Car Rental in Mackay, Australia

Car Rental in Mackay, Australia


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Located to the north of Queensland territory, Mackay is located at the heart of impressive natural attractions. Nestled between the Whitsunday Islands and the Eungella National Park, Mackay is superbly located for an adventurous getaway through the famed Australian great outdoor natural beauty.

Hire a car with Europcar Mackay and savour every moment exploring all that the region has to offer with its subtropical climate and surrounding mountain ranges spanning the vast and diverse territory.

The Europcar car rental experience in Mackay

Discover the secluded beaches and tropical forests of Far North Queensland on your own schedule with a car hire from Mackay Airport branch.

Car hire in Mackay comes in all shapes and sizes. Looking for something little to nip around town with? Try the compact Nissan Micra or Hyundai Accent. If you are taking a longer road trip, or travelling with friends and family, pick up one of our larger cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander 4X4 or Hyundai Tucson.

Truck rentals and ute hire are both available with Europcar Mackay van hire service.

Stopping by for a few days or spending weeks on the road? Europcar Mackay has you covered for all eventualities with flexible long and short term car hire available.

Driving in Mackay

You will need a valid driving licence to hire a car in Australia. If your trip is less than 3 months long, you are able to use your English licence the entire time, however any driving trips exceeding this period will require an International Driving Permit that you should obtain in your home country before travelling.

If you are driving on sand tracks or beaches be sure to check that your vehicle is properly equipped for this kind of terrain, and only drive along coastal areas when the tide is low and conditions are right. 

You must park on the left hand side of the road, should you park into oncoming traffic you will incur a fine. 

Discover Mackay and surroundings by car

Pick up your hire car with Europcar Mackay and waste no time getting to know this unique Queenstown city. Flanked by the pacific coast to the east and a stretch of protected mangroves to the west, Mackay is near the Great Barrier Reef. Just 20 minutes drive from the centre of town is Black Beach - 6 kilometre-stretch of golden sand with a number of other secluded beach spots where you can surf, sunbathe and BBQ.

Alternatively start your trip at Mackay and trundle north to Cairns, stopping at Whitsundays and Cape Hillsborough for a road trip like no other.

Visit The Great Barrier Reef

Spanning 2000 kilometres of coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is an unmissable bucket list moment. There are many ways to experience it and Mackay is conveniently located for an excursion like no other. Drive just an hour and a half north to the spectacular Whitsundays area, with its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Park up at Airlie Beach and peruse any one of the local tour operators offering snorkeling tours, diving lessons and boat trips. 

Visit Eungella National Park

Just over an hour by car from Mackay lies Eungella National Park. Home to over 175 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians, bushwalking around this natural reserve is not to be missed. Head up to the Broken River viewing platform and keep your eyes out for platypus, eels and turtles. Having hiked through the Pioneer Valley, cool off in the freshwater dam, perfect for swimming and fishing.

Things to see in Mackay

Crammed with charming Art Deco architecture and trendy cafés with buzzing terraces, Mackay provides a refreshing taste of civilisation in this wild country. Stay local with many beaches accessible in under an hour, or spend the day wandering about the beachy marina with its waterside bars and restaurants. Make sure you visit the botanical gardens, as well as the Bluewater Lagoon water park.

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Car hire at Mackay is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Mackay for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Mackay. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Mackay with certified commitments.