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Cairns is fortunate to have the Great Barrier Reef as its front yard and the Daintree Rainforest as its backyard. Having an International airport, the city  welcomes tourists from all over the world. Tours run from the city centre daily for both the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The Skyrail is a popular tourist attraction that will introduce you to the ancient Rainforest. The skyrail runs across the Barron Gorge National Park. This tour takes in the best of the rainforest and can be done as either a one-way or a return trip. If you have a hire car, then you can do it all on your own time schedule.

Cairns was first populated by Miners who where in transit from the Gold fields in the area. It then became a port of export for sugar cane, agricultural & mineral products and gold. Tourism and the Environment are also growing industries.

With access to rental cars throughout Australia, we can help you find a car to drive to Cairns as well. If you do happen to find a cheap air fare, then we can definitely help you hire a car from the airport.

I recommend even going a little past the city to see Port Douglas and Thala Beach. As you can see in the photo below of Thala Beach, it's breath taking and is definitely going to be a stop over on my next road trip to North Queensland. Stay at Thala Beach for exclusive beach access.

Heading south will take you to Townsville, which is another coastal city offering tourists many opportunities to enjoy Australia.

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Looking for things to do in Cairns? Book a car hire and the options are endless.

01_location.pngKuranda Scenic Railway 

Scenic Railway Cairns

This amazing scenic train journey takes you through the thousand-year old and UNESCO World Heritage-listed tropical rainforests of North Queensland. Witness the beauty of its waterfalls, mountains, flora and fauna.
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway offers you the Old World charm of travelling in authentic timber carriages, gently meandering past breathtaking scenery and waterfalls. Each year this world famous railway is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals alike. However in 1886 railways were not built as tourism attractions. Taking five years to complete, this railway officially opened in 1891 to service the bustling gold fields. It soon attracted more sightseers than prospectors. During your journey, learn more about the history of this enchanting railway from your complimentary trip guide and onboard commentary.

You can choose to travel on Heritage class, Royal service or Gold class. Tickets are available for one-way and return. 

01_location.pngTjapukai Aboriginal cutural park 

A must-see tourist attraction is Tjapukai, which is an Aboriginal cutural park. It's expensive, but well worth it. My favourite thing there was the spear and boomerang throwing lessons and firemaking with sticks.


Skydiving Cairns Guide

Why not see Cairns from a different angle? Skydiving is a great option to see the region from the air. There are a few companies and sky diving packages to choose from, and it is definitely something to get the heart pumping. So park your hire car and fly away.


Fancy a spot of fishing? There are numerous fishing charter companies that want to ensure that you get the catch of the day. You can choose if you want to go fishing all day or for a few hours with charters to suit everyone.

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Due to expensive flights, lately we have noticed many holiday makers from Brisbane and Sydney taking road trips up the East Coast to Cairns. There's many things to do on the way and definitely no shortage of beautiful places to stay. Three of the beaches on the way are on the worlds top 10 beaches list, this is easy to understand. This is important for many people as there aren't really many nice beaches in Cairns itself.

01_location.pngThe Great Barrier Reef 

Great Barrier Reef Cairns Attractions

CairnsPalm Cove and Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef are three of the most popular locations in Australia to get married or have a honeymoon. There are so many beautiful locations that you can drive around in your rental car and explore with your family and friends.


Skyrail gives you all the beautiful views of Skydiving and floating through the tropical rainforest canopy. With the opportunity to experience and see the best angles of this World Heritage Rainforest you will not be disappointed by the beauty and history of this Rainforest. Just take the short drive out in your Cairns car rental and leave it in the car parks provided for an unforgettable adventure in the sky.

01_location.pngBaron Falls

Waterfalls Cairns Guide

Baron Falls in Kuranda is a nice car trip away if you have the time to spare. A road trip to these spectacular falls is well worth it, especially if you love breathtaking views and if you're a photographer.

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