Queensland is the second biggest state in Australia and it is located in the northeast of the country. The coastline is famed for being the 'gateway to the Great Barrier Reef'. The peak of this natural wonder of the world is just off the coast of Cairns; hiring a car in Queensland means you can take your pick of the islands or boat tours on offer in the area. Fraser Island is a must-see while in the area and gives you chance to soak up the excellent weather. It's seen as the biggest sand island in the world; there are ferries from several points on the mainland which will get you there.
Rent a car in Queensland and drive to Brisbane where you can experience the first koala sanctuary in the world, which is home to more than 130 koalas. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has even been named as one of the top ten zoos in the world. A visit to the Gold Coast also means that you can check out Warner Bros Movie World, which has something for all ages from thrill rides like Superman Escape, to the Road Runner Rollercoaster suitable for younger children. You can also watch one of the adrenaline-filled live shows featuring death-defying stunts and precision driving.
When you are driving in Queensland it is always a good idea to keep a look out for any stray stock or wildlife, particularly at night time. If you do encounter any animals try to avoid swerving around them. Instead slowdown and sound your horn so that they move out of the road. If you choose to visit Fraser Island, be aware of the specific vehicles allowed on the island and ensure that you have the right documentation for access. Due to the entirely sandy ground, four-wheel drives are the vehicle of choice when travelling around the island.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.