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Maroochydore car rentals from C$ 48/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Maroochydore with a pick-up date of 17/5 and drop-off date of 19/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Maroochydore

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CompactC$ 53/day
IntermediateC$ 48/day
StandardC$ 101/day
Full-sizeC$ 88/day
MinivanC$ 107/day
Full-size SUVC$ 83/day
Passenger VanC$ 103/day
Compact SUVC$ 51/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 72/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Maroochydore

  • Make sure you're aware of the local drink-driving laws when driving your Maroochydore hire car. The blood alcohol limit in Australia is 0.05%, and breathalyser checkpoints are common throughout the Sunshine Coast. If you know you're planning some nights of drinking, consider adding additional drivers to your Maroochydore car hire agreement. Additionally, Queensland has very strict laws regarding drink driving. If you're over the BAC limit and you're found in the vehicle with the keys, you can be charged with drink-driving. To be safe, if you plan on drinking at all, don't drive and always hand the keys over to someone else when you start drinking.
  • Electric vehicles are becoming more popular amongst both tourists and locals on the Sunshine Coast and may be a good option for cheap car hire in Maroochydore. The Maroochydore Homemaker Centre is one convenient place to find chargers in the Sunshine Cove neighbourhood. You can also recharge at Sunshine Plaza, a large shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast. If you're choosing an electric vehicle, it's a good idea to find a hotel that offers EV chargers for their guests. The Ingenia Holidays Rivershore holiday park and Loea Boutique Hotel are two options. If you head out on day trips, you can find EV chargers up and down the Sunshine Coast.
  • Booking cheap car hire in Maroochydore doesn't always have to be about getting to your destination quickly. There are some beautiful scenic drives in the area where you'll want to slow down and soak it in. If the weather isn't right for a beach trip, consider heading to the Sunshine Coast's hinterland area. You can reach the lovely town of Mapleton in just over half an hour from Maroochydore. From here, you can head to Maleny, home to scenic waterfalls and stunning gardens. If you'd prefer a coastal drive, you'll be spoilt for choice, but one popular option is to head down south to Kings Beach.
  • Characterised by the joining of the Maroochy River, Paynter River and Petrie Creek, a hire car in Maroochydore offers access along the banks where public transport doesn’t reach. You can drive to the border of Parklands Conservation Park and Mooloolah River National Park before hiking through the dense forests to escape the city life. Driving inland to the famous Big Pineapple takes roughly 20min while a connection of bus services is closer to 1h. Hiring a car in Maroochydore also allows you to pack towels, boards and food for the beach without having to carry it far. Having your own vehicle also provides a reprieve from the warm Queensland sun, meaning no waiting outside for services to arrive.
  • The reception desks of Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty are located next to the baggage claim in the arrivals area of Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY). It’s only a short walk to the carpark, so you won’t need to carry your luggage far to pick up your vehicle.
  • Be mindful when crossing one of Maroochydore’s many bridges, as the river levels can rise after heavy rainfall. Ensure you can see directly across the bridge and there are no flooded sections. Cyclists are common throughout the city, especially along the coast in Cotton Tree, so keep a watchful eye on the side of the road and provide at least 1.5 m of space when overtaking.
  • The worst traffic periods typically stretch from 07:00–09:00 and 16:00–19:00. Congestion is most severe along Sunshine Mwy and Maroochydore Rd as commuters make their way in and out of Brisbane. Plaza Pde also experiences heavy traffic throughout the day and it is best to avoid it if you are visiting the central shopping district.
  • Book your rental car in Maroochydore at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Maroochydore are around 7% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Maroochydore are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Maroochydore

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Maroochydore?

    Choosing a compact model will boost your options when finding a parking spot at the beach in Maroochydore. A 4x4 is necessary if you’re considering going off road and doing some beach driving, but just make sure that your rental contract allows it.

  • What’s the speed limit in Maroochydore?

    The default limit in urban areas of Maroochydore is 50 km/h; however, strips with regular pedestrian activity, such as near the Sunshine Plaza, are reduced to 40 km/h. A 40 km/h speed limit is also enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00 on weekdays. Highways are usually capped at 100 km/h, though some sections rise to a maximum of 110 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Maroochydore?

    Free on-street parking restricted to between 1–2h is available along key strips such as The Esplanade and Plaza Pde. Restrictions are in place from 08:30–17:00 from Monday to Saturday. Unrestricted sections offering spots for the entire day are found on Alexandra Pde and Memorial Ave.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Maroochydore?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 48/day), Thrifty (C$ 67/day) and Bargain Car Rentals (C$ 83/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 74b Aerodrome Rd 4558 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Maroochydore?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Maroochydore. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Maroochydore?

    The average gas price in Maroochydore is C$ 6.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 73 and C$ 97, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Maroochydore?

    Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Maroochydore.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Maroochydore?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Maroochydore?

    A Compact car rental in Maroochydore costs C$ 30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Maroochydore?

    A Mini car rental in Maroochydore costs C$ 39 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Maroochydore?

    An Economy car rental in Maroochydore costs C$ 40 per day, on average.

  • What restrictions to sleeping in my car are there in Maroochydore?

