Cheap car hire in Noosa and Noosa Heads

Drive in and around Noosa and the Sunshine Coast from $68/day.

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Noosa and its resort town Noosa Heads are popular holiday destinations on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. There’s a beach down every road and adventure around every corner, making it the perfect driving destination.

We outline car hire costs, top rental companies and frequently asked questions about car hire in Noosa.

Compare car hire and prices in Noosa and Noosa Heads

Rentals in Noosa start from $68 per day. This is based on a 3-day rental from Noosa Heads booked through Car Hire Finder.


Swift car

Small, economy car

  • Car: Suzuki Swift
  • Seats: 4
  • Luggage: 1 large bag and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Hertz
  • Peak cost: $207.35 for 3 days or $69.12 per day
  • Off-peak cost: $204.26 for 3 days of $68.09 per day

Toyota Corolla.

Medium car

  • Car: Toyota Corolla
  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 2 large bags and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Hertz
  • Peak cost: $236.08 for 3 days or $78.69 per day
  • Off-peak cost: $236.12 for 3 days or $78.71 per day

Kia Carnival people mover

Large car

  • Car: Kia Carnival
  • Seats: 8
  • Luggage: 2 large bags and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Hertz
  • Peak cost: $334.56 for 3 days or $111.52 per day
  • Off-peak cost: $328.48 for 3 days or $109.50 per day

Red Nissan X-Trail

SUV/estate car

  • Car: Toyota Kluger
  • Seats: 7
  • Luggage: 2 large bags and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Hertz
  • Peak cost: $314.93 for 3 days or $104.98 per day
  • Off-peak cost: $645.65 for 3 days or $215.22 per day

Prices were retrieved on 17 February 2022 for travel 25-28 February 2022 (peak) and 13-16 May 2022 (off-peak) and are based on a driver aged 30+.

Where can I pick up a car hire vehicle in Noosa?

  • Noosa Heads: Also known as Noosa Downtown, you'll find Hertz, Avis, Sixty, Budget, Dollar Car Rental and Bespoke Noosa Car Rental.
  • Noosaville: Further west, in the inland holiday spot of Noosaville you can rent cars from Avanti Noosa Car Rentals and Rentacar Noosa.

Who offers car hire from Noosa airport?

Noosa doesn't have an airport, however Sunshine Coast Airport (Maroochydore Airport) is just 40 minute drive away. It has desks for the following rental companies in the arrivals hall, adjacent to baggage claim:

Where can I book car hire in Noosa and Noosa Heads?

  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Sixty
  • Budget
  • Avanti Noosa Car Rentals
  • Rentacar Noosa

Looking for a particular type of car? Check out these companies:

Frequently asked questions

Noosa driving tips

  • Drive on the left. This is universal throughout Australia.
  • The speed limit is 50km/h in urban areas. In rural areas it is 100km/h and on motorways it is 110km/h.
  • School zone speed limits apply at certain times. Signs will let you know when a lower speed limit applies. This is usually 10–20km lower than the default speed limit. The times are centred on the start and end of the school day from 8am–9.30am and 3pm–4.30pm.
  • Turning left at a red light is illegal. Except when road signs indicate otherwise.
  • When driving at speeds up to 60km/hr you should maintain a 1-metre gap when passing cyclists. Above 60km, the minimum gap increases to 1.5 metres.
  • Explore by driving beyond Noosa: While you can spend your days beach hopping, true road trippers can drive up and down the Queensland coast. Popular driving routes in Queensland can take you from Noosa up to Fraser Island, or from Noosa down to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
  • 4WD sand driving is permitted at some beaches: If this is your plan, be sure to check the beach conditions first. You'll want to drive at low tide and give yourself enough time to get off the beach before the tide rolls in. You will also want to lower your tyre pressure and be prepared in case you accidentally get bogged.

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