The Benefits of a Car for a Gold Coast Holiday
One of the best things about the Gold Coast is that everything is so close to each other, allowing you to check out a huge array of highlights in a short space of time. However, depending on what you want to be able to do on your trip, it can still be worth renting a car while you are here. The following is a look at some of the ways having a car for your Gold Coast holiday can make quite a big difference.
Do a few side trips
The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most beautiful areas, and it is also extremely close to quite a few other highlights as well, so if you are visiting the Gold Coast and have any spare time at all, rent a car for a day or two and head out to do some exploring. Whether you head down to the bustling metropolis of Brisbane, out over the majestic Blackall Range, or just up to Mount Coolum to enjoy one of Australia’s best vantage points for sunrise, with a car it will be easy to get a good look at some of the many impressive areas surrounding the Gold Coast.
While the public transit system on the Gold Coast is actually quite decent, if you don’t have a lot of time for your visit and want to see as much as you possibly can, having your own car for the length of your stay will make a tremendous difference. Even if you don’t plan on going terribly far from the main Gold Coast strip, whether you want to check out a theme park, try a creative new restaurant or learn how to surf, with access to a car for your visit you can do all three things in one day.
Easier beach missions
Even if your accommodation on the Gold Coast is only a 10-minute walk from the beach, if you have a large family with all kinds of beach gear, having a car will make your daily mission to the beach a far more enjoyable undertaking — especially on those scorching hot days. If you don’t have kids in tow but still have a lot of gear, such as your board, cooler, food and so on, once again it will be a lot easier getting to the beach with everything in the back of the car, rather than requiring an epic effort every time.
If you are a bit of a night owl and plan on being out late dining, clubbing and whatnot, rather than risk walking back to your Gold Coast accommodation when there are few people out, it can be safer to have your own wheels — especially if you are a young woman. While the Gold Coast is just as safe a place as any city, it is always safer to avoid walking home alone in the early hours of the morning, because if something were to happen, there are far less people around to help.