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    Discover the Surfers Paradise with Car Hire

    Surfers Paradise is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia and is a haven for beach lovers, avid shoppers and those seeking a little nightlife. Cavill Avenue is the heart of Surfers Paradise, and this is where you will find most of the hotels, resorts, boutiques and bars - there is always something to explore. The Gold Coast suburb is the home of the tallest building in Australia, the Q1 skyscraper, and the observation deck 230 metres above the beach offers panoramic views as far as Brisbane to the north and Byron Bay to the south!

    During your visit, take a drive through the lush greenery of the scenic Gold Coast Hinterlands to discover the abundant wildlife and flowing waterfalls. If adventure is what you're after, the Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia, and there is fun for the whole family in parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary all within an easy driving distance.

    Licence Requirements

    When hiring a car in Australia, a driver will generally need to have held a full licence for a minimum of one year. Some suppliers may make exceptions, however, fees may apply.


    Queensland operates some toll roads.The main route from Brisbane airport to Surfers Paradise includes toll roads. The toll roads are fully electronic and cash is not accepted, so if you don't have an electronic tag fitted in your car you can pay for your trips either by credit card on the GO VIA website or calling 1 3000 GO VIA. Signposting for toll roads is limited so check your route to avoid unexpected costs when driving your car rental.


    Parking in Surfers Paradise

    Parking in the heart of Surfers Paradise operates as a Pay and Display system. Rates are generally $2.70 per hour and tickets are in operation Monday to Saturday 9am - 7pm and Sunday 9am - 5pm. Street parking at other times is free. Rates for privately operated off-street parking start from $1 per hour, and monthly parking is also available in some secure car parks.

    Surfers Paradise Speed Limits and Traffic

    • The maximum speed in residential areas is 50km/hr. The speed limit can vary on highways with a maximum speed of 110km/hr. Speed limits are displayed on the signs next to the road.
    • Be careful when you drive at dusk or dawn. Wildlife can be a hazard to drivers during this time of day.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day trips ideas in Surfers Paradise

    • Brisbane Airport to Surfers Paradise - 286km
    • Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) to Surfers Paradise - 23km
    • Surfers Paradise to Dreamworld - 25km
    • Surfers Paradise to Tambourine National Park - 47km
    • Surfers Paradise to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - 19km

    Car Hire in Surfers Paradise with Auto Europe

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