Discover Brisbane: the gateway to stunning beaches
Ideal for car excursions, Brisbane has lots to offer if you want to have a mobile and active holiday. Brisbane is known as the jewel of the east coast and is a true Aussie surfer paradise. The best way to leave Brisbane is along the Great Sunshine Way, which takes its name from the miles upon miles of sandy beaches. In just an hour and a half driving time you can visit O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the hinterland of Brisbane, with rainforests, waterfalls and numerous viewpoints waiting for you. At TUI Cars you will find the right hire car for your Australian road trip starting in Brisbane. Car rental offices are located in Brisbane airport and in the city centre.
On the road in a hire car: Brisbane and the Gold Coast
If you fly to Brisbane you have no choice but to visit the Gold Coast. Exploring Brisbane and the surrounding area by car hire is an adventure. Head to Brisbane's Surfers Paradise in less than an hour. The Great Sunshine Way is a picturesque route that induces that road trip feeling and turns the car tour into a very special experience. Enjoy the imposing skyline while chilling on the white sandy beach, discover the most famous surf spots Down Under and watch the pros freestyling on the waves. Experience the numerous leisure activities on offer to round off the beautiful excursion in your car from the Brisbane car hire office.
Hire care & Brisbane: information on road traffic
If you are from continental Europe, driving in Brisbane is easily learned in a short transition – because on the Red Continent you drive on the left. In other respects the same rules apply analogously as on European roads; traffic from the left has priority over traffic from the right and definitely stop at red traffic lights. In Brisbane you will come across many roundabouts, so remember, when approaching a roundabout you must give way to all vehicles already on the roundabout. There are also toll roads, which can be easily paid in advance online. On two-lane highways the speed limit is 100-110 km/h, in urban areas it’s 40-50 km/h. To drive in Australia you need an international driving licence and you should carry the original driving licence with you, too, at all times when driving a hire care.