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*Based on Group 2 vehicle hire for 7+ days

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I collect my hire car from the gold coast airport?

Yes. When you arrive you give us a call on 07 5536 2806 and we come over to the airport to collect you from the short term car park area. We then bring you back to our office (5 minutes away) to complete the paperwork. When you return the vehicle to our office we will drop you to the departure gate.

What type of car can I hire?

Our cars are six to ten years old, automatic and air conditioned. We have available small, medium and large sedans and wagons, including a six seater falcon wagon suitable for larger families. All cars are well maintained and serviced in our workshop Carter Automotive.

In what area can I drive the car?

Our Group 1 cars can be driven as far north as Brisbane and south to Byron Bay, included in this area is the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Our Group 2 cars can be driven all over the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast. Included in the hire rate is 200kms per day, so if you hire for 7 days you can use up to 1400kms at no extra cost.

Are there any additional charges added to the daily rate advertised?

No. Our rates include all fees and charges including GST, insurance and additional drivers. We also provide baby seats and maps free of charge.

What is the insurance excess?

It's the amount you have to pay in the event of an accident/damage.

You are liable for $1,000 insurance excess, this can be reduced to $250 for an additional fee.

Do I need a credit card to hire a car?

Yes. You need to provide your credit card as security deposit to cover the insurance excess if you have an accident.

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What's on?

GOLD COAST THEME PARK FAMILY HOLIDAY

Are you coming to the Gold Coast for a theme park holiday?

Forget public transport and hire a car from Carter's Car Rental, this includes pick up from the Gold Coast Airport when you arrive.

Please note: Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Queensland. Adjust your itinerary as required if you are flying into the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.

 

Other events happening in and around the Gold Coast.


27 August - 10 September 2017
Queensland Junior Surfing Titles
The Queensland State Junior Surfing Titles for the Under 18 and Under 16 Divisions is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State's elite junior competitors aiming for selection in Queensland's State Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

The series is a key stepping stone in Surfing Queensland's development pathway, with the likes of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Bede Durbidge just a few of the high profile athletes who have previously competed in the junior State surfing series.
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1 September 2017
Gold Coast Show Holiday Fun
They love public holidays and boy, do they love showtime! Find all of your favourite showtime treats at NightQuarter, like showbags, food, wine and live entertainment.

No show day is complete without a showbag (or five) to bring home to continue reliving the show happiness into the week. Just Candy at the exit has your sugary goodness sorted with over a dozen showbags to choose from.

NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.
Music | Markets | Food | Fashion
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14 - 23 July 2017
Taste Tweed
Taste of Kingscliff and Tweed Coast defines the coastal and regional character of our area by hosting a series of events over 10 days in various locations along our Tweed Coast and hinterland.

The coastal culture of our region is fused with our regional agricultural heritage by using our fresh and locally grown produce in our chef menus and tasting events, showcasing our coastal restaurants and food businesses and sharing our spectacular views and stunning locations.

Our tours and walks featured in our program outline the development of our region through industry including agriculture, fishing and education as well as continuing the magic of a traditional Aussie beach holiday in a relaxed, happy and beautiful place.
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23 - 29 September 2017
Surfers Paradise Kids Week
Kids will take over Surfers Paradise as the highly anticipated event returns, featuring a bumper program of free, family-friendly entertainment across seven days of fun and excitement for children of all ages from tots to teens.

The characters from Despicable Me 3 headline this year’s event from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 September, as Minions Dave and Mel tumble in to say, ‘bello!’, joined by Gru three times daily in the Despicable Me 3 Dance Party and Active Meet and Greet, which will bring to life all the silly antics of the hugely popular film.

An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance and presented by Marriott Vacation Club International, Surfers Paradise Kids Week is the must-do event for families these school holidays, featuring free daily live shows, interactive workshops, jumping castles, zorb balls, rock climbing, face painting and more throughout Cavill Mall.
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21 October 2017
Gold Coast Festival of Kites
See amazing kites and stunt displays from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 21 October. Come down for the spectacle, fly your own kite, join in a workshop, enjoy the displays and be part of this free fun-filled family day.

Plus, catch the excitement of the Southern Gold Coast’s most exciting cycling race, the Kirra Criterium Classic, also held on Saturday 21 October. The kids can bring their own bike and join the free Kids on 2 Wheels Challenge for 3-12 year olds at 10am (registration open from 9.30am). Every kid that enters gets a prize!
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