Rockhampton car hire

Rockhampton car hire

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Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
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Rockhampton car hire information

Pick-up locationRockhampton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations17
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesBudget, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Rockhampton

Economy$63/day
Compact$43/day
Intermediate$46/day
Standard$70/day
Full-size$77/day
People mover$91/day
Full-size SUV$86/day
Compact SUV$55/day
Intermediate SUV$73/day
Standard SUV$80/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Rockhampton car hire reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Rockhampton
Budget
Locations in Rockhampton
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10.0 Excellent19 May 2021
staff were lovely, helpful and fun.
From $60/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Rockhampton
Hertz
Locations in Rockhampton
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 10
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
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From $33/dayRated no. 3
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rockhampton
Alamo
Locations in Rockhampton
  • 10
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From $41/day
Avis
2 locations in Rockhampton
Avis
Locations in Rockhampton
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Rockhampton
Sunnycars
Locations in Rockhampton
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From $53/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Rockhampton
Thrifty
Locations in Rockhampton
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From $29/day
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
1 location in Rockhampton
Enterprise
Locations in Rockhampton
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From $38/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Rockhampton
Europcar
Locations in Rockhampton
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Firefly
1 location in Rockhampton
Firefly
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Rockhampton
keddy by Europcar
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National
1 location in Rockhampton
National
Locations in Rockhampton
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Red Spot
1 location in Rockhampton
Red Spot
Locations in Rockhampton
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4 travellers who hired a car in Rockhampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

Car hire locations in or near Rockhampton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a car hire in Rockhampton

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Rockhampton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Rockhampton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Rockhampton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Rockhampton car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Rockhampton

  • Average monthly temperatures in Rockhampton sit above 25°C for most of the year and can rise above 35°C, making an air conditioned hire car the most comfortable option for getting around town, cutting out possible long waits for public transport in the sun. Hiring a car in Rockhampton will also let you make the most of the evening dining and nightlife on offer as bus services on weekdays finish around 18:00. Attractions outside of the city centre, including Mount Archer and Capricorn Caves, are not directly linked by public transport; however, they can be reached with a 30min drive by car.
  • The offices of hire companies, such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, are on the right-hand side of Rockhampton Airport (ROK). It’s easy to spot the desks directly across from the baggage claim carousels. No shuttle is required to reach your vehicle, the hire car park is just outside the terminal building, over the pick-up and drop-off lane.
  • Long freight trucks, known as road trucks, are common on the highways around Rockhampton, so you should ensure you have plenty of space when overtaking. Be wary when crossing the Fitzroy River after heavy rainfall as bridges can experience flooding and block access. If you are planning on going off-road driving, assess the local conditions and reduce tyre pressure accordingly.
  • Peak hour traffic is worst between 08:00–09:00 and 16:30–18:00, though it’s nowhere near as limiting as congestion in other major cities around Australia. Traffic moves slowly along East St for most of the day as it’s a commercial hub full of pedestrians. Expect some delays when using Bruce Hwy in busy periods, which are heightened on weekend mornings and holidays.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Rockhampton for $40 or less
  • Book your car hire in Rockhampton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Rockhampton are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Rockhampton

  • Some car hire companies in Rockhampton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Rockhampton costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($72/day), Budget ($86/day) and Alamo ($94/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 65-75 Canoona Rd 4700 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Rockhampton is $5.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $71 and $95, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Rockhampton.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Rockhampton airport include Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Rockhampton airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Rockhampton costs $55 per day, on average.

  • In Rockhampton, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo In Terminal Canoona Rd (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Rockhampton costs $332 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Rockhampton costs $1,422 per month ($47 per day).

  • Characterised by wide roads and open spaces, all car models are suited to Rockhampton. Compact makes are great for finding cheap prices, and people movers can transport big groups from one side of the city to the other. Choosing a 4WD is imperative for trails and beach driving around popular destinations, such as Mount Morgan and Sandy Point.

  • The default limit in central Rockhampton is 50 km/h; however, busy areas, including East St, have reduced speeds of 30 km/h. A limit of 40 km/h is enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00, with flashing yellow lights indicating the reduced speed is in operation. Bruce Hwy increases to 110 km/h outside of Rockhampton, though it is set at 60 km/h as it passes through the town.

  • You can expect to pay roughly A$ 1.50 per litre, which is a respectable price considering Rockhampton’s rural location. Petrol stations offer extremely consistent prices and it’s best to simply fill up at the most convenient location.

  • Free parking is available throughout the centre and is restricted to 2h on most of East St, William St and Denham St. Unrestricted space where you can leave the car can be found at the northern end of Alma St and the eastern end of Quay St.