Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maryborough Airport Car Rental

Renowned as one of the most important airports in Queensland, Maryborough airport (IATA: MBH) serves the towns of Maryborough and Rainbow Bay with commercial passenger flights, as well as being the base for the Maryborough Aero Club.

Despite its brilliant location only two miles north of the town of Maryborough, the airport has seen commercial flight numbers dwindle over the last few years due to increased competition from the nearby Hervey Bay airport, although it is still seen as an essential transport hub in the area.

The airport is operated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council and is crucial in serving the 22,000 strong population of Maryborough. The town, which was originally founded in 1847 before becoming a city in 1905, was once Australia’s biggest port supporting commercial activities via the sea. Nowadays, tourism plays a major part in the economy of the city, styling itself as the heritage city of Queensland.

Transportation in the area is generally good, and the town has an old railway tradition that it is keen to uphold despite the introduction of newer rolling stock. While public transport is adequate, many people find the convenience of hiring a car from Maryborough airport too good to turn down, and there are a number of car hire firms offering good deals in the area, including:

  • Budget 
  • Thrifty 
  • Avis 

With a large choice of companies in the area its natural there is great price competition too, so make sure you compare Maryborough airport car hire before you head off on your journey to get the best deal. 

Maryborough Airport from the air. Creative Commons Image Source: