our clients with even more value. With options such as luxury, motorhome, van hires and more, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle to accommodate almost any travel plan. From coastal road-trips to camping out in the mountains, use our booking engine at the top of the page to start the next step of planning your trip.

    Motorhome Hire in Airlie Beach
    Airlie Beach Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Airlie Beach allows travellers to explore Australia on your terms. Explore the roads your way and pitch at one of the many safe and accommodating locations throughout the nation. Your travel dreams have no limits behind the wheel of a motorhome hire.
    Van Hire Airlie Beach
    Van Hire Airlie Beach -  Travelling with a large party or transporting large/heavy luggage? Don't fret! Auto Europe offers competitive rates on small, medium and large van hires able to accommodate your needs during your time in Airlie Beach. Use our booking engine to find the perfect rate, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Luxury Car Hire Airlie Beach
    Luxury Car Hire Airlie Beach -  Make your trip to Airlie Beach a memorable one and travel behind the wheel of a luxury car hire. Get rates on models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, to find the ideal vehicle for your trip. Make a search today and make your dream trip in Australia a reality!