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Rockhampton car hire

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Rockhampton car hire information

Pick-up locationRockhampton
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Hire locations20
Airport locations14

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Rockhampton

  • Rockhampton is connected to several of Queensland's major highways, including the A1 along the coast and the A3, A4 and A5 that head inland. This makes it perfect for road trips. For example, you could take the A4 to Dawson Range State Forest, a popular camping area, in around 1h 30min. Or, you could take the A1 to the coastal town of Clairview in just over 2 hours. If you fancy a long road trip, you could follow the A3 all the way down to Toowoomba, a popular tourist spot for those interested in history and art. The drive without stops takes around 7 hours, but you can also stop at towns like Biloela along the way.
  • If you're visiting from overseas, make sure that you have all the extra documentation you might need before you pick up your hire car in Rockhampton. You may be asked to present your passport as an additional ID. If your driver's licence isn't in English, you'll need an official translation. An International Driver's Permit is usually the easiest way to get one. Make sure you keep this on you while driving your Rockhampton hire car too. Apart from these extra documents, you'll also need your normal driver's licence as well as a debit or credit card for payment. Cash or cheques are not usually accepted.
  • Make sure you know where you're allowed to drive your vehicle, especially as Queensland has a number of unsealed roads and scenic beach drives. These surfaces may not be allowed by your Rockhampton car hire company. Additionally, while you can usually drive your vehicle into New South Wales, you may not be allowed to drive it to other states or territories, such as the Northern Territory. Some areas of Far North Queensland are also commonly subject to restrictions. If you're planning a coastal trip and want to take your vehicle onto a car ferry, make sure you've purchased the necessary additional insurance – this might not be ideal for cheap car hire in Rockhampton.
  • Average monthly temperatures in Rockhampton sit above 25°C for most of the year and can rise above 35°C, making an air conditioned hire car the most comfortable option for getting around town, cutting out possible long waits for public transport in the sun. Hiring a car in Rockhampton will also let you make the most of the evening dining and nightlife on offer as bus services on weekdays finish around 18:00. Attractions outside of the city centre, including Mount Archer and Capricorn Caves, are not directly linked by public transport; however, they can be reached with a 30min drive by car.
  • The offices of hire companies, such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, are on the right-hand side of Rockhampton Airport (ROK). It’s easy to spot the desks directly across from the baggage claim carousels. No shuttle is required to reach your vehicle, the hire car park is just outside the terminal building, over the pick-up and drop-off lane.
  • Long freight trucks, known as road trucks, are common on the highways around Rockhampton, so you should ensure you have plenty of space when overtaking. Be wary when crossing the Fitzroy River after heavy rainfall as bridges can experience flooding and block access. If you are planning on going off-road driving, assess the local conditions and reduce tyre pressure accordingly.
  • Peak hour traffic is worst between 08:00–09:00 and 16:30–18:00, though it’s nowhere near as limiting as congestion in other major cities around Australia. Traffic moves slowly along East St for most of the day as it’s a commercial hub full of pedestrians. Expect some delays when using Bruce Hwy in busy periods, which are heightened on weekend mornings and holidays.
  • Book your car hire in Rockhampton at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Rockhampton are around -13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Rockhampton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Rockhampton?

    Characterised by wide roads and open spaces, all car models are suited to Rockhampton. Compact makes are great for finding cheap prices, and people movers can transport big groups from one side of the city to the other. Choosing a 4WD is imperative for trails and beach driving around popular destinations, such as Mount Morgan and Sandy Point.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rockhampton?

    The default limit in central Rockhampton is 50 km/h; however, busy areas, including East St, have reduced speeds of 30 km/h. A limit of 40 km/h is enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00, with flashing yellow lights indicating the reduced speed is in operation. Bruce Hwy increases to 110 km/h outside of Rockhampton, though it is set at 60 km/h as it passes through the town.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rockhampton?

