Your Outback adventure starts when you land at Paraburdoo Airport (PBO) in the Pilbara natural region of Australia. Your car hire at Paraburdoo Airport, an SUV from one of the suppliers, will meet you at the airport when you land. Trust us, you absolutely need an SUV to explore the spectacular National Parks. Alternatively, you can also hire a van or a 4x4 and arrange for the local agency to provide a Meet and Greet service, or shuttle transfer from the Paraburdoo Airport car hire area.
All the agencies provide Theft Protection and a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as Third Party Cover. However, due to the natural terrain, we strongly recommend you add comprehensive insurance cover to your trip. You can add this when you make a booking. Breakdown assistance is already included, should you need it. Don't worry about local taxes or airport surcharges, this is also included in the quote you see when you make a reservation using KAYAK's booking tool.
The required documents you need to collect your car are the following: your driver's licence, as well as the licences of all nominated drivers you included when you booked. Each driver should also have a valid International Driving Permit. The booking confirmation is essential, and a credit card in the main driver's name. Ensure that your credit card has a high enough credit limit to cover the excess quoted on the booking confirmation, or bring two credit cards to use. Remember, if you forge any documents, you will be stuck in the Outback.
Keep in mind that the agencies charge extra insurance if you are a driver under 25 years of age, and require that you have had a licence for a minimum of one year. When you make your booking on KAYAK and you indicate your age, all the insurance is already included in your quote, so we have your budget (and you) covered.
FAQs about renting a car at Paraburdoo Airport
Due to the isolated location in the great Australian Outback, there are currently only a few car rental service providers. Coupled with their great reputation and cost-friendly rentals, they supply new SUVs and 4x4 all-terrain drive vehicles from Paraburdoo Airport so you can have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable Outback experience. You can also rent booster seats, child seats, or infant seats and a GPS, to prevent you from getting lost .
Thrifty has included the following services: Limited Supplier Insurance, a low, refundable security deposit, as well as Damage and Theft excess, in case a kangaroo wants to steal your snacks, or likes your camera.
Thrifty offers limited mileage of around 70-80 miles per day. Enquire about the excess mileage charges when you receive your booking confirmation. The fuel policy requires you to fill up the tank before you return the car, otherwise, you might have to pay extra for the service.
Because you are heading into a rugged area, the rental company may have some travel restrictions, which they will explain to you when you collect the car. Please respect these restrictions, or it may cost you a lot of money. We also recommend you add extra tyre, windscreen and undercarriage insurance. Lastly, make sure your car has an air-con and a heating system that works well. The Outback can have extreme temperatures, both during the day and the night. Always remember to check the car for damage, and if you suspect something is not right, rather immediately notify the agency and return the car.