Have A Memorable Road Trip with a Cheap Car Hire in Cairns

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Car Hire Cairns

Not sure if you will need a car hire in Cairns? Let us give you some great reasons why it's the best way to get around: 

1. Cairns is a major city of the tropical north and a serious tourist destination. Booking a car hire is the best way to immerse yourself in the tropical north of Queensland. If you book in with us early, you'll have more choices of vehicle type, depending on how you want to explore this rugged and beautiful city.

2.Cairns is the hub of tropical north Queensland,  a vast region. 
To be exact, the region equals 400,000 square kilometres, equal to the combined size of California and Oregon. A hire car is the only way to give you freedom to explore all that this unique area has to offer. 

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3. We give you the option of booking to collect your car rental Cairns straight from the airport giving you peace of mind and getting your adventure off to a running start. This option is a quick and easy lifesaver for those flying in to the airport.
4. You have the flexibility to start your trip to Cairns from anywhere. You can choose to pick up your car hire Cairns in another location like Brisbane as you make your way up the Sunshine Coast.

5. Having a rental car opens up the opportunities for you to really enjoy your time there. When you are on holiday, there is nothing worse then being limited to the excitement and fun that you can experience because you do not have transport. A hire car will solve this problem instantly.

You can also Compare Campervan Rates for Cairns because this is also a great way to explore the Tropical North.

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Cairns Guide car rental

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.

Aboriginal tribes lived in the Cairns region for thousands of years before Eurpopean settlement. The town was officially founded in 1876 as it was an important base for miners through the gold rush. It later became a port of export for sugar cane,  and agricultural and mineral products. Tourism and the environmental initiatives 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.

Explore further afield to see Port Douglas and Thala Beach. As you can see in the photo below of Thala Beach, it's breathtaking . 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 uniquely  Australian experiences. 

01_ThingsToDo.jpg THINGS TO DO   |   01_Sleep.png WHERE TO STAY

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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 . 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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Park Regis City Quays

01_location.pngAddress: 6 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870

If you want to get closer to where all the action is, then Park Regis City Quays is the place to be. The hotel is within walking distance to the Esplanade, night markets, Marlin Marina, Reef Casino, harbour foreshore as well as an array of restaurants and shops. After checking out the nearby attractions, you can take a dip at their rooftop pool or relax in your choice of room or apartment. You can also book any of their long stays apartments in case you decide to extend your holiday or business trip.

Park Regis Piermonde Apartments

01_location.pngAddress: 2-4 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Offering breathtaking views of The Great Barrier Reef, Park Regis Piermonde Apartments is the ideal accommodation for those who want to sail away, dive, and go water rafting on Tully and Barron Rivers. This hotel is also perfect for business travellers because of its convenient location across the Cairns Convention Centre. Choose between two or three bedroom apartments and take advantage of their top-class facilities including an outdoor pool and BBQ area.

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