Our COVID-19 Car Rental Promise

February 26, 2021, East Coast Car Rentals Adelaide Brisbane Cairns Car hire tips and advice Gold Coast Melbourne Road Trips Sunshine Coast Sydney

Choosing our Pay Now option gives you an immediate saving all day, every day, but we understand Australians are living in a brave new travel world where border and regional closures can occur almost overnight, sending your best made holiday plans into disarray. That’s why we’ve decided to continue offering Pre-pay & Save, but with […]

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Best places to see baby turtles in Queensland 2021

January 29, 2021, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Cairns Road Trips Sunshine Coast

Hatching season is upon us and what better way to start the New Year than a road trip to one of Queensland’s many turtle havens to watch these cute little guys take their first steps. January through to March is the best time to see the annual turtle march when the summer heat rouses the […]

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4 places to stop on your road trip from Melbourne to Sydney

April 2, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Melbourne Road Trips Sydney

  There are two options when deciding how to get from Melbourne to Sydney – flying or driving – but there’s only one real winner. By hiring a car with East Coast Car Rentals, you not only eliminate worry about the logistics of a flight, you also get to take your time stopping off at […]

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The best places to see the stars on a clear, Adelaide night

February 28, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Adelaide Fun Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

  Are you planning a stargazing trip this summer? Adelaide is a fabulous spot, because it’s not only a cool city, but it’s also a central location from which to base your nights spent staring up. If you’re flying into Adelaide and want to get out and about to the best stargazing spots around South […]

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Essential Australian road trip slang

February 10, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Fun Tips

  The hardest thing about exploring Australia in a car isn’t getting lost; it’s understanding the locals. Aussies have their own vocabulary when it comes to driving and most of it sounds pretty confusing to overseas visitors. If you are in Australia for the first time and looking to hire a car, here is a handy guide to some of […]

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The East Coast road trip: Winter edition

January 31, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Gold Coast Sydney

One of the great things about Australia is the glorious weather. Holidays here are associated with golden sand beaches, warm water and alfresco dining. But, even during the winter months, when air fares are lower, demand for accommodation eases and there’s more room on the sand – there’s still plenty to do. Here’s what we like […]

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The best national parks along the east coast

December 28, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Cairns Sunshine Coast Sydney

It’s no secret that the east coast of Australia is a magnet for tourists. Beyond the city centres and the popular theme parks, the east coast is home to some of the country’s most exquisite national parks, each with incredible hikes and sights tucked within their treelines. Royal National Park This list wouldn’t be complete without a […]

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5 unmissable places to visit along the Great Ocean Road: an Australian classic

November 8, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals Melbourne

There’s little point arguing past the Great Ocean Road when it comes to the quintessential Australian road trip. Famous the world over, the Great Ocean Road was built as a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives during the First World War. It stretches almost 250 kilometres, hugging Victoria’s southern edges. Though it can be driven […]

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How long does it take to travel the East Coast of Australia?

December 17, 2018, East Coast Car Rentals Cairns Gold Coast Melbourne Road Trips Tips

  Driving from Melbourne to Cairns, you’ll discover 4,000 km of coastal beauty along the eastern edge of Australia. Whether you start at the bottom in Melbourne or work your way down from Cairns, the journey along the coastline offers up plenty of adventures. So when organising your hire car from Melbourne or Cairns, how […]

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Australia’s surfing sweet-spots suitable for beginners

August 22, 2018, East Coast Car Rentals Adelaide Fun Road Trips Surfers Paradise Sydney Tips

  If you fancy trying out a new activity on your Australian road trip, why not give surfing a go? You’ll be in good company, with up to 2.5 million surfers in Australia, according to the Sweeney report, and that’s before you include the tourists. Whether taking your east coast car hire south to Adelaide, or […]

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15 fun things to do when you’re stuck in traffic

April 29, 2018, East Coast Car Rentals Fun Tips

  Picture this: you’re off on a road trip. You’ve got your car hire in Sydney sorted and have been driving for a while. All of a sudden, you find yourself stuck in the middle of a traffic jam. How can you turn this nightmarish scenario into something fun? All it takes is a little imagination… […]

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4 of the best country pubs near Brisbane

April 23, 2018, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Road Trips

  Country pubs tend to exude feelings of warmth and comfort. After a sports game or a challenging week at work, they’re a great place to relax and unwind with an ice-cold pint or a hearty meal. Hire a car in Brisbane, select your designated driver and wet your whistle at one of these classic […]

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7 quirky facts you didn’t know about Melbourne

December 11, 2017, East Coast Car Rentals Melbourne

  For anyone who’s ever been to Melbourne, the appeal of Australia’s cultural capital is obvious. There’s so much to see and do around the sprawling metropolis, and when you have a rental car to get around in, you’ll have an even better time. You’ll be able to reach more of the city in a […]

