Brisbane Airport Car Rental
Brisbane Airport is one of the most important international airports in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, and its opening dates back to 1928. It has two terminals: one dedicated to the international flights and the other one to the national flights.
Nowadays called Brisbane Airport, in the past it was known as Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Brisbane International Airport connects the city of the State of Queensland to 29 international destinations and 50 Australian cities. The international routes with the highest number of passengers are Auckland (New Zealand), Singapore and Dubai. The connections from Brisbane Airport to Denpasar (Indonesia), Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Christchurch (New Zealand), Taipei, Nadi (Fiji) and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) are very popular, too. The three busiest routes have over 1 million passengers in transit every year, with the record of 4,7 million reached by the route Brisbane – Auckland.
Once landed at Brisbane Airport, you will have the opportunity to pick your rental car up, previously booked on RentalUp, to easily reach the city centre. The distance between the international airport and Brisbane is around 15 km. Left the airport, take the highway M3, following the driving directions to Gold Coast and Coronation Dr. Go ahead to Ipswich and continue along Airport Link. After a few km, take the right lane and enter to East-West Arterial Rd, following the driving directions to the city centre from now on.
Brisbane: points of interest
Thanks to the car rental service from Brisbane Airport, it is finally arrived the moment to visit the third most populous Australian city, after Sydney and Melbourne. Great part of the citizens’ and tourists’ life rotates around and within South Bank, an enormous area overlooking the river, where you can do many things. For example, you can visit the botanic garden Epicurious Garden. You can climb on the 60 meters high Ferris Wheel, from where you can enjoy a breath-taking panorama over the city. You cannot miss the artificial beach in the city, still within South Bank. The entry is for free and there are really many people here in summer.
Besides South Bank and its attractions, another point of interest you cannot miss in Brisbane is the Story Bridge. Symbol of the city of Brisbane, the Story Bridge is also a national monument and UNESCO World Heritage; moreover, it is one of the most popular panoramic points in the city. Become over the years an icon of the Australian city, the Story Bridge was built during the Great Depression, the economic crisis outbroken during the second half of the XIX century. The aim of the Australian Government was to create new employment, reducing the poverty. By night, the Story Bridge is enlightened by thousands of colours. Therefore, it is impossible not to notice it during the lively Australian summer nights.
After South Bank and the Story Bridge, taking advantage of the car rental service from Brisbane Airport, another attraction you must visit during your stay of a weekend or more days, is the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the largest botanic garden in Brisbane. Located at the feet of the mount Coot-ha, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens host aromatic gardens, azaleas, cactuses, coniferous trees, tropical trees and ficuses. The main area of the botanic garden is the Australian Plant Communities, within which there are up to 40 endangered species of flora. Eels, turtles and birds are, instead, the absolute protagonists of the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove, included in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. There is also a Japanese garden, standing next the Bonsai House. The garden, that recalls the typical Oriental style, was realized according to the dictates of the tsuki-yama-chisen, that is the combination of river, pond and mountain.
Brisbane: art and culture
Taking advantage of the car rental from Brisbane Airport, you can reach the Gallery of Modern Art, that is the biggest museum of contemporary art in Australia. Also known with the acronym GoMA, the Gallery of Modern Art hosts works realized by the Aborigines and by artists from Asia and Pacific. Next to the Gallery of Modern Art there is the Queensland Art Gallery, to which the GoMA belongs. In the Queensland Art Gallery works by European and American artists and Aboriginal painters are preserved.
Lastly, we recommend you to visit the Brisbane Powerhouse, the former power plant today converted into a futuristic cultural centre. Here, indeed, concerts, festivals and theatrical performances are held. You cannot miss, at the higher floor, the murals realized by the best street artists in the city.