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Car rental Cairns airport

Car hire Cairns airport

Car rental in Cairns will help you discovering the beautiful nature surrounding Cairns. In case you have planned a trip to this amazing piece of land anytime soon, take a look at the assortment of HolidayCars to find the perfect rental car! With no less than eleven car hire suppliers at Cairns airport, you are bound to find the vehicle that is right for your type of vacation. Whether you are looking for a Mitsubishi Outlander to go off road with or rather a small Toyota Yaris to save gas money, HolidayCars at Cairns airport offers it all. Even a twelve person minivan is available, so there is a rental car for every occasion. If you decide to rent a car at Cairns airport you will enjoy the freedom of having a car on your vacation. No more waiting for public transit or paying loads of bucks for taxis. Just you, your company and you rental car, discovering North Eastern Australia on your own pace.

Cairns airport

Cairns airport is the third busiest airport of Queensland, located on the so called Far North Queensland. Only Brisbane airport and Gold Coast airport handle more passengers on a yearly basis.
Cairns airport handles a little under five million passengers each year, making it a small to medium airport. There are only two terminals, both located on the eastern side of the airport. Because of the relatively small size of the airport it is quite easy to get around and passengers say you will be through security quite fast.

Cairns airport car hire facilities

Despite the airport being relatively small, you will find everything you need. At the Cairns airport you will find nothing less than shops, Wi-Fi, lounges, showers, restaurants & bars, resting zones and even hotels. Furthermore you will, of course, find car hire facilities. If you have passed the passport control you will instantly stumble upon the car rental desks. You will find the following car rental suppliers at Cairns airport:

Car rental tips

For some people, car rental can be a bit stressful. The following three tips, however, are meant to reduce the feeling of stress:

Car hire Cairns

So why would you consider to rent a car in Cairns?
Australia is considered to be one of the most extraordinary countries of the world. Not only is there amazing wildlife, beautiful nature and perfect beaches, but the people are great as well. There are some things you should absolutely consider doing when you rent a car in Cairns:
Go diving at the Great Barrier Reef:when going to Cairns it might be hard not to go to the Great Barrier Reef as it lies right in front of the coast. Your rental car will not have to take you a long way, but you must have seen the largest coral reef of the world. The reef is the dream of every scuba diver, snorkeler or swimmer.
Take a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway: hire a car and then take the train..? Yes! Your rental car will get you everywhere in a comfortable manner, but the Kuranda Scenic Railway is an attraction on its own. The train will pick you up at Cairns and will go to Kuranda, driving past some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see in your entire life.
Visit beautiful seaside villages like Port Douglas: Port Douglas is one of the many beautiful seaside villages near Cairns. The atmosphere is a different kind of amazing at every single village. You will see less tourists, but the same beautiful beaches.
Tips and experiences for Cairns airport

Our customers rated Cairns airport with an average of 9.2 based on 21 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

30-12-2017
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Great barrier reef and daintree rainforest
05-03-2017
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Cairns is amazing! And to really experience it and see the beauty especially around cairns you definitely need a car. Go south and inland to explore the waterfalls and tablelands, north to the Daintree and not to forget the beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. Just don't jump into the ocean for a swim unless you want to face a croc or shark... Don't just hang in Cairns but travel outside the city for the real Far North Queensland, which is absolutely mesmerising!
10-01-2017
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We stayed at Palm Cove for the first week which was wonderful with the beautiful esplanade and great dining. Each day we made trips to as far north as Mossman, around the Atherton tablelands and down through Innisfail to Cardwell. The second week we stayed with friends and family and a few nights at Mission Beach. Paranella Park was a highlight.
03-01-2017
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I cannot report on Cairns as we stayed in Port Douglas. Obviously, the great attraction of Port Douglas is the proximity of the Reef but there are many varied trips such as the Daintree with the chance to see the unique wildlife of the region and the spectacular ride up to Kuranda. We enjoyed great hospitality from everyone while we were there and would be pleased to return with the same arrangements.
19-12-2016
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Definitely do the Skyrail. Port Douglas is awesome.
15-12-2016
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Better spend more time in palm cove or port douglas
30-08-2016
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Kuranda Railway & Skyrail is a must do unique experience !
16-08-2016
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Travelled to Port Douglas. Would recommend hiring a car rather than getting an airport pick up as the road to Port Douglas is very scenic and in my opinion rivals the Great Ocean Road for beauty. If you are self driving you can stop at various local scenic look outs and take in the wonderful views.It was cheaper for my colleague and I to hire a car rather than paying for 2 individual airport pick ups both ways.
15-08-2016
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Mossman and Port Douglas. The coastal drive to these locations is stunning.
14-08-2016
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Reef, Daintree forest, Palm Cove (Bonita Vida house, Esplanade, NuNu restaurant)
09-08-2016
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Having a car made a big difference in terms of being able to visit different places although for us, mainly it was short journeys rather than long ones.
09-08-2016
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Just enjoy. Don't worry about the small stuff!!
04-08-2016
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do as much as you can, there is so much to see and do, driving is imperative though
02-08-2016
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Definitely suggest hiring a car to explore the lesser known sites of natural beauty in Cairns at your own pace. Most are within an hour and a half drive from Cairns city and are a must see! Especially Millaa Millaa Falls, you won't regret it!
01-08-2016
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It was one of the best places when have been. So much too do and not enough time to do it all. We will be back
27-07-2016
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If you're going to Mossman Gorge, plan to get into the water--there are so many people there, it's not going to be a peaceful hiking location. Play to its strengths instead. Snorkeling out of Port Douglas was AMAZING, I'd have done it the next day too if I weren't flying home! If you're going to Cape Tribulation, take cash so you can enjoy the tasting experience at Daintree Ice Cream...and go kayaking off the coast to enjoy the scenery, the local wildlife, and a guide's commentary on the area!
19-07-2016
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Snorkelling and bush walking
15-07-2016
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Park in the excellent shopping centres or council run car parks to avoid the heating up of cars. Visit the foreshore and enjoy the water. Do the round trip from Cairns to Mareeba ,Atherton , and return via the gillies highway via Gordonvale.
05-07-2016
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I would recommend picking a hotel on the outskirts of the CBD. The CBD itself is a little dated and run down in parts. Just make sure you are close to the Esplanade and the boardwalk. It is a great place to walk in the mornings and watch the sunrise.
04-07-2016
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The reef is fantastic but an utter ripoff on any cruise Mossman gorge is beautiful Croc spotting river boats are by contrast cheap and fun - recommended.
19-05-2016
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just take it easy. its an easy city to get around