If you’re planning a superlative beach vacation there’s no better place to start than an unbeatable car rental deal at the Gold Coast airport from Bargain Car Rentals. Once you finally arrive, the first thing you will need to do is find a way to get around this amazing location…and that’s where we come in. When it comes to convenience, there is no better option for getting around than from our car rental Gold Coast airport depot.
Our Gold Coast airport car hire depot is situated in Tweed Heads a mere 4 kilometers from the airport terminal, and collecting your amazingly priced hire car has never been easier. First, we pick you up from the airport and drive you straight to your hire car. This shuttle service is absolutely free!
Bargain’s Car Rental Tweed Heads range of services:
- Free quotes so you know that we offer the very best deal
- Competitive pricing
- Free shuttle service to and from the Gold Coast airport to your hire car
- We also have a wonderful range of vehicles to choose from. These include:
- Compact automatic vehicles
- Medium sized options ideal for families
- Eight seat vans
- Twelve seat mini buses
When you need to organise car rental at the Gold Coast airport, Bargain Car Rentals Tweed Heads offers industry leading prices on its fleet of modern cars.
Free Shuttle Bus Information
We operate a shuttle service to and from the depot, which is located just across the border in Tweed Heads, New South Wales. This is available within business hours and up to 20 minutes prior to closing.
Pick-up from Gold Coast Location: After collecting your luggage please call 1300 729 230 and press option 1 to request the shuttle bus service to our near-airport location during our business hours.
From either the Domestic or International Terminal: Please exit the terminal, turn left and make your way to the circular “Coach Pick Up / Transit Centre” located at the northern end of the terminal.
Drop-off from Gold Coast Location: Please return the vehicle to our off-site depot located at 2/57 Ourimbah Road Tweed Heads and we will shuttle you back to the airport terminal, this service does not need to be booked, but is only available within business hours and 20 minutes prior to closing.
Please allow enough time to wait for the shuttle to arrive (approximately 20 min).
About the Gold Coast Airport
The Gold Coast airport is located in Bilinga, which is a suburb of the Gold Coast. Up until the late 1990’s the airport was known as the Coolangatta airport, which to this day still confuses visitors. The runway actually stretches into the neighbouring state of New South Wales and during the summer months these two states are actually in different time zones. This is never a problem with car hire from Bargain Car Rentals as we are available at all times to get you to your vehicle so you can get your vacation underway in a jiffy. You can be at the wonderful main beach of the Gold Coast in about half an hour!
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Car hire varies with the season but expect to pay between $35 and $95 dollars a day. We are proud to offer some of the best rates available at the Gold Coast Airport. Get a full quote on you future Gold Coast Airport car hire here.
Our newly introduced Luxury Sedans are very highly rated by our customers looking for a little luxury while on their Gold Coast holiday.
The Gold Coast boasts attractions for every traveller, from sun-kissed beaches to adrenaline-pumping theme parks and chic waterfront dining digs. We’ve rounded down the highlights so you can make the most of your Gold Coast hire car holiday.
1. Surfers Paradise Beach
The city’s most legendary surf spot sits surrounded by shimmering skyscrapers and trendy cafes. If you’re not here to hang ten, you’ll find bountiful shopping and entertainment venues nearby.
South of surfers lies Broadbeach, a laid-back little sister suburb with a relaxed atmosphere and a vibrant dining scene. As you head further down the coast, glitzy resorts give way to chic boutiques in hip urban enclaves like Mermaid and Miami Beach.
3. SkyPoint Climb & Observation Deck
Short of hiring a helicopter, you’ll find the best Gold Coast views on the 280-metre-high SkyPoint Observation Deck. Rock up at sunset to see the day’s last rays fade away and the skyline transform into a galaxy of twinkling lights. Adventurous types should tackle the vertigo-inducing SkyPoint Climb instead.
4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Animal lovers would be mad to miss a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia’s most prestigious cuddly creature refuge. VIP experiences span croc-feeding shows, koala patting sessions, and Tassie devil encounters.
5. Burleigh Heads & Tallebudgera Creek
Jutting out of the Pacific, Burleigh Head National Park is a lush rainforest-shrouded peninsula home to meandering trails and sparkling shorelines. The aquamarine Tallebudgera Creek flows by one side, providing an idyllic setting to swim, SUP, or sunbathe on a squeaky white sand beach.
6. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Shopping is a quintessential part of any Gold Coast beach holiday. And nowhere in the city offers the mind-boggling variety of the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. A stone’s throw from Broadbeach, this glamorous classic hosts everything from chic boutiques to brand-name department stores.
7. Warner Bros, Movieworld
Parents will be pressured into visiting at least one of the Gold Coast’s fun-filled theme parks. Chock full of Hollywood-inspired rides and theatrical stunt shows, Movieworld is a must for any little film buff.
If the silver screen isn’t your thing, treat the little ones to a fun day at Dreamworld instead. This massive, long-standing theme park features adrenaline-pumping rides, a wildlife park, and stacks of kid-friendly exhibits.
Rather see your offspring learn about the oceanographic world? Bring them along to SeaWorld instead. The Gold Coast branch of this popular global chain hosts polar bears, penguins, dolphins and other curious marine critters, plus plenty of rides and slides.
Speaking of slides, no Gold Coast theme park offers non-stop slippery thrills like Wet ‘n’ Wild. This well-known local waterpark has an impressive selection of aqua-lubricated rides, many of which descend from terrifying heights.
More into natural attractions than man-made malls and theme parks? Then hop into your Bargain Car Rentals vehicle and explore the spectacular surrounding region.
1. Tamborine Mountain
A classic day-trip destination, Tamborine Mountain is a thickly forested region home to world-class vineyards and cascading falls.
2. Lamington National Parks
This nearby national park is a favourite among Gold Coast locals seeking to stretch their legs on spectacular hiking trails.
3. Springbrook National Park
Not far from Lamington, this stunning national park hosts one of South East Queensland’s most spectacular sites, the awe-inspiring Natural Bridge.
4. The Tweed Coast
Heading south leads you towards a string of picturesque Tweed Coast towns. Kingscliff, Casuarina, and Cabarita Beach are the go-to holiday favourites.
Arty types should pop into Murwillumbah, a vibrant creative enclave deep in the Tweed Hinterlands. Top artistic hotspots include the M|Arts Precinct and the Tweed Regional Gallery.
6. Wollumbin National Park
While the lofty summit of Mount Wollumbin (Mt Warning) is now off-limits, travellers can admire the majestic ancient volcano from its base.
7. Border Ranges National Park
Straddling the border of Queensland and NSW, this far-flung national park receives relatively few visitors. But we’re not quite sure why, as the drive up there is nothing short of spectacular.
8. Nightcap National Park
Mystical rainforests and misty cascades comprise this atmospheric national park. Don’t miss the surreal Protestors Falls, which passionate activists saved from logging in the 70s.
9. Byron Bay
A two-hour drive south gets you to Australia’s most celebrated beach town. Once a carefree hippy haven, Byron has transformed into a trendy cosmopolitan hangout for well-heeled socialites.
10. Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads is a laidback alternative to the always ram-packed Byron Bay. Wrapped around a pretty inlet, this easy-going coastal town is easy on the eye.
Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine per year, every season is a good time to visit the Gold Coast. However, the cooler, drier months of May to October offer the most comfortable weather.
Summers (December to February) get rather hot and receive more rain. Avoid school holidays if possible, as the city is a popular family destination.