Cheap car hire and rental in 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

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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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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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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on 2+ days rentals until 11 December 2021 when you book 21 days in advance. Destinations include Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires

Available on rentals from May - December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. 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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Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Brisbane car hires from $21

Available on select rental dates in 2021 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more.

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OneTravel OneTravel

Up to USD$15 off booking fees

Available on all travel dates for up to 3 travelers when you use the code. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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Spaceship Rentals Spaceship Rentals

Up to 10% rentals

Available on select rental dates in Australia. Offer exclusive to members only. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 10% off 3-day rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Earn 4 Qantas points with every $1 spent

Earn Qantas points on car hires across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 10% off Jucy rentals

Available on rentals from June - October 2021 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off 5+ days rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Get 5% off campervan hires with code

Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 across Australia with Cheapa Campa, Star RV and Hippie Camper. Must book 180+ days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

5% off advance bookings

Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns, Broome and more. Minimum of 180 days advance booking. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Australia: Up to 7.5% off Let’s Go Motorhomes rentals

Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. 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 across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off prestige car rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Auckland and more. Minimum of 5 days rental required. 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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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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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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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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