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Hire car Mackay to Townsville

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Hire car Mackay to Townsville

We are planning on driving to Townsville from Mackay due to getting cheaper flights there for our family of 4. We have never hired a car before so just putting it out there about do's and 'don't's for hire cars. We are planning on hiring from airport (or what other options are there to get into town), and return to airport after 3 days. Does anyone have advice on who to use and who NOT to. Have come across Redspot, Avis, Hertz and Budget so far.

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1. Re: Hire car Mackay to Townsville

all the mjors are ok, imo....even redspot

everyone will have different experiences with each. some bad, most good.


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If you fly out of the airport - easy to drop off there, though in Townsville the airport is not far from anywhere.

Make sure you read the contract carefully!

KNow if its petrol or diesel.

Take photos of any damage on the car when you pick it up and advise the checkout counter.

Otherwise its easy. All your aboves are fine in my experience.

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As mentioned by above posts - major car rentals are totally okay & actually the best for dropping off / picking up at different destinations & airports. We use Thrifty & Avis - never had a problem.

Always check your car for marks or scratches before driving off - take pics on your phone if you are worried about anything. ( I take pics even when the car is totally okay )..

Take out full insurance especially if you are doing any outback driving - due to Kangaroo's & other wildlife.

Make sure your car is full of petrol on returning it to the airport.

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