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Get into the Heart of the Sunshine State

Most people who have been to Brisbane agree that it has the most liveable climate in the state, if not the entire country. With fabulous weather all year round, you will be spoiled for choice when you visit the heart of the Sunshine State. DIY Car Hire offer great Brisbane car rental deals that give you complete freedom to explore this vibrant city.

The dominating Brisbane River meanders through leafy suburbs of beautifully renovated Queenslanders, through the lively city centre to peaceful Moreton Bay, which greets the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The river offers locals and visitors many opportunities to admire the spectacular views or to capitalise on the hot summer days with waterside recreation. A trip on a City Cat ferry is an ideal way to explore the iconic Brisbane River, and with stops all along the way, why not sit back with an ice-cold beer on the deck of the historic Regatta Hotel at Toowong or enjoy an afternoon of culture at the Queensland Art Gallery or the GOMA.

Close by to the Queensland Art Gallery is South Bank, which was constructed on the site of the 1988 World Expo. You will need a full day to explore this fantastic leisure precinct, which incorporates a number of riverfront parklands, major cultural institutions and subtropical rainforest walks. South Bank is renowned for its fine-dining restaurants and relaxed riverside cafes and of course, for its sandy beach and crystal-clear lagoon, which overlooks the Brisbane River and an array of city skyscrapers.

A drive up Mount Coot-tha should be first on your things to do in Brisbane. The outlook from the top of the mountain is impressive to say the least. From here you can see the assortment of CBD high-rises, the winding Brisbane River and even the picturesque Moreton Bay islands.

Let us take your breath away - not only with Brisbane’s beautiful backdrop of frangipanis and jacarandas bursting with colour, but with DIY’s cheap Brisbane car hire rates.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to Brisbane’s retail therapy. Queen Street Mall is Brisbane’s major shopping precinct and a shopper’s paradise. For up-and-coming designers, Fortitude Valley is great for finding individual pieces (in the Valley check out Vroom in James St). On the weekends, Brisbane is inundated with a variety of markets along the river, in city parks and old public squares, offering fashion, craft, flowers and entertainment.

Enjoy the relaxed, holiday attitude that infuses the entire sunshine state with some great day-trips. If you prefer the tranquillity of the forest, Mount Glorious and Daisy Hill State Forest are known for their subtropical flora, amazing views and colonies of koalas. However, if listening to waves lap the golden, sandy beaches is more your style, you will love Bribie Island, Moreton Island and the Gold Coast.

Travelling with DIY Car Rental in Brisbane has never been so rewarding, as we show you the best destinations the locals would recommend.

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Brisbane Car Rental

What’s on – Brisbane

  • Winter Racing Carnival – May/June
  • Brisbane International Film Festival – July/August
  • The Ekka (Royal Queensland Show) – August
  • Riverfestival, Brisbane – September
  • Spring Hill Fair, Brisbane – September
  • Brisbane Festival – September (even numbered years)
  • Livid, Brisbane – October
  • Festivus, Brisbane – November-January
  • Woodford Folk Festival – December

What’s On – South-East Queensland

  • Magic Millions Racing Carnival, Gold Coast – January
  • Ginger Flower Festival, Yandina – January
  • Melon Festival, Chinchilla – February (odd numbered years)
  • Cotton Week, Dalby – March
  • Australia Beach Volleyball Championships, Gold Coast - March
  • Pine Rivers Heritage Festival, Strathpine – March
  • Wine and Food in the Park Festival, Kingaroy – March
  • Great Horse Ride, Kilkivan – April
  • Carp Busters Fishing Competition, Beaudesert – April
  • Sunshine Coast Festival of the Sea – April
  • Robert Pryde Memorial Surf Classic, Rainbow Beach – April
  • Blues Music Festival, Broadbeach – May
  • Opera in the Vineyards, Ballandean Estate Winery – May
  • Pumpkin Festival, Goomeri – May
  • Gold Coast Cup Outrigger Canoe Marathon, Coolangatta – May/June
  • Wintersun Festival, Coolangatta – June
  • Country and Horse Festival, Beaudesert – June
  • Gold Coast Marathon, Runaway Bay – July
  • Multicultural Festival, Esk – July
  • Camp Oven Bush Poets Festival, Strathpine – August
  • Straddie Fishing Classic, North Stradbroke – August
  • Australian Heritage Festival, Jondaryan Woolshed – August
  • Australian Arena Polo Championships, Nerang – August
  • Country Music Muster, Amamoor State Forest – August
  • Gold Coast Show, Southport – August/September
  • Peanut Festival, Kingaroy – September
  • Bush to Bay Seafood Fun Day, Tin Can Bay – September
  • Jazz Festival, Noosa Heads – September
  • Miss Country Music Spectacular, Darling Downs – September
  • Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba – September
  • Spring Festival, Laidley – September
  • Bribie Island Festival – September/October
  • Potato Carnival, Gatton – October
  • Gold Rush Festival, Gympie – October
  • Scarecrow Festival, Maleny – October
  • Yarn Festival, Mapleton – October
  • Granite Belt Spring Wine Festival, Stanthorpe – October
  • Rose and Rodeo Festival, Warwick – October
  • Annual Fishing Competition, Bjelke-Petersen Dam – October
  • Pioneer Festival, Nanango – October
  • Springtime on the Mountain, Tamborine Mountain – October
  • Indy 300, Surfers Paradise – October
  • Gold Coast Tropicarnival, Surfers Paradise – October
  • Australian Music Week, Surfers Paradise – November

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