Pros: Easy and fast and good valueCons: Kayak quoted me $199 but when I got to the airport they charged me $220.00 despite me showing them the kayak quote and booking reference.
9.6 Excellent17 Apr. 2018
As advertisedPros: Car and paperwork ready to go with no wait at counter. Also no surprises.Cons: Key fob spring was broken so you had to dig key out when needed. Also no one at drop off area at BNE airport. Had to go in office to get receipt.
10.0 Excellent31 Jan. 2018
Pros: My flight was delayed and I was the last flight in, but the counter stayed open for me! I was so appreciative! The desk attendant was so friendly and nice!Cons: Nothing!
Characterised by the joining of the Maroochy River, Paynter River and Petrie Creek, a hire car in Maroochydore offers access along the banks where public transport doesn’t reach. You can drive to the border of Parklands Conservation Park and Mooloolah River National Park before hiking through the dense forests to escape the city life. Driving inland to the famous Big Pineapple takes roughly 20min while a connection of bus services is closer to 1h. Hiring a car in Maroochydore also allows you to pack towels, boards and food for the beach without having to carry it far. Having your own vehicle also provides a reprieve from the warm Queensland sun, meaning no waiting outside for services to arrive.
The reception desks of Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty are located next to the baggage claim in the arrivals area of Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY). It’s only a short walk to the carpark, so you won’t need to carry your luggage far to pick up your vehicle.
Be mindful when crossing one of Maroochydore’s many bridges, as the river levels can rise after heavy rainfall. Ensure you can see directly across the bridge and there are no flooded sections. Cyclists are common throughout the city, especially along the coast in Cotton Tree, so keep a watchful eye on the side of the road and provide at least 1.5 m of space when overtaking.
The worst traffic periods typically stretch from 07:00–09:00 and 16:00–19:00. Congestion is most severe along Sunshine Mwy and Maroochydore Rd as commuters make their way in and out of Brisbane. Plaza Pde also experiences heavy traffic throughout the day and it is best to avoid it if you are visiting the central shopping district.
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Off-airport car hire locations in Maroochydore are around 82% more expensive than airport locations on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Maroochydore
Some car hire companies in Maroochydore which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Europcar and Avis
On average a hire car in Maroochydore costs $39 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo ($64/day), Enterprise ($71/day) and Thrifty ($74/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise In Terminal Friendship Ave 4564 (6 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Maroochydore is $5.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $68 and $90, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maroochydore.
A Intermediate car hire in Maroochydore costs $36 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Maroochydore costs $38 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Maroochydore costs $46 per day, on average.
In Maroochydore, cars are most frequently hired at East Coast Car Rentals 3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola (6 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Maroochydore costs $276 per week ($39 per day).
On average a car hire in Maroochydore costs $1,185 per month ($39 per day).
Choosing a compact model will boost your options when finding a parking spot at the beach in Maroochydore. A 4x4 is necessary if you’re considering going off road and doing some beach driving, but just make sure that your rental contract allows it.
The default limit in urban areas of Maroochydore is 50 km/h; however, strips with regular pedestrian activity, such as near the Sunshine Plaza, are reduced to 40 km/h. A 40 km/h speed limit is also enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00 on weekdays. Highways are usually capped at 100 km/h, though some sections rise to a maximum of 110 km/h.
You can expect to pay approximately A$ 1.45 per litre, which is in line with the Australian average. Be wary that prices can spike higher than normal during holiday periods as Maroochydore is a popular getaway destination. Petrol stations in the centre of Maroochydore are usually about A$ 0.10 cheaper per litre than southern suburbs like Warana and Bokarina.
Free on-street parking restricted to between 1–2h is available along key strips such as The Esplanade and Plaza Pde. Restrictions are in place from 08:30–17:00 from Monday to Saturday. Unrestricted sections offering spots for the entire day are found on Alexandra Pde and Memorial Ave.