Book a Car Hire in Gold Coast Fast & Easy

couple enjoying the road trip

Surfs Up! Gold Coast is all about beaches! The city boasts 57 kilometres of coastline with some of the most popular surfbreaks in Australia including, South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, Miami, Burleigh Beach, Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera Beach, Palm Beach, Curruminbin Beach, Tugun, Bilinga, Kirra, Coolangatta, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks and Froggies Beach. Duranbah beach is one of the world’s famous surfing beaches and is frequently thought of as being part of Gold Coast City, but is actually just opposite the New South Wales state border in Tweed Shire.

There are also beaches along many of the Gold Coast’s 860km of navigable tidal waterways. Popular inland beaches include Southport, Budds Beach, Marine Stadium, Currumbin Alley, Tallebudgera Estuary, Jacobs Well, Jabiru Island, Paradise Point, Harley Park Labrador, Santa Barbara, Boykambil and Evandale Lake to name some of them.

If you feel up for a road trip, we can help you with booking a rental car to pick up from  Brisbane, Coolangatta or even Cairns. You can cruise in style and comfort as you explore the beautiful state of Queensland. Stop in for a swim at one of the many beaches, or even if you hire a campervan and make your way over to the glorious Gold Coast. It is well worth the drive.

Why rent a car in Gold Coast with BargainWheels?

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  • If you need assistance while using the car hire booking system, please contact us today. Our customer service team are experts when it comes to car hire and can help you book a rental car for any location to enjoy on the Gold coast, whether it’s Coolangatta, Brisbane, or even at the airports whether it’s Coolangatta, or Brisbane you are are spoiled for choice
  • Did you know that there are different locations to collect a rental?  This means you can choose by location to make it easier.  View our locations page to see which location is more convenient for you.


The options of entertainment are endless on the Gold Coast. Depending on your budget and how much time you have, you can either make your Gold Coast experience a whirl wind of non stop fun and excitement or a relaxing beach filled holiday with nothing but sun and surf as your focus. Here are some ideas for your Gold Coast itinerary.

DREAMWORLD – Dreamworld is a theme park located inland to the north of the Gold Coast. With so many shuttles and buses available from most Gold Coast apartment buildings, leave the rental car at your accommodation and head to Dreamworld for a whole day of fun. Of course if you prefer to holiday at your own pace and time, then Dreamworld is located on the Pacific Highway with great signage, so driving your hire car there will be easy.

Sea World at Gold Coast

SEAWORLD – Here you will be able to spend a great day exploring the park that a variety of marine animals call home.  Make sure to catch all the shows and see all of the displays.  There are also some great rides to help pass the time away and of course in the summer months you can enjoy the water slides and pool area.  It is a great day out that will make you feel like a kid again.

MOVIEWORLD – Take your car hire Gold Coast and head towards Brisbane.  On the left hand side you will see Movieworld. The kids will love the rides and the adults will love the entertainment.  It is an all day activity that is sure to please everyone.

WET’N’WILD – Just like the name states, a day here is definitely wet and wild.  It is a water theme  park and a great way to enjoy the Queensland sun, they dont call it the sunshine state for nothing,so make sure to pack the sunscreen.  There is plenty of parking for you to drive your hire car, or you can look into catching a shuttle from your accommodation.  It will be a day out loved by the whole family.

JUPITERS CASINO – For 24 hours of food, entertainment and fun, Jupiters is close to Broadbeach and offers accommodation along with world class acts.


Because the Gold Coast attracts so many tourists each year, there are shopping centres and complexes scattered throughout the city to satisfy every taste and budget. Make sure to check out the following places, if you want to find a bargain, or buy yourself quality items at a great price.

Harbour Town – With many shops classed as clearance or outlet shops, Harbour Town has a shop for everyone. Whether its the latest Nike shoes you want or an outfit to die for, you will be sure to find something that you can’t leave without. Make sure you go with a budget and plenty of room in your hire car or it could be a very dangerous shopping trip!

Pacifc Fair – located across the road from Jupiters Casino, Pacific Fair is predominantly an open air shopping mall. It has ample parking so you should be able to find a parking spot for your rental car.


The Gold Coast swells with amazing beaches which are not only great for surfing but also for fresh seafood. The sunshine coast has a bounty of  amazing sea life so you wont be disappointed if you have a taste for seafood. This is not the only great food that the Gold Coast has on offer but with such an array of fresh fish and shellfish on offer, why wouldn’t you?

Bazaar – A buffet restaurant with a seafood bar that will melt your mouth and a dessert bar that will leave your tongue tingling. This is one restaurant you must make the effort to visit whilst on the Gold Coast. The prices are a little pricey if you are on a budget but it is an investment well worth the money if you feel up to splurging.