Car Travel on the Gold Coast Australia
Traveling the Gold Coast by car is a delight. The roads are very good and the traffic is comparatively light. parking within Surfers Paradise can be a problem, especially at night.
Local Tip: Park your car in the free ‘Jupiters Casino’ car park – take the lift to the 1st floor and catch a bus or taxi from the main entrance into Surfers Paradise. Your taxi fare will be less expensive than the parking fees in Surfers Paradise and you will reach your destination faster than if you take the car into Surfers Paradise. Check out the casino whilst you are there – the restaurants, shops and entertainment are subsidized by the casino activities and are first class. If you have any foreign currency you want to exchange, the casino usually has the best exchange rates.
Traveling by car has the advantage of being able to stop where ever or when ever you want. Also it enables you to travel routes that are not part of tour programs.
You can hire cars with drivers or self drive. When hiring a car in summer make sure that it has an air conditioner. A normal drive car is adequate for the Gold Coast, you do not need a 4 wheel drive unless you intend to travel into the outback from the Gold Coast, or further than Cairns in the North.
Oodles is a tool that allows you to compare rates from rental car companies from across Australia including Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar and Budget. If you’ve got frequent flyer cards with Virgin or Qantas they’ll also give you rewards.
Other Gold Coast car rental Links:
- Gold Coast Car Rentals from Letz Rent a Car
- Car Rentals Gold Coast from Alpha Car Hire
- Gold Coast Car Hire from Discovery Car Hire
- Cheap Gold Coast Car Hire from VroomVroomVroom
- East Coast Car Rentals on the Gold Coast
- Australia-Wide Car Hire at Drive-Now
- Discount Car Hire at Bargain Wheels
Limousine Hire – chauffeure driven vehicles.