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4 stunning places to watch the sun rise on Australia’s east coast

March 31, 2017, chris Road Trips Tips

  The east coast is a prime spot for sunrises. Every morning, the sun pops its head up over Australia, treating onlookers to a colourful display (weather permitting) in the sky. If you are road tripping down the coast, set your alarm and be out of bed early to catch sunup in one of these […]

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The top 5 places to see whales on Australia’s east coast

March 23, 2017, chris Road Trips

  Between May and November, something magical happens along Australia’s east coast. Some of the world’s largest mammals start to make their way along migratory routes that stretch for thousands of kilometres, gracing lucky onlookers with a glimpse of their massive forms. Driven north by Antarctica’s winter chill, humpbacks and southern right whales roam the […]

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6 apps you need for road trips in Australia

March 13, 2017, chris Fun Road Trips Tips

  Your best friend will always have a special place in your passenger seat, but your smartphone might be the ultimate road tripping companion. With the right apps, you can fit all of the information you’ll need for your trip in the memory space on your mobile. Getting lost, not knowing where the next petrol […]

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5 waterfalls worth chasing on Australia’s east coast

February 20, 2017, chris Brisbane Cairns Gold Coast Melbourne Sunshine Coast

  Never mind sticking to the rivers and lakes you’re used to; chasing waterfalls is always a stellar adventure. Water might be a scarce resource in many parts of Australia, but the island continent still manages to hide a cache of waterfalls that will pique your imagination, soothe your soul and jazz up your Instagram […]

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Eggs-citing activities around the east coast this Easter!

March 18, 2016, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Melbourne Sydney

It’s time to hop on over to the east coast next weekend because Easter is here! There’s a million and one eggs-citing activities to do, but here we’ve narrowed down the list for some of the best ones that are super fun for the whole family. Easter is a time when happiness runs and chocolate stains […]

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3 animal species you’ll meet on the east coast

December 28, 2015, chris Brisbane Cairns Sydney

Animal-loving Australians are spoiled for choice when it comes to the sheer amount of options for wildlife interaction that the country has to offer. These three animals are some of the most exciting and unique creatures in the world and you can meet them right here in Australia when you traverse the East Coast for a summer road trip. […]

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3 must-do scenic drives along the Sunshine Coast

July 1, 2015, chris Sunshine Coast

There’s something blissful about driving along a picturesque coastline or winding your way through lush green mountains. Sunshine Coast is home to scenic drives that let you enjoy both types of views, often only an hour long. Once you’re done seeing them and back in Sunshine Coast, you can still keep the fun engine running […]

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3 wonderful islands off the coast of Brisbane

July 29, 2014, chris Brisbane

When you’re visiting Brisbane, why not check out some of these stunning islands, just off the coast? They have a lot to offer, from stunning walks to historic sites.

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Introducing Our Upgraded Brisbane Airport Car Hire Branch

January 17, 2022, Brandon Boot Blog Brisbane Events

East Coast Car Rentals are delighted to announce the opening of our newly upgraded Brisbane Airport location. We couldn’t be more excited to kick off the New Year by sharing our new space with our returning business travellers and holiday makers as they get back on the road with us in Southeast Queensland. This branch […]

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CEO urges Australians to book early for Christmas 2020

October 29, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals East Coast Car Rentals

East Coast Car Rentals CEO, Daniel Kearney, is encouraging all Australians to book early for Christmas and the January holiday period, and beyond, with a surge in interstate travel expected to outstrip supply across the industry. Mr Kearney said the situation was compounded by a significant industry-wide depletion in fleet sizes as a result of […]

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The best rooftop bars in Surfers Paradise

May 17, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Gold Coast

  After a long day seeing the sights of the Gold Coast, nothing beats a well-earned drink. But with so many incredible vistas to enjoy both day and night, it’s a shame to just stay on floor level. So instead, with our expert help, discover some of the best rooftop bars in Surfers Paradise, where […]

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Australian rental car company offers hundreds of vehicles to essential service staff

April 3, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Blog East Coast Car Rentals

East Coast Car Rentals is offering its fleet of vehicles to essential service workers at heavily discounted weekly rates to ensure safe transport to and from work by reducing their exposure to COVID-19 on public transport. The move will see East Coast Car Rentals offer a flat weekly rate of $50 for all vehicles – […]

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What are the hottest spots between Brisbane and Cairns?

February 20, 2020, East Coast Car Rentals Brisbane Cairns Road Trips Tips

  You’ve just booked your rental car from Cairns. The first leg of your road trip down the East Coast of Australia is beginning. However, do you know the hottest spots to check out before reaching Brisbane? Bundaberg You might have heard of Bundaberg rum. Or maybe Bundaberg’s Lemon Lime and Bitters, Ginger beer or other […]

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