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    Car Hire in the Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast Car HireThe Sunshine Coast is a popular destination amongst local and international travellers. The stunning coastline has many different balmy locations to offer visitors and definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Maroochydore is the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast that offers beautiful swimming and surfing beaches with crystal blue water alongside green stretches of parklands. This vibrant city also has a hustle and bustle feel to it particular around the Sunshine Plaza, the Sunshine Coasts largest shopping mall with local boutiques, department stores and alfresco dining.

    Head south to Beerwah for an adventure filled day at Australia Zoo, home to over 1,200 animals and was founded by the late Australian icon, Steve Irwin. Get up close and personal with kangaroos or smile for a photo holding a baby saltwater crocodile. Continuing south, drive your hire car to Surfers Paradise. This thriving city has a great nightlife along the main strip, Cavil Avenue, as well as many hotels, beaches, shopping boutiques, bars and restaurants. Surfers is also home to Australia's three largest theme parks, Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld and Wet'n'Wild Water World.

    Those who love water sports can travel north to Noosa. This tropical paradise is perfect for visitors who'd like to go fishing, scuba diving, surfing and boating, irrespective of prior experience. Take a walk through the Noosa National Park to experience 4000 hectares of beach, bushland and vegetation or trek through the Tewantin Forest Reserve if you'd prefer to see a fascinating rainforest that features a eucalypt forest. If you continue north from Noosa you will reach Hervey Bay, naturally blessed with wild forests, lakes and pristine beaches. From Hervey Bay, you can take a ferry over to the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island.

    Convenient Locations in the Sunshine Coast

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the Sunshine Coast. We work with top suppliers including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo at our city and Maroochydore Sunshine Coast Airport locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by making a search in our booking engine on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in the Sunshine Coast or throughout Australia.

    In terms of parking, areas of the Sunshine Coast are marked by time-limited parking bays. The parking bays are regulated by a metre system and offer a different length of stays depending on the signage in the area. The cost starts at around 50 cents per 20 minutes. Something to make note of is that the parking metres do not currently accept notes or credit cards so be sure to have some loose change in your pocket.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in the Sunshine Coast


    How far is the Sunshine Coast from Noosa?

    The Sunshine Coast is about a 30-minute drive from Noosa.

    Is there an airport in the Sunshine Coast?

    Yes, there is a Sunshine Coast Airport located in Marcoola.

    When is the best time to visit the Sunshine Coast?

    The Sunshine Coast is located in the sunny Queensland and is lovely all-year round. However, September to November is just before the summer holidays and has great weather with less crowds.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and day trip ideas in the Sunshine Coast

    • Sunshine Coast to Sunshine Coast Airport - previously Maroochydore Airport (10km approx. 15min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore (1km approx. 7min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Australia Zoo(30km approx. 30min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Noosa (35km approx. 35min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Brisbane (105km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Surfers Paradise (185km approx. 2hr10min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Coolangatta (205km approx. 2hr25min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay (200km approx. 2hr 35min)
    • Sunshine Coast to Byron Bay (270km approx. 3hr)
    • Sunshine Coast to Bundaberg (275km approx. 3hr25min)

    Alternatives to Car Hire in the Sunshine Coast

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with all of their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to find daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

    Motorhome Hire in the Sunshine Coast
    Sunshine Coast Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in the Sunshine Coast unlocks a whole new level of opportunity and exploration for your trip to Australia. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch and explore it is no surprise motorhome hires in Australia are on the rise
    Van Hire Sunshine Coast
    Van Hire Sunshine Coast -  Customers travelling in large parties or transporting large/heavy luggage may find a van hire the ideal option for their time in the Sunshine Coast. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large van hires in the Sunshine Coast. Find rates, capacity, detailed specs and more with Auto Europe.
    Luxury Car Hire Sunshine Coast
    Luxury Car Hire Sunshine Coast -  Take to the streets of the Sunshine Coast in style with a luxury car hire. Find rates between Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to the Sunshine Coast.