Renting a Car in Queensland-driving Through Paradise

Renting a car, van, truck or four wheel drive vehicle is the best way to visit and sightsee in Queensland, Australia, the beautiful seaside province located in the northeast tropics of Australia where the Coral Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Thrifty are waiting to serve you at more than ten car rental Queensland centers at airports located throughout Queensland.

Queensland is known throughout the world for its very long stretches of turquoise seas, beaches and coastline, along with over three hundred days of sunshine a year, and year round swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. It boasts a remote and exotic wilderness, and dazzling offshore islands.

The best way to see it all is to hire a car and set off on a tour that offers a million settings for the picture perfect postcard.

Pick up a vehicle at the Brisbane Airport in Queensland’s capitol city, or at the airports conveniently located in Coolangatta, Surfer’s Paradise, and the Sunshine Coast. A four wheel drive vehicle is ideal for exploring the untamed regions of Cape York, and a wide spacious van will serve you well while roaming through Australia’s famous Outback. A lot of tourists like to take a cross country trip through Australia from coast to coast. It can take a up to a week to drive through this beautiful country; you can visit small little beach towns, reserve a room through Expedia in Brisbane for a few nights, or camp on the beach for a night.

Creating your own travel itinerary for a trip through Queensland is easy, because there is simply so much to see and do.

You will find Aboriginal artwork on caves and mountain walls in Carnavan Gorge, crocodiles in the rivers and streams that lace the coastline, and abundant precious stones in Opalton. Coolangatta features crystal clear, sparkling waters, gentle surf rolling onto pristine white sands, and the majestic Rainbow Bay, which highlights some of the world’s most spectacular sunsets.

Visit the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you can ride through the majestic, fertile and lush forest which straddles the Barron Gorge National Park. Airlie Beach lies in the pulsating nucleus of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The reef stretches two thousand kilometers along the continent, and is the home to some of the planet’s most beautiful and mysterious underwater life. Divers are sure to experience sights they will never encounter anywhere else in the world.

Drive your car into the Bunya Mountains and The Great Dividing Range for a full day of sightseeing alongside imposing lookouts, roaring waterfalls, and secluded picnic areas. Or, give the kids a thrill and choose from amongst Queensland’s five theme parks featuring water rides and live whales.

Hidden amongst the natural beauty of Queensland, you’ll find the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and near Brisbane, the Koala Sanctuary. The Australia Zoo is adjacent to Beerwah. Learn how animals that originated over ten thousand years ago live in their native habitats.

Banana plantations offer guided tours and all the free bananas you can eat. Drive over to Shute Harbour and embark on a boat to Whitsunday Island, where Captain Cook landed in the 1700’s.

Brisbane, the ocean city with its own meandering Brisbane River, is perched along the beaches of the south coast of Queensland. It is a vibrant, modern city, created in the some mold as American and western European metropolises. It is full of art, music, theatres, live concerts, restaurants and bars. Rick’s Café Bar on Brunswick Street has nightly performances and a terrific DJ upstairs.

Families love to explore the tropical greenery along the Brisbane River in the heart of the city, and enjoy sandwiches on the benches in New Farm Park. The Brisbane Art Gallery is home to the works of Picasso and Rubens. Shopping is a pleasure in the South Bank section.

Whether you’re arriving at the Brisbane Airport, the Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta, or the terminal in Cairns, rent a car and take in all of the natural beauty that Queensland has to offer. Queensland is also the home to a great system of national highways.

Car hire Queensland can create a trip full of memories to last you a lifetime.