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  • Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), just over 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 15km).

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Brisbane are Hertz, Ace Rent a Car, East Coast Rentals, Europcar and Bargain.

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    Australian Dollar (AUD)

  • Average temperatures

    Warmest month: January (26°C)
    Coldest month: July (15°C)

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Hire a car in Brisbane

The state capital of Queensland, Brisbane carries an air of modern sophistication and subtropical vibes.

Despite already being Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane continues to expand, preserving its commercially-oriented attitude while developing an alluring cultural scene. Curled around the Brisbane River and wedged between two spectacular coasts, it is the scenery beyond the city makes it truly special.

With Brisbane as your Australian base, your road trip destinations are endless. Search with easyCar to find the perfect car for your coastal drives.

The Sunshine Coast

The drive of your life

If you’re tempted by great beaches, subtropical rainforest and plenty of sunshine, head north of Brisbane to the sunshine coast. Though quieter than its southern coastal drive (the Gold Coast), the Sunshine Coast impresses with pristine scenery and lookouts over the Pacific Ocean.

One of the first stops you should make after leaving the city is Glass House Mountains, a park filled with fantastical formations of rocky peaks, which seem to abruptly rise up from the landscape. Drive on to Noosa National Park, where you will find kilometres of hiking trails and the clear waters of Tea Tree Bay.

Next stop: Rainbow Beach. From Noosa the most spectacular route to Rainbow Beach is along the Great Beach Drive, but be aware – you need a 4x4 to make this part of the journey. To cap off your road trip, visit Fraser Island, the biggest sand island in the world.

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Neighbourhoods to explore

The ultimate Brisbane road trip

  • Brisbane Airport BNE

    Brisbane Airport is the third busiest airport in Australia.

  • Car hire pick up point

    Rental company desks can be found on level 2 of the International Terminal and level 2 in the domestic terminal.

  • Tamborine Mountain

    Located in Queensland’s first national park, it feature the famous Witches Falls and great bushwalks.

  • Surfers Paradise

    This is the prime playground for surfers to hangout, enjoy the beach and party from sunset till sunrise.

  • Tallebudgera Creek

    A calming family-friendly outdoor haven popular for camping, kayaking and fishing.

  • Springbrook National Park

    Beneath the green canopy of the Gondwana Rainforest, this lush wilderness is a oasis of ancient vegetation.