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Car Hire in Coolangatta

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Top 3 locations in Coolangatta

Coolangatta Airport

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Surfers Paradise Downtown

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Why book car hire in Coolangatta with

Our team deal with car hire companies directly, so we can bring you exclusive prices (and in most cases, the cheapest rates). Some of the suppliers we deal with in Coolangatta include international brands like Europcar and Hertz, as well as national firms such as Redspot and East Coast Rentals. In a few seconds, we compare prices across a wide range of cars — so whether you’re looking for something big or small, you are sure to find it at You can even use the handy filters to narrow down the listings based on your needs and preferences.

Top Tips

  • Road trains (trucks hauling four or more containers) are common in Australia. Make sure you give them plenty of room when passing. They create displaced air which causes severe buffering.
  • They are very strict about drink driving in Coolangatta, and police regularly breathalyse drivers in the late evenings and at weekends
  • When renting a car, check with your rental company where you can take the vehicle. Some prohibit driving on unsealed (unpaved) roads, or don’t allow them to be driven past a predefined distance.

Which car hire companies offer the best value in Coolangatta?

Some car hire companies have special offers on their cars, so you get an ‘extra’ (like an additional driver) included in the rental price. You will see which cars offers like this apply to once you search on our site. However, there is more to good value than freebies; you also want to be sure you’re renting with a trusted company. To help you make an informed decision, we show reviews and ratings submitted by previous customers next to each listing. We are impartial, and your rental experience matters to us.

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Day trips from Coolangatta

Brisbane: Brisbane is Queensland’s capital city, sandwiched between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine coast. As a capital city, Brisbane has plenty of culture on offer, including the Gallery of Modern Art. One of the most popular attractions in Brisbane is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can get your photo taken with a cuddly koala. Also, don’t miss out on doing a diving excursion.

Springbrook National Park: Only a 40-minute drive from Coolangatta is Springbrook National Park, a subtropical and eucalypt forest that grows on the steep remnants of the huge Tweed Shield Volcano. This volcano was once over 100 kilometres in diameter. Now, this national park offers hikes through lush vegetation, dramatic waterfalls and stunning vistas.

WhiteWater World: Only a 40-minute drive from Coolangatta is WhiteWater World, a waterpark with a difference. Billed as a water ride park, you and your family can learn to surf, play in Pipeline Plunge and get your adrenaline pumping on their thrill slides. WhiteWater World is part of an entertainment complex that includes the Dreamworld theme park and the SkyPoint Observation Deck.

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