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    Car Hire Townsville

    Townsville Car HireTownsville is famous for its landscape. This area is occupied by reefs, waterfalls, rainforests and mountains, all providing an endless array of activities and variety of settings to enjoy your holiday. Townsville gets an average of 320 days of sunshine each year and is located in the far north of Queensland, making it a warm weather destination year round. While in Townsville, spend a few hours in one of the cities fantastic museums, such as the Townsville Museum, the Maritime Museum or the Army Museum. If you're looking for a little more action, you can try skydiving, white water rafting or go on an aerial tour of the region. Townsville is also an excellent location from which to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Take a short boat ride to Magnetic Island, a small island with a population of about 2,000 people spread throughout four tiny towns. There are secluded beaches throughout and a national park located on the east coast of the island.

    Townsville is located very close to a number of Australian National Parks. Opt to spend some time at one of the nearby parks, including Paluma Range National Park, Bowling Green Bay National Park or Blackbraes National Park. If you're heading north from Townsville, drive up to the city of Cairns, located about 4.5 hours up the coast. There are a number of beautiful beach towns along the way, such as Mission Beach, in which you can stop for a break from driving or even spend a few days. Continue north for another hour past Cairns to reach the charming resort town of Port Douglas.

    Convenient Locations in Townsville

    In Townsville, Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city and Townsville Airport and works with the top, trusted suppliers including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo.

    Townsville has five free car parks located throughout the CBD for public use, as well as a series of affordable car parks around the city centre. In Australia, it's quite common to have tag or video/plate accounts for tolls, but if you're only using the toll roads occasionally, there are options to pay without opening an account. The Queensland government advises contacting the appropriate toll payment providers to make arrangements. Toll passes can be purchased at designated convenient stores and gas stations and should run between $6-15, depending on the trip.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Townsville


    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Townsville?

    Most of our car hire suppliers in Townsville allow unlimited mileage options on traditional hires. Restrictions may apply on specialty hires such as luxury and SUV hires, though this depends on the supplier.

    How old do I have to be in Townsville to hire a car?

    You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Townsville, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    Can I pick up my car hire in Townsville and drop it off in Brisbane?

    Of course! Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car hires in Townsville. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and day trip ideas in Townsville

    • Townsville to Townsville Airport (6km approx. 10min)
    • Townsville to Mission Beach (240km approx. 3hr)
    • Townsville to Cairns (348km approx. 4hr 30min)
    • Townsville to Port Douglas (415km approx. 5hr 30min)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Townsville

    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.

    Motorhome Hire in Townsville
    Townsville Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Townsville 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 Townsville
    Van Hire Townsville -  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 Townsville.
    Luxury Car Hire Townsville
    Luxury Car Hire Townsville -  Make your trip to Townsville a memorable one and travel behind the wheel of a luxury car hire. Compare rates on models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, to find the ideal vehicle for your trip.