Car Rental in Rockhampton

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Rockhampton, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rockhampton Airport
Compact Commercial Van/Truck
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$52.89 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Special
Mystery Car or similar
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$55.06 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Intermediate
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$58.33 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$62.83 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rockhampton Airport
Economy
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$68.70 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$86.63 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$98.21 / per day
Rockhampton Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Scala or similar
Skoda Scala
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$59.12 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:18 on 2024-06-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+61
Average car rental price
$68 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
$1.29 per liter or $4.86 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.14 per liter or $4.31 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.66 per liter or $6.30 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Rockhampton?

Located in the central part of Queensland, Rockhampton doesn’t get as many visitors as Brisbane or Cairns but is, nonetheless, a lovely place to visit. Settled by Europeans in the 1850s and inhabited by the Indigenous people for millennia before that, the city is home to heritage-listed buildings, museums, and cultural spaces. With a rental car, you can also easily reach the multitude of beaches and nature areas that surround Rockhampton. 

Top ways to enter Rockhampton

Rockhampton Airport: With more than 500,000 travelers served every year, Rockhampton Airport offers flights to and from other Queensland cities like Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, and Townsville. Many visitors from the rest of Australia and abroad change flights in Brisbane to get to Rockhampton. The airport is located just some 4 km (2.5 miles) from the city center and takes less than ten minutes to reach. The drive from the nearest international airport, in the Sunshine Coast, takes about six hours while Brisbane can be reached in about seven.

Top sights and activities

  • Dreamtime Cultural Centre. Rockhampton is the ancestral home of the Darumbal people some of whose descendants still live in the city today. Named after the Indigenous Australian concept of the mythical prehistory, the Dreamtime Centre is a place where visitors can learn about Darumbal culture and traditions, hear a didgeridoo being played, or even throw a traditional boomerang. 
  • Rockhampton Heritage Village. Dedicated to the early British and other European settlers who arrived in the area in the 19th and 20th centuries, the heritage village offers a glimpse of the beginnings of Rockhampton as a city. The village is made up of about 20 buildings that include model recreations of Rockhampton’s first churches, hospitals, and other places important to the local community.
  • Mount Archer National Park. Located just east of Rockhampton, Mount Archer National Park is named after its main peak which offers amazing views of the city below. The area is home to long bush and forest trails, as well as local fauna like the glossy black cockatoo and the amazingly (and aptly) named powerful owl. Other nature areas near Rockhampton include the Gelobera State Forest, Koorana Crocodile Farm, and Mount Etna Caves National Park.

Traffic and parking

  • One of the largest road hazards in Australia is the wildlife, especially outside urban areas. Take extra caution when driving in bad weather or after dark as this is when most of the collisions with wildlife take place.
  • Mobile coverage is very rarely available outside of major highways and population centers, so take extra caution when traveling in rural areas.
  • Another great risk when traveling outside of main highways is the heat. The temperatures can reach extremes very easily, especially during the summer months and in inland areas. Always stay properly hydrated and plan your route in advance to be able to supplement your water supplies.
  • Laws concerning driving under the influence differ from territory to territory in Australia. In Queensland, the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers and drivers with provisional licenses. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines and a driver license ban.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The primary, nationwide emergency number in Australia is 000. 

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Australia, mainly in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. In New South Wales, there are nine currently active toll roads, which is more than in the rest of the country combined.

Most toll roads in Australia use an open toll system with mainline barrier toll points. All toll roads in Australia use a cashless payment system. You can purchase a prepaid pass for most toll roads. Some rental cars in Australia are equipped with electronic transponders, the price of which may or may not be included in the rental price. Ask your car rental provider about it in advance. 

Different toll roads are operated by different companies, so there is no nation-wide fee system in place. 

For more information about the toll roads in the state of Queensland, visit the state’s toll road website.

Car Rental Prices in Rockhampton

  • Large cars - from $58 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • Vans - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $69 per day
  • SUVs - from $60 per day
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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Rockhampton?

Car rental prices in Rockhampton vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Rockhampton
$43.65
January
$54.43
February
$93.79
March
$99.60
April
$63.51
May
$70.18
June
$62.13
July
$37.96
August
$56.62
September
$37.45
October
$43.50
November
$60.06
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Rockhampton is October (when prices average $37.45 per day). This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 62% cheaper than renting in April (when prices average $99.60).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Rockhampton?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in August, the average renter keeps their car for 10 days, and in April, they keep their car for 2 days.
Average number of rental days in Rockhampton
7
January
4
February
4
March
2
April
8
May
5
June
6
July
10
August
4
September
6
October
10
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Rockhampton?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Rockhampton is December, and the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Rockhampton by pick-up date relative to the average
111%
January
32%
February
79%
March
32%
April
79%
May
79%
June
126%
July
79%
August
79%
September
111%
October
174%
November
221%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 1
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers SIXT, Alamo, Thrifty, Europcar, Avis
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars, Small cars
Lowest price $53 per day
Cheapest supplier Enterprise

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo MG 3 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Toyota CH-R Hybrid 5 1 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Hyundai Kona 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Mystery Car 4 2
SIXT Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Ford Puma 5 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Thrifty
8.8 / 10
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Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.4 / 10
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$67.72
Lowest daily price
$52.89
Total cars available
93

Top 11 Suppliers in Rockhampton in 2024

Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.8 / 12 reviews
1 location
$69 - $125
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 6 reviews
1 location
$55 - $110
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.4
1 location
$271
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 3 reviews
1 location
$83 - $187
National
National
Very good 8.3
1 location
$126 - $194
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 1 review
1 location
$73 - $188
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
1 location
$69 - $87
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
1 location
$59 - $118
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1
1 location
$53 - $189
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
1 location
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.4
1 location
$58 - $116
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