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Cheap car hire and rental in Noosa

Discover unbeatable car hire deals for your road trip around Noosa.

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Noosa is a resort town on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Located within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, there’s a beach down every road, adventure around every corner, and luxury within arm’s reach.

The local driving routes are so popular that the council has dedicated a website to self-driving holidays.

Read on for top deals on car hire, important road rules, best-loved driving routes and frequently asked questions about car hire in Noosa.

Top deals on car hire in Noosa

DiDi DiDi
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Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on select dates until 15 December 2020. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available on rentals until 15 December 2020 in Australia and New Zealand. Pick up on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday required to avail offer. T&Cs apply

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Hertz Hertz

Get 1 day free on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you book a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

Free upgrade on Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you use the code. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

4th day free + free upgrade on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Brisbane car hire from $23

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.

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Hertz Hertz

Up to 20% off Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you book a minimum of 7 consecutive days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

Up to 33% off + Free upgrade on weekend rentals

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

SUV rentals from $59/day

Available on 3+ day rentals until 31 October 2020 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Up to 15% off Australia rentals

Available until 20 December 2020 on prepay bookings. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Get 3rd day free on Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Up to 20% off Western Australia car hire

Available on select 2020 and 2021 dates in Fremantle, Midland and Malaga. Minimum of 7 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Western Australia car hire from $20

Available on rentals until 16 January 2021 across Fremantle, Midland and Malaga. Minimum 7 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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National Car Rental National Car Rental

Free car rental for members

Join the Emerald Club and earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Inclusive of free rental days and other benefits. Destinations include Australia, Canada, United States and more. T&Cs apply.

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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $24 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $24 per day. T&Cs apply.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Compare over 800 car hire companies worldwide

Rentalcars.com can help you compare major car hire company rates for the best price. Companies it compares include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar and Budget. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more.

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Avis Avis

Third day free on Australia rentals

Available on rental until 18 December 2020 when you use the code. Destinations include Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and more. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

One-way car hire from $5/day

Available on select dates. Destinations include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Cains, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

$1 Australia one way car hires

Available on select rental dates from 14 October -30 November 2020. Minimum of 4-5 rental days required. T&Cs apply.

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Discover Cars Discover Cars

Australia car hires from $14.99/day

Available on select dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off base rate on 5+ day car rentals

Available for pick ups from May - December 2020 at select locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs and black out dates apply.

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Looking4Parking Looking4Parking

Up to 60% off advance bookings

Available for travel on select dates across Australia. Save up to 60% if you book in advance today. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 10% off base rate on 3+ day car rentals

Available for pick ups until 15 December 2020 at select locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs and black out dates apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Earn 1,000 bonus Velocity points

Available on pick ups until 31 January 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Free upgrade on car hires

Sign up your email and receive the best car rental offers in Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Lastminute.com.au Lastminute.com.au

Australia car hires from $43/day

Available on select dates in 2020 in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Broome and more. Sample rate is for a compact car in Coffs Harbour. T&Cs apply.

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What companies offer car hire from Noosa Airport

Noosa doesn't have an airport, however Sunshine Coast Airport is just 40 minute drive away and offers car rental from numerous companies. These include:


Who offers luxury car hire in Noosa?


Road rules: What to know about driving in Noosa

  • Drive on the left. This is universal throughout Australia.
  • In urban areas, the default speed limit is 50km/h. In rural areas it is 100km/h, and on motorways it is 110km/h.
  • School zone speed limits apply at certain times on school days. Signs will inform you when you need to obey the lower speed limit, which is usually 10 to 20km lower than the default speed limit.
  • You cannot turn left at a red light. This is illegal, except when road signs at an intersection specifically indicate otherwise.
  • Maintain a 1-metre gap when passing cyclists at speeds up to 60km/h. Above 60km, the minimum gap increases to 1.5m between your vehicle and the cyclist.

Popular Noosa driving routes

  • Central Loop. The Great Sandy National Park, Lake Macdonald, Mount Cooroora, the charming towns of Pomona and Cooroy, and the picturesque beaches of Boreen Point await you on this 91km drive. Take your time, stretch your legs, meet some locals and make a day of it.
  • Northern Loop. This route is 146km long and is recommended as a day trip. Travelling through the hinterland to Boreen Point, you’ll find yourself on the shores of Lake Cootharaba. From here, choose from an off-road route via Harry’s Hut and Rainbow Beach, or a sealed road to Kin Kin. Make the most of the walking trails, rainforests, beautiful countryside and serene views.
  • Point Arkwright. A shorter drive at 32km, this route takes about 30 minutes, but is best appreciated over a couple of hours. David Low Way takes you from Noosa to Point Arkwright via one of Queensland’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Stop for a cuppa at Coolum or Peregian Beach, or perhaps have a picnic at one of the many lookouts.

Frequently asked questions about car hire in Noosa

Who offers cheap car hire from Sunshine Coast airport?

Budget, Europcar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz and Redspot are all located in the arrivals hall at Sunshine Coast airport.

I'm on my provisional licence. Can I drive in Noosa?

Yes. However, you need to obey Queensland’s provisional licence rules, regardless of the state in which your licence was issued.

How does car insurance work?

Your car hire company may insure your vehicle as part of the deal, but you can also purchase insurance from another provider.However you insure your car, make sure you select a level of excess that suits your budget and plans. For more information on hire car insurance and to compare policies, click here.


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