    Free parking is available throughout the centre and is restricted to 2h on most of East St, William St and Denham St. Unrestricted space where you can leave the car can be found at the northern end of Alma St and the eastern end of Quay St.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Rockhampton?

    The average price of fuel in Rockhampton is £3.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £43 and £57, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Rockhampton?

    Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Rockhampton.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Rockhampton?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Rockhampton?

    A Full Size car hire in Rockhampton costs £60 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Rockhampton?

    A Mini car hire in Rockhampton costs £41 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Rockhampton?

    An Economy car hire in Rockhampton costs £52 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Rockhampton?

    Most car hire providers in Rockhampton offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Rockhampton, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What insurance do I need for a hire car in Rockhampton?

    Third-party insurance and a loss-damage waiver are mandatory for all Australian hire cars. This means that it is automatically included in the cost of your booking, which is great for those seeking cheap car hire in Rockhampton. Bear in mind that this will usually be a basic level of coverage, so you may wish to take out extras.

  • How old do I need to be to get a Rockhampton hire car?

    You'll need to be at least 21 years old before you can get a hire car in Rockhampton. Your full driver's licence will need to have been valid for at least one year.

Rockhampton car hire reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Rockhampton

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65-75 Canoona Rd

+61 7 4922 8064

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday08:00 - 11:00

Terminal Building

+61 7 4922 8064

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
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Saturday09:45 - 12:1516:30 - 19:45
Sunday15:00 - 20:4509:30 - 12:15

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

staff were lovely, helpful and fun.

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Rockhampton

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119 Canoona Rd

+61 7 4890 0190

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00

Hunter St

+61 7 4890 0790

Monday07:00 - 20:45
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Thursday07:00 - 20:45
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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Europcar

8.0

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

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8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Rockhampton

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4922 0044

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
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Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Pick up took a while. A few people ahead of us so a bit of a wait to get car. But man very friendly and easy to deal with

1 out of 1

Alamo

6.0

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.0

One location in Rockhampton

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In Terminal Canoona Rd

+61 7 4886 2407

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
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Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I didn’t even get the car and can’t get a refund on my money I didn’t get to see my children for Easter and the lady behind the desk wasn’t prepared to help

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Great and friendly service and the whole experience from pickup and drop off was very easy.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.5

Very Good

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One location in Rockhampton

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Terminal Building Canoona Road

+61 428 969 948

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday07:00 - 20:45
Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday09:30 - 12:15

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Avis

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rockhampton

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83 Canoona Rd

+61 7 4924 1699

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Terminal Building

+61 7 4924 1689

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday07:00 - 20:45
Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday09:30 - 12:15

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Thrifty

7.8

Good

No reviews available

4 locations in Rockhampton

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119 Canoona Rd

+61 136139

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00

43 Fitzroy St

+61 749 278 755

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Hunter St

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 20:45
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Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

Rockhampton Ap

+61 7 4927 8755

Monday07:00 - 20:45
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Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Good

No reviews available

One location in Rockhampton

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In Terminal Canoona Road

+61 7 4886 2407

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday07:00 - 20:45
Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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National

7.0

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One location in Rockhampton

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In Terminal Canoona Rd

+61 7 4886 2407

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday07:00 - 20:45
Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Firefly

6.7

Okay

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One location in Rockhampton

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Rockhampton Airport

+61 749 222 721

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

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One location in Rockhampton

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Terminal Building- Rockhampton Airport

61 7 49220044

Monday07:00 - 20:45
Tuesday07:00 - 20:45
Wednesday07:00 - 20:45
Thursday07:00 - 20:45
Friday07:00 - 20:45
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday08:00 - 11:00

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Rockhampton

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119 Canoona Road

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Terminal Building

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Red Spot

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One location in Rockhampton

Locations in Rockhampton

Rockhampton Airport

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11 travellers who hired a car in Rockhampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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Car hire insurance in Rockhampton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Rockhampton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Rockhampton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Rockhampton car hire.