With the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at your doorstep, there is no better way to see the surrounds of Airlie Beach than to hire a car in Airlie Beach. There are multiple options for car hire Airlie Beach, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of the options on offer.

Gypsy car hire Airlie Beach

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Gypsy car rentals is a local business that operates out of the main street in Airlie Beach. Being centrally located they are a good option to hire a compact car

Their fleet consist of a Toyota Yaris, which of a comfortable yet economical car to get around the Whitsundays area.
Prices are $89 per day.

the Toyota Yaris is a 4 door with automatic transmission, and is suitable for up to 5 people.


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Options: 4 door hatches, Suv’s to 8 seater vans.

(07) 4946 6969

Insurance Coverage

Your excess in the event of an accident
For Car Rentals
Excess 21 to 25 years old $1700
Excess 25 and above $1500

Hertz Car Hire Airlie Beach

Hertz car rental Airlie Beach is located at the upper end of the Airlie Beach main street. They have a wide variety of car options available starting from $93 per day up to $130 per day for a large SUV such as a Subaru Forester.

 (07) 4946 4687

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 0800-1630
Sat: 0800-1200
Sun: 0900-1200

342 Shute Harbour Road, 4802

Things to do while in Airlie Beach

If you do plan to hire a car in Airlie Beach, make sure to check out a few of our reccommendations below which can be accessed within a small drive from the Airlie Beach town centre.

3 Plank Jetty

3 plank jettyBeing 5 minute drive from Airlie Beach, 3 Plank Jetty is a nice spot for an afternoon sunset, or just to relax and look over Airlie Beach.

Hydeaway Bay

Cape Gloucester ResortHydeaway Bay is a beautiful spot just 40 minutes drive from Airlie Beach. With pristine beaches scattered around Cape Glouster, it is perfect for a day trip or to have a drink on either of the two resorts located at Hydeaway Bay 

Shute Harbour

Coral Beach
Shute harbour lookout is a nice spot to spend the afternoon island spotting or watching the yachts sail past. Coral Beach, located at Shute Harbour is also a lovely 20 minute walk from Shute Harbour which is nice enough to stretch into a half day or full day trip.