Rent a car in Cannon Hill with Europcar
Cannon Hill is a suburb of Gold Coast capital, Brisbane. A 15-minute from bustling Brisbane, Cannon Hill is a useful choice if you want to be close to the action but also get a bit of peace and quiet.
This is also a prime position to head out onto the highway and explore the famed Gold Coast. A paradise for surfers, the region comprises nearly 100 kilometres of coastline - each part as spectacular as the next. Choose Europcar for your Cannon Hill car hire and see more of this fantastic part of Queensland.
The Europcar car rental experience in Cannon Hill
Hyundai Accent Audio and Nissan Micra are small but easy choices for small groups. If you need car hire for your family, look to Toyota Camry and Mitsubishi ASX Auto. Ute and van hire for road trips with larger groups is also possible with 8-seater and 12-seater car rental options. Travelling with friends has never been easier.
Europcar also specialises in truck hire if you need to move heavier loads. However you are travelling or whatever your trip, Europcar has you covered.
Flexibility is our aim. Choose where you pick up and drop off your car hire in Cannon Hill. If these are different stations - no problem. Need a rental car for one day, a week or longer? All time periods are possible.
Driving in Cannon Hill
To rent a car in Australia, you need a valid international driving permit as well as a valid driver’s licence issued from the country you live in.
The Australian speed limit differs across the country but in the Southern Territory the maximum speed limit on motorways is 110 km/h. On single-carriageway it is 100 km/h, whereas in built-up areas it lowers to 50 km/h and 40 km/h near schools.
In the Cannon Hill area there is on-street parking which is enforced Monday to Friday and on Saturdays. Heading into Brisbane for the day? There are plenty of options in the city centre. In the Central Traffic zone there is 2-hour paid parking enforced from Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm, and on Saturday from 7am to midday. You can pay with cash at meters, or with the CellOPark Australia app.
Whilst driving in Australia there are several tolls on motorways. Most of these use an electronic system which required an e-tag pass. Buy these in advance or pay online up to 3 days after you have passed through the toll.
Travelling onwards from Brisbane, be aware of the hazards of road travel in Australia - especially in rural or remote areas. On motorways and roads there are rest areas every 80-100 kilometres. Keep an eye on the weather before you travel, as this can dramatically affect driving conditions. Freak flooding, high winds and bushfire warnings are not uncommon in Australia. If driving in areas with rocky terrain, choose a four-wheeled drive from one of the Europcar fleet.
Be aware that road travel outside of cities is hazardous. There are long stretches of remote or rural areas, so make sure you stop at rest stops - they are every 80-100 kilometres on motorways and roads. Check the weather before you travel, dramatic conditions like flooding, bushfires and high winds can seriously affect your driving. If you are planning to ‘off-road’ or travel through mountainous areas, consider a 4X4 rental car.
Discover Cannon Hill and surroundings by car
Cannon Hill is near several of natural wonders easily accessible by car. Take a day trip to the fittingly named Mount Glorious and see the magical village in the heart of the rainforest. A great places for forest walks, BBQs and birdwatching, Mount Glorious is just under an hour by car.
The only island in the Moreton Bay that you can drive to, Bribie Island is 90 kilometres from Cannon Hill. This protected area has turtles, dolphins, 300 species of birds; as well as loads of activities, from shopping to watersports.
Onwards from Cannon Hill, make for the Gold Coast (76 kilometres) where surfing beaches and sun worshipping await you. A little further is Border Ranges National Park, a protected rainforest with trails, waterfalls and incredible scenery.