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

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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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
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$20 off Australia-wide rentals

Available on rentals until 30 April 2021 when you spend a minimum of $200. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. 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 hire from $32

Valid for travel on select dates in 2021 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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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off 2+ days rentals

Available on select rental dates until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. Must book 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz
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Get up to 20% off 3+ day rentals

Available on rentals from 1 February - 15 December 2021 across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Looking4Parking Looking4Parking

Up to 15% off with code

Available on select rental dates across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 25% off Awesome Campers rentals

Available on select rental dates across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

2 days free on Let's Go campervan rentals

Available on select travel dates across Australia. Minimum rental nights may apply. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 20% off Apollo campervan hires

Available on select rental dates across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 30% off Budget car hires

Available on select rental dates across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more. 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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Hertz Hertz

10% off 3+ day car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more. Minimum rental period of 3 consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

15% off prestige hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021 on participating locations excluding Tasmania. Minimum rental period of one consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

15% off 3+ day weekend car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021 on participating locations excluding Tasmania. Minimum rental period of 3 consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

Up to 15% off 7-day rentals

Available on rentals until 28 February 2021 in Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

Get 1 day free on 5-day car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more. Must include a Saturday night keep. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off weekday van and truck rentals

Available on select rental dates until 31 January 2021 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia van and truck rentals

Available on rental pick ups between Sunday - Thursday until 31 January 2021. 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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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

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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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Earn 4 Qantas points for every $1 spent

Rent a car across Australia and earn 4 Qantas points for every $1 spent. T&Cs apply.

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Outdoorsy Outdoorsy

Australia rentals from $58/day

Available on select rental dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle and more. Sample rate is for a Flexi Delish in Baldivis, WA. 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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