Townsville Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Townsville

Located on the far North coast of Australia, Townsville is blessed with an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, making it a highly popular destination for a seaside retreat. Originally a sea port to service the nearby cattle industry, Townsville is now recognised for being the centre for business, and has great facilities and attractions for visitors. Townsville car hire offer competitive rates with reputable suppliers including Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz and Redspot. These suppliers are all located at Townsville Airport terminal building. Townsville airport is located just 10 kilometres from the city, approximately 20 minutes’ drive. If it is more convenient to collect in Townsville city DriveAway have locations located in downtown Townsville.

Are you planning a quick weekend getaway? A compact car is ideal for you. If you want a larger car a full size is for perfect for a family of 4. A mini-van is perfect for a group or a SUV for an extended getaway. Our Australia Driving Tips page makes driving in Townsville a breeze.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Townsville

The Townsville town centre is only about a 10-minute drive from the Townsville Airport.

There is a ferry that is only about a 20-minute journey from Townsville to Magnetic Island.

Townsville can get quite hot during the summer so the best time to visit Townsville would be between May - September when the weather is most pleasant.

Experience Townsville

View from Castle Hill, Townsville Townsville

Take the drive down Flinders Street, stopping off at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Here you can find great displays of the local environment, as well as the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. Townsville also offers visitors the chance to take one of the regular boat transfers to The Great Barrier Reef. Park your car hire at the marina, and head out to experience the world famous natural wonder. Boat trips out to Magnetic Island are also highly popular, with the island rich in wildlife and unique rock formations. To then get a great view of Townsville and Magnetic Island, drive your hire car to Castle Hill, right near the centre of the city. The lookout at the top of the hill provides great panoramic views of the whole city.

Land based wildlife in the area are also unique, a great way to get up close and personal is by visiting the Billabong Sanctuary, just a short drive south of Townsville. Here you will be able to handle many of the local species of animals, including koalas and baby crocodiles and see the larger and not so friendly residents getting fed. Offering pristine coastlines, rainforests and deserts all within driving distance, Townsville is an ideal destination for starting your driving holiday. Collect your car hire from one of the many highly regarded suppliers DriveAway have to offer throughout Townsville. Use our online booking engine or call us on 1300 363 500 today.

Cities (To and From) Distance ( Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Townsville to Cairns 350 4
Townsville to Mackay 350 4
Townsville to Airlie Beach 300 3

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