There is no better way to see everything Surfers Paradise has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own car enables you to go to the areas you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Australia more enjoyable with a National rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do in and around the Surfers Paradise region, you'll be wanting to explore more than your hotel room while on your visit. Whether you are dying to try the cafe that has received great reviews across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to take in as much as possible during your stay. Whatever you end up doing in Surfers Paradise, if you wish to get the most out of your time in the city, having your vehicle is a must.
Founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything luxury to compact, allowing you to choose the ideal automobile for your next vacation.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Surfers Paradise National rental car at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, whether you book. But reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Surfers Paradise?
Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Surfers Paradise?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Surfers Paradise is 21. Take time to go over National's policies, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Surfers Paradise?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Surfers Paradise. Economy or compact cars are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Surfers Paradise trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Australia require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Australia. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
We advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Surfers Paradise certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Surfers Paradise National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different National. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Surfers Paradise, having access to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Australia, you can leave wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or memorizing a bus schedule.
Before your next trip, book your National Surfers Paradise rental car and visit all the must-do activities. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the streets in Surfers Paradise, Australia.