Car Rental in Rockhampton

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$94.37 per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Compact
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$98.09 per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$108.59 per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
MG ZS or similar
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$111.33 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$117.47 / per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Standard
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$118.55 / per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Ford Puma or similar
Ford Puma
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$121.28 / per day
Rockhampton Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$130.69 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:05 on 2022-05-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

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 destinations 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 tips

  • 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 $135 per day
  • Medium cars - from $125 per day
  • Small cars - from $146 per day
  • SUVs - from $137 per day

Top 19 Cities near Rockhampton

  1. Brisbane Car Rentals from $97.07 per day
    529.2 km / 328.8 miles away
  2. Cairns Car Rentals from $140.63 per day
    875.0 km / 543.7 miles away
  3. Gold Coast Car Rentals from $25.12 per day
    612.3 km / 380.5 miles away
  4. Marcoola Car Rentals from $45.81 per day
    444.9 km / 276.4 miles away
  5. Townsville Car Rentals from $75.81 per day
    598.3 km / 371.7 miles away
  6. Ballina Car Rentals from $68.56 per day
    680.2 km / 422.6 miles away
  7. Surfers Paradise Car Rentals from $140.63 per day
    593.2 km / 368.6 miles away
  8. Proserpine Car Rentals from $62.16 per day
    377.8 km / 234.7 miles away
  9. Mackay Car Rentals from $88.79 per day
    279.4 km / 173.6 miles away
  10. Coffs Harbour Car Rentals from $49.86 per day
    814.9 km / 506.4 miles away
  11. Toowoomba Car Rentals from $144.55 per day
    485.0 km / 301.4 miles away
  12. Hervey Bay Car Rentals from $42.50 per day
    325.3 km / 202.1 miles away
  13. Lismore Car Rentals from $65.21 per day
    666.7 km / 414.3 miles away
  14. Port Macquarie Car Rentals from $94.09 per day
    928.3 km / 576.8 miles away
  15. Bundaberg Car Rentals from $36.74 per day
    252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  16. Gladstone Car Rentals from $86.16 per day
    93.6 km / 58.1 miles away
  17. Tamworth Car Rentals from $40.52 per day
    857.5 km / 532.8 miles away
  18. Emerald Car Rentals from $41.19 per day
    235.2 km / 146.1 miles away
  19. Armidale Car Rentals from $36.07 per day
    802.8 km / 498.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Rockhampton

  1. 93.6 km / 58.1 miles away
  2. Thangool Airport Car Rentals from $38.01 per day
    124.0 km / 77.1 miles away
  3. Emerald Airport Car Rentals from $41.19 per day
    235.2 km / 146.1 miles away
  4. 252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  5. Mackay Airport Car Rentals from $88.79 per day
    279.4 km / 173.6 miles away
  6. 286.7 km / 178.2 miles away
  7. 325.3 km / 202.1 miles away
  8. 377.8 km / 234.7 miles away
  9. Roma Airport Car Rentals from $40.95 per day
    391.7 km / 243.4 miles away
  10. 444.9 km / 276.4 miles away
  11. 485.0 km / 301.4 miles away
  12. 502.1 km / 312.0 miles away
  13. Brisbane Brendale Car Rentals from $126.80 per day
    505.0 km / 313.8 miles away
  14. 514.1 km / 319.4 miles away
  15. Brisbane Airport Car Rentals from $26.59 per day
    518.3 km / 322.1 miles away
  16. 518.6 km / 322.2 miles away
  17. Brisbane Ascot Car Rentals from $32.60 per day
    520.3 km / 323.3 miles away
  18. 521.3 km / 323.9 miles away
  19. 525.9 km / 326.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Rockhampton vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Rockhampton
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
$43.32
September
$25.99
October
$21.13
November
$33.81
December
The best month to rent a car in Rockhampton is November (when prices for an Economy class start from $21.13). This is 32% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $43.32 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rockhampton?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in December, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in October, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Rockhampton
January
5
February
March
April
5
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
4
October
6
November
8
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Rockhampton is November, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Rockhampton by Monthly Searches
January
240%
February
March
April
105%
May
3%
June
3%
July
3%
August
117%
September
131%
October
321%
November
276%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 Station wagons
Budget Kia Picanto 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Hyundai i30 5 2 Large cars
SIXT Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. 5 3 SUVs

Top 10 Suppliers in Rockhampton in 2022

Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.2 / 9 reviews
136139
Hunter St
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:07:30-13:30
Sun:08:30-16:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 1 reviews
+61749276225
Canoona Rd, West Rockhampton QLD 4700
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+61428969948
Terminal Building Canoona Road, Rockhampton Airport
National
National
Excellent 8.7
+61749276225 / +610748862407
Hunter St, West Rockhampton QLD 4700
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7
+610748900790
Rockhampton Airport, Hunter St, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:07:30-13:30
Sun:08:30-16:30
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
+610749220044
Terminal Building Rockhampton Airport, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61749276225 / +610748862407
26 Hunter St, West Rockhampton QLD 4700
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6
0749228064
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00; 18:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-17:00; 18:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-17:00; 18:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-17:00; 18:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-17:00; 18:00-20:30
Sat:09:30-12:00
Sun:10:00-10:15; 15:00-20:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+610749220044
Terminal Building Rockhampton Airport, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-19:30
Fri:07:00-19:30
Sat:07:00-12:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4
0749241689
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:30-14:30
Sun:15:00-21:00
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