Travelling to the Gold Coast with children

Families make up a large percentage of tourists visiting the beautiful Gold Coast region every year – but public transport is definitely not designed with them in mind!

Mothers and fathers will be panicking at the thought of hopping on the bus with the kids and all their things for a day out – waiting for the bus, organising tickets, carrying everything, crying children…what a hassle! And taxis are too expensive for most family holidays as well, so what is the best option?

Get a Gold Coast rent a car! You get the freedom of going where you want when you want, plus there’s enough room for all the kid’s stuff and you won’t have to fight for a seat. There are plenty of Surfers car rental companies that can rent you an affordable, reliable rental car to get around the Gold Coast. Here are some tips:

  • Go for the biggest car you can afford – you want as much space as possible in your rental car so get the biggest car you can within your budget. This may be a nice family car like a Nissan Pulsar or something larger like a Toyota Tarago. Just make sure there’s enough room for all the kids bits and pieces so you can take everything you need for a day out.
  • Check the baby seats – most Gold Coast Car Hire companies will be able to provide you with a baby or booster seat for your children but many of them don’t have the latest and safest seats. So when you’re calling up for a quote, ask plenty of questions about the baby seats to ensure they will be safe for your kids
  • Get picked up and dropped off – you want to avoid buses and taxis right? Then choose a Surfers Paradise car hire company that offers pick up and drop off services from the airport or your hotel. Most charge for this service, some a lot, so make sure you check – but it may be worth paying to avoid the bus and taxi queues!
  • Get advice – you’ll want to make sure you have lots of things planned to entertain the kids while you’re here, so ask the staff at the Gold Coast rent a car company for some tips on the best things to do with kids. They should be able to give you some really good tips so you can plan your days and be really organised – so there’s no rushing around or bored children.

For a great deal on your Gold Coast car rental, contact Surfers Rent A Car for an obligation free quote. We are a family owned and operated Gold Coast car rental company with a range of cars to suit families and very competitive prices. We offer free pick up and drop off (during business hours), we have baby seats and booster seats that meet the latest safety standards and can recommend lots of things to do with the kids.