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Home to superb eating, drinking and nightlife, Brisbane is an Australian city for those who enjoy the good things in life. Renting a car through Orbitz is a great way to explore the city’s restaurants, cafés and art galleries; nearby, natural beauty awaits on the white beaches of Moreton Bay.
When you rent a car in Brisbane, as in all parts of Australia, there are a few things to bear in mind. Here are some of the most important.
You can rent a car in Brisbane from the age of 21, but you may be subject to additional charges if you are below the age of 25.
Some car rental operators will also subject older drivers to additional charges or regulations, and those over the age of 75 may be required to produce a medical certificate in order to book.
Your driving license is valid for car rental in Australia as long as it is a full license, which you have held for at least a year.
No – most car rental companies in Brisbane will accept alternative forms of payment, such as cash, travelers’ check or debit card. However, you will need a valid credit or debit card in order to make your deposit.
There’s no need to pay in full at the time of the booking, and in most cases you’ll be allowed to pay when you pick up the car. However, you may be offered a cheaper rate if you pay at the booking stage.
Brisbane is affectionately known as ‘Brisvegas’, but its wild nightlife is just one thing the city has to offer – you’ll also find stunning natural landscapes, superb food, and a thriving art scene.
Make a beeline for Brisbane’s South Bank if it’s art and culture that you’re after. Institutions here include the Gallery of Modern Art, which showcases Australian art from the 1970s to the present, and the Queensland Cultural Centre, home to galleries and performing arts venues surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
There’s nothing that sums up Brissie’s renaissance better than the Brisbane Powerhouse, a contemporary arts complex located in a former power station. Here you’ll find stylish riverside bars and restaurants galore, as well as a range of cultural venues that cover comedy, music and theater.
For a laid-back beach escape, drive north to Moreton Bay – an unspoiled coastal region of beaches, mangroves and wetlands. Take a whale-watching boat trip, or cross the bridge to Bribie Island to laze on sleepy beaches. Inland, hike your way through the eucalyptus-shrouded woodlands of D’Aguilar National Park.
Brisbane’s a big city, which, combined with the natural attractions nearby, means that renting a car is the best way to explore – take a look at the options today.