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Townsville Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Townsville Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire Townsville
Perfectly located for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and numerous national parks, Townsville is a big hit amongst travellers of all kinds. Whether you’re visiting the area for business or leisure purposes, you will want to give some thought to how you’ll get around.
Benefits to hiring a car through Avis Australia in Townsville
At Avis Australia, we’re particularly proud of our Townsville fleet. With one of our economy cars, you’ll have enough room for four passengers, a large bag, and items of smaller luggage. Each one benefits from a well-maintained and clean interior, as well as air conditioning that’ll keep you cool during each journey.
If you’re in need of a little more space, why not hire one of our full size SUVs? They come with ample space to fit five passengers, a few large bags, and all the other small items you need to bring along. With high-tech essentials such as in-car charging ports and some even featuring reversing cameras, hiring one of our SUVs is an excellent way to ensure your journey is both convenient and enjoyable.
At Avis, we love to make sure our customers in Townsville get more from each journey. Because of this we offer optional extras such as satellite navigation systems. Using SatNav, you can explore some of the areas surrounding Townsville without getting lost. What more could you want when you’re visiting national parks and secluded beaches?
Driving tips around at Townsville
If you love free parking, you’ll love driving around Townsville. According to the City of Townsville website, there are over 700 spaces that benefit from five to 15-minute free parking periods. After your free parking ends, you can choose to pay for an all-day stay, which gives you the chance to explore local attractions on foot.
Like any city, Townsville does experience periods of heavy traffic. Fortunately, staying abreast of when these periods are and planning your journeys accordingly is easy. Use the Queensland Government road conditions website to identify areas of roadworks and any diversions before you set off.
If you’re heading away from Townsville and exploring other areas of Queensland, plan your rest stops ahead of time. Reaching the surrounding national parks is easy, but when you’ve had a long day, or you’re planning a lengthy journey, it’s a good idea to refresh every so often.
Finally, remain mindful of the fact that not all the railway tracks on your route will have boom gates. If you see tracks ahead, look for warning lights.
Things to do around Townsville
When you hire a car in Townsville, consider checking out the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting Townsville is an excellent opportunity to see the reef and the SS Yongala, which is a shipwreck that sits on the ocean floor. To get more from your experience, be sure to use a reputable diving company in the area who will help you to reach it and explore in safely.
If you love animals, and love the idea of seeing them in a tropical setting even more, visit the Billabong Sanctuary. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can hold a real koala. Just an 18.6 km car drive away, it’s also easy to reach.
To explore life under the sea without stepping foot into the water, try the Reef Headquarters Aquarium. It’s only 1.2 km away from the CBD, with ample parking for those who need to drive. While there, pay a visit to the Turtle Hospital where you can see how sick turtles are cared for.
When you choose Avis Australia for car hire in Townsville, you’re choosing a dependable service. You can start the reservation process here.
How much does it cost to hire a car in Townsville?
The cost to rent a car in Townsville depends on the location and the car. Generally, the longer you rent the cheaper the daily rate becomes. To find an accurate cost, enter your details in the search form today!
How can I find a car hire near me in Townsville?
Avis is conveniently located at Townsville airport (TSV) which is a convenient 10-minute drive from the centre of Townsville.
How much does a Compact car hire cost in Townsville?
The cost of renting a compact, Hyundai i30 or similar depends on the dates and the duration. For a 7-day rental you can expect to pay around $60 - $100 per day, subject to change. Enter your dates into our search form to get an accurate costing.
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