Gladstone Queensland Car Rental
There are plenty of places to go in the Gladstone region and having your own vehicle to your accommodation from
the airport and exploring the area can make your trip far more convenient and arranged at your own pace rather than
relying on public transport. You can arrange care hire prior to arriving in Gladstone and collect your chosen
vehicle from the airport. The CBD is only a 5 kilometre drive from Gladstone Airport.
Major car companies Avis Australia, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty offer rental and drop off facilities
from Gladstone airport seven days per week. Most of the car hire companies are highly competitive and offer a range
of specials. In general, the minimum driving age is 21 and a young drivers surcharge may apply. Fees vary for each
agency, depending on the model of the car but in general you can expect to pay from AUD55 for a small size car,
AUD80 for family sized or AUD114 for a 4WD.
Self-drive tours can be a lot of fun and allow you to explore the Gladstone region in your own time and spend as
little or as much time in any particular area that you desire. The Bruce Highway is a major coastal route in
Queensland and provides many points of access to seaside and country locations in the region.
For Gladstone city sights, check out Barney Beach only 4 kilometres from Gladstone CBD for a swim in the sun, or
Tondoon Botanic Gardens, 20 minutes south with 170 hectare of parkland you can test your fitness on the 3 kilometre
bush walk. Along the Discovery Coast, at the town Seventeen Seventy less than two hours drive from the CBD you can
check out the great views from the lookout platforms at Round Hill Headland. Nearby is Agnes Water the east coast’s
northern-most surfing beach accompanied by a quiet coastal village.
Deepwater National Park, 2 hours 20 minutes south of Gladstone city is a great 4WD option as there is an
incredible stretch of coastline with dunes and forestry. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Lake Awoonga, a popular
recreational area with picnic and barbeque facilities as well as walking trails. It’s only a half hour drive from
If you want to see the range of sights that the Gladstone region has to offer, then hiring a car to get around
is a great way to explore with comfort and flexibility.