If you are travelling to the famous and beautiful Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, renting a car is one the easiest ways to get around and see everything the region has to offer. It gives you the freedom to jump in and go, without waiting for buses or paying for taxis.
Prices and fees – prices for rental cars on the Gold Coast will vary dramatically. Many companies advertise a low daily price but then make their money with hidden fees and surcharges. So be sure to do your research and choose a company that is open and transparent about their prices – even if they look a bit more expensive at first glance. Surfers Rent A Car offers very competitive prices with no hidden fees.
Age – in Australia, you usually have to be over 21 to rent a car. Some companies will rent to under 21s, but their prices and insurance excess will be high. Surfers Rent A Car will rent to drivers between 21 and 25, possibly with a higher insurance excess. If you are outside the main age bracket of 25-75, please ask us how your age affects your insurance excess before you sign up.
License – Surfers Rent A Car will rent cars to anyone with a valid driver’s license from any country.
Insurance – insurance excess varies dramatically between companies. Surfers Rent A Car offers a very low excess of $950 - please ask us for more information.
Luggage – if you have luggage with you, you may need to hire a bigger car, especially if your luggage is something bulky like golf clubs or a surfboard. Check with us about how much luggage you have so we can be sure to give you the right car.
The most important things to remember when dealing with a Gold Coast rental car company are to do your research – call around for the best price, ask about hidden fees like airport surcharges or administration fees, and always read the fine print. If you choose Surfers Rent A Car you can be sure you will get a great deal, with very transparent pricing and friendly service.