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Terminal Building Coolangatta QLD 4225 Australia
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Coolangatta Airport Car Hire (QLD)


Terminal Building
QLD 4225

07 5536 6955

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Rent any one of our SUV fleet for 7 days or more from Coolangatta Airport and receive two (2) free 7 Day Holiday Passes to Village Roadshow Theme Parks including unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast for 7 consecutive days. Hurry limited tickets only, don't miss out and book now.  

Discover the benefits of a larger fleet

The beautiful beach side suburb of Coolangatta is located at the south of the sunny Gold Coast and is the perfect gateway to explore the charms of Queensland. The thriving Coolangatta Airport is a short 5 min drive to the breath-taking Coolangatta Beach, around 100km south of the bustling city of Brisbane and only around 40 min drive to the Gold Coast centre. The exquisite route is perfect for cruising in one of our comfy and modern cars!

Our huge range of top-notch vehicles and our large fleet means you'll be able to pick the right car for your trip. For those exploring the tranquil northeast coast of Australia, we have tough 4WDs that have the power to take on the great Aussie terrain. Or if you're visiting the area on a business trip our brand new sleek sedans will get you to your meeting in style. Thrifty cars include the prestigious Lexus IS250, Hyundai i30, the Subaru Liberty, Toyota Yaris and Corolla - to name a few!


Strollers are now available for hire from Coolangatta Airport so thta you can get the family on the road faster.

Convenience – fly in and fly out

Coolangatta is a relaxed area - so your trip should be relaxed too. And this starts from when you fly into the Coolangatta Airport. Here at Thrifty we pride ourselves on making your travels easy. That's why we provide speedy pick up and drop off. No fuss, no worries! Our thriving Coolangatta Airport Car Hire is located conveniently just near the passenger arrival gates at the terminal building. So you won't have to worry about finding a car rental in Coolangatta, you can shift gears straight from the airport.

Blue Chip members can enjoy the perks of Thrifty Arrive and Drive, where you bypass the counter. All you have to do is check Thrifty's large TV screens for your name and then go straight to the rental car. There will be a condition report in the front seat for you to sign and then just hand it over to the concierge. And that's it, you can zoom off on your perfect escape. With the Thrifty Blue Chip program you'll also receive exclusive benefits like a dedicated phone line for Blue Chip reservations. 

Relax with the Coolangatta Airport amenities

Coolangatta Airport, otherwise known as the Gold Coast Airport is the 5th busiest international airport downunder, which means there's plenty to do and see within its buildings. The airport dates back to 1936 and has grown from a small emergency landing strip to the new and contemporary shopping and eating destination it's today.

While you're waiting for your next flight, why not enjoy some of the benefits of the refurbished terminals. You'll love the duty-free stores, where you can pick up designer clothes or luxury goods at a great price. Free wireless Internet means you can pass the time between flights connecting with friends and family on social media. Also make sure you visit one of the lounges to kick back in comfort.

Travel tips for visiting Coolangatta

Paradise awaits at the picture perfect holiday destination of Coolangatta. White sandy beaches, crystal clear's no wonder beach lovers and surf seekers flock to the beach daily in dozens. Hiring a hot hatch or sleek sedan is the ideal way to discover the delights and wonders around the area.

Splash, swim and surf the days away! While in the area make sure you visit the stunning beaches with supreme surf conditions, such Coolangatta beach, Greenmount and Rainbow Bay. If your boots are made for walking, try some of the beautiful tracks along the 36km Oceanway network. Coolangatta has a wonderful connection to Aussie history and is home to Queensland's first ever surf life saving club formed in formed 1911 - Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC.

Coolangatta is the perfect summer holiday destination and is a great place to try out some diving at the prime marine spot of Cook Island - south of Coolangatta. There are also stunning dolphins and humpback whales to keep an eye out for while visiting the area. While it's important to enjoy the beauty of the beaches, you should always be aware of the dangers of swimming in the Pacific Ocean that can have significant swells and rifts. Swim between the red and yellow flags, where the trained lifesavers will be there in the case of an emergency.

A trip to the Gold Coast would not be complete without a visit to the Theme Parks. Plan ahead and book your theme park and show tickets online now. Choose from: 

3 for 3 Pass - The Gold Coast 3 Theme Park Pass provides holders with one visit to Warner Bros. Movie World, one visit to Sea World and one visit to Wet 'n' Wild Water World over 3 consecutive days.

21 day Super Pass - Entry to Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet 'n' Wild Water World for 21 consecutive days from your first visit. 

Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner and Show - An evening of outstanding entertainment combines with a delicious 3 course meal and drinks. 

Take advantage of Thrifty's partnerships

Who doesn't like awesome discounts? For the regular-jetsetter our exclusive partnerships will save you money and earn you Velocity Points with every rental. Hire one of our modern cars within Australian and New Zealand and you'll earn a generous 3 velocity points per $1 spent, while Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn a points bonus on top of the base points earned.

We call Australia's leading Auto Clubs our friends. And any friends of ours, are friends of yours! Club members can enjoy every day benefits that include member discounts, reduced damage liability, one free baby seat or booster seat or a discount off Collision Damage Waiver Protection. All you have to do is enter your membership number and the promotional code when booking online. Our Thrifty staff are looking forward to seeing you at Coolangatta Airport soon. See you soon!

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