    Be cautious if you're planning on taking a power nap whilst on a road trip in Maroochydore. Sleeping in your car is illegal in most of Queensland. However, there are a number of rest stops where you can stay for up to 22 hours. These are handy if you're planning a long road trip along the coast.

  • Which road rules should I be aware of when driving a cheap car hire in Maroochydore?

    Roundabout road rules differ between states, but in Queensland, you need to indicate whenever you're exiting a roundabout, even if you're only driving straight through. Additionally, make sure you leave a three-second gap between yourself and the car in front of you.

Maroochydore car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Maroochydore

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74b Aerodrome Rd

+61 7 5443 6555

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Terminal Building

+61 7 5443 6555

Monday06:30 - 21:15
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8.8 Very good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and fast and good value

Cons:

Kayak quoted me $199 but when I got to the airport they charged me $220.00 despite me showing them the kayak quote and booking reference.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car and paperwork ready to go with no wait at counter. Also no surprises.

Cons:

Key fob spring was broken so you had to dig key out when needed. Also no one at drop off area at BNE airport. Had to go in office to get receipt.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

My flight was delayed and I was the last flight in, but the counter stayed open for me! I was so appreciative! The desk attendant was so friendly and nice!

Cons:

Nothing!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great,

1 out of 2

Alpha

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Maroochydore

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TERMINAL AIRPORT MAROOCHYDORE AIRPORT

+61730882976

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Hertz

9.6

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.2

2 locations in Maroochydore

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6/28 Aerodrome Rd

+61 7 5443 3108

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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David Low Way

+61 7 5448 9827

Monday07:30 - 21:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Staff were very friendly. Pick up and drop off were quickly completed.

8.0 Very good

May 2022

KAYAK
Excellent pick-up/upgrade/condition/cleanliness etc. But I filled up to Full opposite the hire location only to have the final emailed invoice claim it was 6/8 and $60 was deducted from my credit card. I phoned to query. They claimed I only filled to 'first click' and maybe the gauge wasn't working. (A ridiculous suggestion on a 44,000km car). Hmmmm. I suggested they go and try to fill it. They did so and lo and behold it needed (only) 9 litres. I was refunded $45. I honestly wonder how many people have received their final invoice which should say $zero and not looked at the automatic debit due to the car being 'not full'?

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Hertz were very professional and courteous.

1 out of 1

Avis

8.0

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Maroochydore

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74a Aerodrome Rd

+61 7 5453 1999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Terminal Building

+61 7 5453 1999

Monday06:30 - 21:15
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6.0 Okay

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
I booked to pick up the vehicle in Marchhooydore and Kayak somehow managed to send me 40km away to a sunshine pick up. I had to call the Philippines to change it

6.0 Okay

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Just drop off the car took me more than 45 minutes. There were 3 employees and three customers to hire a car. Even pickup took me 20 minutes. With Hertz drop off has always been less than 5 minutes. Simplify your pickup and drop off. All the customers on the day were shaking there heads with disbelief.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Excellent well prepared car

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
Excellent friendly informative staff. Late model comfortable car.

1 out of 2

Alamo

7.5

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.5

One location in Maroochydore

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Interm Friendship Ave Marcoola

+61 7 5211 0208

Monday09:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Extremely poor service and would not listen to me

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
Extremely expensive

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Great car and service.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

6.8

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

4 locations in Maroochydore

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32 Aerodrome Rd

+61 7 5443 1733

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6/28 Aerodrome Rd

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David Low Way

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Sunshine Coast Ap

+61 7 5443 1733

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.4 Poor

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a minivan and ended up with a 12 passenger van. It was awful and expensive.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Easier parking when dropping off the car.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Maroochydore

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Terminal Building

+61 7 5448 9955

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
We had a great experience it was very quick and smooth

1 out of 1

National

7.0

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

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7.0

Value for money

8.0

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Friendship Avenue Marcoola

+61 7 5211 0208

Monday09:00 - 16:00
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Dollar

8.7

Very good

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32 Aerodrome Rd

+61 7 5443 1733

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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David Low Way

Monday07:30 - 21:00
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Bargain Car Rentals

8.5

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Maroochydore

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Sunshine Coast airport

+61 1300 729 230

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Good

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One location in Maroochydore

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In Terminal Friendship Ave

+61 7 5211 0208

Monday09:00 - 16:00
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Firefly

6.7

Okay

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2 locations in Maroochydore

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6/28 Aerodrome Rd

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Sunshine Coast Airport

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Sunset Rent a Car

10.0

Wonderful

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David Low Way

+61 754 507 031

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Sunshine Coast airport

+61 892 452 466

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Maroochydore

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294 Nicklin Way

+61 754 432 300

Monday07:30 - 21:00
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Terminal Building Maroochydore Airport

61 7 54489955

Monday08:30 - 19:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Maroochydore

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6 / 28 Aerodrome Rd Maroochydore

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Terminal Building

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Abaa Car Rentals

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One location in Maroochydore

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Maroochydore Airport

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Ozzy Car Rentals

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127 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, Australia

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Tiger Car Rental

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Terminal Building Maroochydore Airport

1800 670 982

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23 travellers who rented a car in Maroochydore gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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