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Car Hire in Townsville

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Why rent a car in Townsville with Rentalcars.com?

Search Rentalcars.com next time you are looking for cheap car hire in Townsville. To bring you exclusive prices, our team negotiate with brands like Hertz and Europcar directly. We are so committed to giving you the best deals, that if you do find the same car from the same supplier cheaper elsewhere, we will beat the quote. You will find a great choice of cars on our site, including luxury cars, people carriers and convertibles. Once you have searched, you can filter the results to quickly find your ideal hire car.

Top Tips

  • Keep an eye out for wildlife when driving out of town. If some come into your path, try not to swerve.
  • In Australia, you are legally obliged to offer help to anyone injured in a car accident. If you need to call the emergency services, dial 000.
  • When driving on multi-lane roads such as highways and freeways, always keep left unless overtaking.

Which companies offer best value in Townsville?

Look out for special offers if you are keen to save money on ‘extras’. For example, some cars provided by Europcar in Townsville come with a free bike rack. However, we are impartial and have no bias towards one rental company or another. To help you make an informed choice when you are deciding which brand to rent with, we show ratings and reviews from previous customers next to each listing. We are pleased to say the majority of the companies we negotiate with in Townsville have been rated as ‘superb’.

Avis car hire

8.76627/10

Redspot car hire

8.60357/10

Thrifty car hire

8.59524/10

Enterprise car hire

8.58333/10

Europcar car hire

8.48475/10

Day trips from Townsville

Reef HQ Aquarium: Situated on the mouth of Ross Creek in central Townsville is Reef HQ. This tourist attraction and education centre is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. Likened to going scuba diving without getting wet, Reef HQ is home to a number of species — such as sharks, clown fish and turtles that inhabit the nearby Great Barrier Reef.

Castle Hill: Only 2.5km away is Castle Hill, an isolated pink granite monolith. Standing at 286 metres high, the hill dominates Townsville’s skyline and offers stunning vistas of the city and the islands beyond. There are two ways up — you can either hike up the ‘goat track,’ or drive and follow the signs to the various lookout points. The best time to go is either at sunrise or sunset.

Bushland Beach: Bushland Beach, a suburb of Townsville, is a beautiful seaside resort. Only a 30-minute drive from the city, this idyllic town has golden sandy beaches, playgrounds, barbeque areas and fantastic swimming and fishing spots. Also not to be missed is the Bushland Beach Tavern, where you will find a bar, a lounge area and a swimming pool overlooking the beach.

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