Car Hire Brisbane Airport
When planning a trip to Brisbane, located in Queensland – commonly known as the Sunshine State you will be surprised at the amount of things to see and do along with the many fine restaurants, cafes and bars. Brisbane is situated along the Brisbane River and is a short 10 – 15min drive from either the Brisbane Domestic or Brisbane International Airport. The easiest way to get around and see the best parts that this lovely city has to offer would be by hire car or bus. Listed below are some ways to save on a car rental and get the most of your holiday in Brisbane and the surrounding areas.
Why use Andys Auto Rentals in Brisbane?
Andy’s Auto Rentals is a locally family owned business servicing the Brisbane Airport and surrounding suburbs for over 20 years. During this time we have built a large modern fleet of vehicles and Andys Auto Rentals also has one of the largest variety of vehicles available on fleet. They can supply anything from small budget cars to large 7 seat SUV’s, 8 seat vans, 12 seat buses, 25 seat buses, 4wd’s for on and off road as well as a wide range of convertibles and commercial vehicles as well. Why not log onto our web site www.andysautorentals.com.au to get in early and save on budget hire vehicles and to also see our full array of vehicles.
Things to do in Brisbane
With its warm sunshine and pleasant climate all year round there is an endless array of activities in Brisbane and the bay area. If you need help to think of places to go we have listed some below for you which should cover everyone’s interests.
These lovely gardens are located on the edge of the Brisbane River and you can spend hours wondering through them looking at the many different varieties of plants and large trees or just sit by one of the many green lawn areas to simply soak up the glorious Brisbane sunshine while enjoying a lovely picnic.
Why not take you rental car and head into the surrounding hills of Brisbane and explore area’s such as Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo, Mount Cootha or why not hire a convertible and take a day trip into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Checkout the Glass House Mountains and admire the fabulous views from the top of some lovely lookouts. Dayboro is a lovely little country town well worth the drive and getting there is part of the fun and stopping at the numerous roadhouses and pubs along the way.
The Bay areas surrounding Brisbane are only are short drive once again from the Brisbane CBD or Brisbane Airports depending on where you choose to stay. The town’s of Cleveland and Victoria Point are right on the waters edge and provide a very relaxed and tranquil feel. You can wonder the streets to do a spot of retail therapy or visit one of the numerous cafe’s and restaurants and have a great meal while enjoying some lovely water views. There is also an array of varied cheaper or budget accommodation to be had in the area as well.
Brisbane – Places to Eat
Brisbane has a large selection of food types to choose from and is greatly influenced by the large multicultural population that surrounds Brisbane. You can find a diverse range of foods including Mexican, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Yum Cha, Indian and the classic Australian Pub just to mention a few. Some of the popular areas to eat include Eagle Street Pier, South Bank, Queen St Mall , West End and the newly done Caxton Street eatery.
Tips for Renting a car from Brisbane Airport
To get your best deal you need to book early and take advantage of lower occupancy levels at that time and it is also beneficial to know what sort of distances you want to travel and the most distant suburb you wish to visit as you may need to negotiate a better kilometre allowance or seek approval from the car hire company to travel to that area as it may be outside of the permitted zone.
Make sure that your credit card has sufficient funds on it as most car hire companies do not take cash and then depending on what level of insurance you wish to have will influence the size of your deposit that you may have to leave as an authorisation on your credit card.
Driving Tips for your holiday in Brisbane
So you have got your rental car from Andys Auto Rentals at the Brisbane Airport and are ready to hit the road – just take a minute to remember some of these basic rules especially if you are from overseas or interstate.
Brisbane has numerous toll roads and bridges and all of our hire vehicles are fitted with toll tags so you don’t need to be concerned with trying to make payments at later dates and avoiding fines. Our toll tags will be activated automatically and your credit card will be billed only if you pass through a toll.
All hirers and drivers of our vehicles will need to be a minimum of 21 years of age and maximum of 75 yrs of age. There could be a surcharge for drivers under 25 yrs of age and a slightly higher deposit. Booking in advance will generally save you some money on your rental and ensure that you do not miss out on getting
Where to stay while in Brisbane
Brisbane is not short on accommodation regardless of your taste or budget. You have cheap lodges or youth hostels if you are watching the cash flow. An array of motels are on offer some near the riverside and of course a huge selection of upmarket hotels nearly all of them with Brisbane River views of the Story Bridge and some overlook the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens. If you want to stay in the heart of Brisbane near the River or Queen St Mall you will be walking distance to most of Brisbane’s best attractions.