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    Car Hire in Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise Car HireSurfers 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.

    Convenient Locations in Surfers Paradise

    Auto Europe works with the top suppliers in Surfers Paradise including Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, allowing us to offer convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city such as the Gold Coast Airport. Use our booking engine to find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans. No matter where your plans take you, Auto Europe has your covered. We even offer wonderful rates on one-way car hires, which allow you to pick-up your car hire in Surfers Paradise and drop-off in another location in the city or throughout Australia.

    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 hire.

    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.

    • 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Surfers Paradise


    How far is Surfers Paradise from Brisbane?

    Surfers Paradise is about an hours drive from Brisbane.

    Does Surfers Paradise have an airport?

    Surfers Paradise itself doesn't have an airport although the Gold Coast Airport is only about a 30-minutes drive away.

    When is the best time to visit Surfers Paradise?

    As Surfers Paradise is located in the "sunshine state" also known as Queensland you will find that the weather is pretty consistent and is a beautiful all-year round.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    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

    Additional Transportation Services in Surfers Paradise

    Whether you are planning on an extended road-trip or a leisurely holiday, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel needs. In addition to offering traditional car hires, Auto Europe offers exceptional rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more. Use our secure booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal transportation option for your next adventure.

    Motorhome Hire in Surfers Paradise
    Surfers Paradise Motorhome Hire -  Looking a for a unique way to travel in Surfers Paradise? Consider a motorhome or RV hire in Australia, as this mode of transportation allows your to take to the roads with an unmatched level of freedom and exploration. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch, see for yourself why motorhome hires in Australia are on the rise!
    Van Hire Surfers Paradise
    Van Hire Surfers Paradise -  If you are in need of a vehicle to accommodate your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - look no further than a van hire for your time in Surfers Paradise. With great rates on small, medium and larges van hires.
    Luxury Car Hire Surfers Paradise
    Luxury Car Hire Surfers Paradise -  For travel in unmatched style and comfort, explore Surfers Paradise in a luxury car hire. With top models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, compare rates to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Australia.