The Sunshine Coast is an iconic, Australian holiday destination with stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, and the incredibly beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. With a Bargain Car Rental deal from the Sunshine Coast, you can see and experience it all. This area boasts several excellent road trips, winding their way along the Coast and through quaint villages in the hinterland. Our Sunshine Coast Bargain Car Rental office located at the Sunshine Airport terminal is a great way to start your trip.
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Drop-off at Sunshine Coast Airport: Return your vehicle to the designated Bargain Car Rentals parking area within the public car park (ParkTerminal) as shown on the map below. This is the same location as vehicle pick up. When entering the car park take a ticket from the boom gate and leave it with the vehicle and return the keys to the Bargain Desk located in the Arrivals Hall.
Sunshine Coast Airport
Starting less than 80 km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast stretches from laid-back Caloundra through to vibrant Noosa. Add in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and you have one of Queensland’s beautiful and diverse regions. Bargain Car Rentals Sunshine Coast rental office provides the perfect solution for those looking to explore many of South East Queensland’s top tourist attractions and natural wonders in this area.
Services: The Sunshine Coast boasts modern facilities and an incredible range of restaurants, cafes, accommodation, and activities. Everything you could want for the perfect holiday is here. The Maroochydore Airport is a domestic airport located in Marcoola and the area has an excellent road system to help you get around.
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Standard SUVs are our most booked car hire type on the Sunshine Coast. We also offer luxury sedans which are proving very popular with people exploring the Sunshine Coast. You can see our full range of vehicles here.
The Sunshine Coast is a stunning 60km strip of spectacular golden beaches and hip coastal villages. With so much to see, the region is ideal for exploring in a Bargain Car Rentals hire car.
1. Noosa National Park
This spell-binding national park boasts breezy coastal trails, sweaty summit hikes, and picture-perfect beaches. Whether bushwalking or sunbathing, keep a keen eye out for marine mammals and wildlife. Drive up to Laguna Lookout at sunset for epic views.
2. Noosa Heads
Surrounding the park sits the glamorous seaside suburb of Noosa Heads. Sizeable swells excite experienced surfers, while ritzy restaurants lure in well-heeled socialites. Avoid the end-of-year “schoolie” celebrations at all costs.
3. Peregian Beach
South of Noosa Heads, this laidback beachfront suburb offers a more down-to-earth vibe. Gorgeous, uncrowded beaches and minimal traffic make it ideal for solitude-seekers.
4. Coolum Beach
Unpretentious Coolum Beach is the next coastal town to the south. Booming breaks and secluded rocky coves make it a hit among surfers and anglers. The easy-going suburb also hosts an impressive selection of well-manicured golf courses.
5. Mount Coolum National Park
This lofty summit provides the best views in the entire Sunshine Coast. No roads lead to the peak, so you’ll need to rely on the high-octane horsepower of your own two feet.
Nestled along the Maroochy River, this lively little coastal city packs plenty of retail and dining venues into a confined space. Hit Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens for lazy strolls or Sunshine Plaza for top-notch shopping.
Mooloolaba hosts a beautiful, safe beach, making it popular among holiday-making families. This classic destination has oodles of trendy food and beverage venues, plus highlights like the Point Cartwright Lighthouse and SEA LIFE Aquarium.
Aside from its beautiful beaches, the southern Sunny Coast town of Caloundra is famed for its burgeoning foodie and festival scene. However, proximity to Brisbane makes summer weekends a tad crowded.
Seen enough crisp golden sand beaches? Then hop into your trusty Bargain Car Rentals steed to explore further afield.
1. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Craving edible artisanal treats? Head uphill to the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, a prime agricultural zone home to fertile pastures and lush undulating hills. From Maleny to Conondale and Kenilworth, a slew of food-producing towns flog fresh dairy wares like yoghurt and cheese. Waterfalls, wetlands, and enormous fig trees add a nice natural touch.
2. Mapleton Falls National Park
Tucked away in the hinterlands, this seldom-visited national park has scenic hikes showcasing striking natural panoramas. But no need to lace up your trekking boots just yet. The park is well-serviced by roads, making it ideal for exploring in your Sunshine Coast rental car.
3. The Glasshouse Mountains
Gung-ho types might scale one or more of the Glasshouse Mountains. Located south of the Sunny Coast, these 11 remnant volcanic plugs jut upwards like razor-sharp glass shards. If a sweaty near-vertical climb doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can admire the peaks from miles around.
4. Australia Zoo
An ode to the late Steve Erwin, Australia Zoo is among the country’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries. A bewildering array of animals spread throughout the grounds, from cassowaries to cheetahs and cockatoos. Don’t miss the daily crocodile show.
5. Bribie Island
South of the Sunshine Coast, this sizeable inhabited island hosts easy-going coastal towns, secluded golden sand beaches, and vast national parks. Wander over to Woorim for low-key coastal reserves and unpretentious eats.
6. Bunya Mountains National Park
A three-hour inland detour, this rugged national park appeals to seasoned bushwalkers seeking a steep challenge. Twisted trails wind between gnarled bunya pines while wallabies hop freely throughout the park. Camping is available on-site.
Historic Gympie is a worthy stopover for its eccentric museums and intriguing gold-mining history. If you need to refuel the belly, pop into Beefy’s for a true-blue pie.
8. K’gari / Fraser Island
Earth’s largest sand island is a World Heritage-listed wonderland of towering rainforests, ancient sand dunes, and crystal-clear lagoons. Rent a 4WD from our Sunshine Coast depot to cruise remote beaches and bounce between shipwrecks and creeks.
9. Hervey Bay
Just north of Fraser, Hervey Bay is a family-friendly holiday destination with gorgeous shorelines and laid-back vibes. From July to early November, it’s among the best places in Australia to hop on a whale-watching cruise.
Rum lovers will want to visit Australia’s most iconic spirits distillery. Insightful tours outline the molasses-based booze-producing process and throw in a few free sips. More of a gin guy/gal? Mosey over to Mon Repos to watch turtles nesting on the shore.
Blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the sun is (almost) always shining on the Sunshine Coast.
However, this well-trodden holiday strip isn’t a hidden gem. Expect thick crowds of tourists during busy travel periods, including school holidays, Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter.
When is the cheapest time to visit the Sunshine Coast?
Hotels and Sunshine Coast hire cars are cheaper during the low season, which runs from April until September (excluding school holidays).