Yes. You need to provide your credit card as security deposit to cover the insurance excess if you have an accident.
*Toll Free telephone call eligibility only available for calls originating within Australia. Calls from mobiles are charged at standard carrier rates.
Forget public transport and hire a car from Carter's Car Rental, this includes pick up from the Gold Coast Airport when you arrive.
Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.
20 May 2018
Gold Coast Running Festival
The 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival (formerly known as the Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run) isn’t just a fun run, it’s a fun run festival that starts and finishes at one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues – Cbus Super Stadium!
Featuring five distinct race distances, the festival caters for everyone from the serious half marathon runner, to mums and dads who just want to get the kids out and have some family fun. Featuring the Half Marathon, 10 kilometres, 5 kilometres, 2.5 kilometres and 1 kilometre options, there is something here for everyone.
24 - 27 May 2018
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Festival
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is on course for its milestone 30th anniversary showcase, mooring from May 24 to 27.
Renowned as the southern hemisphere’s most highly-anticipated marine event, SCIBS will once again showcase and celebrate the industry’s latest and leading brands, with hundreds of boats and thousands of marine products on show across four action-packed days.
2 June 2018
The world’s leading pyrotechnic designers and producers will come together to compete in SeaFire – Australia’s only international fireworks competition – in Surfers Paradise on Saturday, June 2.
Presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance together with Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, the free, family-friendly event is the single largest public spectacle on the Gold Coast event calendar, offering a night of brilliant fireworks displayed on the world-class canvas that is Surfers Paradise beach.
6 - 10 June 2018
Cooly Rocks On™ Festival
Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party.
Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world.
30 June - 1 July 2018
Gold Coast Marathon
Celebrate the special fortieth edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
The world class international marathon will attract 25,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometre, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4 kilometre Junior Dash and Garmin 2 kilometre Junior Dash.