Car Rental Queensland

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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment feesWhen the booking is cancelled within two days of being made.
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Queensland

Hertz makes car rental in Queensland easy thanks to a huge number of branches at 49 locations across the Australian state. Queensland has an area of over 1.8 million km2 and so travelling by car is far and away the easiest, most comfortable way to explore the state, allowing you complete flexibility with your itinerary. With tropical and subtropical climates in the region, travelling by car is also a great way to make sure you stay cool when the outside temperature hits 40 degrees Celsius!

Famous for stunning golden beaches and world heritage sites that include the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef amongst others, Queensland is packed with things to see and do, especially if you love the great outdoors. Rent a car in Queensland and you can take advantage of some amazing routes that allow you to see the best the state has to offer.

Driving and Parking in Queensland

You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Queensland. If you are from outside Australia you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Queensland, take a look at our page about renting a car in Australia.

Australians drive on the left so driving in Queensland is actually quite similar to driving in the United Kingdom. Other rules of the road are also more or less the same. You aren’t allowed to use a mobile phone while driving and children under seven years must use a child seat. Speed limits are enforced, as are drink-driving laws and so you should make sure you are aware of all restrictions before getting behind the wheel. Driving into major cities such as Brisbane, you will encounter heavier traffic and all of the issues that brings.

If you rent a car in Queensland, rates and availability of parking will vary from place to place. You will find the usual range of street parking and car parks in cities and large towns, while smaller towns and more rural areas may have different regulations and charges.

 

Driving in and around Queensland

Key Routes

If it’s a driving holiday you’re looking for, Queensland has some amazing dedicated driving routes through the state. The Adventure Way, for instance, takes you from Brisbane to the South Australia border over four days, along the route of the original outback settlers. The Central Queensland Outback Drive, however, takes nine days and the Tropic of Capricorn on a circular route from the coast to the outback and back again.

If it’s more of a day trip you want, the drive from Airlie Beach to Cedar Creek Falls only takes half an hour and, if you want to go a bit further, can take you right into the Conway National Park.

Major Highways

Australia’s highway network is fairly similar to the United Kingdom’s, which you’ll discover quite quickly if you rent a car in Queensland. Motorways carry traffic into major cities (such as the M1 running through Brisbane) while ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads connect to local and rural routes across the state.

The speed limits are also very similar to those in the UK, with 110km/h (70mph) on motorways, 100km/h (60mph) on open roads, 50km/h (30mph) in urban areas and 40km/h (25mph) in school zones — although this can vary. Pay attention to local guidance on limits for individual highways.